Rachel and Sean had their gorgeous October wedding at Keswick Vineyards. The stunning backdrop nestled in the rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia complemented the natural orange and gray colors of their wedding perfectly. The Ceremony was held outdoors in front of the stately white mansion and cocktail hour was nestled under an oak tree nearby. The Florals were arranged in mason jars and aluminum cans to craft the original centerpieces which added to the understated, rustic look. We love the light gray bridesmaid dresses and vibrant berries in the bouquets! They also had a delicious dessert bar filled with pies and cakes. Their day managed to be elegant as well as fun and laidback – hello donut truck! Thanks to Audra Wrisley for capturing and sharing their lovely day.
From the Bride…
Before the Ring:
Sean and I met freshman year at VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) in a two semester long class that is required for all new students. During the second semester Sean invited me out to Piccola’s for lunch and we ended up staying there for three hours just talking. We remained good friends for about two years before we started dating. Before we started dating Sean moved into an apartment across the street from me. Sean claims it was coincidence, but I think he may have planned it because we started dating shortly after 🙂
The Proposal Story:
Sean proposed back in January of last year, and it was a strange week. Work had been crazy and he was acting funny all week long. One morning he told me he was going to have dinner ready that night, so I wouldn’t have to worry about it when I got home. Instead I came home to him and his friends partying that night. I went straight to bed and woke up and went straight back to work the next day without a word to him. The next night I came home and the table was set for dinner and there was a gift box on the table. In my head I was thinking, “oh great—he bought me a gift because he thinks I am that upset with him.” I opened the box and there was a ring box, I got nervous and opened it only to find a note that read “Whoops! Your gift is not in the box! You must collect all the pieces of the triforce to get it…” So immediately knew I was going on a Legend of Zelda (my favorite games) themed scavenger hunt to find my ring. The scavenger hunt allowed more time for me to get nervous and Sean laughed at me a couple times when I became flustered trying to find the pieces. It sort of became a family event because our two cats followed us around the house the entire time and even were rubbing against Sean while he was down on one knee proposing. I was totally caught off guard, but it was a beautiful moment that I will always cherish.
Photography: Audra Wrisley / Venue: Keswick Vineyards / Floral Design: Verde Natural Florals / Doughnut Truck: Carpe Donut / DJ: Andy Wilfong / Rentals: MS Events / Music: Classical Hillbillies / Cakes: Beth Christiano / Catering: BBQ Exchange
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