On a gorgeous day in May, there’s nothing sweeter than witnessing a couple in love say “I Do.” As the weather bounces between the scents of Spring and the full blooms of Summer, weddings are happening near and far, filling weekends and making memories. Planned by Sweet Peach Planning, Kelly and Serge’s wedding at the beautiful First Colony Winery is a day their family and friends will always remember.

Wedding Party FC

While the bridal party looked flawless and sweetly feminine in navy blue, knee-length dresses, the groomsmen stood out in their matching taupe suits accented with ties of the same shade of blue alongside the groom in his United States Navy Uniform. The bridesmaids held beautiful DIY bouquets of peonies and roses in shades of ivory and pink, achieving a light, spring color palette. Completing the harmonious party style, the bride and her party modeled complementary hair styles by Avenue 42, also portraying a simplistic elegance alongside the bride in her breathtaking strapless white gown.

Bridal Party FC

First Colony Winery provided delightful times for all with delicious wine selections for the wedding party and guests alike. The rustic wooden structure of the Winery with touches of stone provided great photo ambiance, coinciding with the beautiful green of the scenic outdoors, perfect for capturing by the talented Margo Reed.

Couple and cake

The celebration of Kelly & Serge’s union called for a day of revelry with family and friends and dancing well into the night to music by 20 South Productions. Guests joined together over food by Harvest Moon Catering and an exquisite cake provided by Gabilicious Cakes. The three-tiered white and navy cake, topped with flowers adding a pop of peach, was the perfect balance of color and style. At the end of the festivities, the couple departed for their honeymoon in style in an Albemarle Limousine.

Venue & Location: First Colony Winery

Photographer: Margo Reed Photography

Caterer: Harvest Moon Catering

Cake: Gabilicious Cakes

Wedding Planner: Sweet Peach Planning

Transportation: Albemarle Limousine

Hair & Beauty Stylist: Avenue 42

Music: 20 South Productions


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