A Fall Wedding in July (only in Virginia)
On Saturday, July 26th, Jennifer and Greg Quaile made Virginia history, having an outdoor ceremony at Norfolk Botanical Garden, with the perfect Fall weather…in July! Nothing was shy of perfection as the breeze blew, butterflies flew and Jennifer floated through Butterfly Garden carrying a bouquet of Stargazers and hydrangeas by Daevid. The intimate ceremony, accompanied by a flutist, took place on the water in one of the most secluded and ethereal gardens on site.
The cocktail hour followed on the Baker Hall Terrace at Norfolk Botanical Garden, guests savored hors d’ ouvres and authentic sweet water from Sweetwater Catering. As guests entered the reception, they were greeted by some of the largest and most fragrant centerpieces of Stargazer Lilies I have ever seen. Pool and shades of fuchsia and pink brightened the room adding to the cool breeze that blew through Baker Hall. Jennifer and Greg personalized their wedding in several ways. A groomsman played an acoustic guitar while a bridesmaid sang a song Greg had written for Jennifer for their first dance. They cut custom made pies in various flavors as opposed to cake. Guests danced to the music of Phun Doctors and when everyone thought it couldn’t be a better night, the groom and his men took everyone back to the late 90’s. The groom and two of his groomsmen had been in a band together in college. They warmed up, borrowed two of the band’s guitars and rocked to three songs they’d not played together in nearly ten years. It was definitely a memorable night.
Jennifer and Greg were the most mellow, easy-going couple I have ever worked with and I wish them all the happiness life can bring. Congratulations!