When looking at these photos, we actually felt like we were guests at Katie and Chris’s wedding. The moments captured are truly remarkable! Pippin Hill Farm is one of those venues that many fall in love with from afar, but actually setting foot on it is breathtakingly surreal, trust us + this couple.
Their wedding exemplified organic elegance with the pops of colors in the floral bouquets and the warm bistro lighting that guests danced the night away under! It looked like it was a down right fun wedding with endless celebrating!
“The ceremony overlooked gorgeous rolling hills with lush green landscape and a cloud painted sky. It was the picture perfect backdrop to how effortlessly beautiful Katie looked in her gown.” – The groom
NYC couple Karen and Jeremy planned a destination wedding for close friends and family at Pippin Hill Winery in Charlottesville, Virginia. They wanted to keep the wedding relaxed, and even poked fun at wedding traditions along the way — confetti instead of rose petals, donuts instead of dessert. These unique touches outwardly reflected their personality for all to see.
The confetti canons were a personal favorite, which they had their friends launch as K+J walked down the aisle after the ceremony. Beyond this, they added many details incorporating their own style. Programs were printed on popcorn bags, and their custom logo incorporated a bird (for Karen’s last name Segall) and a fish (for Jeremy’s last name Bass) on all sorts of personalized details (cocktail napkins, drink stirrers, etc.).
At the event, guests danced the night away with an awesome band (a real rock and roll band) The Dexter Lake Club Band, from Brooklyn and their ended on a sweet note, eating K + J’s cake which was brought down from Momofuku in New York.
Kate Headley did such a remarkable job capturing this wedding, we are totally in love!
District Favorite: Karen’s parents surprised the couple during toasts by tracking down the stool Karen fell off of while their first date!
While their guests slept in, Rebecca and Turner broke tradition and stole away for breakfast together. Taking it all in over a cup of coffee and watching the rest of the world wake up and get their day started, R&T cherished every moment of their wedding day. A sunny day turned stormy offered a grey skied backdrop to their vineyard nuptials, saying their I-do’s in front of a little more than 100 of their closest friends and family and fur-baby/Best Man- Max. A graphic designer for the DC World Trade Center, the bride designed all of the fabulous details of their day, letterpressing, watercoloring, die cutting, laser cutting, assembling and tying each save the date, invitation, thank you note, liner, ceremony program, cocktail pick and bar sign. The menu cards, escort cards and table numbers were each custom burned using her designs and carried the custom “Max in the Vineyard” and honeycomb motif throughout their wedding. The wedding exemplifies a rustic yet charming celebration. The color palate of blush, aubergine, sage green and linen were the perfect fit and truly tied all of the wedding elements together. The ring bearers, the brides nephews, rocked green chucks with their tan three piece suits and the best “man” (at least man’s best friend”) Max rocked a sage green bow tie. After dancing, guests noshed on made-to-order apple cider donuts and ice cream from Carpe Donut and sent our couple off in sparkling’ style!
Their favorite moment:
“The actual morning of the wedding Turner and I snuck out to have breakfast just the two of us. I was at first torn about doing this as I can be a bit of a traditionalist. But I decided to throw tradition out the window as it had been a crazy few weeks for us before the wedding and we hadn’t had any quality time together. Looking back I’m so glad we did. It felt like we had this little secret that it was our wedding day as we sat in the coffee shop eating breakfast amongst strangers going about their regular Saturday morning. Walking back to the hotel after breakfast we stumbled upon a vintage store with old class rings for 50 cents each. Turner purchased them for his groomsmen as a funny gift and we confided in the three old women running the shop that it was our wedding day. Overall it was a nice, quiet and calm moment to have together before the day actually began.”
Almost one year ago I had the absolute pleasure of working with Tiffany and John on their wedding celebration! They met at UVA so it made sense to have their wedding in Charlottesville…and what a wedding it was!
Style Me Pretty recently ran this feature – and to continue our fun series with my local favorite videographers, enjoy Tiffany and John’s film by Blue Sky Films! It definitely made me a little teary-eyed!