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Rudy and Rebecca

This past Memorial Day weekend I had the honor of photographing the beautiful wedding day for two incredible Air Force Pilots at the gorgeous Boars Head Inn in Charlottesville and everything about it was a dream come true! First, I have to give a special thank you to them and all the other military guests who attended their wedding…It was incredible to see the special bond they share with their military family and I am forever thankful for their service to keep our nation safe and free. Thank you to all the members of our military. 

Rudy and Becca met over ten years ago when they were attending UVA and were both a part of the Air Force ROTC program. They started dating at the end of college and since then their training and work has brought them all over the world. Rudy did training in Oregon while Becca was stationed in Germany…and during this time over Christmas Rudy flew all the way to Germanys to surprise Becca with a proposal. As soon as he saw her at the airport in Frankfurt, Germany he got down on one knee…and the rest so they say, is history. They are now both stationed in Japan where they live by the beach with their dogs! 

In light of where they first met back in school, they decided to go back to their roots and get married in Charlottesville at the UVA chapel! And because of their passion for their work, the incredible Taylor of Alyson Taylor Events designed the most perfect theme for them: Love is in the Air. There were so many sweet and genuine touches that were a nod to their jobs as pilots and their love of planes. I love how Taylor and Becca along with Chloe of English Tea Paperie worked to weave the theme throughout the day. But I think everyones favorite special touch was the hot air balloon! I loved seeing all their guests cheer as they took the first ride up in the hot air balloon as husband and wife! 

Becca and Rudy, your day was so perfect from start to finish!! Thank you so much for having me capture such a special event. Congratulations again and I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites! 

Credits: Photography – Annamarie Akins | Second Shooter – Brittany Claud | Planning and Design – Alyson Taylor Events | Paper Goods – English Tea Paperie | Hair and Makeup – Avenue 42 | Venue and Catering – Boars Head Inn | Videography – Handspun Cinema | Wedding Gown – Anne Barge from Annalise Bridal Boutique | Florals – The Proper Petal | Hot Air Balloon – Blue Ridge Balloon | Rentals – Mad Hatter Rentals | Calligraphy Tags – Yellow Door Calligraphy | Robes – Plum Pretty Sugar

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  1. Chloe

    May 30th, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    YASSSSSSSSS – you killed it!!

  2. Maison

    May 30th, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    This so SOOOO beautiful, Anna! Forever and always inspired by you!!!

  3. Regan Carter

    May 30th, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Are you seriously kidding me right now?! Girl. Girl. Ah-mazing. I want to go back in time and get married all over again (and undo a few years of bad hair) and have you be my wedding photographer. All the heart eyes for ya!! <3

  4. Kevin Robinson

    June 3rd, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Great photographs. They really captured the magic and romance of Rudy and Rebecca’s wedding!

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A glimpse into my daily life in Richmond, VA (and travels beyond) with my husband Ryan, our disobedient puppy Lexie, and the work, style and attempts at minimalism in between.