The Love of Sunflowers | Jessica & Jessie

Well, when I saw the décor that Jessica and Jesse were using for their wedding at Keswick Vineyards on Friday, June 15th, I couldn’t have been any happier since there were sunflowers just about everywhere you turned.  There is no flower that can lift someone’s spirit quite like a sunflower.  They are bright and cheery, and as warm and inviting as the sweet summer sun which Mother Nature provided plenty of for this lucky couple.

There were a few things that I just loved about this wedding.  First, I just loved the bridesmaid’s bouquets.  I have never seen, in my 8 years of doing weddings at Keswick Vineyards, a bouquet that has succulents in them.  The density of the green succulents with the yellow from the sunflowers were just spectacular.  Secondly, the arch used for their ceremony adorned with more flowers.  Very simple yet made a bold statement.  Thirdly, using an old window pane to display table assignments for their guests.  Fourth, just loved how they made the head table so different from the other reception tables by renting farm tables and having a variety of different chairs. They also hung some drapery just behind the couple’s chairs again, making them stand out a little more from anyone else. Fifth, having a photobooth for guests to take funny and memorable photos to last a life time and finally, stringing bistro lighting outside of the tent to create an outdoor space for guests to hang out at.  As you can see by my photos, it was a very popular spot throughout the entire evening!

As I look back at this wedding I can’t think of a better accent for them to of used then the sunflower.  The sunflower symbolizes adoration, loyalty and longevity.  What more could a couple want in their marriage?  As the couple danced the night away on the dance floor, hanging above them was an interwoven “chandelier” structure that was made having sunflowers hanging down from it as if it was watching over the couple as they danced.  Perhaps it was wishing them good luck and everlasting happiness.

As always, we thank all of our vendors for making weddings at Keswick Vineyards so special: 

Ceremony Coordinator: Keswick Vineyards, Caterer: AKCatering, Officiant: Dave Norris, Desserts: Passionflower Cakes, DJ: Derek Tobler, Photographer: Jacqueline Waters Photography, Photobooth: Photobooth of Charlottesville, Makeup: Allison Barlow, Hair: Lauren Perkins, Florist: Lacy’s Florist and Gift Shop, Transportation: Easy Riders Bus Company, Lighting: Skyline Tent Company, Rentals: Paisley and Jade.