Congratulations to Katie & Roger who were married at Keswick Vineyards on Saturday, November 1st.
Katie’s brother was the officiant and it was such a personal and touching ceremony; one of my favorites to date. You could just feel the heartfelt message being said by her brother. What a treat to be married by your brother.
Mother Nature provided a very windy and cold day for us but no rain! The dramatic sky created some very dramatic photos that their photographer took and I can’t wait to share. My favorite thing from this wedding, besides her brother doing the ceremony, was the “logo” they created with their first name initials and how they had it displayed throughout the reception. I really love the cork shadow box they did and the awesome photo of the two of them (see in my photos below).
I definitely knew before this reception started that we were in for a fun, dancing night and I was right! I must say I have been really impressed with the dancing ability of my recent grooms. Speaking of dancing, one more favorite part for me was when Katie and her Mother did a dance together to Footloose. What a special moment that was to see the two of them having so much fun on the dance floor together. I will remember that forever and I’m sure their guests will also.
Special thanks to the following vendors: Caterer Groovin’ Gourmets from Richmond, DJ Mark Allen, Seth Roberts Photography, Colonial Florist, Hair & Make-up by Ruby Devine, Officiant Brent Cochran, Ambassador Limousine for transportation, Videographer Stephanie Sciarrino, Event Planner Maureen Monterubio, Skyline Tent Company and rentals by MS Events.
Lauren & David really hit the jackpot when it comes to weather. They had one of the most perfect fall days to be married outside to. On Saturday, October 25th, Lauren & David were married at Keswick Vineyards. The sun was out shining to keep everyone nice and warm while enjoying the spectacular fall colors in the vineyard and mountain side.
I love how they had their Yorkie dog in the ceremony. He was just adorable in his tuxedo! The wedding ceremony was extra special. Their officiant was very close friend of theirs that Lauren had asked to marry them even before she was ordained as a minister. Love the personal touch that adds to the ceremony.
After spending time out in the vineyard for photos, Lauren & David returned to the Sperry tent for their reception and enjoyed some amazing food by BBQ Exchange. The short ribs were out of this world! DJ John Garland kept the party going while guests danced the night away.
Thanks to the following vendors for doing such an amazing job: Caterer BBQ Exchange, DJ John Garland, Photographer Jen Fariello, Videographer Paul Hairston, Flowers by Hedge Florist, Pastry Chef Ashley from Charlottesville Cupcakes, Event Planner Angela Parker, Hair & Make-up by Amanda of Lou Stevens Glam Squad, Officiant Leslie Scanlon, Transportation by Albemarle Limousine, Rentals by MS Events & Skyline Tent Company.
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.
On Sunday, October 12th, Lauren & Justin were married at Keswick Vineyards by the former Mayor of Charlottesville, Dave Norris. The ceremony was simply beautiful with the Southwestern Mountain backdrop adorn with the start of fall colors. To top of the ceremony, Lauren's brother played a beautiful song on his guitar. Afterwards, while the guests were enjoying cocktail hour, the entire wedding party had some fun taking group photos. As you can see, the guys really were a bunch of super hero hams! I had just as much fun with the girls but those photos were taken on their camera so I can't share them but trust me, they were hilarious! Guest dined on some delicious food prepared by BBQ Exchange and danced the night away under the direction of DJ Dennis Payne. I love how the couple through out the evening would take their own "selfies" to remember their special moments. Special thanks to the following vendors: Caterer BBQ Exchange, DJ Dennis Payne, Photographer Jennifer Ling, Pastry Chef Paradox Pastry, Officiant Dave Norris, Hair & Make up by Moxie Salon, Rentals by Festive Fare and Skyline Tent Company.
Bethany & Ruben’s wedding ceremony definitely went to the dogs! On Saturday, October 11th, Bethany & Ruben were married at Keswick Vineyards surrounded by family, friends and LOTS of dogs! This is the first time that I have seen a precession with a dog accompanying each wedding party couple. These dogs did an amazing job and were so good for photos. Scraps, our local mascot wedding cat, wasn’t as thrilled with these four dogs being here. Thankfully we put her away while they were here or we really could of had some excitement! Ruben is quiet the dancer. He definitely wins the award for being on the dance floor the most. You could just tell he loved it. I really enjoyed it when the DJ and Ruben were getting down with their dance moves. Bethany made good usage of wine corks that I haven’t seen used this way. She put a hole through the cork and then tied a ribbon to a label that had the guests name on it at each table setting. Simple yet very nice for a little winery touch to the decor. I also really liked the plaid shirts the guys wore with their suits. The purple colors mixed with grey just look so rich together. And lets not forget about desserts! So may different types of cupcakes to pick from and a lovely wedding cake with, of course, dogs on top of it! Thanks to the following vendors for doing an outstanding job: Caterer 20 South, Event Planner Cinda of White Birch Events, DJ Derek Tobler, Photographer Meg Runion, Florist Hedge Fine Blooms, Hair & Make-up by Anne Kibler from Charlottesville Makeup, Pastry Chef Kathy Watkins Favorite Cakes, Officiant Chuck Swim, Rentals by Festive Fare and Buses provided by Charlottesville High School.
Congratulations to Christine & Bill who were married at Keswick Vineyards on Saturday, October 4th. With this being the first wedding for our fall season, Mother Nature provided us with beautiful blue skies with a crisp chill in the air. For the ceremony Christine & Bill included the blending of two sand colors to represent the blending of two into one. I love the containers they had for this. The guys looked extra sharp in their gray suits complemented with their Washington Redskin socks! Special thanks to the following vendors: Blue Ridge Catering, DJ Tony from NorCal ProSound, Photographer Tyler Corvin, Videographer Whiddon Productions, Aleen Floral Design, Hair & Make-up by Judy Hayward, Wedding Cake by Albemarle Baking Company, Officiant Pastor Brandon Jones, Event Planner Stephanie Muzzin and MS Events for rentals.
Congratulations to Megan & Andrew who were married on Sunday, September 21st, at Keswick Vineyards. Another gorgeous day was provided to match this gorgeous couple. Megan just looked amazing in her wedding dress. The beaded details on the bodice looked stunning on her with the airy flowness of the bottom. Megan was able to design her wedding dress by picking the style she wanted for the top and then the style she wanted for the bottom. All I can say is she nailed it and looked amazing!!! The guys also were just as good looking in their grey suits. With the purple and orange accent colors in the flowers, wow! Everything just looked so nice. Verde Natural Florist did an amazing job with the flowers. The large arrangements for the ceremony on top of wine barrels looked just perfect at the end of an aisle lined with shepherd hooks with baby breath in mason jars. Megan’s bouquet was amazing also. Attached to it was a photo of her mother who lost her battle to breast cancer. In her memory, a card was at each table setting letting guests know that a donation to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Center was made in their name. Megan also included some photos of her Mother that were displayed on a ladder shelf. Her spirit was definitely felt. Guest enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared by The Local and danced the night away under the guidance of DJ T.D. Layman of Sound Enforcement. Can’t wait to see photos by Photographer Tyler Corvin. Until then, enjoy mine and thanks to the following vendors: Caterer and Day of Coordinator The Local, DJ T.D. Layman of Sound Enforcement, Photographer Tyler Corvin, Florist Verde Natural, Hair & makeup by Studio 42, Officiant Brian Purcell, Ceremony & Cocktail musician Eric Vitoff, rentals by MS Events & Skyline Tent Company. Click here to read photographer Tyler Corvin’s blog with photos.
Congratulations to Lauren & Brandon who were married at Keswick Vineyards on Saturday, September 20th. Once again, the weather was just perfect! Lauren & Brandon’s wedding was definitely a family affair with Brandon’s Aunt & Uncle being their officiants. You could just feel the love and emotions throughout the entire ceremony. Lauren definitely had a vision for her wedding day. I remember her coming for her walk thru and showing me some pinterest photos of what she wanted. I love how she had the exterior poles of the Sperry tent covered with fabric. I was amazed at how just doing that created such a different feel and look to the tent. I would say it added a feel of elegance and sophistication. A very nice touch! She also had a halo of flowers hung over the dance floor. Special thanks to the following vendors: Caterer Harvest Moon, Event Planner Amanda Gray of Ashley Baber Weddings, Hayne Photographers, DJ Jay Iseli, Make-up Artist Anne Kibler, Hair by Claudia Salyer, Cake by Bake Love Bakery, Agoff Limo for buses, Rentals by Festive Fare, BBJ Linens and Skyline Tent Company. Click here to see more photos and read the blog by Hayne Photographers.
Nicole & Cody came to our Be Mine with Wine Valentines Day event back in 2013. To Nicole’s surprise, Cody proposed to her at that event. With their proposal taking place here it only made since that their wedding should be held here also. So, on Monday, September 15th, Nicole and Cody were married at Keswick Vineyards! Keeping with their love for our wines they included in their ceremony a wooden box which contained a bottle of our wine and love letters they had written to each other. They hammered the box closed and will open it on their 5th anniversary. Nicole & Cody had lots of children attending their wedding. I love the things they did to “entertain” them throughout the evening. First, they had a ceremony wedding program full of word searches, pictures to color, unscramble words, etc.. After the ceremony, the kids were given a list, like a scavenger hunt, that they went around with iPhones to document things they had to do. Example, they had to take a picture of the photographer taking a picture. Things like that. What a great idea! Then, at the reception, they had a table for the kids to sit at and had crayons and paper and other items to keep them busy. I also noticed some goody bags that had chips, candy and other little things that kids love. Lastly, their DJ would make sure he played songs that were hip to that age group. I’ve never seen a wedding do that much for their younger guests. I’m sure these kids had a fantastic time and will remember this wedding forever. Thank you to the following vendors for their superior service: Caterer BBQ Exchange, Photographer Tyler Corvin, DJ TD Layman of Sound Enforcement, Hair & Makeup by Jeanne Cusick, Officiant Gay Lee Einstein, Carpe Donuts and MS Events for rentals. Click here to see Photographer Tyler Corvin’s blog.
One word to describe this wedding, FUN!!! Ali & Beattie were married on Sunday, September 14th, at Keswick Vineyards. The weather was just perfect for them. They chose to have their ceremony on the East lawn of Edgewood Estate giving guests a beautiful view of the Southwest Mountains, vineyard, fountain and estate. I had to take several photos so you can see what a beautiful location it is. I especially love it for our fall weddings when the fall colors are just everywhere. Amy at Blue Ridge Floral did an amazing job with all the flowers. Large floral arrangements decorated the alter and mason jars with flowers were hanging on the chairs on the aisle. The centerpieces just popped with color. Had so much fun working with photographer William Walker and his wife. I always love capturing Will doing his thing getting that perfect picture as you will see below. Ali & Beattie’s guest were so much fun! I’ve never seen a wedding with so many people always dancing and singing throughout the entire evening. I kept being told all night that it was the brides family as if a disclaimer was needed. I know one thing for sure, they really enjoyed themselves and have Ali, Beattie and the following vendors to thank: Caterer Harvest Moon, Officiant Claire Goodman, DJ Mark Allen, Photographer William Walker, Blue Ridge Floral, Hair & Makeup by Bristles Hair Salon, Blue Ridge Tours for buses and Skyline Tent Company.