They've been together for 10 years and this couple is as strong as ever. Leigh and Aaron met at the Foxfield races exactly 10 years ago and on Saturday, April 29, 2017 they celebrated their anniversary by solidifying their love with marriage.
One beautiful part about spending that amount of time together is watching each other grow. Especially when you start in the more shaping and significant years of your early 20s, the possibilities are endless! Within their time together, the groom became an architect and the bride a school psychiatrist.
As a nod to his architecturally precise and creative side, the groom got crafty! All of their chalkboard wedding signs, concrete sign holders and other succulent inspired decor were handmade by the groom himself (with a little help from the bride as well of course)! They collaborated their design ideas with their florist to add similar elements into their flowers and centerpieces for their reception. Take a look at those trees! (They're Manzanita tree's to be exact.) They were well over 5ft tall and had glass globes with candles and air plants suspended from their branches. It was a first ever done by Foxtail Cottage Floral and by the looks of it I'm sure they'll be suggesting it again!
We love seeing how our couples bring bits of themselves into their wedding days, and this one was no exception.
Thank you to everyone who helped end their decade right!
Day of coordinator, Angelica with Keswick Vineyards. Caterer, C&O Catering. Photographer, Amy Jackson Photography. Florist, Foxtail Cottage Floral. Hair, Brianna B. Adams LLC. Makeup, Gohar Makeup. DJ , Frank Smith with Primetime Sound & DJ Service. Musicians, Terra Voce. Desserts, Pearls Bake Shoppe. Lighting, Skyline Tent Company. Transportation, Easy Riders Bus Company. Rentals, MS Events. Officiant, Rodney Suddith.
We’ve all heard of the phrases “I’m itching to travel” and the ever famous “I was bit by the love bug", but who knew the two could so easily be combined? On Saturday, April 22nd Ashleigh and Tony made it happen on their wedding day. They clearly had a theme, and that was to let the adventure begin! Their guests signed their globe of a guest book to start the day and with that, the two took their love for adventure and each other to the next level as they tied the knot together at Keswick Vineyards.
Though the weather wasn't the most favorable, there was a plan in place! When the dreaded "R" word becomes a reality our couples have choices. We've cleverly devised a series of perfect plans to make sure our couples are faced with the best possible options when it comes to inclement weather. Whether or not they chose to delay their ceremony, start off with cocktail hour, or hold their ceremony underneath of our beautiful Sperry tent the options are theirs to make. With the help of our radar reporting staff, Keswick Vineyards has you covered!
You can see that Ashleigh and Tony didn't let the rain effect their day. In fact, we found out later on that it rained on two of the bride's family members wedding days and they've continued on with a fruitful marriage!
Fortunately, the storms didn't stay for long, as they rarely do. The couple was able to capture some gorgeous photos outside once the skies cleared and they continued to happily party on well into the night! With a little flexibility and the right attitude, the "R" word isn't so bad after all.
Thank you to our vendors for holding on for the ride!
Event planner, Tricia Christine Events. Caterer, The Local. Photographer, 88 Love Stories. Photo Booth, Swell Booth. Desserts, Sweethaus. DJ, Mark Allen of Class Productions. Hair & Makeup, First Look Artistry. Rentals, MS Events. Lighting, Skyline Tent Company. Officiant, Robert Coleman & Kimberly Kelly of Dream a Little Dream. Florist, One Sweet Day in May.
Over Easter weekend on Saturday, April 15th Amruta and Emmitte welcomed their guests to Keswick Vineyards with a taste of our sparkling wine. It was the perfect way to set the tone of the day!
If you tuned into our blog last week, you’ll remember that one of our favorite things about weddings here are the different cultures we’re able to experience through them. Like our couple last week, we were again able to celebrate another cultured wedding at Keswick Vineyards!
Amruta and Emmitte joined together with their families to bring them together in Christian and Hindu marital bliss. In traditional Christian weddings there are prayers the couple will share and bible readings their guests will bless them with to wish them a fruitful marriage. Similarly, in Hindu fashion there are a series of steps that both welcome in a new member of the family and send them off into marriage on the right foot.
The ceremonies are one part we love about fusion weddings, but that’s just where to fun starts! Throughout the day more rituals unraveled and their wedding day was pieced together in a way that beautifully represented both sides of the family. All details from her traditional “American” wedding dress paired with her absolutely stunning gold heels, to the bright pops of color in their flowers, down to the sari she changed into to dance the night away were well thought out and perfect for combining their two lives into one.
Thank you to all of our vendor friends who helped make this day so magical!
Day of Coordinator, Angelica Laws with Keswick Vineyards. Catering, Southern Inn Catering. Photography, Aaron Watson Photography. Florist, Hedge Fine Blooms. Hair & Makeup, Carolyn Thombs Makeup & Artistry. Desserts, Paradox Pastry. Transportation, Albemarle Limousine. Rentals, Festive Fare. DJ, Andy Wilfong. Officiant, Claire Goodman.
Wedding number two of our wedding season is complete and Sydney and Ryan are happily married! On Saturday, April 8th we were able to enjoy their wedding with them in a very festive way.
One of the many reasons why we love hosting weddings is to see different cultures coming to life. On Saturday we celebrated Greek style! After their wedding night, if we’ve learned anything about Sydney and Ryan it’s that they love to dance and they love their dogs! In fact, Keswick being so animal friendly immediately became a highlight for them having their wedding here with us. Their four-legged children were an important part of their ceremony and were as dapper (if not more) than the groomsmen! DJ Stroud helped keep the dance floor full and the couple and their guests made sure Ryan and Sydney’s wedding night was one to be remembered.
To give them fuel for the fun, they gave their guests a sugar high. In front of each guest’s seat at their dinner tables were boxes of candy. During cocktail hour, guests found their names and the candy associated with it in order to navigate their way to their tables. The treats came in handy later on in the night to keep the party alive! Along with the candy, we had donuts make their debut. The donut mountain that was created was tempting for both guests and staff alike. They were a huge crowd pleaser!
To cool off from the dancing, the East Lawn was lit up with bistro lights to showcase their bar. It was a beautiful way to add a little extra sparkle to their day.
Congratulations to Sydney and Ryan! Enjoy the honeymoon!
Photography & Photo Booth, J. Ellis Photography. Videography, Silver Streak Media. Hair & Makeup, The Spot Beauty Shop. Catering, Hank’s Smokehouse. Desserts, Duck Donuts. DJ, DJ Stroud. Musician, Lauren Hair. Florist, DIY. Transportation, Easy Riders Busy Company. Lighting, Skyline Tent Company. Rentals, Virginia Linens. Officiant, Greg Corcoran.
Our 2017 wedding season is officially here! Sarah and Joe’s wedding on April 1st was our first wedding of the season and no, this is not a joke! The couple started us off strong. Having been a joy to work with throughout the planning process, all of Keswick’s team knew we were in for a treat when it came to their wedding.
Music is a huge focus of this couple’s life. With Joe being a musician himself it was only fitting for them to make sure their guests were well entertained throughout the evening. During cocktail hour they recruited the help of Bent Mountain Trio, a bluegrass band, to do the trick. Guests loved being able to listen to live music while sipping on our wonderful reds and whites to one of Keswick Vineyard’s famous sunsets. In fact, Sarah and Joe were able to join in on the fun as well! They decided to do a First Look so that they were able to partake in the action themselves. By doing a first look, the majority of their formal photos were out of the way before their ceremony even started so that they had ample time afterwards to mingle with their guests and (in this case) enjoy the show!
Riding on the good vibrations from both their ceremony and cocktail hour, they were ready for reception. It was an easy transition into the remainder of the evening with C&O’s delicious dinner fueling them for the dance floor. As you can see, they danced the night away!
Thank you for such a great start to our 2017 wedding season. We cannot wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for us!
Event planner and caterer, C&O Catering. Photographer, Rachel May Photography. Florist, Tourterelle Floral Design. DJ, National DJ Connection. Musician, Justin Paschalides & Bent Mountain Trio. Desserts, Sweethaus. Transportation, A Goff Limousine. Rentals, MS Events. Officiant, Daniel Lonergan. Lighting, Skyline Tent Company.