And They're Off!!! | Tom & Lauren

Congratulations to Lauren & Tom who were married at Keswick Vineyards on Saturday, May 4th.  Not only was this their wedding day but also the day for The Kentucky Derby!  And when many of your guests are coming in from Kentucky, well then, it’s only natural to tie into that theme a little.

 Lauren & Tom had Kentucky Derby programs on hand so guests could pick their favorite horse and cheer them on while watching the race in the “man’s cave”.  To our surprise, a family member of the winning horse was among the guests which made that win even more special!

Lauren & Tom chose to have their ceremony right up close to the vineyard with the mountains as a back drop.  Using our pergola, draped with fabric, to dress up their alter a little provided a picture-perfect setting.

After the ceremony, guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the East lawn relishing the food and cocktails provided by Blue Ridge Catering.  Also, Billy Caldwell provided some musical entertainment.  One of my favorite details from this wedding was their guest book.  During cocktail hour guest could take their time and take a polaroid photo of themselves.  Then, in a book, were little envelopes to put the photo in.  Guest could sign the photo and/or write something in the book.  What a wonderful keepsake to have!


The reception tent was adorned with bistro lighting providing the look of being under the stars at night.  Keeping decorations to a minimum allowed the natural beauty of Keswick Vineyards to shine through.  As you can see, the tent looked amazing and guests fully enjoyed themselves until the last song was played.

A special thank you to the following vendors for making Lauren & Tom’s big day so wonderful:

Catering by Blue Ridge Catering
Photography by Heather Dodge Photography (Please note, the photographs in this blog were taken by Cindy Schornberg of Keswick Vineyards)
Entertainment by Playback DJ (Dennis Payne)
Lighting by Skyline Tent Company
Hair & Make-up by Fielding Biggs at Moxie Hair Lounge
Ceremony & Cocktail Music by Billy Caldwell
and Officiant Virginia Moore, MS Events, and Albemarle Limousine

Brian Schornberg