Time flies by so quickly – I cannot believe I got married over 4 months ago! I’m sure many of you saw (from my multiple Instagram posts), that our wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty! Style Me Pretty and Borrowed and Blue were my 2 main resources while planning my wedding. Style Me Pretty is the best wedding blog out there, so I utilized it for wedding theme inspiration and I leveraged Borrowed and Blue to find our wedding vendors. A husband and wife team started Borrowed and Blue. They went to Darden Business School at the University of Virginia, where my husband went. They may still reside in Charlottesville, so are well acquainted with local vendors.
I’ve been planning to create a few posts about our wedding weekend, so I’m starting with our wedding rehearsal at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards! We got married at Pippin Hill on June 18, 2016, one of the most breathtaking venues in Virginia. Pippin Hill was highlighted as one of the ‘Top 10 Destination Wedding Venues Not to be Missed in the U.S.‘ by Martha Stewart’s Bride Magazine in July 2015:
“This boutique vineyard, overlooking Charlottesville’s lush garden landscape, offers a classic Virginia winery backdrop. But the local farmers and expert artisans it partners with provides it with the resources for modern entertaining.”
Our wedding rehearsal was Friday June 17 from 3 to 4pm. Our wedding officiant Reverend Bhavani Metro, my wedding planner Cody Grannis, the bridal party and our parents attended. We wanted to keep the wedding rehearsal small, so it wasn’t a logistical nightmare. Plus, Pippin Hill doesn’t want that many to people attend because people are wine tasting Friday afternoon. The grounds don’t close to the public until 5pm and then Pippin Hill prepares for weddings in the evening. The wedding rehearsal lasted about an hour and then we had a slight break before our rehearsal dinner! In my next post I’ll recap our wedding rehearsal dinner at the Local!
But in the meantime, we’re headed to Roanoke, Virginia today for my sister-in-law’s wedding! I’m so excited for her and her fiancé to get hitched! They are so perfect for one another.