Keswick, Virginia Wedding from Katie Stoops Photography + Hedge Fine Blooms
June 4, 2013
Classic WeddingsModernEstate Weddings
You know the feeling you get when you just know you've found the one? Your pulse quickens, your palms sweat, the butterflies in your stomach wake up and start fluttering around... well I just got that. Yes, I'm happily married, but this wedding. Oh man, Katie Stoops Photography, this wedding had me at those twobirds bridesmaids dresses, and then pulled me right in with the stunning views, the modern rustic floral design from Hedge Fine Blooms, and the gorgeous couple. I am smitten. It'll be love at first sight for you too with this first trip into the gallery.
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From the lovely bride ... We both fell into love without any expectations. It was wonderful and beautiful - and fast! As they say, first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage. Our first baby is almost here - due in July!

We visited a few other venues and nothing felt like "us". Keswick Hall is undeniably beautiful - but it also comes with Adam Donovan-Groves, event coordinator extraordinaire. We connected with him, and the venue, immediately.

Both of our fathers passed away several years ago. The florist had tucked my father's wedding band into my bouquet so that, as I walked down the aisle, he was there with me. Our favors were little tributes to our fathers. We included their favorite candies, as well as donations to charities in their memory on behalf of our guests.

The design was just us, really. There were parts of him, like the rustic farm tables during the reception, and parts of me, such as the mercury glass for the centerpieces. Country boy, city girl.


Photography: Katie Stoops Photography | Event coordinator: Adam Donovan-Groves | Florist: Hedge Fine Blooms | Caterers + Cake: Keswick Hall | Venue: Keswick Hall | Tent: Skyline Tent Company | Invitations: 42 Pressed | Dress: Jim Hjelm, Kleinfeld's | Shoes: Valentino | Bridesmaids: twobirds, Bella Bridesmaid | Jewelry: Stella and Dot, family heirlooms | Suits: Men's Wearhouse | Placecards: Inkybug