The Unbreakable Vow | Jen & Dan
Jen and Dan’s wedding at Keswick Vineyards on May 12, 2018 was one that was so stunning and had guests raving about how beautiful it was as soon as they entered through the carport and out to the ceremony. For a May wedding, it was a little hotter than usual, but everything turned out to be perfect. Firstly, there was flowers placed everywhere! As soon as guests walked through the carport area, there was a large arrangement on the gift table and as they approached the ceremony space, you could see all the stunning roses and greenery that adorned the rustic arbor. You could also catch a glimpse of the cocktail hour area, where the cocktail tables were wrapped up in greenery. We loved the entire setup of Jen and Dan’s wedding and were obsessed with how romantic everything looked!
The best part of the day, though, was, hands-down, the ceremony. The Bloom Trio played soft melodies, while everyone was waiting in anticipation for the wedding party to enter. As soon as the officiant, Cory Newell, entered the top of the aisle, the fountain shut off, signaling that the wedding party was about to enter. Dan and his groomsmen looked so handsome, while Jen, in her beautiful, beaded gown, was so stunning along with all of her bridesmaids. Pastor Corey gave us a background of Jen and Dan’s life together and how Dan proposed to Jen. He told us that, like true Harry Potter fans, Dan called Jen upstairs to a room in their home, where he opened Harry Potter to the chapter entitled “The Unbreakable Vow.” When Jen found Dan upstairs in the house that they were about to move out of, she found him kneeling and asked Jen to marry him. While the entire ceremony was so sweet, the most touching part was the vows that Dan and Jen wrote to each other. Both of them gave the crowd insight to how much they really loved each other and how much they have been through together to get to where they are now. You could just hear the sniffling of all the guests and I was, quite literally, balling my eyes out. It was such an endearing moment for everyone!
When the ceremony ended, and guests proceeded from the ceremony to cocktail hour, they saw the magnificent cheese board that Harvest Moon put together for guests to enjoy. Also, during cocktail hour, we had two of our own employees that conducted a wine tasting for guests to enjoy while they were mingling amongst themselves. Guests could enjoy four different wines that were provided from Keswick Vineyards that were picked by the couple. Our employees had so much fun describing our wines to the guests and giving the more information about Keswick Vineyards.
The lounge area that was set up in the gazebo was also available for guests to enjoy during cocktail hour. Paisley and Jade had set up a couch with a coffee table and some other pieces of lounge furniture that gave it a very bohemian feel. Along the top of the gazebo, a white drapery was hung to give it the “romantic” feel that the entirety of the wedding had.
When looking into the tent from the gazebo, you could see the chalkboard bar that a calligraphist wrote on for the couple. Across it was written “Jen and Dan, May 12, 2018,” with flowers that were placed in the corners of the bar sign. We thought that the bar was a great way to incorporate the couple’s name to make it more representative of the couple. We loved seeing all of the beautiful ideas that Jen and Dan integrated into their wedding and cannot wait to see more weddings that were as beautiful as this one. Congratulations, Jen and Dan! If the four-leaf clover that we found isn’t a testament to how your lives will be together, I don’t know what is! We hope that you enjoy your “magical” lives together!
Thank you to the following vendors for all of their hard work:
Event Planner and Florist: Honey Armstrong with Kim Moody Designs, Officiant: Cory Newell, Caterer: Harvest Moon, Wine Tasting: Keswick Vineyards, Desserts: Cakes by Rachel, DJ: Eric Herod, Musician: The Bloom Trio, Photographer: Robert Radifera, Videographer: eMotion Productions, Photobooth: Photobooth of Charlottesville, Hair and Makeup: Avenue 42, Transportation: Albemarle Limousine, Lighting: Skyline Tent Company, Rentals: Kim Moody Designs, Paisley and Jade, and Harvest Moon Catering.