Happy Anniversary to our clients who married last year at Chrysalis Winery in Middleburg, Virginia. Being that they love Chrysalis so much that they are VIP members, it made sense that they would want to have their wedding ceremony and reception there. I remember the huge rainstorm that appeared as we were almost done with the ceremony rehearsal (luckily, the tent had gone up the day before so we could run under it); and an unexpected windy gust that blew the ceremony arch down during set up (thank goodness we weighed it down for the ceremony). What I remember most clearly was a beaming bride, and a dance some of the guests performed to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. So much fun! Thanks to Katie Stoops for sharing the wedding photos.
Portraits of the bride and groom in the vineyard at Chrysalis Winery. What’s not to like? Photo: Katie Stoops
Ceremony in the vineyard. Noticed we put a turf carpet down for the ceremony aisle since it had rained so much the day before to keep the walk down the aisle nice and dry. Luckily, black was in our color scheme. Note also the beautiful arch by Devers Design Group. Photo: Katie Stoops
A close up of the ceremony arch, keeping in style with a winery wedding. Arch by Devers Design Group. Photo: Katie Stoops
Loved the color scheme – very classy and timeless. Devers Design Group did an amazing job with the centerpieces. Notice how wide the glass vase is to prevent tipping in the wind. Photo: Katie Stoops.
The bride had gotten corks from Chrysalis Winery, cut them in half, cut a slit on top and used them to hold the escort cards. Photo: Katie Stoops
Excuse my poorly composed photo but look at the cute topping on the cupcakes by Cupcakes Actually in Fairfax. There were little grapes and wine bottles, in line with this winery themed wedding. Photo: Vicky Choy
I love tent shots at night. Photo: Katie Stoops.
Venue: Chrysalis Vineyards, Middleburg, Virginia
Wedding Coordinator: Vicky Choy, Event Accomplished
Tent and Rentals: Jodi Lee Orndorff, Capital Party Rentals
Officiant: Together Forever DC, Rev. Rick Hudock
Floral Design: Devers Design Group
Photographer: Katie Stoops
Videographer: David Andrews, Blue Sky Films
DJ: Mike Blaufield
Caterer: Fusions Cuisine
Dessert: Cupcakes Actually
Transportation: Limos Inc.
Guest Hotel: Hyatt Dulles
Wineries usually give you a picturesque backdrop for weddings. Northern Virginia has many wineries where you can host private events. Consider them whether you are planning a wedding, birthday or anniversary parties, or corporate events.