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mother puts daisy necklace around bride's neck in reflection at the barns at chip ridge

Barns at Chip Ridge Wedding

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It was a grand day at The Barns at Chip Ridge. There’s this human thing where we automatically can sense meaning. We know whether smiles and laughs are fake or real. And usually we reciprocate on this scale of largess in smiles and laughter. 

I will never forget seeing Derrick’s face, and watching him smile for an entire hour-long mass as he married his beautiful love. 

Rainy wedding days are usually something people dread, even though they are known for good luck! But nonetheless, it can throw a wrench in the works. Saturday morning was sunny, but we all knew rain was a’coming later that afternoon, we just didn’t know when. It began raining just as the ceremony began, as the wind picked up and so did the tent a few times! This could have been a recipe for high emotions, but you know what? I’ve never seen an entire group of people treat a soaking wet wedding with more grace. It was a true testament to why they were there: and unconditionally loving partnership. 

I met Jacque and Derrick a few years back through the local farming and “young people” community in Southwest Virginia. In small towns it’s easy to connect the dots between everyone you know and it was very difficult to leave in 2019. The communal feeling of trust and love is one that cannot be matched. Jacque and Derrick were surrounded by such a community on this day, and it took all hands to make it happen. 

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Everyone pitching in (literally to pitch a tent), decorations and silverware put out by the wedding party, everyone took a part. Delicious food and drink by Harvest Table Restaurant and Abingdon Vineyards, with local bands like Fritz & Co and Wolf Hills Jazz Quartet playing!

It was a magical day for all, intimate as it was. A brilliant sliver of orange and pink swirls opened up to us in the sky and I literally gasped. I yelled for Derrick and Jacque to put down their drinks, and they ran out barefoot, to capture it! 

I am continuously grateful to have met these two and this community, so enjoy this small town wedding day of Jacque & Derrick Von Kundra. Check out more beautiful days on the blog!

Barns at Chip Ridge Vendors

the barns at chip ridge on a cloudy day with a rainbow prism
bouquet of daffodils by blue door garden at the barns at chip ridge
bridal details at the barns at chip ridge with shoes and perfume, a necklace, and flowers
bridal details in black and white at the barns at chip ridge
bride pours herself a mimosa in a silk robe in black and white
wedding dress lays on bed at the barns at chip ridge
bridesmaids laugh together at the barns at chip ridge in black and white
bride and bridesmaids pose on bed at the barns at chip ridge
bridesmaids make goofy faces sitting on the bed at the barns at chip ridge
maid of honor helps bride get into her lace dress with buttons at the barns at chip ridge
bride gets ready at the barns at chip ridge with daisy hair piece and necklace
mother puts daisy necklace around bride's neck in reflection at the barns at chip ridge
groomsmen cheers plastic cups of whiskey at the barns at chip ridge
groomsmen stand against a wall in grey suits at the barns at chip ridge
groom watches bride come down the aisle with a smile on his face at the barns at chip ridge
black and white image of bride smiling during ceremony at the barns at chip ridge
bride and groom take hands during wedding ceremony at the barns at chip ridge
friend standing behind piano holds back years at wedding at the barns at chip ridge
bride and groom walk down the aisle with an umbrella at the barns at chip ridge
bridal party looks in and cheers bride and groom on at the barns at chip ridge
bride wipes lipstick off of grooms face at the barns at chip ridge
bride and groom lean their heads together in the light at the barns at chip ridge
bride and groom enter in black and white image at the barns at chip ridge
wedding reception embraces at the barns at chip ridge
a newlywed couple kisses at the barns at chip ridge at sunset
a couple holds one another in wedding dress and suit at the barns at chip ridge at sunset
plant gifts with vegetable labels sit on a table for party favors at the barns at chip ridge
a vanilla and chocolate cake topped with blueberries and strawberries surrounded by daffodils
flower girl holds a fork with floral crown at the barns at chip ridge
reception at the barns at chip ridge
bride and groom sing to one another at reception at the barns at chip ridge
father daughter dance at the barns at chip ridge
mother son dance at the barns at chip ridge
bride and groom dance together at the barns at chip ridge
reception dancing at the barns at chip ridge

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