Who: Karen & Scott
Where: Castle Hill Cider
The Couple’s Love Story:
Karen & Scott met in school at the Darden School of Business – not exactly the most romantic of places – and quickly starting spending a lot of time together. A few weeks later they started dating and were soon inseparable. Two years later they moved to New York City together; three years later they were engaged; four years later they were married!!
Their most memorable part of the day was their first look. Amazing and emotional. All the stress of the planning process melted away at that minute and the excitement really began. Also walking down the aisle and seeing Scott waiting for me, past rows and rows of our closest family and friends. Exiting the ceremony and those first few moments of being married were some of the sweetest.
Scott’s family is from New York; Karen’s is from Tennessee, and most of their family and friends had never been to Charlottesville. They wanted them to experience our first home together, a place they love dearly. Furthermore, they wanted to do the ceremony and reception in a beautiful rustic setting that felt both elegant and laid back at the same time. You don’t find a more beautiful natural setting than Castle Hill Cider and the barn is perfect for a huge party! They brought in chandeliers, draping, and vintage china to give it a touch of elegance. In addition, they made sure the food was local (C&O catered) as was the wine.
After their wedding they honeymooned for two weeks in Puerto Vallarta, which was wonderful. They’ll be contemplating our next big life moves in a little bit, once they catch their breath.
Words of wisdom from the couple:
From the Groom: the bride is always right.
From the Bride: Do a first look! The first few moments together alone are very special and calming in an otherwise crazy day. I wouldn’t trade that time for anything. Plus, you pretty much get to go straight to the cocktail hour!
Venue: Castle Hill Cider
Wedding Coordinator: Amore Events
Band: 12 South Band
Florist: Cody Grannis – Amore Events
Hair Stylist: Brianna Adams
Makeup Artist: Go Go Gorgeous
Dress: Kleinfeld NYC
Lighting: Blue Ridge Lighting & AV
Photographer: Ron Dressel Photography