Sunset Skies and Sweet Goodbye’s | Stephanie & Will

Stephanie and Will’s wedding on May 6, 2018 at Keswick Vineyards was nothing short of exciting! The bridal party and mothers of Stephanie and Will showed up at noon to get ready for their wedding day, while waiting in anticipation for guests to arrive and for the ceremony to commence. Will, his groomsmen, and Stephanie and Will’s fathers were busy playing a game of pool while the ladies were getting ready. You could just tell how excited everyone was for Stephanie and Will’s special day!

Up until about an hour prior to the ceremony, we were watching the weather forecast because of the threat of rain. Luckily, we made the call to go forward with an outdoor ceremony and we are happy to say that it was the right one! We always tell our couples that the Blue Ridge Mountains really work wonders for our couples on their wedding day, and that it did! The weather turned out to be stunning for Stephanie and Will’s wedding. They decided to have their ceremony directly in front of the fountain so that the lush vineyard and fountain was their backdrop. When Brian Purcell, the officiant, pronounced Will and Stephanie, husband and wife, and said, “you may now kiss your bride,” Will went in for the kiss and the fountain turned on as if fireworks were going off! It was a memorable moment and we were so happy that Mother Nature decided to cooperate with us and that our “magical mountains” worked to our advantage once again!

When Stephanie and Will walked out from their ceremony, you could catch a glimpse of the sparkling shoes that Stephanie was wearing. Stephanie showed us afterwards that they actually were not heels—they were Kate Spade Keds that just glistened when the light hit them! They were such beautiful shoes and we loved the idea of brides wearing dressy, but also, cute and comfortable shoes. We have a lot of “firsts” at Keswick Vineyards, and wearing Kate Spade Keds was one of them!

Sunset photos are an absolute must with how stunning the mountains and vineyards are in the background. Robert Radifera was able to take some beautiful sunset photos with Stephanie and Will’s clear umbrellas held above them as they were kissing. It was such a beautiful photo and we were completely elated that Robert shared it with all of us! We love how Robert always shares his images with the couple; you can tell how much the couple adores being able to see their pictures directly after they are taken!

The remainder of the night was spent smoking cigars, dancing, and enjoying the beautiful cake that Sweethaus made for the couple. Everyone said their goodbyes to Stephanie and Will as they drove off to relax after a long wedding day. It was such a magical night and we were so happy with how everything turned out. Congrats, Stephanie and Will!

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

Event Planner: Keswick Vineyards, Caterer: Goodrich Gourmet, Photographer: Robert Radifera, Pastry Chef: Sweethaus, Florist: Barnswallow Blooms, Officiant: Brian Purcell, Makeup: Jenna Balser and Charlottesville Makeup Artist, Hair: Kendra Holcomb, Transportation: Albemarle Limousine, Lighting: Skyline Tent Company.