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Rudy & Rebecca’s “Love is in the Air” Wedding


October 16, 2019 | Ivy Publications

Rudy and Rebecca’s love soared to new heights during their May 2017 wedding. The two pilots wanted to capture their love for flying and traveling on their big day, and with the help of their event planner and stylist Alyson Taylor, their vision took flight. Guests received pilot wings to wear on their lapels, and programs were made to look like passports and airline tickets. A custom watercolor map that detailed the places the couple has lived together was another personal touch.

Incorporating this theme throughout their day, the couple shared an intimate moment flying high above their guests in a multicolored hot air balloon from Blue Ridge Balloon Co. adorned with lush greenery. Additionally, to make their entrance into their reception all the more fun, the newlyweds—sporting aviator sunglasses—danced into the ballroom to the “Top Gun” theme song. We hope you enjoy the fun, personalized details of Rudy and Rebecca’s special day as much as we do!

Photography: Annamarie Akins Photography

Event Planner & Stylist: Alyson Taylor Events

Venue: University of Virginia Chapel & Boar’s Head Resort & Inn

Florals: The Proper Petal

Caterer & Cake: Boar’s Head Resort & Inn

Rental Companies: Party Tables, Mad Hatter Vintage, Blue Ridge Balloon Co. & Festive Fare Rentals

AV & Lighting: Blue Ridge Event Production

Videographer: Handspun Cinema

Stationery: English Tea Paperie

Bridal Dress: Anne Barge from Annalise Bridal Boutique

Beauty & Hair: Avenue 42 Style Studio

Transportation: Ambassador Limousine

Music: Affirmative Groove

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in the region, and Wine & Country Life, a semi-annual life & style magazine, are accompanied by the Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA—a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginian artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire, to locally made foods and award-winning Monticello AVA wines, as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

Samantha and Ted Say I Do at Pippin Hill


July 17, 2019 | Ivy Publications

Samantha and Ted exchanged vows on a late summer day at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. While the couple wanted to create a romantic and elegant event, they also included whimsical touches in their decor. They worked with their event planner, Adam Donovan-Groves, and florist, Blue Ridge Floral Design, to transform The Granary at Pippin Hill so that guests felt like they had stepped into a floral fairytale. Orchids filled the room, with grand table arrangements and even a stunning floral instillation over the head table. The space was completed with live trees bedecked with tiny lanterns.

Along with weaving their fairytale theme throughout the affair, Samantha and Ted incorporated many unique personal touches, including Pippin Hill wine bottles for guests to sign and Samantha and Ted to open on future anniversaries. We hope you enjoy seeing some of their special day!

Photography by Jen Fariello Photography

Planning by Adam Donovan-Groves of Donovan-Groves Events

Venue: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Florals by Blue Ridge Floral Design

Caterer: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Linens: La Tavola

Rentals: MS Events

AV and Lighting: Blue Ridge Event Production

Cake Baker: Cakes by Rachel

Videographer: Stan Pe of Stan Pe Films

Officiant: Rabbi Jake Rubin

Stationery: Minted, Wedding Paper Divas, Zazzle, Rock Paper Scissors

Bridal Dress: Pnina Tornai from Kleinfelds Bridal

Jewelry: Meg Jewelry from Kleinfelds Bridal

Beauty and Hair: Carolyn Thombs Artistry

Transportation: Quick’s Bus Company

Ceremony Music: Terra Voce

Reception Music: The New Royals

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in the region, and Wine & Country Life, a semi-annual life & style magazine, are accompanied by the Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA—a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginian artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire, to locally made foods and award-winning Monticello AVA wines, as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

Lucy & Nick’s Mount Ida Wedding


May 12, 2019 | Ivy Publications

On a gorgeous day in September, Lucy and Nick celebrated their love before family and friends at Mount Ida Farm & Vineyard. The couple made it their own by weaving in beautiful personal and local touches, including naming their signature cocktail after their golden retriever, Finn, and adding Carpe Donuts into their guests’ welcome bags. We hope you enjoy seeing a few of the touching moments from Lucy and Nick’s special day below!

Photographer:  Aaron Watson Photography

Venue: Mount Ida Farm

Wedding Coordinator: Soiree – Julianne Giuliano

Florist: Blue Ridge Floral Design 

Caterer: Harvest Moon Catering – Cristina Webster

Rentals: Festive Fare

Lighting: Blue Ridge Event Production

Hair & Makeup Artist: Charlottesville Makeup Artist

Videographer: Mwendo – Mwita Chacha

Wedding Cake: Sweethaus

Invitations: The Dandelion Patch

Ceremony Musician: Madison Trio

Band: Attraction

Officiant: Sacred Ground Ceremonies – Claire Goodman

Transportation: Blue Ridge Tours and AGoff

Wedding Dress Designer: Lazaro

Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom

Groom’s Wear: Hugo Boss

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in the region, and Wine & Country Life, a semi-annual life & style magazine, are accompanied by the Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA—a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginian artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire, to locally made foods and award-winning Monticello AVA wines, as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

Claire and Will’s Autumn Wedding


September 10, 2018 | Ivy Publications

Claire and Will celebrated their love with an October wedding at Trump Winery’s Grand Hall. The affair was full of personal touches, from the custom-made bridesmaids’ dresses designed by the bride’s sister, to the handwritten notes the couple left at each guests’ place setting. Claire and Will worked with their vendors to create a truly magical event for their guests. Scroll on to see more from this enchanting autumn affair.

Photographer: Jen Fariello

Planner: Shindig Weddings & Events

Florals: Southern Blooms

Venue: Grand Hall at Trump Winery

Catering:The Catering Outfit

Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals, Paisley & Jade, Festive Fare, Stonegate Event Rentals & Roxie Daisy

Lighting, Tenting, Draping, Flooring & Stage: Skyline Tent Company (with additional draping by The AV Company)

Cake: Maggie Austin Cake

Ceremony Music: The Encore String Quartet

Cocktail Music & Reception Entertainment: Sound House through Élan Artists

Silent Disco: Silent Events

Silent DJ: Reliquis Productions

Invitations & Wedding Papers: Rock Paper Scissors

Calligraphy: The Left Handed Calligrapher and Simply Handwritten by Anna

Officiant: Father of the groom

Makeup: Carolyn Thombs Makeup Artistry & Consulting

Hair: Lucas Shaffer

Bride & Groom Transportation: Albemarle Limousine & Travel Service, LLC

Guest Transportation: Camryn Limousine & Monticello Wine Tour & Coach Company

Bridal Gown: Monique Lhuillier

Bridesmaid Dresses: Custom by Paige Kettering (New York City)

Groom’s Attire: Thom Sweeney

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Rings: Custom by Marraccini Designs

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia, and Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia, are accompanied by the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA, a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made foods, award-winning Monticello AVA wines as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

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.

Cheers to the Father of the Bride


June 12, 2018 | Ivy Publications

“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, singers of song.” – Pam Brown

With Father’s Day approaching, we wanted to look back on some of the touching father-daughter moments we’ve seen in weddings in Charlottesville’s wine country. Whether it is the first time a father sees his daughter on her wedding day, or the heartwarming father-daughter dance, photos that capture those funny, loving, tear-jerking and sentimental moments convey such beautiful parent-child relationships and are sure to be treasured for years to come. So, grab the tissues, and scroll on to see some beautifully captured moments.

Photos by Jen Fariello Photography

Photo by Adam Barnes

Photos by Robert Radifera Photography

Photos by Perry Vaile Photography

Photo by Robert Radifera Photography

Photos by Bethany Snyder Photography

Photo by 3 Cats Photo

Lead photo by Anagram Photography

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia, and Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia, are accompanied by the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA, a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made foods, award-winning Monticello AVA wines as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

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.

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

 

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia, and Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia, are accompanied by the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA, a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made foods, award-winning Monticello AVA wines as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

 

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.

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

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia, and Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia, are accompanied by the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA, a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made foods, award-winning Monticello AVA wines as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

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.

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia, and Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia, are accompanied by the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA, a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made foods, award-winning Monticello AVA wines as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

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

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia, and Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia, are accompanied by the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA, a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made foods, award-winning Monticello AVA wines as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

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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

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia, and Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia, are accompanied by the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA, a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made foods, award-winning Monticello AVA wines as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

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