We welcomed Areizo and Thomas to Keswick Vineyards on Friday, April 22nd. A Friday wedding you say? Yes! The date held a big sentiment to the couple. Ever since they got engaged they knew “4/22” would be the one. Areizo and Thomas are both firefighters. Their station number is 422. Cute right?
Outside of their date, there were many, many details done right. You could tell this couple paid close attention to “the little things” as they were making their wedding day plans. Let’s start with the ceremony. The bride came in on a horse drawn carriage! The massive Clydesdale horses circled around our winding drive as they carried the bride and her father towards the front of the estate, past the fountain, and to the aisle. It truly was a beautiful moment.
Following ceremony, guests enjoyed signature mocktails and assorted cheeses and snacks provided by Harvest Moon Catering. Guests stayed entertained while the couple, family, and wedding party were off taking photos by diving into lawn games for fun! A handmade escort card board held keys for guests to find their way to their assigned tables and guests were encouraged to sign their “guest book” by writing notes to the couple on vintage post cards from around the world.
In lieu of a traditional photo booth, they decided to make their own! As a treat to the bride, the groom constructed a massive 10’x14’ photo frame station with gold picture frames which overlooked a glorious backdrop of our fountain. Clever!
To honor the bride’s culture, they offered a traditional array of Afghan cuisine. It was quite the spread! Guests had 10 different Afghan options to feast on, and they relished in every bit of it! But what’s dinner without something sweet? We all know its custom to have a cake…but this couple went all out and had a massive 8 tiered cake beautifully designed by Maliha Creations. It was such a beauty! In addition to cake, guests also enjoyed late night s’mores. You can’t go wrong with that!
A special thanks to our vendors who made this day possible: Catering, Afghan Restaurant & Harvest Moon Catering. Photographer: Jillian Michelle Photography. Videographer: With This Ring. Rentals, MS Events. Desserts, Maliah Creations. DJ, Rick Haggad. Hair & Makeup: Moxie Hair Salon. Florist: Lotus Productions. Transportation, Albemarle Limousine. Horse & Carriage, Classic Carriage. Officiant, Dan Stana. Wedding Planner, Becca Bee Events.
Blog Photography courtesy of Cindy Schornberg.
Our 2016 wedding season has officially begun! We welcomed Robin and James to Keswick Vineyards to celebrate their love on Saturday, April 16th. With a beautiful 75 and not a cloud in sight, this couple relished in not only the good weather but the good vibes shared with their family and loved ones.
Having met while playing in a summer kickball league, the couple locked eyes on second base. From there, their love grew and they spent many years traveling around the globe together. With traveling and adventure being a key point in their relationship, they knew they wanted to incorporate it into their wedding day as well. The groomsmen’s boutonnières (while traditionally made out of flowers) were crafted out of comic-books. How neat! Robin’s bouquet had a special touch as well being made out of paper with a special map accent in a few of her flowers.
Continuing along with the theme, each table was designated with wine bottles marked with the many places of their lives. Such a simple, yet personal touch! Every moment was perfectly captured by C. Tyler Corvin Studios. We even were able to sneak away for a private moment in our Tasting Room for the couple to take a picture with our 2016 Governors Gold Cup! Roadside Chive Catering had a huge role to fill with this foodie couple and they did not disappoint. Everything from their creative menus with multiple food stations, their individual bread and cheese boards at each guest table with infused olive oil, all the way down to the “vendor meal” table they treated all of the hardworking vendors of this wedding to were absolutely wonderful. A treat we could really get use to at Keswick Vineyards!
To round out the evening, the couple and their guests enjoyed a delicious two tiered cake courtesy of Paradox Pastry followed by dancing and after dinner cigars. All in all…the first wedding of the season for 2016 was a major success!
Thank you to all of our incredible vendors who made this day come to life: Event planner, Ashley Kovach with Roadside Chive Catering. Caterer, Roadside Chive Catering. Pastry Chef, Paradox Pastry. DJ, Jamaal Botticelli. Photographer, C. Tyler Corvin Studios. Hair and Makeup, Jeanne Cusick. Officiant, David Norris.
Blog Photography courtesy of Cindy Schornberg.