Laura & Christian were married on Saturday, November 2nd, and had the fortune of the peak of fall colors for their wedding day. Photographer Elizabeth Larson and myself just couldn't get enough of this couple with the beautiful colors and lighting Mother Nature was giving us. Please excuse the excessive photos I'm including but sometimes you just can't help yourself and this was one of those times. Laura & Christian incorporated into their ceremony the sealing of a wine box with love letters in it with a special bottle of wine. I love when couples do this. Another cute detail to their wedding was stacking dolls on tables to represent Christian's Russian inheritance. This couple was just full of fun and silliness which definitely came through on some of the photos with their wedding party. Instead of the traditional wedding cake, Laura & Christian opted for a dessert table with tasty pastries and Carpe Donut truck for dessert. What a wonderful wedding these two had. Thanks to the following vendors for doing such a fantastic job: 20 South Catering, Barb Wired Event Planner, Photographer Elizabeth Larson, DJ Rick Haggard, Hair & Make-up by Faces by Joy, Florist Lacy's of Orange, Carpe Donut Truck, Officiant Lisa Rogers, rentals by Festive Fare and Camryn Limousine. Click here to read Elizabeth Larson's blog.
Stephanie & Geoff were married at Keswick Vineyards on Saturday, November 9th. The sun was out on this beautiful, crisp Virginia fall day. Guests enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner prepared by Harvest Moon and danced the night away under the heated Sperry tent. Thank you to the following vendors: Caterer Harvest Moon, DJ Mark Allen, Musicians Madison Trio, Photographer Sarah Goodwin, Colonial Florist, transportation by Wahooptie, Officiant Rev. Don Bryant, Pastry Chef Rita Shippee (family friend) and Event Planner Jessica Carroll.
Rachel & Sean were married at Keswick Vineyards on Sunday, October 27th on a colorful Charlottesville fall day. I love how Rachel & Sean chose to have their wedding ceremony in what I call our "fall" location. It gives you the best of everything for a backdrop. You have the Estate, the fountain, the vineyard, the mountains and all the fall colors! Hard to capture it all in a photo since you are basically surrounded with breathtaking views. Rachel incorporated just enough orange in her color scheme to blend with the natural fall colors. Her bouquet by Verde Natural Florist was right on and the simplicity of the centerpieces were perfect! Love the idea of using old shutters to put place cards in for guests to find their table. Also, love the look of using an old door as a table top above wine barrels to create a sweet table. Thanks to the following vendors that make weddings here so effortless for our couples: Caterer Barbeque Exchange, DJ Andy Wilfong, Photographer Audra Wrisley, Verde Natural Florist, Officiant Steve Farmer, rentals by MS Events and Musician Peter Markush.
Congratulations to Corrie and Matthew who were married at Keswick Vineyards on Saturday, October 12th. While Mother Nature continued to provide us with overcast and misty weather from the left overs of Tropical Storm Karen, Corrie's Mother went to work setting up her daughters dream wedding. Corrie and her Mother are very crafty people and made so many things for this wedding. Her Mother sewed all the tablecloth overlays, napkins, placemats, even the bouquets! Can you believe those bouquets are made of fabric???? Amazing! Corrie's Mom had also made this incredible quilt as a wedding gift that was hung behind the sweetheart table. Another surprise for Corrie and Matthew was a huge canvas painting that was hung in the tent of the couple, along with their dog, in a sports car. Corrie also had collected china with every plate being different, furniture to hang out in under the tent, different items to be set up as centerpieces that were different on each table, a big trunk to put ice in and display beer on the lid of the trunk. There are just way too many things that Corrie and her Mom did to make this wedding so personable to describe. Corrie and Matthew chose to be married on the East lawn of Edgewood Estate under a 300+ year old oak tree. Even though Mother Nature was being difficult, she did let up on the drizzle so we could still do an outdoor ceremony. Everything was simply beautiful! Corrie had two dresses for her day; the traditional wedding gown and then a party dress for the reception. Love how her dress and bridesmaids dresses match the feel and decor of the tent. Of course, none of this could of happened without the help of the following vendors: Event Planner Barb Wired, Catering by The Catering Outfit, DJ Dan Sims, Photographer Jodi Miller, Hair & Make-up Artist Jesse Wagner from Aveda Newport News, Hedge Florist, Officiant Rob Marshall and Albemarle Limo's for buses.
Congratulations to Lindsay and Bryan we were married at Keswick Vineyards on Friday, October 11th. Mother Nature sure did a 180 from the weather we had last week end. Because of the left overs from a tropical storm, the skies were overcast with some drizzle. Thankfully, the drizzle let up right at ceremony time so Lindsay & Bryan could have their wedding outside like they had dreamed of. They chose a little different location to have their wedding ceremony. They chose what I call our "fall" location because on a clear day you have such a panoramic view of the mountains, the Estate, the vineyard and the fountain accented with fall colors. Unfortunately with the overcast skies you couldn't get all of that view but it was still beautiful. Thanks to the following vendors for all of their exceptional service last night: Catering by Harvest Moon, DJ Mark Allen, Photographer Tyler Corvin, Musicians Linden Trio, Hair & Make-up by Anne Kibler of Charlottesville Makeup Artist, Verde Natural Florist, One Preppy Cookies and Bakeshop, Officiant Steve Beam and Albemarle Limousine for buses to ensure everyone made it home safely.
What a great way to finish out a 3 day week end of weddings at Keswick Vineyards with the marriage of Leah & Jeremy. Leah and Jeremy are such a beautiful couple both inside and out and it was such a pleasure to be able to take some photos of their special day along the side of their professional photographer Christian. The weather was just perfect again. The tent was beautiful with the added Asian lanterns over the dance floor. Check out their cake. Albemarle Baking Company did an amazing job decorating it with a grape theme which matched the beautiful plum colored bridesmaids dresses. Leah also surprised Jeremy with a grooms cake of his motorcycle. I love how they had personalized shades made to put over wine glasses with tea lights in them for each table. These shades you can have made with your menu on them, a photo or table number like Leah & Jeremy did. Thanks to all the vendors who helped make their wedding extra special: Catering by Beggar's Banquet, DJ Andy Wilfong, Photographer Christian Hommel, Pastry Chef Albemarle Baking Company, Officiant Erick Weaver, Florist NW Designs, Hair & Make-up by Theresa Oliver, Musicians Mike Dunn and Janet Muse, Day of Coordinator Diane Burner and Skyline Tent Company.