A Chic Twist on Tradition at Pippin Hill
Mercedeh and Ben’s June Charlottesville wedding called on dashing black tie elegance and classic vineyard hospitality. Amore Events planned the day with chic modern style, drawing on traditional Iranian wedding vows and design and Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards’ sparkling event spaces.
Bridesmaids wore a muted palette of soft rose and sand, tenderly juxtaposing the groomsmen’s crisp black tuxedos. Charlottesville wedding floral designers Cultivate Event Co. created timeless stunning ivory bouquets, accentuating the artful, organic theme with a gorgeous blooming ceremony archway and pristine reception centerpieces.
Rain moved the ceremony indoors and guests sipped champagne on plush love seats in the two-story vaulted agrarian-inspired Granary. The brides’ parents beamed as they walked her down the aisle and Charlottesville wedding photographer Kylie Martin captured the day’s most intimate details, from the groom’s cufflinks to the father-daughter first look on the grand lawn to the bride’s jeweled heels and the couple’s gilded ceremony altar.
A sleek reception on Pippin Hill’s covered stone veranda brought family and friends to an extended dinner table festooned in twinkling candlelight and classic ivory china on cream and white linens under handsome lanterns and strung bistro lighting. Charlottesville wedding rental pros from The Lighting Professors illuminated the magical summer setting.
The esteemed Pippin Hill Catering team plucked vegetables and herbs from the kitchen garden and called on local farm partners, preparing three courses that began with burattini on charred bread and continued on to roasted beef tenderloin and Chesapeake Bay crab cakes followed by a vanilla chiffon triple cream strawberry wedding cake from Cakes by Rachel for the culinary grand finale.