I can still remember the day I received Caitlin’s email. It was around the time when I announced that I would be moving my business out of New Jersey to Virginia permanetly. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would start receiving Virginia inquires as quickly as I did but I’m so thankful Caitlin found me on Instagram. Not only could I tell that Caitlin & Matt would be an absolute dream to work with, they were also getting married in Loudoun County at Bluemont Vineyards which is my favorite county in Virginia (my own wedding was in Loudoun County).
This beautiful vineyard over looking the blue ridge mountains was the perfect setting for Caitlin & Matt’s outdoor ceremony. Their wedding colors included shades of merlot and navy blue with touches of pink. Caitlin walked down the aisle in a pair of pink Kate Spade flats and wore her mom’s lace veil. Caitlin really put a lot of thought into making the wedding details extra special even the little details. One of my favorites was the message she had embroidered onto the back for her dad’s tie. The daddy-daughter first look was one of the sweetest moments.
To kick off the party, their guests enjoyed lawn games while sipping on wine and Sam Adams Octoberfest during cocktail hour. There were succulents for wedding favors to take home. Caitlin & Matt opened up the dance floor to the classic, Nat King Cole “Unforgettable” and bumped up the music with a fun choreographed dadd-daughter dance that had all of their guests cheering. They ended the night with a traditional cookie table for their guests and yummy homemade pie jars for dessert.
WEDDING VENDOR CREDITS
VENUE | Bluemont Vineyard
VIDEO | Wedding Mix by Story Mix Media
DJ | Above and Beyond DJ
FLORALS | Buttercups
PLANNER & VINTAGE RENTALS | Elegant Momentz
CATERER | Savoir Fare Limited
BRIDAL GOWN & VEIL | Essence of Australia, Moms veil
BRIDAL GOWN SALON| Ava Laurenne Bride
BRIDAL SHOES | Kate Spade
HAIR & MAKEUP | SAS Studio and Salon
BRIDESMAID DRESSES | The Dessy Group
WEDDING BANDS | Dominion Jewelers
INVITATIONS | Wedding Paper Divas
GROOM & GROOMEN ATTIRE | The Black Tux
DESSERT PIES | Patton Pie Company (Carla Patton) – Mason Jar Desserts
Caitlin & Matt’s Love Story
“Caitlin and Matt met as freshman at James Madison University. Matt’s high school friend Molly lived next door to Caitlin and invited her to a dinner at Dukes (dining hall) with a group of friends, which set things in motion. Soon after while dancing at a party, Matt told Caitlin that he thought there was something wrong with her phone. When she took her phone out to check it Matt said, “There is something wrong with it because my number isn’t in it.” After a cheesy line like that, she couldn’t help falling for him. 7 years later, on a family vacation to Hilton Head, South Carolina Matt asked Caitlin to marry him. To do this rented a private boat charter to take himself, Caitlin and his family on ride around Hilton Head Island. As the sun set, Matt got down on one knee! He jokes that if you are going to make a girl wait for 7 years, you better bring a big boat and a pretty ring.”
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