Day by Fay

Bonnie and Jamie's dear friend's country home in Crozet was the perfect setting for their late October wedding.  These stunning brides walked each other down the aisle and celebrated their two decade-long relationship by tying the knot in a ceremony lead by one of their closest friends.  Baltimore brews and Virginia wines played a nod to their hometown and where they first met.  As designers themselves, every single detail of their day - from their welcome table to their reception layout -  was designed and planned out to perfection.  Such a happy, happy day!

Planning & Design | Day by Fay

Photography | Paige Stevens Photography

Floral Design | Good Earth Flowers

Catering | The Space Downtown 

Cake | Albemarle Baking Company

Venues | Private Crozet Home, The Space Downtown 

Hair | Jhanavi Wright

Makeup | Elizabeth Wilson Makeup

Entertainment | UVA Silhouettes, Whiskey Rebellion, Black Tie Entertainment

Rentals | MS Events, FDS Tents

 

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When two of your closest friends tie the knot and you get to be a part of their celebration weekend, life can't get sweeter! Heather and Adrien met by chance on an evening out in town over two years ago where shortly after, they discovered they attended the same church. She asked him out to lunch one Sunday after service, and the rest is pretty much history.  Their wedding day consisted of sentimental vows on the steps of the court house, pictures in the park, dinner and drinks at the Commonwealth Restaurant, and best part... a gender reveal!  The Harraways are expecting a sweet little boy next spring and we can't wait to be Auntie Sarah Fay and Uncle Derrick.  Heather and Adrien, we love you dearly!

Wedding Planning Design & Coordination | Day by Fay

Photography | Derrick J. Waller Photography

Floral Design | Day by Fay 

Wedding Venue | Charlottesville City Courthouse

Reception | Commonwealth Restaurant & Skybar

Cake | Day by Fay

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Ruthie and Chris are a world-traveling, distance-running, fun loving couple and are always on the go!  In between busy jobs and triatholon training, it was so fun to be able to slow these two down and talk all things wedding.   Their venue choice was Guildford Farm, a quaint farmhouse in set on a picturesque property in Greene County, and they invited friends and family from all over the map to come celebrate with them.  A strings duo played soundtrack to their ceremony, guests drank merrily and played corn hole during cocktail hour, and their reception took place under a big tent overlooking a sea of trees just starting to turn their autumn leaves.  Chris' cousins played their emotional first dance song, and after dinner it was nearly impossible to keep everyone off the dance floor!  

Planning & Design | Day by Fay

Ceremony Venue | Guildford Farm

Photography | Samantha Brooke Photography 

Floral Design | Day by Fay & Foxtail Cottage Floral

Catering |  Ashly Kaye's at Greenock

Hair & Makeup | Rachel Smith

Ceremony Music | Melodious Strings Quartet

Reception Music | Fresh Take 

Rentals | MS Events & Royal Restrooms

 

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Sarah and John tied the knot in a sweet mid-morning ceremony at the 2941 Restaurant in Falls Church, Virginia, with their closest family and friends as their witnesses.  Sarah vowed to try to cuddle John more than their pets, and John promised to take his bride to a new destination each year.  After the guests enjoyed an afternoon of cocktails and a delicious three-course meal, the newlyweds bid them farewell with their favorite sweets - baklava and popcorn! 

Wedding Design & Coordination | Day by Fay

Photography | George Street Photography

Venue & Catering | 2941 Restaurant

Floral Design | Karin's Florist

Cake | Cakes by Linda

Piano | Day by Fay

Hair & Makeup | Victoria Whittingham 

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Robin and Hunter's wedding weekend was celebrated in the backyard of their stunning Crozet home.  Friday's rehearsal was followed by dinner under the stars where the groom himself designed a self-serve whiskey bar, and Saturday's weather could not have been any better - high seventies with a perfect mid-autumn breeze.  While I only had the opportunity to connect with Robin and Hunter a few months prior to their wedding, I felt like I had known them for a lifetime.  They spent months dreaming up their wedding day, and I had the honor of helping them bring it to life.  Their ceremony was framed beautifully by big oak trees and fragrant magnolias, cocktail hour with local brews was enjoyed on the green overlooking sunset on the lake, and family and friends slipped on their dancing shoes to party all night long with the newlyweds.  Congratulations to these newly wedded lovers, and may the start of your new adventure bring joys and never-ending laughter!

Wedding Design & Coordination | Day by Fay

Ceremony Venue | Crozet Private Home

Photography | Heather Dodge Photography

Catering |  Paula Weeks Catering

Ceremony Music | Harrisonburg Strings Duo

Band | Jimi Smooth and HitTime

Floral Design | Jackie Fitzgerald

Hair | Love at First Curl

Makeup | Ravishing

Tent | FDS Tents

 

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These two lovebirds met in Charlottesville where Emily had just finished her graduate degree and Scott was pursuing his doctorate.  Their careers took them to the to the west coast where they lived for a year while planning their Virginia wedding.  Scott masterminded a special surprise for his bride and swore me to secrecy throughout the planning process.  Shortly after toasts, the groom serenaded his new bride with the most heartfelt rendition of Ben Rector's "Brand New."  Celebrating at the beautiful Stonewall Jackson hotel in Staunton, Emily and Scott's wedding weekend was full of laughter, toasting, singing and dancing!

Wedding Design & Coordination | Day by Fay

Ceremony Venue | Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center

Photography | Bessie Black Photography

Videography | Malcom Stewart

DJ and Photobooth | Epic Sounds Entertainment

Catering | Stonewall Jackson Hotel & Conference Center

Cake | Paris Cake Company

Floral Design | Blakemore Flowers

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Leilani and Todd had been dating for over six years before they tied the knot, and handling all the flowers and decor for their wedding day was such a fun treat!  The couple couldn't stop smiling from ear to ear as they were getting ready with their closest friends - jamming to songs, getting dolled up, braiding hair, and laughing all the while.  In their sweet ceremony officiated by Todd's brother Paul, Leilani and Todd proclaimed their love for one another reciting and exchanging their written vows.  Paul even had all the wedding guests laughing hysterically as he used analogies from Leilani's and Todd's passion for video games and Pokemon throughout the ceremony; Todd finally caught the one!

Wedding Design & Coordination | Day by Fay

Floral Design | Day by Fay

Ceremony Venue | Grace Estates Winery

Photography | Katie Barfield Photography

Videography | Southern Distinction Cinema

Catering | Goodrich Gourmet Catering

DJ | Epic Sounds Entertainment

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In the midst of working her demanding job as a nurse, Erin and her mother Janet collaborated to plan the most beautiful outdoor wedding.  Erin was incredibly easy-going throughout the process and was so eager to just marry the man of her dreams.  The weather was incredible, the flowers at the Market were in full bloom, and it was hard to steal this couple away for sunset pictures overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains as they wanted to spend the whole evening dancing the night away.  Erin and James had the most uplifting sense of humor, and even exchanged vows at their rehearsal with a British accent! 

Wedding Design & Coordination | Day by Fay

Ceremony Venue | The Market at Grelen

Photography | Eastbrook Photography

Catering |  Dining at Home

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Courtney and Lance's wedding day was a celebration of all the family and friends who supported them throughout their relationship.  Their joy was contagious, their love was infectious, and this absolutely stunning couple was such a pleasure to work with throughout the planning process.  Courtney and Lance are incredibly involved in their neighborhoods and within their church families.  Their venue choice, The Haven, which serves as day shelter for people facing homelessness, could not have been more perfect as it reflects their passion and willingness  to serve and give back to the community.

Wedding Design & Coordination | Day by Fay

Ceremony Venue | The Haven

Reception Venue | The Space Downtown

Photography | Amy Lauren

Catering |  Chef Tim of Bizou

Cake | Arley Cakes

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I had the fortune of connecting with Valerie and Eric in the weeks before their stunning Valentine's Day wedding.  These two were so eager to start their life together as a married couple they ended up leaving most of the details to me.  With family members traveling from near and far, the most important moments of their celebration were honoring their loved ones that came to share in their special day.  Despite the freezing temperatures and forecasted blizzard, Early Mountain was filled with the most beautiful red roses and more love and warmth than one could imagine!  

 

Wedding Design & Coordination | Day by Fay

Venue | Early Mountain Vineyard

Photography | Almira B Photography

Catering |  Roadside Chive

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