I love it when I get a call from a potential client and it’s like it was just meant to be. That’s how it was when I first heard from Kate and Lev back in August. As they were describing their perfect wedding celebration on our initial call, they really seemed to want an authentic, meaningful, fun celebration that was truly them… which are my favorite weddings to help plan. Furthermore, as we were talking, it turns out they’re both east-coasters originally, but now live in the San Francisco Bay Area, just 10 or 15 minutes from where Tom and I used to live! Small world!
They actually tied the knot in San Francisco last year, but hadn’t yet had the chance to celebrate with both of their families in one room, so they were excited for this chance to spend time with those they love most! They selected Cabell’s Mill in Centerville, Virginia as their perfect backdrop.
As a former Californian, I could definitely appreciate their top priorities: delicious food, fabulous drinks, and a genuine and personal atmosphere. As always, Well Dunn Catering delivered on the fabulous, fresh, food and drink.
My favorite part of my job is figuring out the sweet stories that make a couple unique, and incorporating that into their wedding design. For Kate and Lev, we used playing cards as escort cards, since they met over a game of poker at a bar!
We also brought in local Bay Area honey as their favors, so their family could enjoy a little taste of where they now call home.
Thank you so much for letting me be a part of your day, Kate and Lev! What fun it was!
Photographer: Nicole Ballard Photography
Venue: Cabell’s Mill
Catering: Well Dunn Catering
Party Rentals: Party Rental Ltd.
Grooms Suit: The Black Tux
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
Planning, Design, Florals, and Signage: A Charming Affair