Our 2012 wedding season was spectacular! We thought it would be fun to ask some of our photographers to send us their favorite pictures from their Keswick Hall weddings, 2012. It’s been a great walk down memory lane and we are very excited to be seeing favorites from our 2013 weddings!
Don Mears Photography
This past August turned out to be a perfect month to get married in Charlottesville! We love the images that Jack Looney of Jack Looney Photography was able to capture and are thrilled to be able to share them with all of you! With the help of Skyline Tent Company, Jenny Commins, Festive Fare, Southern Blooms by Pat’s Florals, Jen Skirloff, The Maxx and Maliha Creations; Ann and George had a beautiful Keswick Hall wedding!
Ann and George, thank you for starting your forever with us!
Pae and Seth were recently married at Keswick Hall, on a beautiful summer day. We loved getting to work with them and help plan their dream wedding! Pae and Seth were a delight to work with and we couldn’t have been happier watching Pae walk down the aisle to her ”almost husband”. Aaron Watson, from Aaron Watson Photography, sent along these wonderful pictures, thanks Aaron! To view more, follow his blog. Hedge Fine Blooms, Officiant Claire Goodman, Dominion Fireworks, Skyline Tent and C-Ville Makeup all did an amazing job with this very special wedding!
Thank you again and we can’t wait to see you both soon!
Kyle and Britt brought a little “Great Gatsby” to Keswick Hall! We were all looking forward to seeing this theme, and it worked beautifully! Britt’s dress was truly stunning and was perfect for the evening! Fireworks, a croquet reception, gourmet marshmallows and a candle-wall: this wedding had it all! Floral Images along with Festive Fare transformed the Ballroom, and Rothwell Photography was there to capture every moment! For additional pictures, check out Rothwell Photography’s blog post!
Friday Welcome “Croquet” Reception…
And last, but certainly not least, one of our favorite moments, a surprise for the mother-of-the-bride!
We had such a wonderful time helping to plan this fabulous wedding!
Whether a grand affair or charming and intimate, we think Keswick Hall is the perfect venue for any wedding! Adam Barnes Photography sent us these beautiful images of this very special day. We are swooning over this bouquet from Floral Images! For additional pictures, visit Adam’s website!
Congratulations and we wish you a happily ever after!
Scott and Celia picked a wonderful March weekend to get married at Keswick Hall! The weather was perfect, the food delicious and the excitement palpable as their family and friends, from far and near, gathered for this very special occasion.
Ethan Yang captured every moment of their wedding with these amazing pictures!
We look forward to seeing the new Mr. & Mrs. Linklow back at Keswick Hall soon!
The weather was perfect and the cherry trees were in bloom for Monica and Andy’s wedding in early April. Our friends at Aaron Watson Photography sent us these beautiful pictures, you can view more on their blog at Aaron’s Blog.
Congratulations Monica and Andy! See you again soon!
The vast majority of the weddings at Keswick Hall are considered “destination” weddings. With that comes additional transportation requirements to help make the weekend go smoothly. Albemarle Limousine is the perfect solution to making sure everyone arrives on time and gets back to their final destinations safely. Whether your plans require transportation to the UVa Chapel or Grace Episcopal Church for a ceremony or back to other hotels after the reception, we have found that Albemarle Limousine, and their fantastic staff, will drive the transportation stress away!
1) How did Albemarle Limousine get started?
While planning my daughter’s wedding in early 2007, I was surprised to find that the closest classic wedding car rental was in Washington D.C. This prompted an intensive search for beautiful cars that would enhance weddings and other special celebrations in the Charlottesville area. The museum quality vintage cars were collected from around the country and carefully restored.
As we began offering full service wedding transportation we changed our name to Albemarle Limousine to reflect our broader range of services.
2) What can a bride and groom expect when working with Albemarle Limousine?
Albemarle Limousine is your wedding and bridal transportation solution! We offer everything from Mercedes sedans and vintage limousines to full size coaches and everything in between. Our Wedding Transportation Packages are designed to meet your needs whether you desire a get-away car or transportation for 200 wedding guests. Our Transportation Supervisor is an integral component in allowing us to solve the complex needs of your wedding transportation.
Our Transportation Supervisors provide on-site coordination to ensure a flawless wedding experience. Working with detailed itineraries and passenger manifests, they structure shuttle releases for maximum timeline adherence all the while remaining flexible to respond to your guests’ needs.
3) Albemarle Limousine has some fantastic vintage cars in your fleet. Which would you say is your favorite and why?
Our vintage fleet is comprised of:
1940 Pearl White Senior Packard Limousine
1946 Silver Jaguar Mark IV
1948 Midnight Blue Fleetwood Cadillac Limousine
1949 Jet Black Fleetwood Cadillac Limousine
And I love them all, but …
Elegance in motion! Our pearl-white 1940 Packard Limousine is a very rare, museum-quality car that still looks like it came right out of central casting. Purchased in southern California, this car was one of a group of top-of-the-line limousines that transported top movie stars in style. The glamour and elegance that attended this car during the heyday of Hollywood royalty is now enjoyed by select wedding parties in central Virginia. Brides and grooms have told us that they enjoy the grace and beauty of a royal ride in a vehicle best described as a “rolling work of art.” Perhaps because of the spectacular visual presentation, wedding photographers have told us that this car has provided them with some of their favorite wedding shots. Interior photos provide the depth of field that one can only find in a vehicle with extraordinary depth. Our brides confirm that whether taken in traditional black and white or living color, their most special memories include framed photos with the Packard.
4) Which is your favorite car for the “get-away”?
Albemarle Limousine’s signature service is our vintage limousine get-away. While the 1940 Packard is a beautiful vehicle for its graceful lines and photogenic qualities, our Fleetwood Cadillac Limousines and our Jaguar are classically elegant and make a stunning impression as well. Whether it be a sparkler send off or sitting under fireworks, there is something magical about glimmering lights reflected on a classic vehicle. Our Mercedes sedan get-away is also very popular and offers a nice alternative to our vintage limousine get-away.
5) What is the largest vehicle in your fleet?
The largest vehicle we use for weddings is a 55 passenger coach. We often utilize several 47 or 55 Passenger coaches for wedding guest transportation. The largest rehearsal dinner and wedding for which we provided service included three 55 Passengers, three 47 Passengers, one 24 Passenger, two limousines, two SUVs, three sedans, and one vintage limousine; our 1940 Senior Packard Limousine for early evening photos and bride and groom get-away.
6) What is the #1 reason you think hiring transportation benefits a bride and groom?
Weddings are our specialty and our passion! We understand the potential stress involved with planning a wedding and make choosing your wedding transportation package a breeze by using our experience to help guide you to the best option for your needs.
Our On-Site Transportation Coordinator & Supervision ensures that your wedding transportation runs smoothly and seamlessly. While coaches are not the most romantic part of the wedding, they offer a significant benefit allowing your guests to fully enjoy the day without worries of getting lost or driving after the celebration. We take our wedding transportation service seriously and pride ourselves on being detail oriented with preemptive problem solving capabilities.
Our vintage limousine chauffeurs are professionally trained, well groomed, impeccably dressed, charming and personable.
It is our team that sets us apart and allows us to provide the premier wedding transportation service in central Virginia.
Albemarle Limousine also offers rehearsal dinner transportation as well as pre-wedding day wine excursions for your guests, through their Blue Ridge Wine Excursions. (Ranked the number one area activity on Trip Advisor.) These services can be bundled into your full service wedding transportation package.
7) Do you have any “behind-the-scenes” adventures?
Recently we had a fourteen vehicle wedding where our Transportation Supervisor arrived on site early and found that a vehicle was illegally parked, blocking the coach route to the church. He was there in time to ensure the car was towed and that service was not delayed. All 235 wedding guests, (and the bride and groom) were totally unaware and the celebration went on without a glitch!
We were so honored when these world travelers chose Keswick Hall as the destination for their wedding! Our lovely bride and groom were planning their wedding at the same time they were completing missions in Africa, South America and Asia! Luckily for them, their parents were able to assist in the planning and Stephanie and Bryan were able to finish their mission work, as well as fit in a wedding!
John Robinson, from Robinson Imagery, did an amazing job with the photography and we are delighted to share these fantastic pictures!
Stephanie’s father seeing her for the first time as a bride.
A groomsmen and a bridesmaid taking a moments break!
Congratulations on your wedding and we look forward to hearing about your missions and adventures as husband and wife!