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.
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.
Congratulations to Ashley & Michael who were married at Keswick Vineyards wedding venue on Saturday, June 22nd. Once again, Mother Nature did her job by providing beautiful weather for their Charlottesville wedding. Not only did Ashley & Michael have beautiful weather during the day, but they had a super moon that evening that rarely happens. It is when the moons distance is the closest it will get to earth. This couple was full of creativity as you will see by a couple of photo's. I love the idea of having their guests make thumb prints on a drawing of a vineyard. Each thumb print was a grape of the vine! What a beautiful keepsake to hang in their home. I also like how they used old shutters to display their guests table assignments. Special thanks to the following vendors: Catering by C&O, Event Planner Barb Wired, DJ T.D. Layman of Sound Enforcement, Photographer Don Mears, Blue Ridge Florals, Albemarle Baking Company, Albemarle Limousine for buses and get away car, Hair & Make-up Artist Virginia Glenn, Officiant Mary Rodgers and rentals by MS Events. Click here to see photos by Don Mears.
Congratulations to Susan & John who were married at Keswick Vineyards on Saturday, June 15th. The day before we had a wedding with a lot of guests flying in from South Africa. This wedding had many guests that had flown in from Korea for Susan & John's Charlottesville wedding! That is what makes my job so great; to meet people I never would have the opportunity to meet and hear family stories from them. It was a wonderful site to see many of the guest wearing traditional Korean garments. They are so colorful! Special thanks to the following vendors for doing such a wonderful job especially Jaclyn and her crew from BBQ Exchange: Catering by BBQ Exchange, DJ Greg Tutwiler, Musician Mike D'Antoni, Photographer Cade Bowman, Hair Artist Ashley Brecken, Florist Terri Bell, Pastries by Paradox Pastry & Albemarle Baking Company, Officiant Aram Bae, Camryn Limo for the get away car, rentals by MS Events and Event Planner Lauren Dunn. Click here to view Photographer Cade Bowman's blog.