Keswick Vineyards wedding

Katelyn & Michael's Outdoor Wedding Celebration at Keswick Vineyards

Katelyn & MichaelMay 29, 2015

Katelyn & Michael's wedding at Keswick Vineyards

Katelyn and Mike chose Keswick Vineyards as the backdrop to their gorgeous May wedding. As guests were arriving, the sky clouded over, threatening the plans for an outdoor ceremony. Though the flower girls enjoyed dancing in the rain with their umbrellas, a rainy ceremony wasn’t ideal for all of the guests and the wedding party.


Katelyn and Mike decided to wait out the rain, and without missing a beat, the Barb Wired team made plans to flip the schedule and do everything possible to give Katelyn the outdoor ceremony of her dreams. The guests moved under the tent and enjoyed cocktails while we waited for the rain to pass. Within an hour the sky cleared, and the Barb Wired and C&O staffs got to work drying the ceremony chairs and placing aisle markers so Katelyn and Mike could have their perfect ceremony on the lawn.

outdoor ceremony at Keswick Vineyards

This unique timeline of events set the stage for a fun, social, and relaxed wedding celebration—perfect for this fun-loving couple! The guests were already getting to know each other as they moved from the tent to the ceremony site, and there were smiles on every face. The sky was a beautiful shade of blue and the sun shone down as Katelyn walked down the aisle escorted by her brother, Jesse.


Katelyn and Michael enjoyed their outdoor ceremony overlooking the vineyard and later joined their friends and family under the tent for dinner. After dinner, DJ Derek Tobler got the party started, and the guests danced the night away.

outdoor wedding reception in Charlottesville, Virginia

The guests were delighted with the delectable assortment of cupcakes by Pearl’s Bake Shoppe, and if that wasn’t enough to satisfy their sweet tooth, they were treated to Girl Scout Cookies at the end of the night. What a unique, sweet treat!


Katelyn and Mike enjoyed every minute of their reception and left with their guests to celebrate into the night. The weather turned out to be perfect, but even if it had stormed all night, nothing could have dampened the joy that these two and their families and friends felt. It was simply a perfect night!


Photos by Mike Topham Photography