Virginia weddings always make me a little giddy, and Michelle + King’s Charlottesville celebration is everything I could hope for: an authentic 100-acre plantation (once owned by Thomas Jefferson’s son-in-law!), a Southern-sized troupe of attendants and some of the most darling flower girls I’ve ever seen. The classic black & white photos from Adam Barnes Photography isn’t too shabby, either! The bride wowed in a feminine Modern Trousseau lace dress and vintage veil, and the eleven-strong bridesmaids were lovely in lavender gowns from Priscilla of Boston. As a lover of all rose bouquets, it’s no surprise I love the delicate blooms from Pat’s Floral Design.
How did the two of you meet? Tell us your story. My roommate and good friend was dating (and eventually married) a good friend of King’s from college. When their friends, Caroline and Trey, got engaged, King took a chance and invited Michelle to go to their engagement party. Michelle was home for her brother’s wedding and could not attend the party, so King set up a date for the following week.
Describe the proposal. (From the groom) I knew that Michelle would like to celebrate with her family, so I waited until we visited her family in Naples, Florida in January. We set up a picnic out on the beach and, as the sun went down, I asked her to go for a walk. We got about 5 minutes away from everyone and I asked her. We then celebrated with her family at her favorite restaurant, Bleu Provence.
Three adjectives that describe the day are: Intimate, romantic, and fun!
Our favorite details of the wedding were: Our favorite details included our purple dance floor, lollypop escort cards in the shape of the initials K and M, and late night root beer floats. Also, King’s good friend and usher, Brad Bays, played “Brand New Day” by Van Morrison at the ceremony.
What Southern details or traditions did you include in your celebration? What was Southern about your wedding? The wedding was in Virginia on a 100-acre property once owned by Thomas Jefferson’s son-in-law.
Tell us about finding your wedding dress: I knew I wanted something that would reflect my Hispanic heritage and to me that meant lace and capped sleeves. I loved how the dress was romantic and so comfortable and easy to dance in.