Parents Know Best | Meredith & Yale

How many brides out there would trust their parents to pick out their wedding venue?????  Well, that’s what this bride had to do.  Meredith & Yale were married at Keswick Vineyards, one of Charlottesville top wedding venue, on Saturday, June 15th, 2019 surrounded by family and close friends. 

Immediately we felt a connection with the bride’s family. The bride’s Mother currently homeschools Meredith’s younger sisters and Meredith graduated from the same high school that the owners of Keswick Vineyards daughter attends.  So right away we had something to talk about.  We found out that Meredith was in Spain and was relying on her parents (and fiancé) to scout out the perfect venue for them. With Keswick Vineyards being so close to their home and our personal connection that just felt so natural, the decision was made to have their daughter’s wedding at Keswick Vineyards!

Meredith & Yale’s wedding day was just perfect!  Mother Nature gave them a beautiful day; not too cold, not too hot, just right with a slight breeze.  They chose to have their ceremony in what we call our “shade location” not for the shade, but because Meredith loved the tree that provided the shade.  With the back drop of the fountain and mountain, I think all the guests agreed she chose the perfect location to say, “I do”.


After the ceremony while the couple did photos, guest enjoy cocktails and appetizers while playing lawn games like Jenga.  It is a great idea that many of our couples do.  It gives their guests something to do during cocktail hour while enjoying time with family and friends.

I really liked how the tent looked for this wedding.  By using green napkins on the white linens tied the greenery on the center tent poles and the greenery of the vineyard outside together.  A special treat for all the guest at each table setting was a small canvas painting that the bride had painted herself just weeks before her wedding day!  And finally, with the bistro lights hung throughout the tent, provided a star like canopy for everyone to dance under.  I think by the look on Meredith’s face that she got the wedding of her dreams and we were so happy to be part of it.

Special thanks to the following vendors:  Event Planners – Keswick Vineyards, Caterer – Goodrich Gourmet, DJ – Mark Allen, Musicians – Charlottesville String Duo, Florist – Colonial Florist, Tent Lighting – Skyline Tent Company, Cake – Sweet Holly Desserts, Rentals – MS Events, Photographer – Amy Jackson, Officiant – Ben Robertson, Hair & Make-up – Studio FBJ & Joy Fister


Brian Schornberg