We had the sweetest wedding here at High Meadows last month...a bride and groom, and their closest family and friends...what joy! Big parties are always fun, but something about the sincere simplicity of this wedding was just delightful. There is no doubt that sometimes, it's just easy to see when a couple is 'made' for each other, and this was one of those times.
I had the pleasure of making their wedding cake, a lovely raspberry & lemon cake with lemon buttercream frosting...it was as pretty as could be, and since there wasn't much left - delicious too! Flowers for the bride came from our gardens, and a few select blooms from my favorite florist Hedge Fine Blooms in Charlottesville. A simple summer luncheon, and games in the yard that afternoon, then off to dinner at our place The Smokehouse Grille. They had the entire balcony for themselves upstairs, and the entire evening to enjoy celebrating with family and friends...what could be better? Oh, and the weather? Rain clouds parted for the outdoor ceremony, and a light cloud cover the rest of the afternoon kept off the summer heat. Perfect!
Belle Haven has such a talent for welcoming brides, we encourage anyone looking for a magical location to seek her out first. High Meadows is just 1/2 mile away...so we'd like to be your place to stay! Jan's barn and beautiful gardens, and our overnight rooms make just about the perfect combination for larger events. In 2015, we'll be focusing on the intimate weddings we love...and being the best place for Jan's wedding parties to stay overnight nearby! If you just have your heart set on High Meadows, however, please get in touch - a good party here and there never hurts...:) Enjoy the fleeting last bits of summer - and plan a fall visit to see us!