Amy & Michael were married at Keswick Vineyards on Saturday, August 23rd. Mother Nature was playing with us on trying to decide if it was going to rain or not. The decision was made to move cocktail hour under the tent and to go forward with the ceremony outside. Thankfully we were able to get through the ceremony just before a light drizzle started that we couldn't even pick up on the radar. Nothing that heavy, more of a mist, which made the rest of the day/night much cooler and enjoyable. I really like how Amy & Michael had guests sign rocks with marriage advice for them to keep forever. I know when I lived in Florida I would have my guests sign a seashell which I still have in a chest. Amy Webb at Blue Ridge Florals did an amazing job with the flowers along with Pearl's Cupcake with a beautiful dessert table. Thanks to the following vendors for making this wedding a dream come true for Amy & Michael: Caterer Harvest Moon, Day of Coordinator Jennifer Terkel Taub, DJ Dennis Payne, Photographer Steven Inge of Steven & Lily Photography, Blue Ridge Florals, Pearl's Cupcakes, Makeup Artist Deanna Delgado with Bobbi Brown, Hair Stylist Molly Bush with Urban Chair Richmond, Officiant Brian Purcell, Skyline Tent Company and A&A Transportation. Click here to read Steven & Lily Photography blog.
On Saturday, August 16th, Kate & John were married at Keswick Vineyards located just outside Charlottesville, VA. These two hit the lotto when it came to the weather that day; simply perfect! What Kate & John did with their decor for their reception was one of the best I have seen. My favorite part was how they had 2 different tablecloth colors and on them they would have the contrasting napkin. Using a kiwi green color mixed with white created this soft and sophisticated look. They then added splashes of peach flowers and candlelight that just made everything pop. My pictures just don't do it justice. Love the use of farm tables for the long head table with tall candle operas to create a high and low affect with the flowers. They added just a few hints of rustic items, like the refreshment stand for the ceremony area, to give a little country feel. One other nice thing about this wedding was Kate having both her parents walk her down the aisle. I did the same thing at my wedding. Highly recommend! Thanks to the following vendors for making Kate & John's dream wedding come true: Event Planner Julianne Giuliano of Soiree, Catering by Harvest Moon, DJ T.D. Layman of Sound Enforcement, Classical Hillbillies musicians for ceremony & cocktail hour, Photogrpher Kimie James of IYQ Photography, Pat's Floral Designs, Wedding Cake by Hot Cakes, Make-up and Hair by Modern Bridal Studio, Officiant Reverend Claire Goodman, Rentals by Festive Fare, MS Events and Skyline Tent Company.
Chuoh & Benjamin were married at Keswick Vineyards in Charlottesville, VA on Saturday, August 9th. It is always a pleasure to have fellow Michiganders get married here. The skies were overcast this day which provided a very pleasant temperature for this outdoor wedding. The wedding party and guest arrived by trolleys and were immediately captivated by the lushness of the grounds. Many guest were from California and were blown away by the beauty of this vineyard in Virginia. Many wanted to return to do their wedding here! Benjamin looked so handsome in his white tuxedo. And Chuoh in her wedding dress….simply beautiful! I love how this couple chose to do the wine box to store a special bottle of wine with love letters to each other that will be opened on their 5th anniversary. BBQ Exchange provided some of the best Southern fried chicken I have ever tasted along with some hush puppies and other delicious foods. Guest were treated to a late night snack of fresh donuts while they danced the night away with DJ Stroud. Thanks to the following vendors for doing such an outstanding job: Caterer BBQ Exchange, DJ Stroud, Photographer Robert Radifera, Videographer Bradley Bennett from Shaking Hands Production, Verde Naturals Florist, Pastry Chef Sweet Fix, Officiant Reverend Bhavani Metro, Richmond Trolley, Carpe Donut Truck, MS Events, Photo booth of Charlottesville, Ambassador Limousine, Monticello Nannies, Hair & Make-up by Richelle Williams and Skyline Tent Company.
Congratulations to Sonny & Megan who celebrated their Indian wedding at Keswick Vineyards on Friday, August 1st. With the threat of rain and such an elaborate Hindu ceremony, Sonny & Megan decided to play it safe by renting a tent to house their outdoor wedding ceremony under from Skyline Tent Company. At first I wasn't sure how that would look but once in place, it looked like it always belonged here. With the clear top tent accented with white drapery and a white stage, no one would of known that it was only there because of a rain plan. As the day went on, the skies cleared and the sun came out and no rain! The weather was perfect for this colorful, rich in culture, celebration. The event started with the Barat which is when the groom (Sonny) makes his entrance on a horse while guests parade with him dancing & shouting to the beat of a drum leading to the ceremony location. Megan then joins Sonny on the stage along with both sets of parents and the priest. Many Hindu rituals are done throughout the ceremony starting with Megan putting garland around Sonny's neck to signify that she accepts him as her husband. Towards the end Sonny puts a red powder in Megan's hair indicating that she is a married woman. After the ceremony guests enjoyed cocktails on the grounds of Edgewood Estate. Once under the Sperry reception tent, guests enjoyed a delicious Indian buffet dinner by Indaroma and danced the night away under the direction of DJ Yogi. Thank you to all the vendors for making this night unforgettable to all that attended: Day of Coordinator Trisha Cranor from Working Brides Wedding Planners, Caterer Indaroma, DJ Yogi, Photographer Scott Hopkins, Videographer Artistic Wedding Films, Partyland Florist, Officiant Satyanaraya, A&A Limo for buses, TDR Artistry for hair, Make-up by Daniela, Paisley & Jade for furniture rentals, MS Events & Festive Fare for rentals, VA Tent Rental for stage rental and Skyline Tent Company.