Sara and Will || Castle Hill Cidery || Dusty blue and burgundy || Romantic, Classic, Rustic, Fun || Keswick Wedding Photographer

I think the universe is on my side
Heaven and Earth have finally aligned
Days are good and that’s they way it should be

You sprinkle stardust on my pillow case
It’s like a mooning brushed across my face
Nights are good and that’s the way it should be

You make me sing ‘oohh la la laa’
You make a girl go ‘oohh oohh’
I’m in love, love


Echosmith – “Bright”

Sara and Will,


When I started my day, you were there, surrounded by your friends, some just in undergarments and some not. Clearly, there were lots of emotions —excitement, nervousness, joy, laughter. Your circle grew larger as we wandered toward the church, new friends, family members. Just watching your worlds grow a little larger a step at a time. And, then you saw each other at the end of the aisle and it was like magic. And that feeling overtook us all and everyone in your little world was shining like the sun. Someone told me that Will was a little bit stoic, at the reception, when everyone was dancing. Together, I don’t see it! I see this unbridled joy that bursts forth in smiles and laughter. And, Sara, if everyone was shining, it was because you yourself radiated with a deep love that rivaled the sun. Your love for your family and friends is immense but your love for Will is clearly immeasurable.

Thank you for inviting us to be part of your day! Thank you for your incredible wedding party — yes, even that guy who liked to tease me. They were all every bit as incredible as you told me that they would be. Thank you to your parents and families for making us feel part of the family, too.

And, Maggie, really…… She is a doll. Doggie snuggles before the reception were totally on point.

Many, many wishes for all the best things for you both as your join this fabulous adventure of marriage!



So, so much love going out to Amy Forbes Wells  who gave up her first day of her brother’s vacation to spend working with me! You never fail to amaze me with your talent but the very best part is always getting to spend my day with you!

Courtney at Two Byrds Event Planning worked her own special magic — or discovered a sonic screwdriver because she managed to be in three places at the same time — getting everyone down the aisle, preparing a veritable feast and turning Castle Hill Cidery into a candle lit dream.

And of course, special thanks to these wonderful vendors:


Amy Wells (Skybird Photography and Design)

Event Planner

Two Byrds Events


Reverend Josh Gribbin


Hotels and Lodging

Omni Hotels & Resort – Charlottesville 

Ceremony Venue

First Methodist Church of Charlottesville 

Reception Venue

Castle Hill Cider


Hedge Fine Blooms


The Catering Outfit





Carpe Donut

Hair and Makeup

Glo Out Glamour Bar


Gown Designer

The Bridal Garden

Gown Boutique

The Bridal Garden

Bridesmaids Gown Designer


Bridesmaids Gown Boutique


Grooms Suit Designer

The Black Tux – “The Blue Suit”

Grooms Suit Boutique

The Black Tux

Groomsman Suit Designer

The Black Tux – “The Blue Suit”

Groomsman Suit Boutique

The Black Tux

Alterations & Lace Topper

The Wedding Dresser


Frederick and Reid Photography


The Significant Others


Ms Events


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