Love At First Sight | Lieve & Peter

I always love hearing how couples getting married at Keswick Vineyards first met.  So many times, I am amazed at how it happens.  Lieve and Peter had one of those stories.  Lieve is a former member of the UVA rowing team and was vacationing in California with the girls when they decided to visit the San Diego Zoo versus going anywhere else.  Peter, being from Lebanon, was visiting California and also decided to visit the San Diego Zoo the exact same day.  Both of them just happen to be in the panda bear exhibit when they first laid eyes on each other.  From that moment forward, they both knew they had found their soul mate.  Isn’t that amazing?  I mean, what are the odds of that happening?  Both of them so far from their home towns.  Both of them being there on that day, in that location.  Just shows you that you never know where or when you will find your soul mate.

Since their love story started in the panda section of the San Diego zoo, they decided to make sure that was a big part of their wedding day.  They had a bench with stuffed panda bears on it and their photo booth had a bamboo backdrop for guests to get photos in front of wearing silly animal masks.

Lieve and Peter also wanted to put some details to showcase their backgrounds, so a big rowing oar was present behind the cocktail bar and pictures of Lebanon were showcased at the bar along with some arak (a traditional Lebanese liquor).  One of my favorite personal touch was having our gazebo draped in bright, colorful fabric.

Congratulations, Lieve and Peter! We had such a great time at your wedding and we hope that you enjoy your wedding in Lebanon!

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

Event Planner: Donovan-Groves Events, Catering: Harvest Moon, Officiant: Geoff Pitts, Desserts: Pie Chest, DJ: Chase Capo with Black Tie Entertainment, Musicians: Jia Lie & Theresa Su, Photographer: Sam Stroud, Photobooth: Mox Box, Hair and Makeup Artist: Charlottesville Makeup Artist, Florist: Foxtail Cottage, Transportation: Ambassador Limousine, Rentals: MS Events.