Kelsey and Justin were married in a traditional church ceremony at St. John the Evangelist Catholic in Warren, Va. followed by a reception at Morais Vineyards and Winery in Bealeton, Va. on October 26. “We knew we wanted to have a big wedding with a small feel, so finding a quaint Virginia winery with a room to fill our 200+ guest list was a challenge,” Kelsey said. “We ended up with about 165 and it was a perfect fit.” The bride wore a strapless lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while her ‘maids donned taupe chiffon floor-length halter dresses and carried bouquets of garden roses, succulents, and berries. The groom wore a black three-piece suit, accessorized with a striped tie. “After not seeing my husband all day and overcoming and almost dress fiasco that caused me to be 15 minutes late to our ceremony, I could not wait to walk down the aisle,” she said. Guests were escorted to their seats with mason jars. A chalkboard sign displayed, “Bring your jar to your seat and we’ll bring you something good to eat. Tables were surrounded by gold chiavari chairs, covered in neutral linens and napkins, and decorated with glass centerpieces and wooden numbers. Following dinner and dancing, a three-tiered buttercream frosted cake was served. The newlyweds’ best advice for engaged couples, who will soon tie the knot? “Just do what feels right to you and don’t stress out trying to out-do the person before you,” Kelsey said. “Every wedding is perfectly unique.”
Set at the newly remodeled Buena Vista Winery in Sonoma, California, our bride had a vision of beautiful lace, deep purple and winery-inspired details to create her perfect day. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Gorgeous details captured by Rebecca Gosselin Photography. See more of this romantic wedding here.
With the summer weather comes an abundance of couples looking to take advantage of the warmth while the temperature is not tipping over 100 degrees.
With outdoor weddings on the rise, there are few locations as pristine and naturally aesthetic as a vineyard. At Valenzano Winery, located in Shamun New Jersey, you do not need to book yourself a trip to the Amalfi coast in Italy or travel across the country to California, all you have to do is hop on the turnpike and head to Shamun New Jersey.