Romantic and Rustic Wedding in Virginia

Posted by Kim on Dec 11, 2012

Karli & Alan

September 15

Keswick, Virginia


Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

Alan and I really love the beautiful landscapes around Charlottesville, and we really wanted to showcase that for all of our out-of-town friends and family. When we pulled into Castle Hill Cider for the first time, we were in love. The beautiful rolling hills, the open fields, the fresh air – we knew that we could not have a single flower or decoration and it would still be beautiful!

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. The first would have to be the cookie table; my dad’s family has a tradition (as do many other families from the Pittsburgh area) of serving homemade cookies instead of wedding cake. My sister and my wedding planner, Beverly, coordinated and decorated the table. There were thousands of cookies! I think there were maybe 10 left at the end of the night.

2. The jars of homemade jams and jellies my mom made for guest favors. At the last minute we decided we could kill two birds with one stone by using them for escort cards as well. 

3. The whiskey bar. Alan and his friends consider themselves amateur whiskey connoisseurs, so the whiskey bar was Alan’s pride and joy – he picked out a selection of types and styles, and everyone loved trying all the different options.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

For our father-daughter dance, my Dad surprised me by singing “My Girl” with the band. It was such a sweet, once-in-a-lifetime moment and I was overjoyed. I don’t think there was a single dry eye!