Samantha and Ted exchanged vows on a late summer day at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. While the couple wanted to create a romantic and elegant event, they also included whimsical touches in their decor. They worked with their event planner, Adam Donovan-Groves, and florist, Blue Ridge Floral Design, to transform The Granary at Pippin Hill so that guests felt like they had stepped into a floral fairytale. Orchids filled the room, with grand table arrangements and even a stunning floral instillation over the head table. The space was completed with live trees bedecked with tiny lanterns.

Along with weaving their fairytale theme throughout the affair, Samantha and Ted incorporated many unique personal touches, including Pippin Hill wine bottles for guests to sign and Samantha and Ted to open on future anniversaries. We hope you enjoy seeing some of their special day!

Photography by Jen Fariello Photography

Planning by Adam Donovan-Groves of Donovan-Groves Events

Venue: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Florals by Blue Ridge Floral Design

Caterer: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Linens: La Tavola

Rentals: MS Events

AV and Lighting: Blue Ridge Event Production

Cake Baker: Cakes by Rachel

Videographer: Stan Pe of Stan Pe Films

Officiant: Rabbi Jake Rubin

Stationery: Minted, Wedding Paper Divas, Zazzle, Rock Paper Scissors

Bridal Dress: Pnina Tornai from Kleinfelds Bridal

Jewelry: Meg Jewelry from Kleinfelds Bridal

Beauty and Hair: Carolyn Thombs Artistry

Transportation: Quick’s Bus Company

Ceremony Music: Terra Voce

Reception Music: The New Royals


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