Castle Hill Cider Wedding
Brittany and Greg finally had their big day on November 2, 2019, at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, Virginia. The day they had been planning since he asked her to marry him earlier that year. Planning a wedding in less than a year is not an easy task unless you have the been helping other brides plan their special day for years. For Brittany, it was a dream come true and something she had been “kinda prepared for,” for some time.
There is a funny thing about getting married that we have witnessed over the years. All brides go through the same worries and concerns about making everything perfect. They have the same pressures to find the right dress, decide what food and flowers would be best, and even wonder how everyone will feel about their choices.
Brittany said, oh my goodness I am just like all my brides. She could finally truly relate to the stress and worries about every single decision. Luckily, the relationships she had built with so many wonderful vendors over the years, helped her feel confident in her decisions.
Castle Hill Cider was the perfect background for Brittany and Greg. The allure of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a barn style wedding completed her vision. With everything set and all of her favorite vendors by her side, their special day began. Adorned with beautiful flower creations, tea light candles, fall colors with accents of gold, and cute decorative signs her vision had finally come together.
As you will see in the background of the pictures, Brittany and Greg’s day consisted of a lurking storm that eventually brought rain. However, this is why you choose a venue that can handle both inside and outside events if needed in a pinch. Everything was on schedule. Just as the hair and makeup team were finishing the skies opened up for what seemed, at times, like a monsoon. When this happens you have two options – let it bring you down or proceed with what will still be the happiest day of your life. Brittany and Greg were not about to let the rain stop them.
The ceremony was quickly relocated to the loft of the barn. Jamie was thankful that he was prepared with the proper light technology that allowed him to still capture beautiful images in the dimly lit loft. With the outside light fading quickly, Jamie worked quickly to get all of the group and family shots complete. He was very thankful to be prepared for any lighting and weather conditions.
With just a hint of daylight left, Brittany and Greg were announced into the reception through large white flowing walls of fabric to their first dance. Followed by the most thoughtful of toasts by family and friends the feast from the fantastic Mosaic Catering + Events was served. Once everyone was properly fed and Brittany and Greg personally visited each guest, the dancing began and continued throughout the evening, only to be interrupted by the funniest and most tearful toasts we had ever witnessed.
With a glass of red wine and Amy by her side, Brittany and Greg danced and partied into the night with the sound of raindrops on the roof. It was a truly magical evening.
Click here to view Brittany and Greg’s Engagement Session post.