Maggie Gill & James Pacana
March 12, 2016
It’s fitting that Maggie and James were married at a vineyard. The day the couple got engaged, they had been visiting one Loudoun County winery after another as, unbeknownst to Maggie, James’ surprise proposal was thwarted by a bachelorette party at each location. Once he was finally able to pop the question (later that evening at Washington, D.C.’s Botanic Garden), the couple decided on a late-winter wedding at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards.
It was important to them to aesthetically bridge the gap between winter and spring. That meant keeping a formal vibe in a soft color palette—long, silk bridesmaids gowns in blush pink, traditional peaked-lapel tuxedos and plenty of flowers. Maggie and James were married under an arbor covered in hydrangeas, roses, magnolia branches and jasmine; lush arrangements hung above the farmhouse tables from suspended antique ladders. It struck all the right notes—elegant and romantic, just as they planned.
Ceremony and reception venue: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards Officiant: Christopher Nigel Ross (Celestial Ceremonies) Catering: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards Flowers: Tourterelle Floral Design Cake: Albemarle Baking Company ν Music: The Linden Trio (ceremony), The Significant Others (reception) Dress: Maggie Sottero “Arlyn” ν Shoes: Paradox London Pink Rings: Charleston Alexander Bridesmaids’ dresses: Ann Taylor Hair: Brianna B. Adams Makeup: Charlottesville Makeup Artist ν Day-of coordinator: Girls From Main Street Photographer: Katelyn James Photography Videographer: The Herrintons Groom/groomsmen attire: The Black Tux Favors: Jaclyn’s Cookies