Victoria & Jacob, Keswick Hall, VA

POSTED BY Ira Lippke on 2015/10/28

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After briefly being introduced by friends a couple weeks prior, Victoria found Jacob trying to break into her car. They had identical, blue Jeep Cherokees, and Jacob had mistaken Victoria’s for his own. Victoria found him fumbling with the lock, and the rest, as they say, is history.

With such a sweet story, it’s no surprise that these two had an equally memorable wedding day. Hurricane Joaquin was bearing down that weekend and threatened to reap havoc, but Victoria & Jacob embraced it with a smile. The two had an exceptionally remarkable rehearsal dinner, held at Montalto at Monticello – on Thomas Jefferson’s Estate. Rains from the hurricane were especially strong that night, which added to the feeling of intrigue, being in a place with so much historic value.

Victoria & Jacob’s ceremony took place at the University of Virginia Chapel in Charlottesville, one of their most treasured places. Donned in rain boots and shielded by an extra large umbrella, the bride and groom stepped out afterwards into the rain for their portraits.

Sheltered by Keswick Hall for the reception, friends and family alike kept dry. At their reception, crystal chandeliers hung from the ceiling, encircled by rings of white roses. The tables were topped with tapered candlesticks and floral arrangements bursting with hydrangeas – all beautifully designed by Amaryllis, Inc. and coordinated by Engaging Affairs.

Everyone was swept up in Victoria & Jacob’s joy and love for each other on this day. The entire event was a wonderful celebration and we felt lucky to be there to capture it all.

We wish you all the happiness in the world, Victoria & Jacob. Congratulations!


Photos by Ira Lippke, Joanna Toto and Sean Dimond




Ceremony Venue: University of Virginia Chapel
Reception Venue: Keswick Hall
Event Coordination: Engaging Affairs
Event Design: Amaryllis, Inc.
Ceremony Music: The Encore String Quartet
Reception Music: Project M with Elan Artists
Lighting: The AV Company
Invitations & Paper: Rock, Paper, Scissors
Dress: Oscar de la Renta
Cake: Keswick Hall
Catering: Keswick Hall
Hair: Lora Kelley Hair & Makeup
Makeup: Shannon Schroeder & Julie Shaffer

Tent: Skyline Tent
Rentals: DC Rental

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