This real wedding is featured in the current issue of Virginia Bride Magazine – spring 2020.
By Brittany Tilley:
Bride: Victoria Wesolowski, 25, Human Capital Consulting
Groom: Benjamin Hill, 24, Engineer
Date: October 20, 2018
Location: Chateau Morrisette Winery
Number of Guests: 118
Victoria and Ben tied the knot on a sunny day in October of 2018 at Chateau Morrisette Winery in Floyd, Virginia.
With the help of Sally Truslow, the Director of Events at Chateau Morrisette, Victoria found wedding planning to be a breeze. The couple chose a rustic theme with hues of burgundy and gold to compliment the breathtaking mountain scenery at the winery.
Victoria wore an ivory Jasmine Bridal gown with a sweetheart neckline, rose quartz detailing down the bodice, and a semi-cathedral length train. She completed her bridal look with a semi-cathedral length veil. Her maids wore burgundy chiffon dresses with a halter neck bodice. Victoria gave them each rose gold earrings to compliment the rose quartz detail in her gown.
Victoria carried a simple, yet elegant clutch bouquet designed with a slight cascade in the front that was made up of deep burgundy, blush, and creamy white flowers.
Ben met Victoria at the altar in a charcoal gray Michael Kors suit, a white vest and tie, and burgundy rose boutonniere.
The pair said “I do” under the largest tree on the front lawn of Chateau Morrissette. The large wine barrels topped with oversized floral arrangements were the perfect rustic touch against the simple white drapery.
The reception was held in the ballroom where guests were welcomed by a custom rotating light that lit up the dance floor with the newlyweds’ monogram and wedding date. The decor was rustic and kept with the burgundy and gold color scheme.
Guests enjoyed a delicious dinner made by the Chateau Morrisette catering team and sipped on artisan wines from the winery.
After some memorable speeches from the bridal party and family members, the bride and groom cut their 4-tier chocolate and vanilla cake with buttercream frosting.
The night ended with a sparkler send off and the newlyweds were off!
CEREMONY AND RECEPTION SITE: Chateau Morrisette Winery, Meadow of Dan, VA, 540.593.3647
PHOTOGRAPHY: Nicole Colwell Photography, Moneta, VA, 540.580.1021
VIDEOGRAPHY: TP Team Production Inc., Sumter, SC, 803.316.4502
CONSULTANT: Sally Truslow, Director of Events at Chateau Morrisette, 540.593.9223
OFFICIANT: Doug Fleming, 276.233.4068, Galax, VA
GOWN AND VEIL: Jasmine Collection, Becky’s Bridal & Formal, 540.261.3140, Buena Vista, VA
SHOES: Kelly & Katie
HAIR: Brides by E, 540.705.0511, Roanoke, VA
MAKEUP: Makeup by Ravishing, 540.798.8901, Roanoke, VA
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Jasmine Collection, Becky’s Bridal & Formal, 540.261.3140, Buena Vista, VA
FORMALWEAR: Michael Kors, Country Formals & Gifts, 276.728.4495, Hillsville, VA
FLOWERS: Creative Occasions, 540-345-8385, Vinton, VA
RENTAL EQUIPMENT: Creative Occasions, 540.345.8385, Vinton, VA
CATERING: Chateau Morrisette Winery
MUSIC: Ceremony – Spencer Strickland, Guitar & Mandolin player and luthier, 276.733.5996, Cana, VA; Reception – DJ Craig, Music, Music, & More Music, 540.580.5633, Bedford, VA
CAKE: Copper Hill Cakes & Goodies, LLC, 540.651.5253, Copper Hill, VA
TRANSPORTATION – Shuttle Service, 828.719.1429
ACCOMMODATIONS: Conner Mountain Retreat, 336.648.0615, Floyd, VA; Woodberry Inn, 540.593.2567, Meadows of Dan, VA; Hotel Floyd, 540.745.6080, Floyd, VA
HONEYMOON: St. George’s Caye Resort, Belize, Central America, 800.