King Family Vineyards Wedding in Charlottesville, VA – Diana & Matt

Diana and Matt’s wedding day was full of emotion and beauty. There’s nothing better than a couple in love, and a venue with wide, open space and fresh, modern details – this wedding had it all. Surrounded by the sweeping mountain landscape and vibrant autumn colors, the rain held off just long enough for this bride to have the outdoor ceremony of her dreams! Their wedding at King Family Vineyards was such a delight!

Not only do these two have model good-looks, but their playful spirits kept us laughing along with them all day long. Congratulations Diana + Matt!

The First Look

I saw each other for the first time, I was just really excited to spend the rest of the night with her. I hadn’t seen her all day or the night before, so I wanted to get the first look out of the way so I could spend time with her. Diana was a stunning bride, but we love how Matt’s was most excited about spending time together!

The Ceremony

Diana: So I wasn’t very nervous before the ceremony because we had already done our first look, but before I saw Matt for the first time on our wedding day I had butterflies like crazy. I know that makes no sense because we have been around each other constantly for the past four years, but I just couldn’t believe that this was actually happening. Right before the ceremony, I was just so excited! I kept thinking about how I had dreamed about my wedding day for my whole life, and it was finally here. It didn’t feel real!

Matt: During the wedding, I felt most joyful when Diana and I were exchanging our vows. Getting to tell her how I will always be there for her was special, and getting to hear our plans for the future was heartwarming.

We always encourage our couples to sneak away for a few moments and get some time to themselves. Diana explains how meaningful it was to her saying, “I honestly think the most joyful moment on our wedding day was right after the ceremony when we had a chance to steal away to the bridal suite and be alone for a few minutes. It was so special to look at each other and realize that we are finally husband and wife!”

Married Life

Diana: I love being married to my best friend! We’re still recovering from the crazy weekend of events, but I’m just happy to know that I always have Matt by my side.

Matt: So far, marriage has felt pretty much the same as it did before. I’m just happier knowing that I get to spend the rest of my life with Diana, and it’s actually official now.

Virginia wedding venues offer a wide range of photo-worthy backdrops. From scenic vineyards and rustic farms, to elegant estates and historic homes, Northern Virginia isn’t lacking when it comes to indoor or outdoor settings. We’ve created a list of some of our favorite Virginia wedding venues just for Gonzalez J. couples, complete with real wedding inspiration!

Wedding Dress | Wtoo Watters, Bliss Bridal

Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie

Shoes | Nina

Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire | Joseph A Banks

Hair & Makeup | Charlottesville Makeup Artist

Venue | King Family Vineyards

Florist | The Faded Poppy

Dessert | Duck Donuts!

Venue Coordinator | Kelly Bauer

DJ | Party Masters

Catering | L’Etoile

Wedding Planner | Sara Kite

Stationary | Zazzle



Gonzalez J. Wedding Photography


  1. Margaret November 20, 2017

    You guys look amazing, what a beautiful event! Everyone looks so happy. And those mountains in the background are absolutely stunning. (… and you had wedding DONUTS?!)

  2. Deanna Oakes November 20, 2017

    What gorgeous photos! You two are a beautiful couple. The wedding was the best.

  3. Deanna Oakes November 20, 2017

    Gorgeous photos! You two are a beautiful couple. It was a great wedding.

  4. Jody Baxter November 20, 2017

    Congratulations to Diana, Matt and all your family. Loved the photos—they brought back memories of my tiny vineyard near Barboursville. Beautiful!

  5. Lea November 20, 2017

    Stop setting the bar so high or my wedding will never measure up

  6. Alec November 20, 2017

    Such beautiful photos with beautiful people : )

  7. Nancy November 20, 2017

    These photos capture the essence of Diana and Matt’s beautiful and fun-filled wedding! Thank you, Jonathan and Ruth!

  8. Elise November 21, 2017

    Gorgeous 🙂 Congrats you two!!

  9. Paul D November 21, 2017

    abcd! XYZ!


  10. Bernadette D November 21, 2017

    Beautiful pics!

  11. Paul D November 21, 2017

    Very happy for you both!

  12. Caitlin Rosencrantz November 21, 2017

    Love love love!

  13. Tony G November 21, 2017

    The photos look beautiful!

  14. Vicki Strohbach November 22, 2017

    Absolutely beautiful!

  15. Diane November 22, 2017

    These pictures are beautiful! They really captured the true feelings of Diana and Matt!

  16. Julisa R November 22, 2017

    Wonderful pics and wonderful couple! We loved being a part of your special day. Congratulations!

  17. Stephanie M November 22, 2017

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations!

  18. Toni Lee Matlock November 22, 2017

    Favorite picture is the one with the veil floating behind!

  19. Diana Lehner-Gulotta November 23, 2017

    I love them! Thank you!

  20. Fran Musci November 25, 2017

    Hi this is Aunt Fran commenting from Gulotta desktop- couldn’t leave a comment from my mobile device.

    Love the photos. Especially the one where the two of you are leaning your heads together. Love you!

  21. Jeff Teng November 25, 2017


  22. Nicole Hedrick November 27, 2017

    What a beautiful wedding and these pictures truly did it justice. The rustic beauty, emotional expressions, and gorgeous bride are all captured so well in these photos.

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