On any given day, you can find me sitting on my couch dreaming up crazy and over-the-top descriptions about the weddings that we feature. The “oh-so-charmings” and “forever gorgeousness-es” just pop into my head as the only proper way to introduce a wedding and tell you just how much I love it. Well, today’s wedding needs nothing more than a simple, little word. Beautiful. Sent over to us by Jen Curtis, it’s the bride and groom and their incredible sense of style that makes this wedding completely swoon worthy and rather than go on and on with hyperbole after hyperbole, I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves…

charlottesville wedding

charlottesville wedding

charlottesville wedding

An avid fashion enthusiast, it was important to Jenn that the wedding attire reflect her personal style aesthetic: a blend of vintage and high design. Her custom gown was created by friend and Project Runway winner Christian Siriano, her “something blue” Christian Louboutin sandals were purchased in the Louboutin boutique in New York City before an early gown fitting. The maids’ attire was rearranged last minute after her early vision of magenta custom silk dupioni pencil skirts paired with cashmere sweaters unraveled at the hands of a less than qualified Etsy artisan. The bridesmaids ended up wearing several different dresses they chose in the same shade of fuchsia. The dark magenta sweaters were an even more last minute decision after the weather forecast took a turn for the frigid. While Jenn would loved to have taken credit for the groomsmen’s vests, that idea was all Matt. He held tight to his vision of argyle sweater vests even though Jenn was concerned they would clash. Matt was intended to wear his Hugo Boss suit and Brioni tie without a sweater vest, but he threw on an extra last minute because of the cold. According to the bride, the results were nothing less than editorial.

The wedding ceremony featured poetry and bible verse read by friends and family: October by Robert Frost, Ecclesiastes 3, A Time for Everything and Sonnet 17 by Pablo Neruda. The couple kissed and descended back down the aisle to The Black Eye Peas “Gotta Feeling.” During reception the couple was toasted by their lively friends and family. Jenn and Matt’s first dance was to Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon.” Afterwards the wedding band “The Dickens” stole the show. To this day Jenn says guests can’t stop raving about how the band was the best they’d ever heard. She and Matt had a feeling it was going to be a good night.

Vendors: Event Coordination by Jessica Sheffield for The Event Company / Wedding Gown by Christian V. Siriano / Birdcage Veil by Tia Mazza for Saks Fifth Avenue / Rhinestone Brooch by Grandmother of the Groom / Grooms’ Suit by Hugo Boss / Groomsmen’s Vests by Bass / Venue, Ashlawn Highland / Photography by Jen Curtis / Officiant, Kevin Hamilton / Catering by Hot Cakes / Flowers by Pat’s Floral Design / Music by Linda Hurwitz and The Dickens / Bride’s Hair by Sharon So for Cibu International and Bubbles Hair Salons / Tent, Stage & Dance Floor by Skyline Tent Company / Lighting by The AV Company / Rentals by Festive Fare Rentals / Calligraphy by Heather Belle Calligraphy / Paper Goods by My Ugly Kitty

A quick note…We feature a lot of Jen Curtis’s East Coast wedding. Like this perfect affair which took place in Vermont and today’s ridiculously lovely wedding in Charlottesville. Well, little do a lot people know…Jen actually shoots on BOTH coasts now. She’s made her new home in the San Francisco area so all of you Cali brides out there, you’re photography must-have list just got a little longer.

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