Keeping up with the Koo's | Jen & Alex

We have couples get married at Keswick Vineyards from all over the country, but Jen and Alex had to plan their entire wedding completely on the other side of the United States—from Washington state! Luckily, Jen had family nearby our award-winning winery to help her plan her rustic, dream wedding for May 26, 2018. Her family even designed the gift table, seating decorations, and the floral arrangements that were hanging off of the ceremony chairs in mason jars. What would we do without our parents?

Jen and Alex actually got married a few years ago due to military reasons but decided to do a formal ceremony for all of their family members to attend. Being that they already had their rings, they decided to do a planting of trees for their ceremony. We loved the symbolism behind it; the roots of their relationship will continue to be intertwined and grow together.

Their seating assignments, of course, had to include the rustic and “natural” feel that their wedding had! They decided to use succulents with little flags in them that had everyone’s names and table numbers on them. It was a great way to bring the entire wedding together!

Jen and Alex decided to use our gazebo for multiple purposes. The gazebo space is used for whatever couples imagine for their wedding day, so we love it when new usages emerge! During cocktail hour, Jen and Alex made it a raw seafood bar, where shrimp, oysters, and scallops were displayed on a magnificent ice sculpture. Talk about mouth-watering! Later in the evening, they transformed it into a candy bar for guests to have a “sweet treat” to enjoy and take home with them for a late-night snack.

The food wasn’t the only thing that people enjoyed, though! Jen and Alex provided plenty of entertainment for guests, where games, such as, “guess the spouse” was played. Both Jen and Alex were blindfolded, where Jen had to feel multiple men’s hands to decide which one was Alex’s, whereas Alex had to feel multiple women’s biceps and had to guess which one was Jen’s. It was a night full of laughter, to say the least, and we loved partaking in the endless joy of the night. Congrats to the happy couple!

Thank you to the following vendors for all of their hard work:

Event Planner: Karissa Coffey Events LLC., Officiant: Andrew Vo, Caterer: Harvest Moon, Pasty Chef: Paris with Passionflower Cakes, DJ: Frank Smith with Prime Time Sound & DJ Services, Musician: Chestnut Oak String Quartet, Photographer: Lisa Mims Photography, Photo Booth: Photo Booth of Charlottesville, Hair & Makeup Artist: Jeanna Cusick, Florist: Colonial Florist, Transportation: K & M Executive Transportation, Rentals: MS Events, Lighting: Skyline Tent Company.  

The photos in this blog were contributed by owner Cindy Schornberg. To see Lisa Mims photography check out her blog here!