This is my Project 1 - planning a social event or wedding. This is Abbey's "Southern Elegant" wedding that she plans to have in October.
After meeting at a concert in 2015 through mutual friends, 2 years later, Abbey and Sam have decided to tie the knot. They went a year without talking, but finally decided to get in contact with each other and as a result is this beautiful union. Abbey and Sam want a “Southern Elegant” wedding in October of this year (2019). I chose Trump Winery, Burlington Plantation, and Upper Shirley Vineyard as venue choices for the couple because they all had a southern feel to them with beautiful scenic views. The couple also wanted the ceremony and reception to be held in the same area. Upper Shirley was the venue that caught the couple’s attention and fit the vision they were looking for. So, it was booked and Save The Dates were mailed shortly after.
Due to the couple’s love for Virginia Tech and the time of the year, they decided that they wanted Merlot, blush pink, gold, and black to be their colors. This fit the southern theme that they were trying to achieve and the flowers and other decorations helped give it a splash of elegance. The bride is wearing an A-line dress while the bridesmaids, groom, and groomsmen's attire will go along with the color scheme. The wedding was planned for a Saturday evening so that the guests could witness the couple get married and take pictures in front of the sunset. Some of their favorites were also incorporated into this special day. From the Rolls Royce that the groom and groomsmen arrived in to the ice cream bar, everyone was able to add their personal touches to ensure that this day went exactly how they wanted. The guest could then go into the reception hall to have a plated dinner, enjoy the DJ, and share this special day with the happy couple. The guests will also be given Welcome Gifts at the hotel after the ceremony to commemorate the special day.