What a fairy tale wedding Virginia & Patrick had on Saturday, October 18th.
Ginny spent her morning getting ready at Keswick Vineyards for her off site church ceremony. She and her bridesmaids were swept away in a super stretch Hummer limousine and a vintage car. Ginny in her princess style wedding dress matched perfectly with that vintage car. It really was a fairytale as she left to meet her Prince Charming at the church. When they came back, they were husband and wife and were ready to party with their guests.
Virginia and Patrick chose the front of Edgewood Estate as the location for their cocktail hour. Guests enjoyed themselves as they mingled with one another while enjoying the beautiful fall view of the mountains and vineyard. Guests quickly warmed up once inside the heated Sperry tent that was decorated with hanging bistro lights through out the tent. C&O catering did an outstanding job keeping everything on schedule and serving such delicious meals.
Once dinner was over, this group was up on the dance floor and didn’t come off for 3 hours! There was just non-stop dancing for this wedding and what a fun night it was for everyone!
Special thanks to the following vendors for doing such an awesome job: Keswick Vineyards as the Event Planner, Catering by C&O, DJ Greg Tutwiler, Photographer Elisa & Edward Bricker, Videographer Brad & Paul from Shaking Hands Productions, Florist Janie Medley, Hair & Make-up by Chelsi Woodson, Wedding Cake by Kathy Watkins of Favorite Cakes, rentals by MS Events & Skyline Tent Company and Albemarle Limousine for transportation.
Saturday, April 5th, started Keswick Vineyards 2014 Charlottesville wedding season with the marriage of Brooke & Matt. It was hard to believe that just a week earlier we were still getting snow! Thankfully, Mother Nature welcomed this wedding day with a beautiful Virginia Spring day. Brooke and her family made sure the day was filled with plenty of personal DIY details that were just perfect for a winery wedding. Everyone loved Brooke's centerpieces; she glued together 3 wine bottles, wrapped some ribbons around them and put a card holder down the center to hold the table numbers. Verde Natural Florals added a few flowers into each wine bottle and that was it. She set them on top of a piece of wood just to add a little something extra to the look. Brooke & Matt also made a cork board to display the names for the seating at each table. Her father made several wood signs to put through out the property including one that showed how many different locations people traveled from to attend this wedding and how far away each one was. The wedding party looked so sharp with the bridesmaids being in a light pink color and the groomsmen in a charcoal grey suit. Guests enjoyed cocktail hour while listening to musician Peter Richardson play his guitar. Afterwards guests were seated under the Sperry tent to enjoy a buffet dinner prepared by Southern Inn Catering. Thanks to the following Charlottesville wedding vendors for doing such a great "opening day" wedding: Caterer Southern Inn Catering, DJ Mark Allen, Photographer Jamie Kay, Florist Verde Natural Florals, Pastry Chef Albemarle Baking Company, Officiant Ryan Thompson, Hair by Kimberly and Musician Peter Richardson. Click here to see photos by Charlottesville wedding photographer, Jamie Kay.
Amazing what the right attitude can make when Mother Nature doesn't cooperate fully with your wedding day weather. Hats off to Caroline & John who were married Saturday, September 21st, at Keswick Vineyards. Caroline & John did all the right things to guarantee good weather for their wedding day. They did the old Southern tradition of burying a bottle of Jack Daniels, upside down, exactly a month before your wedding day for good luck. They even took it a step further and went to Kentucky to get their bottle of Jack Daniels and had it engraved! What could go wrong???? Well, their wedding day came and obviously Mother Nature was an issue for us. Everyone watched closing on dozens of radar projections trying to figure out what would be happening at 4:00. Radar was showing that the rain was going to change to a drizzle around that time so Caroline made the decision that she was determined to have her ceremony outside, even if it was raining. So, with that, everyone got to work in setting up the ceremony and having umbrellas for everyone. Caroline looked amazing in her wedding dress. She was just beaming with joy the entire day. You could feel the excitement between John and Caroline when John first saw her coming down the aisle. The ceremony was just beautiful with the fog in the background covering the mountains. After the ceremony guests enjoyed themselves under the Sperry tent for cocktail hour and the reception. No one seemed to be bothered by the weather. What amazed me the most at the end of the evening was the attitude Caroline had. Her and John were such good sports when it came to taking photo's. They even went out that evening in the rain to have a photo taken highlighting the rain drops. At the end of the evening Caroline said, "If it wasn't for the rain, I would of never gotten these amazing photo's". What a great way to look at the positive side of having it rain on your wedding day. If only there were more brides like Caroline! Special thanks to the following vendors: Event Planner Barb Wired, Photographer Seth Roberts, Videographer Chris Harris, Hair & Make-up by Jeanne Cusick, Hedge Florist, Paradox Pastry, Officiant Mr. Winn, DJ Dennis Payne, Catering by The Local, Musicians for ceremony Madison Trio and Albemarle Limousine. Click here to see some photos from Seth Roberts. Click here to view the wedding video by Chris Harris.
On Saturday, August 31st, Jennifer & Grant were married at Keswick Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mother Nature has been giving this area a lot of rain this summer and she ran a little interference in the time line for this wedding. We all kept a close eye on the radar and it was unfortunately showing us that the ceremony time we would be hit with a thunderstorm. After speaking to Jennifer, she decided she would wait out the storm so she could still have her dream outdoor wedding amongst the vineyard. So, that is what we did. After an hour delay, the skies cleared and we were back on tract to having a beautiful outdoor ceremony! The positive to that storm was it cooled everything down and gave us a beautiful sky for a back drop. Just want to share my favorite part of this wedding. They had a custom wine box made that was engraved with their names and wedding date. Inside that wine box was a special bottle of Keswick Vineyards wine and love letters they wrote to each other. During the ceremony they nailed it close and will open it again on their 5th anniversary. What a great idea! Thank you to Jenni, Grant and all their guests for being able to just go with the flow of Mother Nature. The rest of the evening was beautiful! Thank you to the following vendors: Wedding Planner Cinda Hoege of White Birch Events, Photographer C. Tyler Corvin, Caterer Glorious Foods, DJ Dennis Payne, Musicians for ceremony Belle Arte, Hair & Make-up by Bristles Salon, Flowers by Natalie, Chandlers for the wedding cake, rentals by MS Events and buses by Agoff.
Congratulations to Fayette & Mark who were married at Keswick Vineyards on Saturday, July 27th. Mother Nature played tricks with the weather radar all day making it a little stressful for a decision if the ceremony should be held outside or under the tent. Fayette had the final decision and she chose to have the ceremony outside so we all got busy to make that happen. Flowers by Natalie did an amazing chuppah for their ceremony, I have never seen one like that before. It was just perfect for a vineyard ceremony. Fayette wore the most striking wedding dress. The details and lines to it really made a statement. She looked amazing! Guests couldn't help but to get up and do the traditional hora chair dance. Even both sets of parents were hoisted up! And, after the stress Mother Nature caused during the afternoon, she ended up delivering us a beautiful evening for everyone to enjoy. Special thanks to the following vendors for doing an amazing job: Caterer Harvest Moon, Event Planner Barb Wired, DJ Pauly Madison, Photographer Aaron Watson, Flowers by Natalie, Pastry Chef Albemarle Bakery, Cantor Jinny Marsh and Ambassador Limo for buses and limo's. Click here to read and see some photo's from Aaron Watson from his Part I blog. Click here to see Part II. Click here to see this wedding featured on Real Weddings.
Congratulations to Liza & Trey who were married at Grace Episcopal Church on Saturday, July 20th. After a beautiful ceremony at the church, guests made their way to Keswick Vineyards for cocktails and reception. Rick Olivarez Trio played jazz music while guests enjoyed wines from Keswick Vineyards and tasty hors d'oeuvres by 20 South Catering. Guests then proceeded to find their seat under the Sperry tent. The beauty of the tent was enhanced by the floral arrangements by Pat's Floral Design. Liza & Trey had rented some farm tables to be used as their head table which looked lovely with their decor. Guests worked up a sweat dancing the night away with DJ TD Layman of Sound Enforcement. And, what better way to finish the evening than to enjoy a delicious piece of wedding cake by Cakes Unlimited! Thank you to the following vendors: 20 South Catering, DJ TD Layman, Pat's Floral Design, Cakes Unlimited, Barb Wired Event Planner, Festive Fare for rentals, UTS buses, Jazz Musicians Rick Olivarez Trio and Photographers Matt Stanton & Sarah.
Congratulations to Rita and Blake who were married Saturday, July 13th, at Keswick Vineyards. It's been a pleasure to work with Rita's parents during the wedding planning months. It was such a wonderful experience to be part of their celebration. Once again, the relationship between Rita and her father is a very special one and their first look was so memorable. Their embrace lasted for minutes as they shared that special moment. I was lucky enough to be around to take some photo's of that moment as you will see below. Rita looked breathtaking in her traditional wedding gown. All the men wore seersucker suits with tan shoes that just looked perfect with the navy blue bridesmaids dresses. Throw in a dash of yellow with flowers and you have one beautiful looking wedding party! Mother Nature decided to bless their ceremony with a slight sprinkle right at the end of their ceremony. As their officiant said at the dinner blessing, those were tears of joy of the people watching from above. That little sprinkle provided some beautiful skies for some photo's which I couldn't help but take of the beautiful grounds surrounding Edgewood Estate. Thank you to the following vendors for doing such an amazing job: Event Planner Anna Burke, 20 South Catering, DJ Richard Green, Katelyn James Photography out of Richmond, Flowers by Flower Girls Inc. out of Richmond, Favorite Cakes, Officiant Kevin James, rentals by MS Events and UVA Transportation for buses. Click here to view images from Katelyn James Photography. Click here to read the blog by heart.love.weddings.
Congratulations to Cabell & Chase who renewed their wedding vows on Saturday, July 6th, at Keswick Vineyards. Over the past year, Keswick Vineyards has gotten to know this family very well. Some of you may recognize Cabell's parents who were one of the winning groups of our Consensus Blending Party (their picture is on the label!) It was great to celebrate with them this wonderful occasion. Love their idea of having a cigar bar during their cocktail hour and after reception. You will see that many of their guests enjoyed it. Was also taken by their corn hole boards that had LED lights around the opening so they could play into the darkness of the evening. How great is that? Special thanks to the following vendors who did an outstanding job: Worthington Photography, Groovin Gourmets Catering, DJ Mark Allen, Ron Barker of CigarVolante LLC, Hair & Make-up by Moxie Salon, Flowers by Natalie, Cakes by Graham, Officiant Dr. Jim Lavendar, Musicians Belle Isle Strings, Skyline Tent Company and Albemarle Limousine for buses.
Congratulations to Amy & Benjamin who were married at Keswick Vineyards in Charlottesville on Saturday, June 29th. What a beautiful and personal outdoor ceremony they had since it was Benjamin's Mother who performed it. I was amazed how she was able to keep it together. I would think that would be so hard to do; marrying your son. Amy & Benjamin had a very busy year leading up to this day. Both of them are doctors and had just finished their residency and also moved. It was great to see them relaxing and enjoying their day with family and friends. Both of them are UVA graduates, along with most of their friends, so you know they had a great time! None of this would of been possible without the help from the following vendors: Catering by Harvest Moon, DJ Derek Tobler, Musician for ceremony & cocktail hour Peter Richardson, Event Planner Cate Liverman, Photographer Marirosa Anderson, Blue Ridge Florals, Cakes by Rachel, University Transit Services for buses and MS Events.