Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Wedding in Virginia Wine Country

We spent the weekend in beautiful Piedmont Virginia, just a few miles north of Charlottesville off U.S. 29, which is basically the Napa Valley of the Commonwealth. It is the real deal God's Country. We ventured to Early Mountain Vineyards for our friend Joe's wedding to the beautiful Katie, whose creativity really shone through in all the elements of the event.

Here are some peeks at the details:

Guests created a keepsake piece of art with thumbprints ...

Beautiful hand-painted silhouettes of the bride and groom hung on the end of aisles and were painted onto a cornhole set...what a cool heirloom piece, right?

The bride's dress was incredibly gorgeous, and I loved the wine-inspired color palette.

The florals were incredible, too...Sean's boutonniere was so special.

To keep the little ones busy, wooden owl masks were put out with markers. Very cute!

 The venue is fairly new and it's clear the designers had entertaining in mind. Every detail was gorgeous and romantic!

 Even the hallway looked like Restoration Hardware!

The place settings were marked with little MASH-style menus and fun tidbits about each person at the table so we could get conversations going.

For the send-off, we each received a blinking glow balloon, which was amazing and really cool. 

Some other cute details:
  • the flowergirl carried a bouquet of balloons. Adorable, easy and hard to mess up!
  • When guests arrived at the venue, there were glasses of lemonade and water to keep them hydrated before the ceremony. It is August in Virginia, after all!
  • Before the meal, we enjoyed a gnocchi bar and after the meal, we had a crepe bar! Fun!

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