Shante and Asteway’s magical multi-cultural day unfolded at Early Mountain Vineyards in dashing black tie fashion steeped in tradition and ritual. His deep plum tux and her jeweled ethereal dress with cascading veil in tow set the charmed wine country scene. Early Mountain Vineyards brought classic Charlottesville wedding venue bliss in invigorating pastoral energy.
The Smiths Photography caught the in-between moments of unstoppable laughter, smiles stretching wide, true love in a glance, pre-wedding bubbly and first-look pause and awe. The husband-wife wedding photographer team secured incredible backdrops in the late summer farmland and historic barns. Charlottesville wedding planner Karissa Coffey ensured sweeping guest flow from the intimate sunset great lawn ceremony to the golden grandiose event hall.
The couple wore customary Ethiopian robes to their reception and served Ethiopian coffee — a savored wedding tradition. Floral designers from Urban Flora called on late August vitality, decking the reception space in ivory, blush, lilac and shades of rich plum set against delicate candlelight and a glowing fireplace.
Regal gold-rimmed crystalware and bone-white china lined handcrafted farm tables as Roadside Chive delivered impeccable service and memorable cuisine. Cake by acclaimed Maliha Creations wowed guests and Zandi Entertainment ensured dance floor delight.