Jenn and Doug | Mountain Run Winery Wedding | Culpeper, VA

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I'm so excited to share these pictures from Jenn and Doug's wedding at Mountain Run Winery! The threat of rain ruining your outdoor ceremony would stress out most couples, but these two were calm and collected all morning, despite the impending thunderstorm. And even when the pouring rain came later in the day, they were completely unfazed and were totally happy to pop open the umbrellas and make the best of it. 

I should have known they'd be good at handling any wedding day stress because they planned this entire wedding in TWO MONTHS! I truly don't know how they did it, but they obviously make a great team. When I first starting talking to Jenn and Doug, I asked what they like to do together. Their answer was actually "everything." They even said cleaning was fun together, ya'll. Now that is true love. I know these two have an incredible married life ahead of them, and I'm so glad I got to capture the start of it!

Bridal bouquet | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer
Wedding dress hanging from the barn at Mountain Run Winery in Culpeper, VA
Bridal details | Culpeper Virginia Wedding

Jenn's dress was so pretty, and her mom actually made the corset in the back for her!

Bride putting on her dress | Virginia Wedding Photography
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Getting ready for the wedding day | Northern Virginia Documentary Wedding Photographer
Bridal portrait | Megan Rei Photography | Documentary Wedding Photographer in Northern Virginia
Bride putting in her earrings | Wedding day prep

Pre-ceremony, there was A LOT of weather app checking going on. We were all on our phones watching the radar, hoping to get the ceremony in before the storm came!

Groom getting ready and checking the forecast on his phone | Rainy day wedding
Groom putting on his boutonniere | Candid wedding photography

Jenn and Doug didn't want to see each other before the ceremony, so they decided to do what's known as a First Look - No Peek. They didn't actually see each other, but were able to talk and hold hands around the door!

Getting ready for their First Look No Peek | Culpeper Wedding
First look no peek | Bride and groom before the wedding ceremony | Northern Virginia Wedding Photography
Bride and groom holding hands before the ceremony | Winery Wedding in Northern Virginia
First look no peek | Bride and groom before the wedding ceremony at Mountain Run Winery

The ceremony site looked beautiful! And I love the giant oak tree on the right.

Outdoor wedding ceremony at Mountain Run Winery in Culpeper, Virginia
Groom walking down the aisle | Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer
Bride and her father, waiting to walk down the aisle | Rustic wedding in Culpeper, VA

I loved the expressions on Doug's face as he watched Jenn come down the aisle!

Groom watching the bride | Candid Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer | Megan Rei Photography
Bride and her father coming down the aisle | Mountain Run Winery Wedding
Happy bride | Culpeper Virginia Photographer
Wedding ceremony in Culpeper, VA | Documentary Wedding Photography

I'm pretty sure Doug is looking up at the clouds here after a giant thunderclap.

Watching those storm clouds! Luckily the rain waited until after the ceremony | Candid Photographer in Northern Virginia
Reading vows during their wedding ceremony | Photojournalism style | Megan Rei Photography

These blue fans were placed out on the seats for every guest. Such a great idea because it was a HOT summer day - they definitely got put to use!

Weddings guests using their fans during the ceremony | Candid Wedding Photography in Culpeper, Virginia
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Outdoor ceremony at Mountain Run Winery in Culpeper
First kiss as husband and wife
So happy to be husband and wife | Documentary Wedding Photographer | Candid Photographer in Northern Virginia
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Aaaand here comes the rain. So thankful it waited until after the ceremony, and thankful for this pretty front porch to take pictures on!

Wedding party on the front porch of Mountain Run Winery | Culpeper, Virginia Wedding Photographer
Wedding party on the front porch of Mountain Run Winery | Culpeper, Virginia Wedding Photographer
Wedding party on the front porch of Mountain Run Winery | Culpeper, Virginia Wedding Photographer
Wedding party on the front porch of Mountain Run Winery | Culpeper, Virginia Wedding Photographer
Wedding party on the front porch of Mountain Run Winery | Culpeper, Virginia Wedding Photographer

Jenn and Doug were just full of smiles and laughter while we were doing their portraits. Made it super easy for me, thanks guys :)

Bride and groom on the porch swing at their Culpeper wedding
Bride and groom on the porch swing at their Culpeper wedding
Bridal portrait at Mountain Run Winery | Northern Virginia Documentary Wedding Photographer
Wedding bouquet | Culpeper Virginia Wedding
Groom straightening his tie | Virginia Wedding Photography
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A beautiful vineyard wedding at Mountain Run Winery | Best Northern Virginia Wedding Venues
A beautiful vineyard wedding at Mountain Run Winery | Best Northern Virginia Wedding Venues
A beautiful vineyard wedding at Mountain Run Winery | Best Northern Virginia Wedding Venues

Jenn changed into this stunning red dress once it was time to start the reception! So perfect for a bride who is going to be out on the dance floor the entire night.

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The barn at Mountain Run Winery | Barn Wedding Venues in Northern Virginia

Shortly after their grand entrance, the guests all started shouting for Jenn and Doug to come back outside - a beautiful rainbow had appeared just behind the barn! 

Rainy wedding day followed by a gorgeous rainbow in Culpeper, VA | Virginia Wedding Photographer
Rainy wedding day followed by a gorgeous rainbow in Culpeper, VA | Virginia Wedding Photographer
A fun barn wedding reception in Culpeper | Winery Wedding in Virginia
A fun barn wedding reception in Culpeper | Winery Wedding in Virginia

When some relatives can't make the trip for the wedding day, FaceTiming is always an option!

A fun barn wedding reception in Culpeper | Winery Wedding in Virginia
Lawn games for a rustic wedding reception | Northern Virginia Barn Wedding
Lawn games for a rustic wedding reception | Northern Virginia Barn Wedding
Funny wedding toasts | Documentary Virginia Photographer
Funny wedding toasts | Documentary Virginia Photographer
Funny wedding toasts | Documentary Virginia Photographer
First dance as husband and wife | Barn Wedding in Northern Virginia
First dance as husband and wife | Barn Wedding in Northern Virginia
First dance as husband and wife | Barn Wedding in Northern Virginia
First dance as husband and wife | Barn Wedding in Northern Virginia
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I didn't know it at the time, but this is Doug's game face. That means epic dancing is about to break out.

I remember what song it was - Turn Down for What. Doug channeled his inner Lil Jon and took over the dance floor with some impressive moves!

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Thanks for having me Jenn and Doug, and big thank you to all the wonderful vendors that helped bring this beautiful day together!

Photographer: Megan Rei Photography

Venue: Mountain Run Winery

DJ: DJ Luccio

Second Photographer: Bethany Grace

Caterer: Pepper's

Dessert: Dolcery Desserts

Rentals: Sammy's Rentals