Heather and Tyler // King Family Vineyards, Charlottesville, VA // VA wedding planner

Heather and Tyler were referred to me by a great friend who also happens to be a talented designer and created Heather and Tyler's invites (check her and her design partner out at alfie cooper). I worked as Month-Of Coordinator for Heather and Tyler and loved every minute. Not just because Tyler is an excellent chef, so our meetings were filled with bonus restaurant recommendations as well as home-made (delicious) snacks. No, these guys were just cool and fun and fab.

Plus, they gave me the chance to do my first Charlottesville wedding. They celebrated at King Family Vineyards, after a ceremony at Holy Comforter Catholic Church. King Family is stunning. Not only does it have gorgeous grounds, but it’s set up perfectly for a wedding - with excellent back-up options should the weather not cooperate (something a planner always appreciates). What really made my day was their caterer, Harvest Moon - one of the best, most well organized bunch I’ve worked with, in addition to making incredibly tasty food. This was the best vendor meal of the season by far!

This wedding was one of my favorites because it was a great mixture of down-home earthiness and beauty. Gorgeous bride with funky shoes, handsome groom in sneakers, an elegant family-style meal, delicious pie buffet with pies from Cakes by Rachel, and a fire-pit with late-night hot dogs and tater tots (tater tots!!!).

I’m going to let these beautiful pictures speak for themselves in a moment. But first a quick word on my favorite detail for this wedding. They had fresh fruits and vegetables as escort cards. Each piece was pinned with a guest’s name, and then guests were asked to bring the fruit and veggies to the table and create their own centerpiece (using beautiful wooden bowls). Love it! Love them. Enjoy!

Fruit and Veggie escort cards

P.s. I lied. My other favorite detail is that they hired someone to do close-up magic for the cocktail hour. We had him dress in a suit so he'd somewhat blend into the crowd and asked him to mingle among guests and do magic. It was really awesome. And the guy blended so well I thought he was late and called to find out where he was!

Heather and Tyler's Vendors:

Event Coordinator: Katie Wannen, The Plannery

Ceremony Venue: Holy Comforter

Reception Venue: King Family Vineyards

Caterer: Harvest Moon

Florist: Sugar Magnolias

DJ: Derek Tobler

Photographer: Robinson Imagery

Make-up and Hair: NB Makeup

Magic: Philip and Henry