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Emily & Stuart’s Blue Ridge Farm Wedding


May 3, 2018 | Ivy Publications

Emily and Stuart celebrated their early fall wedding at the historic Blue Ridge Farm. Nestled in the Eastern foothills of the Blue Ride Mountains, the venue provided beautiful views for an outdoor ceremony. Guests dined under twinkling lights in a translucent topped tent and enjoyed savory seafood prepared by The Catering Outfit. The festivities ended with a dynamite performance by the Kustom Made Band. Scroll on to see more of their beautiful day…

Venue: Blue Ridge Farm

Photographer: Adam Barnes

Wedding Planner: Shindig Weddings and Events LLC

Florals: Southern Blooms

Catering: The Catering Outfit

Rentals & Decor: Festive Fare Rentals, Skyline Tent Company

Makeup & Hair: Rouge 9 and Daphne Latham

Bride & Bridesmaids’ Fashion: Nordstrom

Entertainment: Kustom Made Band

Ceremony Music: Plum Blossom String Quartet

Stationery: Minted.com

Childcare: The Local Nanny Network

Cinema: Shaking Hands Productions

Transportation: Albemarle Limousine


From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Home Magazine, a quarterly flipped edition with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine that includes all things home, from builders and real estate professionals to insurance, landscaping, utilities and more;
 the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide and Home Go-To Guide, an annual flip book with everything from daytrip ideas and home tips to directories of family & home services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook.

At Ivy Publications, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target markets since 1998.

Kristen and Abner’s Mount Ida Farm Wedding


April 20, 2018 | Ivy Publications

Kristen and Abner shared a special day with family and friends at Mount Ida Farm and Vineyard for their June nuptials. Rolling hills, a serene pond, and a beautiful gazebo served as the perfect backdrop for this joyful wedding. Accented with rich shades of purple, from the bridesmaid dresses, to the floral arrangements, and even the intricate dinner menus, Kristen and Abner’s ceremony was one to remember. We hope you enjoy their wedding as much as we did!

Photographer: Anny Photography

Event Coordinator: Two Byrds Events

Venue: Mount Ida Farm

Florals: Tourterelle Floral Design

Rentals: MS Events & Paisley + Jade

Catering: The Local

Cake: Passionflower Cakes

Invitations: Gloria Joy Ink

Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero Designs

Makeup: Regan Wolfrey & Shaye Scarlett

Hair: MAXXIMIZED Styles by Asha Maximore

Groom’s Attire: Cesar Renuan

Cinematography: Kelsey & Nate

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Home Magazine, a quarterly flipped edition with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine that includes all things home, from builders and real estate professionals to insurance, landscaping, utilities and more; the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide and Home Go-To Guide, an annual flip book with everything from daytrip ideas and home tips to directories of family & home services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook.

At Ivy Publications, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target markets since 1998.

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Rachel and Anthony’s Farmington Country Club Wedding


February 27, 2018 | Ivy Publications

On a beautiful October afternoon, Rachel and Anthony said “I do” at Farmington Country Club. Adding their own vibrant twist, the couple incorporated bright colors into a classic, traditional setting—eliciting a cheerful and happy response from family and friends.

Photographer: Sera Petras Photography

Wedding Planner: Orpha Events

Venue: Farmington Country Club

Rentals & Decor: Festive Fare

Florals: Nature Composed and KM Pressed

Catering & Cake: Farmington Country Club

Beauty: Jahnavi Wraight

Entertainment: DJ – Thomas Dean

Ceremony Music: Rafael Scarfullery

Officiant: Dave Norris

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Home Magazine, a quarterly flipped edition with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine that includes all things home, from builders and real estate professionals to insurance, landscaping, utilities and more; the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide and Home Go-To Guide, an annual flip book with everything from daytrip ideas and home tips to directories of family & home services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook.

At Ivy Publications, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target markets since 1998.

Lana and Jordan’s Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards Wedding


January 20, 2018 | Ivy Publications

We are getting so excited for spring weddings over here at Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings. We cannot wait for the pinks and lush venue grounds that showcase the season. Here is a beautiful spring wedding at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards photographed by Aaron Watson Photography this past year. Lana and Jordan’s wedding day exuded timeless elegance with soft colors and thoughtful details. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Photographer:  Aaron Watson Photography

Venue:  Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards

Wedding Coordinator: Cody Grannis | Amore Events by Cody

Florist:  Blue Ridge Floral Design

Caterer: Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard

Officiant:  Rabbi Jake Rubin

Hair & Makeup Artist:  Avenue 42 Style Studio

Ceremony Music:  The Bloom Trio

Band: Jukeboxx Band

Videographer: Ian’s Creations

Wedding Cake: Cakes by Rachel

Dessert:  Carpe Donut

Lighting:  Blue Rige A/V and Lighting

Rentals: MS Events

Invitations: Amanda Day Rose

Transportation: Quicks Bus Company and A & A Limo

Event Childcare: Local Nanny Network

Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Wedding Salon of Manhasset

Groom’s Tux: John Varvatos

Wedding and Engagement Rings:  Leslie Berman Inc.

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Home Magazine, a quarterly flipped edition with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine that includes all things home, from builders and real estate professionals to insurance, landscaping, utilities and more; the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide and Home Go-To Guide, an annual flip book with everything from daytrip ideas and home tips to directories of family & home services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook.

At Ivy Publications, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target markets since 1998.

Amina & Mike’s CrossKeys Wedding


December 5, 2017 | Ivy Publications

For Amina and Mike, CrossKeys Vineyards was the perfect backdrop for a late-summer wedding. Lush greenery, beautiful vineyards and the Blue Ridge Mountains were at every turn, creating a picturesque venue for capturing beautiful photos. The radiant pink, purple and blue floral arrangements pull together the bridesmaid’s light pink dresses and the groomsmen’s navy blue attire. It was a magical affair, one that ended with guests cheering and circling Amina and Mike with sparklers as they sent off the newlyweds to a honeymoon in Costa Rica. We hope you enjoy their beautiful day!

Photographer: Virginia Ashley

Venue: CrossKeys Vineyards

Planner: Ariel Watters at CrossKeys Vineyards

Florist:The Faded Poppy

Catering: Chef Dexter at CrossKeys Vineyards

Cake: Unique Bakery

DJ: King Studios

Dress: BHLDN

Dress Designer: The Rosalind by Willowby Watters

Hair & Makeup: The Studio Hair Salon and Day Spa

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: The Tie Bar at Men’s Wearhouse

Videographer: Caamon Brunk

Second Shooter: Rachel Loehr Photography

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook. Email us at weddings@ivypublications.com with your questions and inquiries, or call us at 434-984-4713.

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An Autumn Affair


November 22, 2017 | Ivy Publications

Autumn is a spectacular season to experience in Charlottesville. The vibrant colors provide a romantic backdrop for any seasonal wedding. Changing leaves provide florists and planners the opportunity to capture and showcase the burgundy, plum, maroon and brown hues that are so evocative this time of the year. Incorporating the natural elements will only enhance an already intimate experience. We hope you enjoy one of our favorite fall-inspired photo shoots.

Photos by Jen Fariello

Venue: The Market at Grelen

Caterer: The Catering Outfit

Cake: Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe

Florals: Southern Blooms

Rental Companies: CE Rental (Festive Fare), Southern Blooms and Private Collection

Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Kalika

Bridal Dress: Elaya Vaughn by Kate Pankoke

Plantings & Greenery: Grelen Nursery

Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss

Jeweler: Suz Somersall

Hair Stylist: Top Knot Studio

Beauty Stylist: Rouge 9 Makeup Studio

Styling & Coordination: Sarah Sargent

Female Model: Meg Killory

Male Model: Sinisa Z Maricic


From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook. Email us at weddings@ivypublications.com with your questions and inquiries, or call us at 434-984-4713.

Announcing the 2017 Wedding of the Year


October 18, 2017 | Ivy Publications

We are pleased to share with you our lovely Wine & Country Wedding of the Year, chosen by popular vote among many beautiful and touching submissions.

John and Katherine celebrated their beautiful wedding at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards with dear friends and family. Memories were captured by the very talented Katelyn James, and A. Dominick Events brought the couple’s dream wedding vision to life with lush spring florals by Southern Blooms.

The couple’s outdoor wedding ceremony in April combined Kate’s traditional and romantic style, and John’s modern and minimalist taste.

Their wedding reception, held in the Granary, was catered by the talented Chef of Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard and guests also enjoyed a delightful three-tiered cake, embellished with fresh blooms from Favorite Cakes.

We are so pleased to be able to share Katherine & John’s beautiful love story. To see more of our 2017 Wine & Country Wedding of the Year, and their especially enchanting “first look,” purchase a copy of the new Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, Volume 3.

Photographer: Katelyn James

Venue: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Event Planner & Stylist: A. Dominick Events

Florist: Southern Blooms

Caterer: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Rental Companies: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Cake: Favorite Cakes

Stationery: Cheree Berry Paper

Dress: Suzanne Neville

Beauty & Hair Stylist: Alison Harper and Company

Entertainment: DJ Evan Reitmeyer

Officiant: Rev. Bhavani Metro, Sacred Ground Ceremonies

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook. Email us at weddings@ivypublications.com with your questions and inquiries, or call us at 434-984-4713.

 

Jennifer & Brian’s Keswick Vineyards Wedding


September 27, 2017 | Ivy Publications

On a lovely afternoon in late October at the historic Keswick Vineyards, Jennifer and Brian exchanged vows and celebrated the beginning of their journey as husband and wife. Their beautiful wedding, coordinated by Adam Donovan-Groves of Donovan-Groves Events, exuded timeless elegance with touches of playfulness.

While preparing for her wedding day at Keswick Hall & Golf Club, Jennifer choose sparkling sapphire Kate Spade heels and an elegant Vera Wang gown. Her bridesmaids wore blush-colored gowns in different complementary styles.

Brian wore a navy blue Joseph Abboud tuxedo, and he and his groomsmen sported baby blue polka-dotted bow ties and pastel boutonnieres.

Sacred Ground Ceremonies joined the couple in front of Keswick Vineyard’s grapevines. Jennifer’s gorgeous bouquet by Pat’s Floral Design of succulents, garden roses and pastel-colored florals perfectly complemented her gown’s lace details.

During cocktail hour, the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed artisan drinks and hors d’oeuvres by Harvest Moon Catering. These drinks included The Virginia Gentlemen, a drink named after the University of Virginia’s A cappella group, who also performed live during the cocktail hour.

Cream candles and floral plates on gold-rimmed chargers in the reception tent added to the wedding’s elegant ambiance. Pale pink flowers and navy serviettes effortlessly incorporated the bride and groom’s color palette and menus, printed by Rock Paper Scissors, gave guests a sneak peak of the delicious meal to come.

Following dinner, the evening was filled with love as guests toasted the newlyweds and danced to music by JG EntertainmentCakes by Rachel’s stunning three-tier cake was the perfect addition to the decor.

Later, Brian and Jennifer ended the magical night with a sparkler-lined exit. Friends and family cheered on as the couple embraced, celebrating their new life together as husband and wife.

From the perfect October sunset to the a capella performance, the couple’s wedding was an enchanting celebration, sure to be remembered fondly by all.

Photographer:  Aaron Watson Photography

Venue: Keswick Vineyards

Getting Ready Venue: Keswick Hall & Golf Club

Wedding Coordinator: Adam Donovan-Groves with Donovan-Groves Events

Rentals: MS Events

Florist:  Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Design

Hair & Makeup Artist:  Carolyn Thombs

Acapella: The Virginia Gentleman

DJ: JG Entertainment

Caterer: Harvest Moon Catering

Wedding Cake: Cakes by Rachel

Officiant:  Sacred Ground Ceremonies

Transportation:  Quicks Bus

Wedding Dress:  Vera Wang

Groom’s Wear: Joseph Abboud

Invitations: Rock Paper Scissors

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook. Email us at weddings@ivypublications.com with your questions and inquiries, or call us at 434-984-4713.

 

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Annie & Bill’s Castle Hill Cider Wedding


June 26, 2017 | Ivy Publications

Annie and Bill’s Castle Hill Cider classic wedding exuded a romantic ambiance. Golden accents throughout, bouquets lush with greenery, berries and deep burgundy florals exemplified the natural beauty of winter.

The Loft in Castle Hill Cider’s Cider Barn provided a gorgeous ceremonial space, bright with natural light, for the couple’s afternoon nuptials. The sweetly elegant atmosphere of the barn was completed with greenery draped along the back of the last row of chairs and an aisle covered with stunning white flower petals.

To add a fashionable touch of delicate lace to her dress, Annie slipped on an off-the-shoulder dress topper with sleeves.

The reception in the Cider Barn was styled beautifully, with draped lights, greenery and chic white table decor, creating an inviting yet intimate space. Gold accents were found in the chairs, the cake stand, candle holders and atop the cake, made by Morgan Phillips Cakes.

Annie and Bill were overcome with joy throughout the day as they celebrated their love and new journey as husband and wife surrounded by family and friends. Their wedding effortlessly captured the season and was a beautiful display of the talented wedding vendors in Charlottesville.

Photographer: Cramer Photo

Planner & Designer: Amore Events by Cody

Venue: Castle Hill Cider

Catering: Exchange Events & Catering

Rentals: MS Events

Florist: Amore Events by Cody

Hair & Makeup: First Look Artistry

Cakes & Desserts: Morgan Phillips Cakes

Invitations & Calligraphy: Jodi Macfarlan Calligraphy

Transportation: A & A Limousine

Bands & DJs: King Studios

Cinematographers: SJ Videography

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook. Email us at weddings@ivypublications.com with your questions and inquiries, or call us at 434-984-4713.

North Meets South, an Elegant & Rustic Charlottesville Wedding


June 9, 2017 | Ivy Publications

David and Rebecca came to the Charlottesville area in search of the perfect place for their families to come together and celebrate their wedding. Rebecca, who is originally from the North, and David, who is originally from the South, said “I do” on an October afternoon at Belle Haven on the James.

The couple and their planner Marisa Vrooman of Orpha Events wanted to strike a balance between modern elegance and rustic beauty through using mixed china, farm tables, earth-toned linens, bright florals and gold finishes. They brought in crystal chandeliers and floral hanging adornments to mix both the natural and man-made for a classic elegance that also brightened the barn in a festive way.

The couple wed in the venue’s West Garden under a beautiful wooden arbor adorned with greenery. The bride wore a delicate lace wrap over her dress for the ceremony.

Following a cocktail hour in the Tidewater tent, dinner was held in the venue’s barn with long farm tables running the length of the space. Decorated with greenery and glowing lights, the reception had an intimate charm.

Aside from the bright fuchsia and cafe au lait dahlias that were prominently featured, the couple chose black and white as their colors, a nod to the modernity of New York City, where they both reside.

With the help of Vrooman, David and Rebecca showcased the black and white colors in several intentional elements throughout the affair. They created a modern black and white cake from Paradox Pastry, adorned with beautiful dahlias to soften the look. Another unique way the couple incorporated their colors was through black and white striped straws in champagne flutes as escort cards for the guests, which added a touch of formality to the occasion. They also incorporated white lounge area furniture with black striped throw pillows and black and white striped boxes filled with donuts for the guests’ parting snack.

After dinner, everyone returned to the Tidewater tent to dance the night away to live music. The elegant wedding, incorporating David’s southern roots and the couple’s love for the modern, turned out to be a beautiful celebration of their new life together as husband and wife.

Designer & Planner: Marisa of Orpha Events

Photographer: Sera Petras

Florist: Nature Composed

Caterer: A Pimento Catering

Venue: Belle Haven (Note: This venue is no longer accepting weddings)

Cakes: Paradox Pastry

Dress: Martina Liana

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Rentals: Festive Fare

Lighting: Blue Ridge A/V and Lighting

Chandelier & Specialty Rentals: Stonegate Event Rentals

Tent: Virginia Tent Rental


From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook. Email us at weddings@ivypublications.com with your questions and inquiries, or call us at 434-984-4713.