Katie & Derek were married at Keswick Vineyards on Sunday, May 26. I must say, Katie's dress had the "WOW" factor. I have never seen a wedding dress, or any dress for that matter, where you could snap off the bottom part to have a totally different looking dress! How cool is that???? As a wedding dress, the bottom ruffled out to form a mermaid type of bottom (not sure if that is the correct way to describe it but that is what my children call it). Once the wedding reception started, Katie unsnapped that part and now she had a partying dress to dance the night away in. Derek and the guys also looked handsome in their dark suits. Hats off to Katie's Mom, who is an interior decorator, for having such an eye in decorating to create such a beautiful wedding. I really like the gates she rented for the outdoor ceremony entrance. She included hanging some flowers and a moss basket to put the programs in. Finishing touch was adding a wine barrel. Thanks to the following vendors for doing an exceptional job: Catering by Barbecue Exchange, DJ Derek Tobler, musicians Carter/Jang, Officiant Claire Goodman, Photographer Elizabeth Larson, Florist Verde Naturals, Cake by Paradox Pastry, A Goff Limousine for buses and MS Events for rentals. Click here to view Photographer Elizabeth Larson's blog with photos.
Saturday's weather was not looking that great for an outdoor wedding. Families and friends arrived early to hang out and enjoy some time together before the ceremony. Anne Curtis & Brian moved to San Francisco 6 months ago so I thought it was perfect when the weather cleared of rain but left us with that foggy, San Francisco cooler weather. Brian's parents were from Arizona so this moisture in the air was a welcome change for them. The lighting was perfect now for all those outdoor photos that were about to take place. To view some of the professional photos taken by Meredith Sledge, click here. Once again, everything was perfect to go ahead with an outdoor ceremony! We all kept thinking it would start raining again later in the evening but that never happened and everyone was able to enjoy the beautiful Virginia outdoors. Thanks to all of the following vendors for doing such a wonderful job in making this wedding so special: Caterer BBQ Exchange, DJ Andy Wilfong, Cake by Bakers Kitchen, Officiant Peter Ebrly, Photographer Meredith Sledge and Skyline Tent Company. Click here to see this wedding featured on Borrowed & Blue. Click here to see this wedding featured on One To Wed. Click here to see this wedding featured on The Fete Blog.