The Last Wedding of 2017 | Jessica & Thomas

Well, the end to our fabulous, extremely busy 2017 wedding season came with the marriage of Jessica & Thomas on Saturday, November 11th.  The fall foliage had just peaked giving them a burst of color to enjoy.  Unfortunately, Mother Nature decided to test out winter weather this weekend plunging temperatures in the mid 30’s!  But hey, the good news, no rain, right? The weather was cold but that didn’t stop this wedding from heating things up with their love.

Jessica and Thomas chose to have their ceremony in front of the fountain at Edgewood Estate.  Guests not only got to enjoy the beautiful back drop of the fountain, but also couldn’t help but relish the fall colors of the vineyard and foliage on the mountain side.  And just like clockwork, my husband had one last time this year to perform “kiss duty” with our fountain. What is that you ask? Well, we turn off the fountain normally when the bride makes her appearance.  Suddenly, it gets real quiet. Many people probably wonder if the fountain just broke? At the end of the ceremony, when the couple can kiss for the first time as husband and wife, my husband gets the cue to turn the fountain back on.  It’s our version of fireworks going off. As you can see by my photo, he nailed it! Thanks Al for always being the person behind the curtain that gets no recognition.

After the ceremony guests went immediately under the Sperry tent to get warm.  I was pleasantly surprised that our 2 heaters could maintain warmth when the temperatures dropped to 27 degrees that evening!  Never could I imagine it getting that cold in Virginia in November. Let’s hope that never happens again.

Thanks to the following vendors for helping us close out our 2017 wedding season:

Day of Coordinator: Keswick Vineyards, Cake:  Chandler’s Bakery, Photographer: Jeff O’Campo, Florals: Amanda Burnette, Photo Booth: Photo Booth of Charlottesville, Lighting: Skyline Tent Company, Transportation: Albemarle Limousine, Officiant: Craig Leets, DJ: Rudy Lopez, Catering:  Butler’s Unique Catering.

Brian Schornberg