Allison & SeanJuly 13, 2013
Allison is a native of Kansas but so in love with Virginia and the guy she found here. After visiting the Charlottesville area several times, they decided their destination wedding would be a small and intimate gathering of family and friends at beautiful Barboursville Vineyards.
Allison wore a wedding gown by Peter Langner “Pisa” in a dark ivory silk that was perfect with her beautiful olive skin tone and glorious smile, which only grew whenever she saw Sean. She was escorted by her Father Bill while her Mom Sally, and Sean’s parents, William and Christine, took in the moments. Claire Goodman conducted a loving service while accompanied by the Piedmont Chamber Players Quartet for the processional and recessional.
Allison was inspired by the vintage chic designs provided by Barb Wired, with antique linens, crocheted doilies, mason jars and lots of candlelight. A New Leaf Florist provided her bouquet and arrangements of hydrangea, peony rose, ranunculas, lambs ear, dusty miller, lisianthus, accented with “fly eyes”; a conversation piece among the guests.
Barboursville’s Palladio Restaurant and their impeccable staff served an exquisite 4-course dinner. Guests enjoyed the breathtaking scenery of the vineyard and mountains while playing corn hole.
Everyone who knows Sean LOVES his chocolate chip cookies. Early into planning, he decided he would serve his cookies at the reception, which eventually turned into canceling plans for a traditional wedding cake. Sean got up early on the morning of his wedding day just to bake cookies. Instead of a cake cutting, Allison and Sean shared chocolate chip cookie dough for their first shared dessert as husband and wife — the guests cheered!
We sent the happy couple off with a sparkler getaway while the guests were treated to special transportation. We are so happy for Sean and Allison and the new life they will share and look for them to visit us often.
Claire Goodman, officiant