modern, chic romance at vineyard


Michelle + George worked with Heather to create an elegant, romantic affair with a focus on celebrating with their friends and family. They wanted understated elegance and Early Mountain Vineyards provided the perfect backdrop for their fete. 


The rundown: 

Guest Count: 120
Organic, Modern, Clean and Romantic
Dinner: Plated by Harvest Moon
Budget range: $70,000 - $80,000

Planning and design by Heather

Color palette:

Planner Notes:

Michelle and George booked with Heather a year out from their wedding for Full Planning. They planned their wedding from NYC and needed someone in the area to help them with all aspects of planning, from venue scouting to design and event coordination. This wedding was the last on the grooms side, known for unforgettable weddings, so they wanted everything to be effortless and fun for their guests. Their goal was to mix elements of the super refined, a plated dinner, polo on Sunday, candles galore and a clean crisp color pallet with the lightheartedness of their personalities, an ice cream bar, a brewery rehearsal dinner with a pizza bar and a little pre-dinner dance party to lighten the mood!


My husband and I were planning our wedding from Brooklyn, NY, to be held in Virginia, where he grew up. We had a clear vision of what we wanted but were struggling to find a venue that met all of our criteria from so far away. After speaking with 5 different wedding planners, we made the perfect choice by selecting Heather! We had an immediate connection with her and could tell right from the start that she was the best person to help us plan our wedding and bring our vision to life. Heather helped us with every single part of the planning process, starting with finding the perfect venue and vendors and ending with coordinating every aspect of our perfect wedding day.

After choosing our venue and defining the look and feel of what we were going for Heather did all the research and provided us with a list of the best options to choose for each vendor category. From jumping on last-minute phone calls and exchanging texts to regular email communication, Heather was always available to make sure we were all on the same page and help guide us- especially on the days when we felt like we had LOTS of questions and things to discuss. The day of our wedding was perfect. The morning of, I remember giving Heather a tub of décor items that I purchased. There were a few last-minute ideas I had never communicated to her, but when I walked into the reception area to see the setup, everything was EXACTLY as I had imagined, like she read my mind! The day was absolutely perfect and everything went so smoothly. We had so much fun! We didn’t have to worry about anything except enjoying ourselves and Heather and our awesome vendors took care of the rest!

We can’t imagine planning the wedding without Heather.
— Michelle, the bride.