On Saturday, May 6, Gelsey and Jeremy were married at the University of Virginia Chapel with their UVA wedding reception hosted at the Alumni Hall. UVA Chapel is a super charming little historic chapel and I just love when clients choose to get married there (Yes, even though I am a Virginia Tech Hokie, I am a Charlottesville wedding planner and I love my UVA weddings!). Alumni Hall is within walking distance of the chapel, which adds to the small-town feel of the entire wedding.
Gelsey and Jeremy’s ceremony began at 5 pm. The bride was stunning in a lace column gown, perfect for her tall physique. The bridesmaids wore purple shantung silk dresses and carried gorgeous bouquets from Donna and her team at Colonial Florist & Antiques. The ceremony was officiated by Gay Lee Einstein and went quickly and smoothly, leading guests right into their cocktail hour after a short walk over to Alumni Hall.
The team from BBQ Exchange was ready to receive guests while Jessica Crawford Photography captured formal images of the bridal party along with candids of the guests. When it was time for the couple to enter their reception, DJ Lance Gray of Epic Sounds Entertainment played the Chicago Bulls theme song and got Jeremy and his UNC Tarheels fired up!
After a yummy Southern dinner featured macaroni and cheese and old fashioned barbeque, guests enjoyed cake and cupcakes from Favorite Cakes. I have to brag on Kathy of Favorite Cakes… As a day-of wedding planner, I do not pick the vendors for my clients. But I will certainly be recommending Kathy to my full-service wedding planning clients going forward because WOW! Her cupcakes are awesome and her service is phenomenal. She even baked and boxed four cupcakes for me to take home and share with my kiddos, who are now also huge fans of hers!
Gelsey and Jeremy enjoyed dancing with their guests before heading off through a shower of sparklers. Thank you for allowing me to share your day!
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