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Tatiana & Kyvory: An Avon Hill Lodge and Bruce's Barn Wedding in Charlottesville, Virginia
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I first met Tatiana and Kyvory byway of a mutual friend. They were in search of a planner for their upcoming wedding and our friend steered them in my direction! After a few emails and information exchanging, we decided to meet for an ice cream date. (Pretty perfect, right?) We shared some scoops and talked all about their wedding dreams. Three words from that meeting rang all of the right bells and I knew they would forever have my planner heart.

What were they, you ask?

Wakanda. Barn. Fiesta!

Over the year of planning, we all grew to be close friends. I knew that celebrating with them would be easy and I love to say…I was absolutely right!

We planned a fusion wedding mixing their three keywords and the couples love all things bright, bold, and patterned. With the bride being from Santa Barbara, we decided to throw a fiesta flare in there for an added twist! What more could you ask for, really?

Their wedding was perfectly them in every way, shape, and form. Hand made pieces and contributions from family and friends were sprinkled throughout the day making everything all the more special. Tatiana’s mother hand wove both their flower girl and card baskets. She also hand dyed their silk table runners! Their personal flowers were beautifully done by Hedge Fine Blooms, but friends and family pitched in to create their reception flowers with blooms from Pharsalia Floral Farm.

All details aside, their ceremony was my personal favorite. I will even go so far as saying it’s one of the best I’ve ever witnessed to date. They called their wedding party their “inner circle” and had their ceremony chairs arranged in a circular arrangement to further emphasize their unity. It was important to them to create a bond that lasted well beyond their wedding day itself. To solidify their partnership, they honored four core values together during their ceremony: Curiosity, Unity, Authenticity, and Joy. They had readings by friends and family to ground each one and, in between, Tatiana and Kyvory laid the foundation of each by placing a puzzle piece together.

The most glorious of days ended inside of the newly built and beautifully done Bruce’s Barn— which is the legacy Bruce Teplitzky passed down to his two daughters, Sarah and Hannah. The barn itself was built with love and will continue to house the love stories of many couples to come. Tatiana and Kyvory were one of the first and I am so thankful to have been by their sides to celebrate at such a magical place!

The best of their days together are yet to come.

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Wedding Planner: Angelica & Co. Weddings

Photographer: Manali Photography

Videography: Black Squirrel Film

Venue: Avon Hill Lodge and Bruce’s Barn

Catering: Southern Inn Catering

Personal Florals: Hedge Fine Blooms

Reception Florals: Pharsalia Floral Farm

Ceremony Music: Enrique “Chaddo” Gomez

Reception DJ: Selecta Jigga

Cake: Mary Schwartz

Beauty: Glo-Out [Glamour Bar]

Officiant: Alisha Murdock and Kate Adamson

Transportation: Easy Rider Bus Company

Bailey & Dave: A Clifton Inn Spring Wedding in Charlottesville Virginia
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In Charlottesville, you truly cannot go wrong when it comes to weddings. This beautiful mountain town is well equip with everything you would ever need, including the perfect vendors and more than ideal scenery.

For Bailey and Dave, even though they both weren’t originally from the Charlottesville area, they knew it was the perfect place for them to host their wedding. After all, it’s where they met! For them, it all started byway of tennis. Dave is a tennis instructor and Bailey was taking lessons. Fast forward years later and the two grew their love well beyond the baseline.

Their wedding was fully inspired by spring. We incorporated bright pinks, peaches, whites, and creams into their design with lush greenery accents. Letting the beauty of Clifton Inn shine was important, so only personal touches and enhancements were really needed.

To incorporate their love story without making anything too “tennis themed” we included subtle details throughout their design that were interactive and contributed to their guests experience. For their guestbook, I was inspired by the Paris Lock Bridge. When scheming up their design I thought to myself (or…let’s be real, aloud to my cats) “Why can’t we take old school tennis rackets, tiny locks, and memo tags and make a personalized piece for them to remember their wedding for their home?” Newsflash: we can and we totally did!

With guest experience being such a priority for this couple, we decided to add a photo opp area into the mix! This was another way for us to incorporate their love for tennis. Vintage rackets were used to create a massive display for them and their guests to photograph with all night. Turns out…it was a huge hit!

All things tennis aside, we kept it clean and classy. Their tablescape was nothing but pure elegance to really allow for Clifton’s food to shine. Chic vellum menu and place cards gave the table more personalization while also allowing guests to naviagate to their seat and know what’s for dinner.

It’s weddings like this that I love the most. Taking the most simple of things and bringing them all together into one perfect masterpiece.

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Wedding Planner: Angelica & Co. Weddings

Photographer: Bethany Snyder Photography

Venue & Catering: The Clifton

Florals: Tourterelle Floral Design

DJ: Beats by Goodman

Desserts: Paradox Pastry

Hair: Top Knot Studio

Makeup: Rouge 9 Makeup Studio

Officiant: Jon Sarosiek

Rentals: MS Events

Tent & Lighting: Skyline Tent Company

Stationary: Minted and Etsy

Transportation: Easy Rider Bus Company