a little sparkle at a rustic barn

Sage and Brandon were excited to head back to Charlottesville after meeting there during their time in school at UVA. Their guests were treated to a romantic, love-filled ceremony, tasty cocktails, comforting food and plenty of surprise moments throughout the night.

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The rundown: 

Guest Count: 150
Travel themed with fuschia, gold and sparkle
Dinner: Plated by the Local
Budget range: $50,000 - $60,000

Planned and designed by Christine

Color palette:

Planner's Notes:

We planned afar with Brandon and Sage as they lived in NYC and then relocated to Chicago mid-planning. They wanted a bright, happy, whimsical wedding that was still refined and classic in its design. Mount Ida Barn was the perfect balance of organic, lush and romantic. Pops of fuschia and gold were scattered around from the decor, to the lush florals to the outfits. We had so much fun building the candy bar and watching guests marvel at the hot air balloon.



Photography: IYQ Photography
Videography: t miller films
Ceremony + Reception Venue: mount ida
signage: Letterful rva
DJ: Rudy Lopez
Caterer: the Local
Florals: Amanda Burnette
Hair: Hair by Carmen D
makeup: Energi loagan
Wedding Cake: mahlia Creations

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We hired Christine for the 90-day package. We got married in Charlottesville, but don’t live in VA, so we really valued Christine’s fantastic expertise in the wedding industry, and great relationships in Virginia. We appreciated how she made herself available even before the 90 days to answer questions and give advice. We nearly had a terrifying flub due to an error on a contract, and Christine was able to leverage her relationship with our caterer to correct it without any issues. The day before our wedding, she also picked up our decor and took them in her van to set them up on the day-of, which was incredibly helpful. She also introduced us to our amazing florist and photographer, which we are so grateful for! We planned a lot and had a very specific vision for our day, and it was so helpful to have Christine in our corner as we ironed out the details in advance!”

Video by T. Miller Films