Katt & Brooks’ Romantic James Monroe Highland Wedding had all the whimsical elements to make their big day spectacular. Photographer Ally Burnett was there to capture every special moment. It’s the extra touches, like having your dog be apart of your big day that are truly unforgettable.
In their 4th year at UVA, Katt just so happened to rent an apartment in the same building Brooks was already living in. She said they had an instant connection & started dating. Throughout their dating journey they have traveled, lived apart, moved in together, bought a sweet puppy & so much more.
The next chapter in their lives began right before their New Years trip to Savannah. Brooks popped the question to Katt in a perfectly sweet & quite low-key fashion at Katt’s family home. What a wonderful way to start a new year. For them marriage was a way to share the long-term commitment they’d already made to each other and there’s no better way than to have an amazing wedding with all their family & friends. They chose a reading “Union” which reflected this in saying “The symbolic vows that you are about to make are a way of saying to one another, ‘You know all those things that we’ve promised, and hoped, and dreamed – well, I meant it all, every word”.
James Monroe Highland was picked as the wedding venue because of it’s natural beauty which showcases the pure loveliness of Virginia, plus they love that it is a historical site. The theme had a slight garden feel to it, with the bridesmaids wearing light sage colored knee length dresses & pops of bright blooms everywhere. It was important for them to spend as much time as possible with their friends & family in a fun laid-back celebration of their love. In Katt’s own words, “It turned out to be the most fun and meaningful day of our lives, and a short rainstorm held off until right after everyone was in the Pavilion for the reception. Everything was perfect”.
Event Planning : Down the Aisle Events
Photography: Ally Burnett Photography
Rehearsal Dinner: Maya Restaurant
Ceremony/Reception: James Monroe Highland
Dress Shop: Bella Rosa Bridal
Officiant: Dave Norris
Caterer: Harvest Moon
Rentals: MS Events
Hair & Makeup: On Location Bridal