Once Upon A Time……
Jessica & Joshua’s relationship reads like one of those storybook fairy tales. Joshua knew after spending 4 hours in a park on a see saw talking to Jess about their favorite books that she was the one for him. Their love for literature was the theme for their wedding held at Keswick Vineyards on Saturday, September 26th. For centerpieces they used some of their favorite leather bond books stacked three high with a candle on top and a floral arrangement to adore each table. They also had book ends with numbers to use as their table numbers. Instead of a guest sign in book they had a framed black & white print of stacked books that each guest would sign. They also had a display of books as party favors for their guests to take with personalized book marks that Jess had made.
Jessica & Joshua are one of those couples that you just love being around. Their smiles and laughter is infectious to all. Even when we were down by the pond for some photos I swear I heard our swans copying the laughter they could hear from these two. Even though Mother Nature didn’t provide the best of weather these two didn’t mind. We went with our rain plan and held the ceremony under the Sperry tent. You will see from my photos that it is just beautiful. Harvest Moon was the caterer and served a plated dinner for all the guest and had made some miniature desserts that were so yummy! Special thanks to all the vendors for making this fairy tale wedding come true for these two: Caterer Harvest Moon, Day of Coordinator Keswick Vineyards, Officiant Reverend Gay Lee Einstein, Wedding Cake by Rachel, DJ TD Layman of Sound Enforcement, Photographer Tyler Corvin, Musicians for Ceremony Charlottesville String Quartet, Hair & Make-up by Studio FBJ, Florist Flowers by Natalie and Albemarle Limousine for transportation.
Erika & Jordan’s Wedding Day
Congratulations to Erika and Jordan who were married by Claire Goodman amongst the vines at Keswick Vineyards on Saturday, September 19th. With over 200 weddings performed so far at Keswick Vineyards, I would have to say that the vows written by Jordan were some of the best I have heard from a groom. Not only were his words so personal, emotional, humorous at times, just so touching but I loved even more how he was always reaching out to hold Erika’s hand. My favorite part was when Erika was done saying her vows that were also so beautiful and touching that Jordan was moved so much that he had to give her a hug and then wanted to give her a kiss. The crowd quickly let him know that a kiss was not allowed yet so Jordan quickly took his hands off of her. The guests really got a good chuckle out of that.
A favorite item from this wedding was a large monogram stand Erika’s father had made out of corks. I also like the framed table assignments that were displayed on a table before guests entered the Sperry tent. Each table number match a framed photo of the bride and groom at that age. Table 8 had a picture of Erika and Jordan at age 8 and so on. Very cute!
Guests dance the night away with DJ Stroud at the controls and enjoyed a late night snack of breakfast burritos and hash browns prepared by Harvest Moon.
Thank you to the following vendors for making another dream wedding come true: Wedding Planner Julie Cooney, Caterer Harvest Moon, Officiant Claire Goodman, Cakes by Rachel, DJ Stroud, Photographer Raiza Vega, Flowers by Cathy Coyle, Transportation by Easy Rider, Hair & Make-up by Faces by Joy.
Aimee & Joshua Tie The Knot!
Congratulations to Aimee & Joshua who were married at Keswick Vineyards on Saturday, September 12th. The two of them could not of been happier with the weather that Mother Nature provided them. With overcast skies the temperature was just perfect and provided such beautiful lighting for their photos. I love the color of green that Joshua actually chose. Accented with white baby breath bouquets and the men dressed in light tan made such a stylish wedding party. And lets not forget about the cuteness that their flower girl and ring bearer brought. Adorable! Instead of a guest sign in book they chose to have a matted tree print with leaves that each guests would sign. I’m sure they will be hanging that in their home. Thanks to Harvest Moon, guests enjoyed a delicious buffet dinner followed by all night dance under the direction of Dennis Payne of Playback DJ. As you can see, the dancing was non-stop! A sweet touch on the dessert table was to spell out the word LOVE with cupcakes. Cute, huh?
Thanks to the following vendors for all their help: Caterer Harvest Moon, DJ Dennis Payne of Playback DJ, Reverend Barb Jacobs, Passionflower Cakes, Photographers Samantha & Mikey of The Photography Smiths, Lisa McMahon as florist, Make up by Brideface, Hair by Simply You Salon and Transportation by Albemarle Limousine.
Mallory and Kurt get married!
Ending our stretch of three weddings over Labor Day we celebrated Mallory and Kurt! We knew we were going to fall in love with them when they first walked into our office…we were right! The couple was so unique and their wedding showcased that. They brought personal touches to every element of their decorations which truly made it a one of a kind day. The bride, dressed in ivory lace, was so bubbly and happy throughout the entire day. With a flower crown on top of her head she frolicked around the vineyard both before and after the ceremony simply in bliss! Her ceremony in front of the fountain made for the perfect backdrop for the couple, their guests, and their little dog too. It’s a well-known fact that we welcome dogs here at Keswick, and we especially loved how theirs was the first to greet mommy and daddy after the ceremony! Following ceremony guests were greeted into cocktail hour by the tunes of a bluegrass band, Whiskey Rebellion. The group serenaded their guests with acoustics and kick started the initial dancing for this crowd! The couple also had a signature Cajun Lemonade cocktail from Southern Inn Catering, an absolutely delicious spiked lemonade for a breezy September day! Homemade touches were found throughout her entire wedding including hand jarred raw local honey for her guest favors. Such a sweet touch! Congratulations to Mallory and Kurt!
Special thank you to the following vendors for helping create this special day. Wedding planner, Charlotte Geddy. Officiant, Tom Beatty and Kendall Pearson. Catering, Southern Inn Catering. Desserts, Sweethaus. DJ, Andy Wilfong with Party Master Entertainment. Cocktail hour music, Whiskey Rebellion. Videographer/Photography, Blue Box Photography. Makeup, Billie Jo Fulk with Mary Kay. Hair, Emily Glick. Florist, Foxtail Cottage Floral. Transportation, Albemarle Limousine.
Katie and Patrick's Wedding Day!
Is there a doctor in the house? PLENTY! This wedding had ever kind of medical professional you could image in attendance and they held true to the good old work hard play hard mentality! This group was a ball full of energy and it radiated through their entire crowd. Guests were greeted with a spiked lemonade stand courtesy of Harvest Moon Catering, followed by a beautiful vineyard ceremony. A raw oyster bar was the headliner for this couples cocktail hour with a magnificent ice sculpture display. Such a fun interactive treat! Cheers, hoots, and constant laughter with dancing were how they continued all the way through the night. The group was all about having the best time together with family and friends and it showed. The dance floor stayed full with the help of DJ Andy Wilfong and adults and kids alike kept the spirits alive! To end the evening guests were treated with a late night snack of sliders and old bay tater tots before sending the newlyweds and their guest off with our favorite sparkler send off. Congratulations to Katie and Patrick! Cheers!
Special thanks to our vendors for making this such a memorable night. Day of Coordinator, Angelica with Keswick Vineyards. Officiant, Pastor Joe Vought. Caterer, Harvest Moon Catering. Desserts, Albemarle Bakery. DJ, Andy Wilfong. Ceremony Music, Madison Trio. Photographer, Robert Radifera Photography. Videographer, Josh Hall Media. Hair & Makeup, Avenue 42. Florist, Sandy with Verde Natural Floral. Transportation, Newton Bus Company.
Courtney and Matt tie the knot!
To kick start our Labor Day weekend of weddings we celebrated Courtney and Matt’s marriage. These two have been together for years and it showed with their love. As a part of their ceremony they tied together ropes which symbolized the strength of their love and relationship. Lining down the ceremony aisle the father handmade wooden signs with one of our personal favorite bible verses from Corinthians. After the ceremony was concluded the party went off with a bang! Immediately the couple and their guests alike were ready and eager to celebrate Courtney and Matt’s love with the help of DJ Greg Tutwiler. Dressed in navy and coral the Sperry tent shined last night with bistro lights to sparkle the night away. The families couldn’t have been more excited as they joined together as one and it certainly showed!
Special thanks to our vendors for making the night so wonderful. Day of Coordinator, Cali Christopher. Officiant, Reggie Tuck. Caterer, Groovin’ Gourmets. Desserts, Buttercream Dream. DJ, Greg Tutwiler. Photography, Cheryl Moore Photography, Hair, Jennifer Caldwell. Florist, Gloriosa. Transportation, Albemarle Limousine.
Cara & Jacob’s Wedding Day
Congratulations to Cara and Jacob who were married amongst the vines at Keswick Vineyards on Saturday, August 29th. The couple met during their college years at Radford University here in Virginia but had always been in love with the vineyard life. As they say…once in love with the mountains, always in love with the mountains! The flowers by Sandy from Verde Natural Floral were picture perfect, as always. Their color scheme of navy, blush, and gold made for an elegant affair which always compliments Keswick Vineyards so perfectly. Their harpist playing in the background was a nice touch to this as well! The couple chose to make homemade infused rosemary olive oil as favors for their guests. This is a first we’ve seen and it truly was such a sweet touch. Delicious dinner by Harvest Moon and dancing to follow this crowd thoroughly enjoyed such a perfect summer night!
Thank you to the following vendors: Harvest Moon Catering, Officiant Gay Lee Einstein, Desserts by Sweethaus, DJ Dennis Payne, Photographer Sarah Goodwin Photography, Hair & Make-up by Studio FBJ, Flowers by Verde Natural Floral, Transportation by Albemarle Limousine, and Event Planner Becca Bees.
A UVA wedding with Cav Man!
Well, I knew this wedding was going to be a fun one but I had no idea I was in for a treat with the UVA Cav Man making a surprise visit for Kim & Jon’s wedding at Keswick Vineyards on Friday, August 28th. With both Kim & Jon being UVA graduates and choosing orange and blue to be their wedding colors, I guess it was only natural for the Cav Man to be here. Jon is from Texas and Kim is from Singapore. They met when they both were attending UVA. I love how they incorporated that into a custom made map that guests would sign. It showed where each of them were from and then it connected the dots to Virginia to form a heart. They had cowboy boots to add to the décor on that table which they later wore to dance in. Kim & Jon’s wedding ceremony was held at the UVA Chapel. The guys were taken there in style in a super stretch Hummer limousine. Jon had each of the groomsmen bow ties monogrammed for them. I thought that was a nice touch. Cody, from Amore Events, did a beautiful job with all the flowers and the rest of the décor. The combination of Kim’s dress and the bouquet Cody made for her: AMAZING!!!!
As soon as the guests arrived they were treated to Kim & Jon’s signature drink of Sangria’s made with Keswick Vineyards Les Vents d’Anges Chardonnay and Norton wines. Delicious food also awaited them prepared by Roadside Chive. Some homemade desserts were made by family friends along with a wedding cake by Butter Cream Dream. What a treat it was to try some Chinese bacon for a dessert. Yummy! Each guests got a box of fudge to take with them from Kim & Jon’s favorite local chocolatier, The Chocolate Shop.
Thanks to the following vendors for a wonderful job: Event Planner & Florist Cody from Amore Events, Catering by Roadside Chive, Wedding Cake by Butter Cream Dream, DJ Derek Austin from Richmond, Photographer Ashley Cox Parsley Photography, Transportation by Blue Ridge Tours & A&A Limo, Hair by Brianna Adams and Make-up by Susan Kim.