Jake & Catherine’s Glamorous Marine wedding at Keswick Vineyards, Virginia

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It was a flawless morning at Keswick Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia. Towering clouds tumbled across the sky and a soft breeze whipped through the arched passageways. Jake and his groomsmen got dressed in their spotless Marine formal attire and black suits, while the Navy boys put on their own formal whites to assume their duties later in the evening.

Catherine’s brother officiated their beautiful ceremony by the fountain in front of the mansion house. He talked about how much Jake and Catherine loved each other - not just the gooshy feelings, but much much more. There is resolute and unshaking love, even in the times when the gooshy feelings are not there.

These are just a few of the hundreds of gorgeous moments during their wedding day - Jake and Catherine being thrown in the air by the groomsmen, the sword entrance into the reception, and the Navy boys coming back up for an EPIC rendition of the “You’ve Lost that Lovin’ Feeling” scene from Top Gun. Enjoy!

Their Creative Team

Venue: Keswick Vineyards
Coordinator: Leslie Sharpe
Wedding dress:
Augusta Jones
Hair Artist:
Top Knot, Erica Haskins
Makeup Artist:
Rouge9, Linda Livernois
Willow Branch Flowers, Cathy Cole
Carpe Donuts
Goodrich Gourmet
DJ Greg Tutwiler
Ceremony and Cocktail music: 20 South Production,
Mike D’Antoni
Tent Lighting:
Skyline Tent Company
MS Events
Nanny Service:
Monticello Nannies
Charles Hurley Films

H. - I just want to give a quick shout-out to Melissa Batman. Jake and Catherine booked her originally to be their photography but she was in a terrible car accident just days before. She was at risk of permanent blindness if she tried to photograph this wedding. Catherine and Jake were so sad to lose Melissa, but they handled it in stride. They were so kind and welcomed us as strangers into their wedding day with open arms, and we ended the night feeling like we’d been friends for years. I know it was awful for Melissa not to be there for them, but we were so thankful we were able to help.

Jonathan MitchellComment