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Amanda & Sam

Amanda & Sam kicked off our wedding season at the Event Barn on March 9th, 2019! We absolutely loved the bohemian details from their big day. From Amanda’s simple flower crown, to the mix-matched bridesmaids dresses, to the small pieces of greenery at the guests’ place settings, everything was perfect! It was a little misty, but rain was no worry for these two as they happily said their I Do’s inside of the Barn.  Luckily the rain held off and they were able to sneak outside later on for some more photo opportunities. The two said “no thank you” to the traditional wedding cake and decided to serve their guests donuts for a sweet treat instead, they were a hit! They danced the night away then did their grand exit while friends and family blew bubbles on them. We loved getting to be a part of this sweet couple’s big day. Enjoy these photos from their photographer, Jason Collins Photography!  

Vendors

Catering & Coordinating: The Local

DJ & Photobooth: DJ Ricky

Floral: Barnswallow Blooms

Lighting: Magical Lighting Concepts

Photography: Jason Collins Photography

Videographer: Gibson Video

2019-04-04T20:30:58+00:00April 4th, 2019|

Mollie & Sam

Today on the blog we are featuring Mollie & Sam’s wedding day.  The two were wed on September 1st, 2018.  They had a gorgeous indoor ceremony and even utilized some of Mount Ida’s church pews.  The followed up with a gorgeous reception at the Lodge, complete with shades of pink everywhere! These two were so sweet and so clearly in love.  Enjoy Mollie & Sam’s love story while looking through their photos from Chelsea Schaefer Photography.

Her Side

The summer before 7th grade I volunteered as a Vacation Bible School leader at my church. Being a leader provided me the opportunity to take care of little kids, which I loved since I am the youngest of five and have no younger siblings. I also loved working at VBS because I was able to hang out with my friends who worked there as well. My best friend, Lauren, ran up to me half way through the first day and told me about this cute blonde boy she met. She pointed him out as he walked by with his group. He was giving one of the children a piggyback ride and wearing a bandana that matched the jungle theme. I remember Lauren telling me how “cool” he was and how good he was with the kids. I tried to keep an eye out for this boy throughout the rest of my day. Thankfully, I got lucky. During snack time I sat down with the rest of my team and noticed the same boy my friend was telling me about earlier, sitting next to us. He smiled and introduced himself, “Sam Kesting”.

 

Bridal Suite, Bridesmaids

Over the next few months, Sam and I saw each other every now and then at weekly youth groups. However, as time went on, we lost touch, and I never really thought about him.  About a year later, I received a Facebook friend request from Sam. I didn’t recognize him from his profile picture since he was wearing sunglasses and a hat (obviously trying to look cool). My mother always taught me not to befriend strangers on the internet so, in an effort to be safe, I made sure we had some common friends. I then messaged him to ask if we had ever met. Originally, he responded with, “Oh, haha I accidentally friended you, sorry.” But after I didn’t respond, he sent another message retracting the previous one and saying we actually did know each other and proceeded to remind me how. After the initial small talk, the conversation ended and that was it. A few weeks later, some friends at school were talking about a cute boy who was shadowing that day. I ran into him at lunch. I recognized him right away and walked up and asked, “You’re Sam Kesting right?” and thankfully he responded with, “Yes, and you’re Mollie Smith.” I was so happy to find out Sam would be joining me at Trinity Christian School the following year.

 

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Sam and I spoke occasionally over the following months and began to become close friends. We only lived a few minutes away from each other and often hung out after school started.  In between classes we exchanged notes since we had only a few classes together during our 4 years in high school. I still have many of those notes that I saved even before we started dating.  When we were in the same class, our seating assignments were quickly changed by more than one teacher because we talked too much. Over the next year our friendship grew stronger and Sam went from my “official shoe-tier” to one of my best friends.

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Eventually, that friendship became more serious and Sam told me he liked me in the spring of 2012. A few days later, he took me on our first date to play mini golf.  Obviously as high schoolers, we were both immature and had our share of struggles. However, I remember when I knew I was starting to fall in love for the first time. Sam and I were at a friend’s birthday party during our senior year. Everyone was dancing the way kids dance these days with their fists pumping and jumping up and down. Sam, however, grabbed my hand and began swing dancing with me. We were the only ones there dancing in an “old fashioned” kind of way, but I loved every minute of it. Ever since then, dancing with Sam has been one of my favorite things to do.

 

Indoor Ceremony

As high school came to a close, Sam and I understood that the likelihood of our relationship lasting through college was remote.  We felt that an important decision like where to go to school should not be based on each other. We didn’t even apply to any of the same schools. When the time came to part ways and Sam headed off to the University of Virginia and I started my college career at Liberty University, we were both nervous. The first year was hard to be apart so much, but I truly believe it was one of the best things for our relationship.

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We learned how to love one another from miles away and how to rely on God and His faithfulness even when it wasn’t easy. It also allowed us to participate in different things, make separate lifelong friends, and focus on our studies.  I believe this would have been harder for me to do if we were always together. I made the decision to transfer to James Madison University after my freshman year. Sam and I were still about the same distance away from each other no matter where we were, even during school breaks after my family moved a little over an hour away from Northern Virginia. Nevertheless, our relationship has continued to grow and mature during our four years apart.

 

Indoor Ceremony

I knew I wanted to spend forever with Sam early on in our relationship, but it still came as a surprise when on October 28, 2017, Sam asked for my hand in marriage. He had saved a note I wrote him almost exactly seven years ago to the day, when he was just my “official shoe-tier”. I was told I said yes, but honestly cannot remember much after he got down on one knee. I was so overwhelmed with joy.  I am extremely excited for our future and to see what the Lord has in store for the two of us as we begin the next chapter of our lives as husband and wife!

 

Indoor Ceremony, First Kiss

His Side

I first met Mollie Smith at a vacation bible school in the summer of 2008. We were both leaders of different preschool-aged kids and I noticed her right away. Having just moved to the area coupled with the fact that I had been home schooled my entire life meant that I was a bit lacking in the social skills department. Thankfully, our groups had the same snack period for me to work on my small talk. Needless to say, I didn’t think she was impressed and after the week was over we totally lost touch until I “accidentally” friended her on Facebook.

 

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Shortly after, I was visiting a high school for the day to see if it could be a place to finish off my K-12 education. During lunch I sat down in the front of the room, unpacked my lunch, and looked up to see an adorable blonde smiling down at me I quickly realized that she was the girl from VBS who I had sent an awkward friend request to a few weeks earlier. I went bright red and proceeded to stutter through how I remembered her, conveniently leaving out the social media request. She knew exactly who I was, told me it was nice to see me again, and skipped off with a smile and a gaggle of friends.

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I enrolled in the school and started attending in the fall of 2010. Mollie and I became fast friends and would write each other notes during classes about sports, homework, and class controversies. Because she has such small feet, Mollie’s shoes would often come untied throughout the school day and, being the gentleman that I am, it became my duty to make sure that her shoes were tied at all times. She even dubbed me “her official shoe-tier”.

Bridal Party

Freshman year continued with me seriously crushing on her and she just cruising on through life oblivious. Our houses were only a few miles apart so often times evenings would be spent in each other’s living rooms just sitting and talking. Sophomore year began and that year gave me almost enough courage to ask Mollie to homecoming.  Almost. That spring, Mollie was one of the lacrosse team managers. I was never very gifted in the sport at all but having her on the sidelines at least made me run just a little bit faster.

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It wasn’t until April of 2012 when I was on a bus returning to school from an orchestra competition (cool, I know) when Mollie asked me the quintessential high school question: “who do you like?”. After a few attempts to dodge a straight answer, I finally confessed. Mollie was so kind and I figured that if the feelings weren’t reciprocal then she would respond in a way that was gracious and would not damage our friendship. My response quieted her replies for a bit and she suggested we talk tomorrow at school in person.

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The next day, we spoke during lunch and I found out that Mollie in fact did have a bit of a crush as well. We decided to see how things would play out.  Although there were ups and downs, those next two years together were full of awkward school dances, miniature golfing, Kings Dominion trips, pool days, laughter, tears, and learning how to love someone along the way. We finished high school with a winning lacrosse season and a prom that will probably only be topped by our wedding.

 

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Mollie and I never looked at colleges together. We approached the search and decision process as individuals and applied to schools all over the country. Neither of us wanted to pressure the other into a decision based on our relationship so it was only by the grace of God that I ended up at UVA and she went to Liberty. I remember our last date before she went off to Lynchburg. We spent the evening together in DC and as I dropped her off at her house at the end of the evening, I was scared. This fear continued for the first few weeks of college apart. I knew that high school relationships were often fleeting and that once they were tested by a university that they often were quickly and painfully destroyed. But I also knew how much I loved Mollie and how much she meant to me.

Pink wedding cake

We took things a day at a time and both became immersed in our own experiences. Slowly but surely, living apart became the new normal. That spring of first year, Mollie decided to transfer to JMU for a change of scenery. I spent the next two summers as a camp counselor, going two weeks at a time without any contact with Mollie other than letters. Her family also moved about an hour away from my family after high school which meant seeing each other less even when we were home on breaks or during the summer. Being apart for most of the year at school, these times at camp, and our families living a bit far apart allowed for us to establish a deep trust in the Lord to guide our relationship and in one another to keep going strong when things didn’t seem easy or convenient.

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We learned how to love each other from afar through small but meaningful ways such as a quick voicemail on a drive home or a surprise pizza delivery. Although I was scared at first to part ways for college, I am so grateful for what it taught me about what truly matters in a relationship and for how I have been blessed to be able to watch Mollie grow into the strong, kind, and hard-working woman that she is today.

 

Bubbles exit sendoff

I’m not quite sure of the exact moment that I knew I wanted to propose to Mollie but it was definitely something that I had thought about for a long time. This past summer I knew that I wanted it to be soon enough to be married by the end of this year. After conversations with my dad and eventually both of my parents, I asked her dad if I could meet him for dinner. He kindly accepted and he graciously listened to my stammering explanation of why I had asked him and blessed my request to ask his daughter to marry me. On October 28, 2017, I took Mollie to a friend’s family farm for a picnic and gave her a letter that I had kept from her for 7 years, back when I was still just her shoe tier. Much to my relief, she accepted my proposal.  Being engaged has been a blast and I am unbelievably excited to marry the love of my life this September and begin our journey together.

 

Horse and Carriage

2019-02-19T18:30:59+00:00February 19th, 2019|

Gabby & Connor

We are throwing it back to October 27th, 2018 as we feature Gabby & Connor’s Fall wedding on the blog today. They decided to do a first look at our one lane bridge, the photos turned out absolutely beautiful.  We would be lying if we said it didn’t make us a little teary-eyed! Are you #TeamFirstLook? We are!

One of the many perks of doing a first look is you get the opportunity to get a lot of your portraits out of the way before your guests even arrive.  Check out some of Gabby & Connor’s pre-ceremony photos, including them digging up their bourbon. Burrying the Bourbon is a southern tradition to ensure it doesn’t rain on your wedding day.  They must have done it right, because the weather was perfect.

After pre-ceremony photos, they made their way to the pergola at the Mountain Grove ceremony site.  They added a little personal touch to the outdoor ceremony space by bringing in this gorgeous floral arch, which complimented the rest of their weddings’ aesthetic. They said their I Do’s, shared their first kiss as husband and wife, and joyfully recessed down the aisle as flower petals were tossed.

Guests then made their way to the Lodge for cocktail hour and reception. Our friends over at Magical Lighting Concepts added some drapery in the dining space. We really love the way it softens the space, it really is a nice added touch!

 

The two love birds along with their friends and families danced the night away. It was a truly magical evening.  Congrats Gabby & Connor!

2019-02-07T15:33:09+00:00February 7th, 2019|

Jen & Sean

We just got these photos in from Sarah Houston Photography from Jen & Sean’s Fall wedding. We just couldn’t wait to share them on our blog! The Fall foliage was at its peak, the leaves had changed colors but were just starting to make their way off the branches to the ground. These two were such a sweet & kind duo. We figured what better way to showcase their wedding photos than by sharing their love story.  Enjoy the story of Jen & Sean as told by themselves, courtesy of their wedding website.

HOW THEY MET

Jen and Sean first crossed paths at Forest Park High School. Sean was a year ahead of Jen, so the two didn’t meet for the first time until after they had both graduated college.

Sometime during the summer of 2013, Sean saw Jen at a local bar when he was with a mutual friend of the couple. Sean knew he had seen Jen before and asked the friend who she was. He was too nervous to approach her that day, so he added her on Facebook later.

Sometime during the summer of 2013, Sean saw Jen at a local bar when he was with a mutual friend of the couple. Sean knew he had seen Jen before and asked the friend who she was. He was too nervous to approach her that day, so he added her on Facebook later.

Over the course of the next 6 months, Sean asked Jen out multiple times, only to be denied over and over again. Thankfully, Sean was persistent and in February, Jen finally gave in and agreed to go to Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar (R.I.P.) with Sean and a few of his friends. After that night, Jen and Sean started spending time together almost everyday, and Sean finally made it official on March 4, 2014.

Jen and Sean quickly realized that they were made for each other, and spent the next three and a half years making memories and taking adventures. The two have enjoyed traveling, trying good food and wine, and countless movie nights. A special tradition of the couple has been to take weekend getaways to spa resorts and visiting local wineries. In March 2017, Jen and Sean purchased their first home in Woodbridge, VA, and started building their life together.

THE PROPOSAL

Since Jen and Sean had moved into their new home, they had been busy settling in and spending weekends out of town, hardly ever having a free weekend. By the weekend of October 13th, Jen was tired and ready for a weekend off – but Jen and Sean had other plans. Jen thought that they were headed to Charlestown, WV to visit the casino for Sean’s step-brother’s birthday with his mom and step family. Jen was very reluctant to go after their busy last few months, but Sean was insistent.

Friday afternoon, they packed up the car and headed to West Virginia. When they got to Charlestown, Waze said “You are arriving at your destination.” in the middle of a random backroad, and Jen started to get confused, so she tried to grab Sean’s phone to put the casino’s address in instead, but Sean wasn’t having it. Finally, they pulled into an inn in the middle of nowhere. After getting checked in and settled into their room, Sean finally told Jen that it was just going to be the two of them that weekend because he felt they could use some time to themselves after going non-stop lately. Jen thought he was just being nice and it was going to be a normal weekend getaway.

That night, they went to dinner at the Inn, where they had an amazing 4 course dinner and drinks. Over dinner, Jen kept mentioning that it was Friday the 13th, making Sean even more nervous to propose that night. After dessert, the waitress let Jen and Sean know that the hotel staff had set up a bonfire for the guests. Jen was very interested (she loves sitting around a good bonfire!) and asked Sean if they could go sit for a while, thinking he’d say “no” (Sean does not share Jen’s love of bonfires), but to her surprise, Sean agreed!

Jen and Sean made their way down to the firepit, and as soon as they rounded the corner, Jen realized that the fire wasn’t for everyone, but just for them. There was a bottle of wine and s’mores supplies waiting, with rose petals covering the firepit area. Jen immediately started crying, but Sean calmed her down enough to finally ask her if she’d be his wife – of course (through tears, again!) Jen said yes! Jen and Sean celebrated with wine and s’mores before calling friends and family to share the good news.

The next day, Sean had planned a private wine tour for more celebrations. On Sunday, they wrapped their weekend up with massages, and finally headed home for an engagement celebration at home with our families.

To say it was the perfect proposal would be an understatement – Sean did the impossible by completely surprising Jen, all the while paying homage to some of the most special moments in their relationship.

VENDORS

Venue: The Lodge at Mount Ida Farm & Vineyard 

Caterer & Coordinator: The Local Restaurant & Catering

Cake: Favorite Cakes

Florist: Good Earth Flowers

Hair: Brides by E

Photographer: Sarah Houston Photography

DJ: Black Tie Entertainment

Makeup: Makeup by Ravishing

Rentals: MS Events

2019-01-22T16:17:34+00:00January 22nd, 2019|

Courtney & Ben

We are so excited to share Courtney & Ben’s big day on the blog today! To no one’s surprise, Courtney made an absolutely beautiful bride.  We are just swooning over these photos from Chelsea Schaefer Photography. Chelsea is not only one of Mount Ida Farm’s preferred photographers… but she is also Courtney’s sister! She did an amazing job of capturing the entire day.  Courtney and her bridesmaids got ready that morning in the cottage (right across from the Lodge, how convenient is that?!) Courtney and Ben did their first look right in front of the Lodge, then said their I Do’s inside the Lodge. Being a summer wedding, an indoor ceremony is preferable to keep guests cool and comfortable.  We had beautiful weather that day, so they were still able to get some beautiful photos outdoors. Congratulations Courtney & Ben!

 

Vendors:

Venue: The Lodge at Mount Ida Farm & Vineyard 

Caterer: MOSAIC Catering & Events

Donuts: Carpe Donut

Cake: Sweethaus

Coordinator: Blue Ridge Event Production

Florist: Katie Ranger Design

Hair: First Look Artistry

Photographer: Chelsea Schaefer Photography

2018-12-28T22:19:02+00:00December 27th, 2018|

Lindsay & Alan

We are especially excited to share the photos from Lindsay & Alan’s wedding day because we absolutely loved the way they embellished their indoor ceremony! They were married on a chilly day at the beginning of April, and because of the cooler temperatures and a mix of rain & snow…they decided to say their I Do’s inside. We absolutely love the ceremony decor that they brought in, we really loved the florals and greenery as it added a nice Springy touch.  We stumbled across their wedding website where we found the story about how they met. Enjoy Lindsay & Alan’s love story, as told by themselves, along with the stunning photos from their big day!

Charlottesville Wedding Venue
Charlottesville Wedding Venue
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Two Fewer Phish in the Sea

Lindsay started working at SNL Financial in August of 2015 as an Operations Specialist in her department. On her first day of work, Alan helped her with her computer since he worked in IT. They both were attracted to each other but, unbeknownst to Alan, Lindsay was already seeing someone.

Over the next few months, Alan tried interacting with Lindsay; Lindsay would always politely answer, but never very warmly. She thought he was very cute, but she was still seeing someone. Alan tried talking to Lindsay’s team members in hopes of enticing Lindsay to respond. However, after many polite responses, Alan started thinking Lindsay just didn’t like him and never would. Alan gave up on flirting with Lindsay.

 

Charlottesville Indoor Wedding Ceremony
Charlottesville Indoor Wedding Ceremony
Charlottesville Indoor Wedding Ceremony

About six months passed before anything happened between the pair.

Lindsay was on a business trip in Dallas when disaster struck – her work email was hacked and sent a phishing email to her entire contact list right as the conference ended. Her colleague, Jeanne, called Lindsay to let her know that the problem had been identified and Alan would be reaching out to help. Alan called Lindsay and resolved her issue completely. Monday morning rolled around, Lindsay profusely thanked Alan for all of his assistance…which (of course) opened up the conversation floodgate.

 

Charlottesville Indoor Wedding Ceremony
Charlottesville Indoor Wedding Ceremony

About six months passed before anything happened between the pair.

Lindsay was on a business trip in Dallas when disaster struck – her work email was hacked and sent a phishing email to her entire contact list right as the conference ended. Her colleague, Jeanne, called Lindsay to let her know that the problem had been identified and Alan would be reaching out to help. Alan called Lindsay and resolved her issue completely. Monday morning rolled around, Lindsay profusely thanked Alan for all of his assistance…which (of course) opened up the conversation floodgate.

 

Charlottesville Indoor Wedding Ceremony

Right around this time, both Lindsay and Alan became single…but not for the reason you might be thinking. It just so happened that they both were in unhappy relationships and had decided to end them. As they spent more time together, Lindsay and Alan realized that they had shared interests. Lindsay and Alan were able to laugh and joke with ease; they watched Firefly together, quoted Metalocalypse, and enjoyed the rides at the Dogwood Festival.

Alan and Lindsay started quietly seeing each other and were promptly found out by some of their colleagues. Some of those colleagues were not the best at keeping secrets (you know who you are, hehe). Eventually, word got out that Lindsay and Alan were dating and “congratulations” and “I’m so happy for you’s” were said.

Call it fate, luck, serendipity, or any derivative of those, the outcome is the same: Lindsay and Alan found each other and can’t wait to be wed.

 

Wedding Exit Sendoff

Vendors:

Venue: The Lodge at Mount Ida Farm & Vineyard 

Caterer: The Local Restaurant & Catering

Donuts: Carpe Donut

Coordinator: Emily Holter

Band: Adrian Duke Band

Florist: Foxtail Cottage Floral

Hair & Makeup: Moxie

Photographer: 88 Love Stories

Rentals: MS Events

2018-11-08T18:47:02+00:00November 8th, 2018|

Alice & James

We are over the moon to share Alice & James’ wedding day on the blog today! They were married on August 12, 2017. Alice and her bridesmaids took advantage of our onsite cottage and rented it to use as a bridal suite.  Getting ready in the cottage allowed the ladies to relax and enjoy hanging out together, without having to rush from location to location.

They were blessed with beautiful weather and gorgeous blue skies, so they said their “I do’s” at the Mountain Grove outdoor ceremony location. Afterwards they invited their friends and family to the Lodge where they enjoyed a delicious dinner from The Local. Then they danced the night away to celebrate their happy ever after.

Enjoy these photos from Jack Looney Photography!

 

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Alice & James- Lodge Wedding
Alice & James- Lodge Wedding
Alice & James- Lodge Wedding
Alice & James- Lodge Wedding
Alice & James- Lodge Wedding
Alice & James- Lodge Wedding
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Alice & James- Lodge Wedding
Alice & James- Lodge Wedding
Alice & James- Lodge Wedding
Alice & James- Lodge Wedding
Alice & James- Lodge Wedding
Alice & James- Lodge Wedding

2018-10-26T18:17:49+00:00October 26th, 2018|

Lindsay & Chase

We are so excited to feature Lindsay & Chase’s Mount Ida Farm & Vineyard wedding today on the blog! This stunning couple was married at the Lodge at Mount Ida Farm in March of this year.  Since it was March, it was still a little too chilly to have an outdoor ceremony. They said their “I do’s” in the indoor ceremony space, which worked out perfectly! They decided to add in some white drape to soften up the space and to add a personal touch to the room.  They lined the aisle with pink and white flower petals. It was a beautiful sunny day, and the ceremony space was filled with natural light. What we really admire about their wedding was how they incorporated little things that they loved (like Harry Potter) in a subtle and elegant way, without being overbearing. Take a peek at their card table! The reception space was decorated with blushes and creams, it looked truly beautiful. They also added some ceiling drapery as well as a beautiful, lit backdrop for their head table.  Congrats Lindsay & Chase! Enjoy these photos from Meredith Sledge Photography.

Vendors:

The Lodge at Mount Ida Farm & Vineyard I Meredith Sledge Photography I

MOSAIC Catering + Events I Sweethaus I

Jennifer Saunders Bridal I Quicks Bus Company

2018-08-06T15:52:33+00:00August 6th, 2018|

Meet the Friendors: MOSAIC Catering + Events

Mosaic Catering + Events
Mosaic Catering + Events

Today for our Meet the Friendors blog series we are introducing another incredible caterer from our preferred vendors list, MOSAIC Catering + Events.  

MOSAIC Catering + Events is the accumulation of over 20 years experience in the catering, event organization, party planning and corporate entertainment industry combined with young creative talent in Richmond, VA and Charleston, SC.

We’re a full-service, one-stop shop for all your events, catering, design, rentals and lighting needs. Our team is an eclectic mix of individuals from every area of the hospitality industry. We’re a mix of designers, thinkers, makers, creators, artists, marketers, illumineers, engineers and techies.

With seasonal menu selections, flawless service, and attentive planning, we create truly memorable events. From intimate luncheons to stunning weddings, inspired theme parties to formal corporate occasions, we offer the inspiration, attention to detail and culinary creativity that will make your moment shine. We’ll work with you to plan your event, and we’ll see it through on time, on budget and to your complete satisfaction.

We did a little Q&A with Tory Gilliam, who is a Catering + Events Producer with Mosaic.

Tory Gilliam

How did you get into the events industry?

I discovered that I loved events in college, while working in the development and special events office. After college, I worked for another non-profit, where a big part of my job was planning fundraisers and education conferences. So when I moved back to Richmond, I decided to make events my full time job and MOSAIC was the perfect place for me!

Do you have a favorite menu item from Mosaic?

That’s a hard question! MOSAIC has such a fantastic culinary team as well as a twenty-one year history of recipes that have stood the test of time. Our signature Shrimp & Grits are so good and I can never resist them.

 

What is your favorite part of working a wedding?

I love the moment when I hear clapping after a ceremony. For a caterer, it means “Showtime!” and it’s our turn to wow the bride & groom and their guests.

 

So your bio says your a former Jeopardy champion?! Tell us the story behind that!

Jeopardy has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. I watched it with my grandfather all the time and every night during dinner. So one day my mom decided to sign me up to take the test. After passing the test and auditioning for some judges, they picked me and I taped my episode later that summer. Even sixteen years later, visiting California and getting to spend time in a Hollywood studio remains one of the coolest experiences of my life. Plus, I’m always up for a round of trivia!

What do you like to do in your free time when you aren’t working?

Reading, Traveling, Trying new restaurants to stay up on food trends

 

Favorite place you’ve ever traveled?

Cuba. It’s the most culturally immersive trip I’ve ever taken. I’m so grateful that I got to experience the wonderful people, delicious food and unique culture.

As a wedding professional, what is your opinion on first looks?

They create some of my favorite photos/videos from weddings. It’s a moment of raw, authentic emotion, especially for grooms and fathers of the bride.

Mosaic Catering + Events

2018-05-17T19:23:01+00:00May 17th, 2018|

Stephanie & Ryan

Today we are featuring our very first wedding of 2018! Stephanie and Ryan got married at the Lodge on January 6th, 2018. You probably can’t tell from the photos, but it was a bone-chilling 6 degrees on this day! Temperature aside, it was an absolutely perfect day. Everyone was thankful for our gorgeous indoor ceremony spot inside the Lodge. Guests could still enjoy the beautiful panoramic mountain views while staying warm. The large outdoor fireplace was the perfect backdrop as the two said “I do!” We hope you enjoy these photos from Chelsea Schaefer Photography!

Stephanie & Ryan

Vendors:

Photographer: Chelsea Schaefer Photography

Caterer: Caroline Street Catering 

Coordinator: Kim Newton Weddings

DJ: Prime Time Sound & DJ Services

2018-05-09T18:17:50+00:00May 9th, 2018|

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.