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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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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.

Maddy & CJ’s Edgewood Farm Wedding


May 24, 2017 | Ivy Publications

Maddy & CJ’s beautiful summer wedding exuded joy and classic romance. The couple chose the stunning Christ Episcopal Church for their ceremony and said “I do” surrounded by friends and family.

Maddy prepared for her big day at the Oakhurst Inn. Her Sealed With a Kiss dress included lace details that perfectly matched her bouquet of wildflowers by Innisfree Herb Garden Flowers. Her bridesmaids’ attire, each dressed in a different soft pink dress, added a romantic touch to the affair.

The reception, held at The Barn at Edgewood Farm, had a whimsical seasonal feel. During cocktail hour, guests enjoyed playing games and mingling outside. The elegant simplicity of this venue created an inviting space for guests to celebrate the newlyweds.

The lively bright flowers decorated the venue from the tables to the cake, contrasting the white decor. Guests enjoyed the delicious catering by Roadside Chive.

As the sun set, Maddy and CJ spent the rest of the evening celebrating their love and new marriage with family and friends.

Photographer: Celestial Sights Photography

Getting ready venue: Oakhurst Inn

Ceremony Venue: Christ Episcopal Church

Reception Site: The Barn at Edgewood Farm

Florist: Catherine Boston of Innisfree Herb Garden Flowers

Caterer: Roadside Chive

Cake: Sweethaus

Dress: Sealed With a Kiss

Jewelry: Reines Jewelers (bride’s ring); Stella & Dot (bride’s earrings)

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.

Katie & Erik’s Keswick Vineyards Wedding


April 25, 2017 | Ivy Publications

Katie and Erik made the decision to say “I do” on the beautiful historic grounds of Keswick Vineyards, situated among the rolling hills of farmland and surrounded by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. Bright and bold in every way possible, their wedding incorporated stunning elements from the vibrant florals and greenery to their eye-catching unfrosted cake. With the help of local vendors, Katie & Erik not only created a wedding to rival but also a day to remember for a lifetime.

Katie’s wedding look involved a large-lace pattern on the front and back of her dress with buttons leading down to her mermaid train. Her dazzling teardrop earrings complemented the look.

Katie and Erik made great use of this year’s floral trend using bright and bold color palettes. They used the seasonal element of citrus for the flowers and cake, which symbolizes the color and life the couple brings into each others’ lives.

Below, you can see the colors incorporated into the arbor florals and greenery reaching out in a gorgeous framing around the couple.

The officiant for the wedding, a beloved friend of the bride and groom, played a unique dual role in the wedding by also putting together the daring and delicious, unfrosted wedding cake, decorated in strawberries, limes, florals and mint.

The bride thought of the idea to hold the name cards in golden animal statuettes. After guests found their seats, Harvest Moon Catering provided the delectable dinner.

Katie & Erik’s wedding displays many ways to make a wedding personalized and special for you and your guests. Throughout every aspect of the day, the couple shared the brightness in their love.

Photography: Robert Radifera Photography

Venue: Keswick Vineyards

Catering: Harvest Moon Catering

Florals: Blue Ridge Floral Design

Event Planner: Angelica Laws with Keswick Vineyards

Officiant & Desserts: Luci Kent

Hair & Makeup: Studio FBJ

Rentals: MS Events

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.

 

Meera & Nick: A CrossKeys Wedding


March 24, 2017 | Ivy Publications

We are so excited for the color and vibrance of the spring and summer weddings to come. Here is one summer wedding from this past year that took our breath away…

Meera and Nick held their beautiful wedding at CrossKeys Vineyards. Meera and her bridesmaids wore Saris as well as the traditional Mehndi on their hands and carried colorful bouquets by Rick’s Flowers.

The couple followed Indian traditions and wore flower garlands, a symbol of union, during their ceremony. Their wedding colors—pink, green and orange—were brightly incorporated into their celebration. From the rose petal lined aisle to the wedding arbor, lush with greenery and florals, it was a sight of beauty and love.

Their stunning 4-tier Peacock Henna wedding cake was designed by Passion Flower Cakes and admired throughout the evening.

Their colorful wedding was a true celebration of two cultures. Nick and Meera chose different ways to incorporate his Greek heritage and her Indian heritage into the food, traditions and decor, bringing together two diverse families to celebrate love and the start of Nick and Meera’s new journey as a married couple.

Photography: Meredith Sledge Photography

Venue and Coordination: CrossKeys Vineyards

Florals: Rick’s Flowers

Hair/Make-Up: Meg Miller of The Studio Hair Salon & Day Spa

Cake: Passion Flower Cakes

DJ: Max Powers

Videographer: Andrew Gehman

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.

Scott & Nicole’s Blenheim Wedding


February 6, 2017 | Ivy Publications

Scott and Nicole said “I do” on a beautiful summer afternoon at the breathtaking Blenheim Vineyards. With the help of Charlottesville’s skilled wedding professionals, their wedding shined with elegance and class. Here are some of the creative details that went into creating their dream day.

Stationery is one of the first opportunities a couple can employ to set the tone of their wedding. Scott and Nicole chose vibrant floral invitations, along with some stationery that shared their love for their four-legged friends—Moose their golden retriever and Cocoa their cat—which made for a sweet personal touch.

Nicole’s beautiful, lace mermaid dress looked flawless throughout the special day and well into the starlit night. A classic low-knotted hairstyle and exquisite makeup gave her a look of timeless beauty.

From the bouquet and boutonnieres to aisle adornments and tablescapes, the arrangements accessorized the day with beauty and class.

As guests sipped on their drinks, they danced their way into the moonlit evening to the dulcet tones of local musicians. Under the awning of the beautiful, spoked tent, family and friends celebrated the love of this dazzling couple.

To see more of Scott & Nicole’s wedding, view it in the print edition of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, Volume 2 here.

Event Planning & Styling: Shindig Weddings & Events LLC

Photographer: Robert Radifera Photography

Venue: Blenheim Vineyards

Caterer: C&O Restaurant Catering

Cake: Maliha Creations

Florist: Blue Ridge Floral Design

Officiant: Claire Goodman with Sacred Ground Ceremonies

Rental Companies: Festive Fare & MS Events

Dress: Sealed with a Kiss

Beauty Stylist: Rouge 9 Makeup Studio

Hair Stylist: Top Knot Studio

Entertainment: Peter Richardson, Guitarist, & Sam Hill Entertainment

Favors & Gifts: The Detail Darling

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.