When we first received the submission of Brittany Brown-Hart and Peter Bepler‘s wedding photos, we fell in love with the pair’s florals, and the uber-chic bridesmaids’ maroon jumpsuits. After we received their questionnaire back, however, we couldn’t stop giggling over the quirky joke that brought the two together. Read the joke, and enjoy the photos of their picture perfect day, courtesy of Emily Scott Photography, below.
Brittany, operations director for TasteLab, and Peter, an entrepreneur and angel investor, met on eHarmony. She emailed him first: “What’s a fish without an eye?” For the first time, she received the correct response: “Fssshhhh.” Peter fortuitously chose Pearl Dive Oyster Palace for their first date—the perfect spot for a companion with an unrevealed mermaid obsession. Although Brittany frequented DC (where she had her things in storage), at the time she was working in Iraq. The two decided to give the distance a go, and after six months Brittany moved back. Four years later, Peter proposed at Pearl Dive.
Brittany and Peter wanted a lush, romantic reception, so after marrying outside in the vineyard, they greeted guests indoors beneath an overhead floral ladder and surrounded by potted trees, 30 hanging lanterns, 100 feet of bistro lighting, and candlelit tables.
For a pop of glimmer, gold-painted animal magnets served as escort cards (and as favors). Before the end of the night, prankster Brittany wowed her new husband and guests when she appeared in a sequined jumpsuit to perform “Crazy in Love” with four professional backup dancers—“Wouldn’t Beyoncé do the same?” she asks.
Photographer: Emily Scott Photography | Venue: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards | Bride’s Gown: Michael Costello Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux Hair & Makeup: Lou Stevens, Glam Squad Day-Of Coordinator: A BeYOUtiful Fête Events & Design Cupcakes: Georgetown Cupcake Florist: Blue Ridge Floral Design Transportation: Charlottesville Public Schools buses Drone Videographer: David Agranovich Aerial Photography Music: Linden Trio; Bachelor Boys Band Invitations: Jolly Edition Lighting: Blue Ridge A/V and Lighting Video/Photo Booth: The Slow Motion Booth Caricature Artist: About Faces Entertainment Farm Table rentals: MS Events Indoor Trees: HotPots