A Rainy Summer Wedding at King Family Vineyard

The bride's grand white bouquet is among our favorite details at this Charlottesville wedding.

Deia, a realtor from Fairfax Station, and Matthew, a finance professional from Minnesota, connected at a house-warming party after running in close social circles for a while. Three years after a successful first date at a restaurant in Charlotte, where they live, Matt proposed on a trip to Hilton Head.

For their July wedding at King Family Vineyard, they wanted a romantic, timeless vibe with a modern touch—and they chose the venue for its natural beauty, and as a nod to their first trip together, when they visited Deia’s alma mater, the University of Virginia, and spent time on the Monticello Wine Trail. Deia’s favorite part of the wedding weekend was having all of their favorite people together. Matt’s was the goose-feather bowtie and cufflinks from Brackish that he wore and surprised Deia’s father with to wear, too. Favors included traditional Albanian wedding cookies—which Deia’s mom made from scratch—in honor of Deia’s family heritage.

See the photos from their big day below.

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The Details

Photographer: Heather Dodge Photography

Venue: King Family Vineyards

Planning and design: Anyvent Planning

Florist: Willow Branch Flowers

Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations

Caterer: Harvest Moon Catering

Cake: Passionflower Cakes

Hairstylist: Veil Bridal Co.

Makeup Artist: PixiBomb

Bride’s attire: Suzanne Neville from Ladies of Lineage (dress); A.B. Ellie (earrings); Shoshanna (reception); Golden Goose (sneakers)

Groom’s attire: Bruce Julian Clothiers

Bridesmaids’ attire: Amsale from Bella Bridesmaids

Groomsmen’s attire: The Black Tux

Music: Melodious Strings; Affirmative Groove via Sam Hill Entertainment

Transportation: Ambassador Limo; Albemarle Limousine (getaway car)

Videographer: Schornberg Media (watch it here)

Rentals: MS Events; Paisley & Jade

Amy Moeller
Fashion & Weddings Editor

Amy leads Washingtonian Weddings and writes Style Setters for Washingtonian. Prior to joining Washingtonian in March 2016, she was the editor of Capitol File magazine in DC and before that, editor of What’s Up? Weddings in Annapolis.