For many of our weddings we stay local in the Raleigh/Triangle area, but in June we had the opportunity to travel to the stunning Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia!! We first met Erin and Tommy before they were even engaged! They were attending the wedding of good friends who had hired us for their wedding! During the night we began talking and we told Tommy, “When you propose, you better let us know!” Luckily he took us up on that offer and the rest is history!
The view at Pippin Hill is absolutely breathtaking. We had planned for the ceremony to take place outside on the lawn over looking the vineyard, but as the day progressed some dark clouds approached and it decided to rain! Erin and Tommy were in great spirits and embraced the weather surprise. They were able to capture stunning images around the vineyard during the breaks in the clouds prior to the ceremony. We moved their ceremony under the veranda which made for a very intimate feeling! It was absolutely perfect and we could not have asked for a better backup location for Erin and Tommy to say their “I Dos.” After the ceremony, guests were invited inside the tasting room for cocktail hour where they were greeted with delicious hors d’oeuvres including Crispy Pork Belly and Oysters! YUM!
On that first night we met Erin and Tommy we asked them what their perfect day looked like. Both of them agreed they just wanted to have a great time celebrating with friends and family! To keep that feeling, Erin and Tommy chose a cocktail style reception. They wanted their guests to feel free to eat, drink, dance, and wander around the vineyard as they pleased! We think they nailed it, because everyone had a great time and danced the night away! And by the way, that good friend at the wedding where we met Erin and Tommy? Tommy picked him to be one his groomsmen, of course!
Check out their images from Michael Moss Photography:
Thank you to these wonderful vendors for helping create the perfect day for Erin and Tommy!
Venue – Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard
Officiant – Jim Burch
Photographer – Michael Moss
Baker – Favorite Cakes
DJ – Craig Wood (friend of bride and groom)
Flowers – Blue Ridge Floral Design
Makeup – Charlottesville Makeup
Hair – Carole Zamora
Transportation – Ambassador Limo