Heather & Zander: A Wedding at Annadale Farm
Where do I even begin with this one? The amazing couple, the perfect setting, or the beautiful details? Let’s start with the couple: meet Heather and Zander. We met a couple years ago through my cousin in Connecticut (who owns K&K Creative who designed all the paper goods for the wedding), and when they moved to SF we knew it was fate. We share a love of wine, cats, and Bob's Donuts, so when they asked me to help plan their wedding, the answer was simple: Hell YES! So it began…
The location was set: Annadale Farm in Gordonsville Virginia where Zander’s family resides. The theme was farmhouse rustic which was easy because the venue was exactly this, so the challenge was simply how to get everything to the farm. We foraged flowers from local flower farms (this was HEAVEN!), sourced rustic goodies from both coasts (California, Connecticut, Georgia and Virginia), and checked a couple bags (more like 5 suitcases full of “décor” – this became Zander’s favorite word), and it was a party!
Fortunately, we had a couple days of install complete with Virginia’s orange clay dirt and big bugs, but it was still a dream. The tent sat on the perfectly manicured lawn, the bistro lights illuminated the sky, the peonies, ranunculus, and poppies sat beautifully in their rustic wood crates, and burlap draped the tables. The couple said “I Do” in front of their closest family and friends and the celebration began. The food was finger-licking-good (and even WOW-ed the SF foodies), the band had everyone on the dance floor, and the dessert bar sealed the deal. The couple was escorted off the property with sparklers and luminaries as they took off for their honeymoon. It was an absolute dream, and I wish we could relive this day over and over.
Love you both lots and thanks for letting us be a part of your special day!
Venue: Private Estate, Annadale Farm
Planning/Design/Floral: Paper & Plumes
Graphic Design: K&K Creative
Photographer: Kristen Finn
Caterer: Real Foods