May 18, 2012 |
May 12th, Stephanie & Alastair Wed!
Every couple wants perfection for their wedding. When Stephanie and Alastair said they wanted to do it all over again from start to finish, we knew we had experienced the perfect day. Stephanie of Hispanic descent and Al, being Scottish, made for great anticipation as we built on the varying themes and cultures. With temperatures in the low 80’s and wonderful sunshine at Keswick Vineyards, guests strolled to the front of the Keswick Estate home for the ceremony overlooking the vineyards and the Blue Ridge Mountains.
The wedding party of five bridesmaids in lovely cornflower blue cocktail dresses and seven groomsmen in a mix of dark suits and traditional Scottish kilts, awaited the arrival of flower girl, Maya, ring bearer, Alistair, and finally, the bride. While a guitarist played, Stephanie, in a unique ivory mermaid gown, walked down the aisle with her parents to meet Alastair, proudly dressed in his kilt. The congregation cheered as they recessed to the glorious sound of bagpipes playing!
The families chose Keswick Vineyards as the venue, not only for the beautiful estate setting and personal service, but also for the wine. Their guests were traveling from all over the world; Scotland, France, Canada, Pennsylvania, Texas and more. They knew the wine served would be an important part of the celebration and they were right. Catering and service by The Event Co. was impeccable. The traditional wedding cake was adorned with a custom-made bride and groom that featured Stephanie’s exact hairstyle and Alistair’s kilt.
Décor was as bright and beautiful as the day; in shades of blue, yellow, orange and white. Centerpieces featured clear glass and terra cotta containers with succulents planted in dry pinto beans along with candles and more succulents accented with white and yellow flowers.
Al and Stephanie most certainly win the first dance endurance prize! They entertained the crowd for more than 5 minutes dancing to Gloria Estefan’s Ayer. Al denies practicing ahead of time and gives all the credit to Stephanie for being a wonderful dancer and teacher. You kept up pretty well there, Al! Everyone danced the night away to the tunes of Andy Wilfong and Party Masters DJ.
Congratulations to Stephanie and Alastair and their families! We wish you many years of happiness and we look forward to seeing you often at Keswick Vineyards!
Special thanks to the following vendors for making this wedding extra special: Barb Wired LLC Event Planner, Catering by The Event Co., wedding cake by Cakes Unlimited, florals by Verde Naturals, hair & make-up by Moxie, DJ Andy Wilfong of Party Masters, Guitarist Mike D'Antoni, Bagpipes by Guy Blandon and Leah & Mark Photography from Atlanta.
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the blog written by their photographer Mark and watch his video and view some of his photo's from the evening. Thank you Mark for sharing with us!