Me and my husband just celebrated our second anniversary, so I decided to share details with you about our special day. Our wedding was an intimate winter wedding with family members and close friends. We were wed at Aspen Dale Winery located in Delaplane, VA, and we couldn’t have chosen a better venue. The owners are great to work with and the place is just beautiful. Since I wanted a day wedding we used the Manor house, which is perfect for a small intimate event. Aspen Dale Winery wedding rocks!
The colors were inspired by the Burberry palette. I wanted to keep the warm colors of winter plus they paired perfectly with the venue ambiance. My bouquet was dark red roses and for decorations I used Ivory, red and black color palette.
My dress was a lace strapless mermaid style. Yes, call me crazy! I chose a strapless dress for a winter wedding. That day the temperature outside was around 40 but I was so excited that I didn´t care, plus I had another excuse to get hubby to hug me :).
Since the space was intimate, we used the same rooms for different purposes. We celebrated the ceremony in one of the rooms, and then we moved the guests to the next room for cocktail hour while our wonderful caterer dissembled the ceremony room and prepped everything for a buffet. After the buffet, this same room became the dance floor. As special touch, we added a wine tasting for our guests during the cocktail hour. I love Aspen Dale tasting because they pair the wine with food.
Since we celebrated a multicultural wedding we had our ceremony performed in Spanish and English. We were able to find a bilingual officiant who helped us to include everyone involved in the ceremony. We also had a bilingual DJ who combined great Latin music with American pop music. Everybody had a great time! In addition, we gave Venezuelan chocolates as part of the favors to our guests.
To make the day even more perfect, I had the joy of sharing that special moment with my friends from Venezuela via Skype, they are the best! They stayed online the whole party and they even had cake and wine to celebrate with us!
To finish the night we had an after party at a local Irish pub restaurant. We arranged transportation for our guests, so everybody could enjoy the day and night without concerns.
Venue: Aspen Dale Winery
Catering: Shirley´s Catering
Officiant: Amanda Vega
Entertainment: Olivera Music Entretainment
Florist: Shelley´s flowers enterprise
Cake: Darlene´s Specialty cake
Photographer: Robert Everton Photography
Makeup and Hair: Enlightened Styles
Transportation: Choice Limousine
Thank you for reading and good luck with your wedding planning!
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