What a blast! We chose Hermitage Hill in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia because we loved the area, it was easy for our guests to get to from all over the east coast and there are so many things to do in the mountains. We actually hiked the Appalachian Trail!
My special day was full of surprises, my now husband with out me knowing added so many special touches to our celebration and I later found out the owner, Craig at Hermitage Hill helped Kurt to find all these fun unique and special details. While I was getting ready in the bridal suite to walk out with my Dad, I heard what I thought was an organ, No Way! but it wasn’t, it was bagpipes and the sound was so overwhelmingly beautiful. As we were saying our vows I noticed two black horses approaching with the most amazing cinderella white carriage and it pulled up to the ceremony site and as Kurt walked me down the aisle he helped me into the carriage and had my favorite drink ready by the carriage driver. Everyone was cheering and I cried because I had no idea and how special this truly was!
We took a 15 minute drive and returned to the cocktail party with the horses to find a string band playing rock n roll songs bluegrass style in the stable. Too much fun and almost missed getting pictures with my grandmother who was off in the carriage taking a ride Kurt had arranged.
When we entered the reception room there was a full band with horns playing a song that Kurt and I used to make fun of, but it so awesome!
The catering service, a gorgeous cake by Cathy and all the staff were just stunning on top of everything. We danced the night away taking breaks on the patio where we had hot cider and fresh organic donuts being made right there as a late night treat. My family and friends were so in awe of all the unique touches!
I thought my photographer had finished and gone for the night, but she hadn’t because we have the best pictures filled with bubbles as we were leaving in our town car. Kurt arranged for six bubble machines that absolutely filled the air, you have to see our pictures to believe it!
Kurt spilled the beans and told me on the way to our hotel that night that Craig, the owner at Hermitage Hill had found each of the vendors. You would have to know Kurt, he took every suggestion and made it happen.
The farm, the stable, the horses, catering, donuts, bagpipes…breathtaking experience and so much fun! All the best to you Craig and Hermitage Hill-Thank you for a life long memory!