Love stories generally happen something like this…Boy meets girl. Boy falls for girl. They are both crazy for each other and they live happily ever after. Well that’s not the case for Darcie and Rob. Quite the opposite actually. The first time they met was at a bar and since he was slightly intoxicated she thought he was annoying and never wanted to see him again. But fate intervened and sobered him up for their next encounter. He came in to the same restaurant she happened to be in with her friend and they really hit it off once she decided to talk to him.
Who knew that years later she would be marrying this man that she originally thought she hated. While they were vacationing in West Virginia Rob took Darcie to one of his favorite spots, Coleman Cliffs. He had to beg her to go because when they went it was cold and icy and she was a little nervous about standing on a cliff edge. He finally talked her into going over to a safer side of the cliff where she would get just as pretty a view. As she was admiring her surroundings, Rob dropped to one knee and asked her to marry him! You know it comes from the heart when he has everything so planned out and takes you to one of his favorite locations.
After being engaged for almost 2 years, Darcie and Rob got married with us at A Place in the Vineyard on October 24th, 2015. They chose to have their ceremony at the pecan trees since it was such a beautiful Fall day. They hung some lanterns from the tree branch and had their unity ceremony next to them. Other than that, they let nature be the decoration and backdrop. The part that I really enjoyed was the unity ceremony that was unlike any I had seen before. They had a small tree that they both dumped soil and water into to show their commitment to letting their love grow and flourish.
After the ceremony everyone enjoyed cocktail hour and then headed inside for the dinner and reception. I loved how she had everything decorated and laid out inside. With the amount of people she had (roughly 110) she was really able to play with her layout. Instead of the traditional way of placing the buffet near the kitchen she had it along the back wall which was very eye-catching as soon as you came inside. It made the beautiful food display more of a focal point instead of just the typical buffet line over to the side. Chef Henry had everything looking and smelling fantastic. Not to mention his food was amazing. It was actually the same meal my sister had, the grilled chicken with a tomato cream sauce, green beans, carving station, and mashed potatoes…sorry if I’m making you drool. Oh, and that delicious looking cake was made by Icing on the Edge. We have had their cakes here many time and they never disappoint. There usually isn’t much left over either! Just look at how pretty everything was!
As for the decor inside the reception hall Darcie chose chocolate brown linens with accents of navy and green and in season flowers to show their love of Fall, which just happens to be their favorite time of year. The centerpieces were either lanterns or really tall stalks of cotton. The height difference between the two really kept your eyes jumping from one place to another taking it all in. Designed Memories Florist provided the centerpieces and flowers as well as the doors and decorations down at the pecan trees.