Man's 'Best Man' | Cheryl & Michael

Congratulations to Cheryl and Michael who had their beautiful summer vineyard wedding this past Saturday, August 31st, at Keswick Vineyards.  Full of incredible details and summer elegance, this wedding was full of memorable bits and pieces; from unique favors and florals, to special ceremonial celebrations. Although many aspects of this wedding were unforgettable, one really stood out the most and that was their beautiful (and incredibly well behaved) dog, Drax! We love when couples incorporate their beloved furry friends into the ceremony (we’re all dog lovers here), but this is the first time we’ve seen someone’s incredible dog walk side by side with the groom down the aisle! How special is that?? Man’s best friend indeed. 

Another awesome tradition we love seeing is the wine box ceremony.  This is where couples place a nice bottle of wine, such as Keswick Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, in a box with love letters they have written for each other. The box is then sealed closed to be open at a later date like their first- or fifth-year anniversary. The couple will open the box together and remember all those wonderful reasons why they married each other and celebrate with a great bottle of wine! I cannot think of a better way to spend an anniversary. 

After the ceremony guests were treated to an array of wonderful details. Hanging from the ceiling of the tent was an imposing arrangement of florals draping over the dance floor. This really stood out against the flowing white peaks of the tent! On the tables, candles in glass were nestled between the greenery for a classic and beautiful table-scape. My favorite of these were the tapered candles.  Many of our couples look for ways to have their tapered candles under the Aurora tent without it being a fire-hazard, and these tall thin glass cylinders are the perfect solution! They looked so delicate and beautiful on the head table. 

Without a doubt, one of the best details of Cheryl and Michaels wedding were the unique favors! Cheryl described to me how she nurtured and grew dozens of succulents, clipping leaves and replanting them over and over as she prepared a vast array of favors, all planted and grown by her. 

Many great moments were had at their summer wedding and we were so thrilled to be part of it. Thank you to all the amazing vendors who helped put this wonderful day together:

Wedding Planning by Whimsey Event Planning & Design, Diane Hernandez
Catering by Harvest Moon
Music by Billy Caldwell and DJ Greg Tutwiler
Photography by Celestial Sights, Celeste Ainsworth (the photographs in this blog were taken by owner of Keswick Vineyards, Cindy Schornberg)
Videography by ParkerPix, Parker Luke
Cake by Cakes by Rachel
Florals by Whimsey Event Planning & Design, Diane Hernandez
Officiating by Dave Norris
Hair and Makeup by Blush Salon and Spa
Transportation by Albemarle Limousine
and Lighting by Skyline Tent Company

Brian Schornberg