It all begins with a dream and a love story, blooming into the day a bride or groom marries his or her best friend. From the venue and caterer to the music and décor, couples have endless options for creating their perfect romantic day. The combination of romantic countryside, vineyards, history and the creative people who are drawn to live here have made Charlottesville one of the East Coast’s most popular wedding destinations. The natural beauty of Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards as seen on pages 6–7 is a prime example of the breathtaking panoramic landscapes couples find in Jefferson’s Virginia. With over 40 vineyards and venues, couples getting married here are undoubtedly spoiled for choice. After selecting your venue, the options continue. Whether it's breathtaking tents, outdoor soirées or rustic barn
receptions, there are many ways couples can capture the true essence of a sophisticated country fête. Our region is no stranger to celebrity. When it came time for his daughter to wed, world-renowned author and local resident John Grisham hosted what may have been our most glamorous wedding yet at the family’s country home. At left (top left), a loving couple shares an intimate moment dancing at the breathtaking Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in North Garden, known for its rustic-meetschic accommodations as well as its exquisite cuisine. Charming newlyweds are ecstatic to be able to celebrate with family and friends at Veritas Vineyard & Winery (featured above and bottom right on opposite page) and Keswick Vineyards (top right and bottom left on opposite page), both charming venues that have risen to national prominence.
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