I promised the world’s cutest, sweetest wedding…and I’m here to deliver. Sent to us by Jen Curtis, this wedding gives me butterflies with a bride that is ALL chic and a groom that could possibly be the most adorable groom on the face of the planet. I always get a little giddy when Jen sends us one of her latest and greatest because I just know that she will have taken the time to ensure that every image can stand alone and tell its own story. That each and every detail will be lovingly photographed and that we’ll really feel like we were right there with the couple. Plus, she always seems to score the most awesome weddings which you KNOW makes me really happy.
Jennifer Mapp, brand manager for haircare line Cibu International wed Matthew Bressan, owner of Fresh Lunch Catering on October 17, 2009 at Ash Lawn-Highland in Charlottesville, Virginia. Charlottesville is the home of the University of Virginia and both the city and the University played a special role in the couple’s lives; Matt grew up in Charlottesville and is an alumni of UVa. Jenn’s parents Sylvia and Rick are also UVa graduates. Jenn spent her early childhood years living on UVa campus while her father attended UVa Law. The couple had their first kiss on the Lawn in front of the Rotunda and ended up getting in engaged in the same spot on campus three years later. The venue itself was originally a working plantation. Sheep, cattle and peacocks still roam the grounds.
For wedding decor Jenn went with a floral palette of fuchsia, magenta and rose with pops of marigold. Her floral vision was voluptuous and feminine. To ground the girliness of the flowers and echo the season, table and ceremony decor included pumpkins and gourds. Throughout wedding planning Jenn scoured local Goodwill stores collecting vintage cobalt glass vessels for table decor and blue willow and flow blue dessert plates to use to serve wedding cake. Both the cobalt and the dessert plates were packaged and given to guests as favors. Another wedding theme was love birds, which were found on the invitation suite, place cards and as the cake toppers, in the form of a pair of vintage porcelain ducks found in an antique store.