Thursday, March 1, 2012
We recently posted about a fun FAM (usually stands for familiarization but I like to refer to it as Family) trip our team took to Keswick Hall in Charlottesville. The property is truly first class as is the wonderful events staff. Last June I had the pleasure of planning Sarah and Nick's wedding at Keswick Hall and the weekend could not have been more perfect for them As a hard working, busy couple in the DC area, they were looking for something just a bit slower and more comfortable for their family and friends to celebrate their wedding weekend.
Being in Virginia wine country, the ladies weekend started on Friday afternoon with a wine tour and lunch. Friday evening brought an intimate rehearsal dinner in the Garden Room at Keswick Hall, the perfect space for a greek inspired sharing table to pay tribute to the groom's roots. It was such a beautiful table!
Saturday morning the men kicked off the day with golf as the ladies relaxed and prepped. Following the ceremony which overlooked the golf course, the bride and groom took a cart out for pictures using the Hall as the backdrop.
Guests enjoyed cocktails by the pool, one of my favorite places on the property, then moved back downstairs for an open air dinner on the terrace and dancing until the wee hours in the ballroom. Truly a favorite for me was their choice in first dance song by Queen, "You're my Best Friend". Completely appropriate for this pair.
It's safe to stay guests were treated to a celebration they won't soon forget in Charlottesville. Thank you to the fantastic team at Keswick Hall including Adam and Wendy, along with Capital Decor and Events, Gonzo's Nose and Jenni Green from Studio Diana Photography.
Stay tuned for pictures from my next wedding at Keswick in May. A very different style, but elegant, sophisticated and modern all the same.