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.
Congratulations to Lauren & Jaco who were married at Keswick Vineyards on Friday, June 14th. Amazing weather they had for their wedding day. It was great hosting their wedding here since Jaco is from South Africa and so is our Winemaker, Stephen Barnard. They immediately hit it off when they met and Stephen made sure to stop by to wish them luck on their wedding day. It amazed me how many of their guests flew in from South Africa for their Charlottesville wedding. It was our pleasure to introduce them all to Virginia wine country. I love the color Lauren chose for her bridesmaids to wear. With the selection of flowers & colors in their bouquets everything looked amazing! Also enjoyed the use of our wine barrels and an old door to create a bar for cocktail hour. Special thanks to the following vendors: Catering by Barbecue Exchange, Event Planner Barb Wired, DJ T.D. Layman of Sound Enforcement, Photographer Jamie Kay of JMK Photography, Hair & Make-up by Daphne Latham, Florist Verde Natural, Pastry Chef Bake Love Bakery, Officiant Tere Canzoneri, Camryn Limousine and rentals by MS Events. Click here to see some of the professional photo's by JMK Photography.
Congratulations to Demi & Tony who were married at Keswick Vineyards on Thursday, June 6th. Mother Nature was providing a bit of a challenge for us that day. As all of us at Keswick Vineyards kept a close eye on the radar; Mother Nature was threatening Demi's dream outdoor ceremony with a rain storm. We all knew that Demi had dreamed ever since they toured here, her walking thru our archway to their ceremony location in front of the estate near the vineyard. Nothing meant more to Demi than that so we were all doing whatever was possible to make sure that happened. As I kept a close on eye on the radar I saw we had a small opportunity to get that ceremony in just before an all night rain would be upon us. So, we all quickly got everyone together and moved ahead with the outdoor dream ceremony. Watching the radar was like threading a needle. It was so close but I knew we had to get it in and we did! To everyones relief, Demi and Tony were able to have their dream wedding ceremony outside amongst the vineyard and Demi couldn't of looked more beautiful in her exquisite dress. Thanks to her photographer, Jamie Kay, for quickly getting some outdoor photos before the skies opened upon us. We couldn't have gotten this done without the wonderful team Demi and Tony had put together. Thanks to the following vendors: Caterer Hank's Smokehouse, Photographer Jamie Kay, DJ Pauly Madison, Wedding Director and friend of Demi's JaDene DeCarnube, Officiant Neil Strong, Hair by Demi's Grandmother, Cheryl and MS Rentals.
Congratulations to Elizabeth & Dustin who were married at Keswick Vineyards on Saturday, June 8th. The weather was just perfect for an outdoor wedding. Dustin is a very talented guy who made some beautiful and creative items for their wedding day. He made a beautiful framed cork board that they used to place all the table assignment name tags on. My favorite item he made was a wine barrel envelop box for cards people brought that evening. It was made out of planter boxes! How creative is that???? I'm sure many people will copy his creative idea. See the photos below. Special thanks to the following vendors: DJ T.D. Layman of Sound Enforcement, Angela's Elegant Events as the event planner, Photographers Seth & Emily Roberts, Videographer John & Riley from Clubhill Media, Make-up artist Daphne Latham, Flowers by Mona Ray, Pastry Chef (and bridesmaid) Noelle Reinhard, Musician Peter Richardson, Pastor Richard Finck, Cater Champagne Taste, MS Events for rentals and UTS Transit for buses. Click here to read & see photos featured on Charlottesville Wedding Blog. Click here to view photos by Seth Robert Photography.