Mackenzie and Doug’s April Castle Hill Cider wedding beamed with springtime brilliance. Apple orchards, cherry trees, a countryside home and lush gardens set the tone for an enchanting sunny day.
Charlottesville wedding planner Jaclyn Stokes curated a natural bucolic ceremony under the estate’s centuries-old European linden trees. Vows were shared beneath an iron archway swathed in soft spring blooms by Charlottesville wedding floral designers from Colonial Florist & Antiques. Beautiful bouquets of blush and cream roses with bursts of orange complemented a deep indigo and feather gray palette.
A string quartet welcomed ceremony guests to cocktail hour on the terraced lawn before flowing inside for a stunning reception in the white cider barn. Charlottesville wedding rental specialists MS Events designed a warm, graceful dinner and dancing space with silver lantern centerpieces, delicate tea light candles and classic white china. The couple’s personalities flickered in thoughtful touches, including an antique-style payphone voice message guest book and vintage Polaroid cameras.
The Local Catering team served signature cocktails named after the newlywed’s cats, butlered hors d’oeuvres and gorgeously plated seasonal salads followed by gourmet locally sourced main dishes. Charlottesville wedding photographer Sarah Cramer captured a golden sunset newlywed session, an extraordinary mother-daughter first dance, the bride’s glittering dancing sneakers and the groom’s special cufflinks along with lots of groovy dance floor frolics courtesy of Sam Hill Entertainment.