Marnie & Jim say "I DO!"Congratulations to Marnie & Jim who were married on Saturday, October 29th, at the beautiful Keswick Vineyards located just outside Charlottesville, Virginia. Despite the unseasonable cold weather that day (it actually snowed in some nearby areas), Marnie and Jim were all smiles. They were just so happy that it wasn't raining and that the sun came out for their ceremony and photo's afterwards. There was a chill in the air that evening but with two heaters in the beautiful sailcloth Sperry tent everyone stayed warm. Marnie reminded me so much of Jessica Simpson in looks and personality. She was one of those carefree brides that just wanted to have a good time. They chose to have some real Southern comfort food including mac & cheese that you could add all sorts of ingredients to it like bacon, broccoli, onions, etc., corn bread pudding, pulled BBQ and coleslaw. Marnie surprised Jim was a "fry truck" later in the evening where guest could get onion rings or french fries with toppings like cheese or chili. I guess Jim LOVES cheese so there was plenty of it. Guest enjoy the rest of the evening dancing to music by DJ Greg Tutwiler. I look forward to seeing photo's from their photographer Stephanie Yonce but until then, a couple of mine to share below. Thanks again to the following vendors for making Marnie & Jim's wedding so special: Stephanie Yonce Photography, National DJ Connection, Event Planner FeteStudio, flowers by Green Flamingo, catering by Groovin Gourmet out of Richmond, The LunchboxVA fry truck and Brian Purcell as officiant. Here is the link, click here, to see the professional photo's by Stephanie Yonce.
Sarah & Matt's beautiful fall weddingOn Saturday, October 22nd, Sarah and Matt were married at Keswick Vineyards by the Reverend Deborah Lewis. Their outdoor ceremony in front of the Estate with the back drop of the vineyard looked amazing with the burst of fall colors. Sarah looked stunning in her wedding dress and she was escorted down the aisle by her father while the Piedmont Chamber Players played their strings. I was so happy to see her bridemaids in full length gowns along with the Mothers. Sarah & Matt wanted their wedding to have three components: timeless, sophisticated/elegant and simple. They definitely achieve their goal. The colors used were very soft with light, dusting pink and light grey tones. Baby breath was used to decorated the arch for the ceremony and for centerpieces they had very tall candle operas with baby breath arrangements on top. They up lighted the Sperry tent with a yellow filter to cast a beautiful glow through out. The simplicity was truly timeless and sophisticated. I can't wait to see the photo's taken by Jen Fariello and the video taken by Kirby Martin. I got a brief look at some of the footage and was speechless. I hope to be able to share that with everyone at a later date. Sarah and Matt really paid attention to every last detail including renting a 1946 classic car from Albemarle Vintage Limousine in grey to match their color scheme. Gotta love a couple like this! Their guest, a lot from California, enjoy tasting some of Virginia's finest wines from Keswick Vineyards. I would say their favorite was the Cabernet Franc & Viognier. Thanks to all the vendors that helped make Sarah & Matt's wedding a dream come true for them including: 20 South Catering, Pat's Floral Designs, Kirby Martin Cinematography, Jen Fariello photography, Reverand Deborah Lewis, wedding director Dianne Garcia, Albemarle Vintage Limousine, Festive Fare, Skyline Tent, pastry chef Kathy Watkins from Favorite Cakes, Piedmont Chamber Players (string trio) and DJ T.D. Layman of Sound Enforcement. Please enjoy some snapshots taken that day. Better yet, click here to view the professional video taken by Kirby Martin Cinematography. Click here to read the blog written for Charlottesville Wedding Blog by photographer Jen Fariello.
Virginia & Jack's Wedding Day
Congratulations to Virginia & Jack who were married at Keswick Vineyards by Pastor Larry Farnen on Saturday, October 15th, 2011. Virginia & Jack met when they both attended the University of Virginia. They currently live in Richmond along with their families and wanted to come back to the Charlottesville area to be married. Virginia was such a stunning bride and Jack looked very handsome in his dark grey suit. The yellow colors in her bouquet provided by Sugar Magnolias complimented the golden colors in the vineyard. The weather was beautiful for this all outdoor ceremony/reception wedding. Virginia & Jack surprised their guest with a taco trailer during cocktail hour. Guest couldn't get enough of Boka Tako Truck. After cocktail hour the guest enjoyed the evening under the Sperry Tent that was beautifully decorated by Skyline Tent. Guest enjoyed a family style dinner catered by C&O of Charlottesville. Jean-Jacques Bakery provided the delicious wedding cakes. Virginia and Jack also had a popcorn buffet served along with some Coke in the original small glass bottles. At the end of the evening instead of doing a sparkler send off, Virginia & Jack gathered on the dance floor with their remaining guest and arm to arm sang the UVA fight song, "That Good Ole' Song". Jay Johnson of Astro Entertainment from Virginia Beach was the DJ providing music for the evening. All the fun and excitement was captured by Studio Saldana Photography from New York. To view their vimeo trailer video click here. Below are some of my photo's from the day.
Shannon & Davis's October 8th Wedding
On Saturday, October 8th, Shannon & Davis were married at Keswick Vineyards! Shannon was escorted down the aisle by her Mother while she had a locket attached to her bouquet with a photo of her father who had recently passed. The ceremony was beautiful and I was taken by how Davis just couldn't take his eyes off of Shannon. He just kept looking at her with that look of amazement. The two of them kept saying how it felt like they were looking at someone else's wedding. They couldn't believe that this was their wedding. Their true excitement showed all night long on their faces. The evening couldn't of happened without the help of the following vendors: Tom Daly Photography, Claire Goodman Officiant, Charlottesville Cupcake, Caterer Hank's Smokehouse, Blue Ridge Floral, T.D. Layman of Sound Enforcement as DJ, and Jessica Trembley as wedding director. Below are some photo's I took but to get a sneak peak at their professional photo's by photographer Tom Daly, click here.
Amanda & Brian's October 1st wedding
On Saturday, October 1st, Amanda & Brian exchanged their wedding vows at a beautiful, outdoor ceremony at Keswick Vineyards. What a beautiful couple Amanda & Brian made. It sure makes it easy for us want-to-be photographers. The two of them really out did themselves with the decorating. The flowers for the ceremony and the centerpieces on the tables were incredible! The centerpieces were on top of these 3-4 foot high clear glass vases that just made such a striking statement. Skyline tent did an amazing job lighting the tent with wall washers and hanging oriental light balls from the ceiling. I've never seen our Sperry tent look more beautiful then I did that night. The food, the music, the cake, the bridal party, everything was incredible and I'm so happy that Amanda & Brian chose Keswick Vineyards to celebrate their special day. Congratulations to the both of you and please come back for a visit. Special thanks to all the vendors that night including Barb Wired as the event director, Hot Cakes for catering & wedding cake, Skyline Tent Company for lighting and decorations, Linden Trio for ceremony & cocktail music, T.D. Layman as the DJ, Brian Purcell the officiant, Flowers by Natalie, Tom Sanderson Photography, Starring You films as videography, make-up by Jeanne Cusick and hair by Moxie.