I am a girl who LOVES color and though I can appreciate a pale palette, it is the lovely vibrant combinations that really do it for me. Well Katy Carrier Events seems to know the way to my heart because they have left no stone unturned when weaving together this fabulous display of color. Captured by Eric Kelley Photography, this Charlottesville, Virginia wedding is sure to perk up your spirits. And if that doesn’t work then the too cute for words ring bearer should do the trick. I seriously can’t get enough. See more of this bright, happy day in the gallery.

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From Katie Carrier Events…

Becca and Ben are the sweetest, funniest and most gorgeous couple, and working with them to plan their Charlottesville, Virginia wedding was an absolute blast. They were married on July 23, 2010 at Farmington Country Club, a beautiful and historic club with grand architectural details set on lush, scenic property. Photographer Eric Kelley did an amazing job of documenting the day! Becca and her mother Dottie are known for their love of the color red, so it was a given that it had to be incorporated into the wedding. Becca chose a darling palette of raspberry red with coral, pink and pool blue accents, and let her bridesmaids choose their favorite style of dress by Swoon in raspberry red. The groomsmen wore great Vineyard Vines ties in shades of pink with their light gray suits, and the two ring bearers (possibly the cutest little boys you’ve ever seen!) wore matching Vineyard Vines bow ties with their tiny seersucker suits, and each carried a Paloma’s Nest Ring Bearer Bowl.

Becca wore a gorgeous lace and dupioni silk dress by Martina Liana (with pockets!), and her mother made her veil using lace from Becca’s grandmother’s wedding dress. It was such a sweet and meaningful touch. Tara Bliven of Ephemera Press designed a gorgeous letterpress invitation suite with a custom calligraphy font that incorporated a double “B” monogram inside of a bracket shape. We then carried the monogram and bracket shape throughout the entire wedding, making hand-embossed tags that we put on almost everything, like the napkins, favor boxes and parasols. Even the fan-shaped programs for the outdoor ceremony were cut out in the bracket shape.

The first thing Becca and Ben told me when we started planning was how important it was to them that their wedding was casual and comfortable, and that their 200+ guests have a ton of fun, with great music and great food. Becca and Ben chose an amazing band called Big Ray and the Kool Kats, and they kept the dance floor packed the entire night! Surprise musical performances by family and friends also made the evening so personal and unique. After an amazing dinner and delicious cake and desserts, the couple treated their guests to a late night snack of sliders and mini cones of French fries. One of my favorite moments of the evening was when Becca’s bridesmaids helped her pull off a surprise mid-reception in the middle of the dance floor: the ballgown skirt of Becca’s dress came off to reveal a darling lace minidress and red shoes underneath! Everyone, including the groom, was completely surprised! After a sparkler exit, Becca and Ben drove off in an awesome ‘57 Chevy – red, of course!

Photography: Eric Kelley Photography / Flowers: Flower Designs by Jacquelyn / Event Planning & Design: Katy Carrier Events / Ceremony & Reception Location: Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, VA / Officiant: Reverend Doctor Joseph Ryan (no website) / Ceremony Musicians: The Linden Trio / Band: Big Ray and the Kool Kats / Cake: Cakes Unlimited / Invitations & Calligraphy: Ephemera Press / Lighting: MS Events / Dress: Martina Liana / Shoes: Pour La Victoire / Bridesmaids: Swoon from Bella Bridesmaid / Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank suits & Vineyard Vines ties / Ring Bearer Bowls: Paloma’s Nest / Rentals: Festive Fare / Wine Barrels: Prince Michel Vineyard & Winery / Additional Photos by Shannon Lee

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