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 Laura & Joshua who were married Saturday, August 24th, at Keswick Vineyards. By far, they had the most amazing beautiful weather for their day. Laura's father credits it to burying that bottle of bourbon 30 days before the wedding day. So far, all our wedding couples that have done that have scared any bad weather away so I highly recommend doing it. I love the flower arrangements done by Blue ridge Floral Design. The softness and elegance of the colors were breathtaking. That, along with the beauty of Laura (Joshua looked pretty good too), you couldn't help but lose your breath at the beauty of this wedding. Laura and Joshua chose to hang some Asian lanterns over the dance floor inside the Sperry tent. I also love the sophistication of their wedding cake with flowers to adorn it. Special thanks to the following vendors for providing such exceptional service to make this wedding extra special: Caterer Harvest Moon, DJ Andy Wilfong of Party Masters, Photographer Natalie Bell, Hair Stylist Jen Skirloff, Florist Blue Ridge Floral Designs, Pastry Chef Chandlers Bakery, Officiant and Brides Uncle Wistar Nelligan, Jr. and Skyline Tent Company. Click here to read Natalie Bell's blog with her photos.
On Saturday, August 10th, Jessica & John were married at Keswick Vineyards by Officiant Brian Purcell. Mother Nature delivered us an amazing day with beautiful blue skies and a slight breeze and cooler weather. Jessica looked amazing, and so did John, but I thought their dog was just adorable preceding Jessica down the aisle wearing a sign saying "Here Comes The Bride". Jessica & John knew how to make a grand entrance to their reception. They, along with the rest of their wedding party, performed a dance that definitely set a tone for the rest of the evening. Thanks to the following vendors for providing such wonderful service: Caterer Glorious Foods, DJ Greg Tutwiler, Photographer Aaron Watson, Bright Frame Films, Florist Sweet Magnolias, Officiant Brian Purcell, Pastry Chef Sweethaus, Make-up and hair by Jeanne Cusick, Charlottesville Public School Buses, Event Planner Amanda Heath, Rentals by MS Events, Skyline Tent Company and Musician Kayce McGehee. Click here to view a short video by Bright Frame Films. Click here to see part I of Aaron Watson's photo blog. Click here to see part II of Aaron Watson's photo blog. Click here to see this wedding featured in Hill City Bride.
Congratulations to Amber & Andrew who were married at Keswick Vineyards on Saturday, August 3rd. It was amazing to find out how many different states and countries that their guests traveled from to attend their wedding. Some that I can remember were: New York, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Texas, Iowa, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Washington State, Canada, Brazil & Chili. There were probably more that I just can't remember. And let me say, these guests came to party! I've never seen a dance floor stay packed for the entire reception like I did on this evening. Usually a lot of guests hang out near the bar and watch people dance. Not this group. They came to dance and have a great time. In the middle of the reception Amber and Andrew were serenaded by a group of their friends to the theme from Beauty and the Beast but with different lyrics. It was awesome! One of my favorite details from this wedding was how they numbered their reception tables. For every table number, they matched a photo of each of them at that age. So, for table #6, there would be a picture of Amber at 6 and a picture of Andrew at age 6. What a great idea! Their wedding couldn't of been possible without the following vendors: 20 South Catering, Event Planner Barb Wired, DJ TD Layman of Sound Enforcement, Photographer Ashley Whitlow, Florist Verde Natural Florals, Pastry Chef Hot Cakes, Hair by Lauren Perkins, Make-up by Jessica Biehl, Musician Peter Richardson, Officiant Jessica Sellers, Rentals by MS Events and A&A Limousine for buses. Click here to see this wedding featured on MODWedding.
Congratulations to Regina and Patrick who were married at Keswick Vineyards, located just outside Charlottesville, on Friday, August 2nd. The weather was just perfect for an all outdoor ceremony & reception. Most memorable part of the evening for me was when Regina and Patrick were thrown up in the air on the dance floor! What a fun evening it was. Click here to view some images from Aaron Watson. Also, click here, to view even more photo's by Aaron Watson. Thanks to the following vendors for making their day extra special: Caterer C&O, DJ Andy Wilfong, Photographer Aaron Watson, Event Planner Beverly Wakefield from A Grand Affair, Hair & Make-up by Jeannie Cusick & C'ville Make-up, Florist Floral Images, Pastry Chef Albemarle Bakery, Officiant Rev.Raymond Kemp, rentals by Festive Fare and Phil Pingeton with Charlottesville Pupil Transportation for buses.
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.