June 17, 2021

Keswick Vineyards Wedding

Where to start with this absolutely magical wedding day? I could start by telling you about how beautiful her dress was, or how absolutely stunning their wedding venue, Keswick Vineyards. But what really made this day special? Chris and Olivia. These two where made for each other and this day was really about them, as they the start of the next chapter of their lives together!

Olivia and Chris met at Washington College, where they were both freshman on the Crew Team. They were set up by two of their teammates, Jaclyn and John, on a group dinner to the local Mexican restaurant. Jaclyn and John got them to sit next to each other at dinner, and they just clicked almost immediately. They have been together ever since!

Olivia and Chris held their wedding infront of the mansion at Keswick vineyards. They day started in the guest house. Olivia and the bridesmaids got ready in the bridal suite, meanwhile the guys played pool and hung out in the Library. After exchanging gifts with their moms, it was time for Olivia’s first look with her dad- the first of many tearful moments that day! She had a custom tie made for him- which had photo of the two of them tucked inside. After the the tears had been dried, she headed to the near by carriage house for the first look with Chris!

The wedding ceremony took place in the shadow of mansion, overlooking Keswick vineyards and framed by the mountains in in the back ground. It was on overcast day, and was absolutely breathtaking.

Following the ceremony, the guest all headed to the garden for cocktail hour- where they were serenaded by a string trio. Then it was time for the to the neighboring sailcloth tent for the reception.

After everyone had danced and laughed to their hearts content, everyone returned to the front of the manor at Keswick Vineyards for their sparkler send off- the perfect ending to a magical wedding.

The Creative Team:

Venue: Keswick vineyards 

Catering: The Catering Outfit

Planning: Two Byrds Events 

Flowers: Colonial Florist

Cake: Passion Flower Cakes

Hair and Makeup: jeanne cusick

Wedding Dress Shop: Annalise Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

Groomsmen Suits: The Black Tux

Invitation Suite: Minted

DJ: Prime Time Event Group

String Quartet: The Bloom Trio

Photographer: Alexandra Kent Photography

The best man ALSO happened to be a professional magician. Which of course means that during the reception he pulled out a deck of cards to do a few magic tricks for everyone!

Classic Charlottesville wedding


Grab a glass of wine,

And let’s hang out together on the ‘gram