Real {Virginia} Wedding Reception: Chelsea + Nick


Today on the wedding blog we’re featuring an amazing real wedding that will definitely having you craving a nice pint of ice cream and a tasty glass of the best vino you can find! Nick and Chelsea’s “Wine, Love & Ice Cream” affair is one for the record books. Their breathtaking venue is none other than Virginia’s Potomac Point Winery, which was the perfect setting against the couple’s yellow, grey and brown color scheme. Plus, check out the cork details (Hello! Chelsea’s shoes!), handmade signage, and the delicious array of yummy ice cream treats Nick + Chelsea provided for guests to enjoy. Let’s take a look!

As told by Chelsea

The title for our wedding quickly became “Wine, Love & Ice Cream” . . . it’s the perfect combination to describe our relationship and wedding. The inspiration for our big day came from a few different places. My family owns a vineyard, Potomac Point Winery, so of coarse is was a no brainer to host our reception there. The beautiful ballroom, stunning view of rolling vineyards and the sheer love that went into building the winery and vineyard; we knew there was no better place to celebrate our wedding! As for the Ice cream part, that inspiration came from the proposal. Both Nick & I love eating pints of Ben & Jerry’s and he thought of the most perfect plan to combine the three loves of my life…Ben, Jerry & Nick! With a specially made Ben & Jerry’s pint, flavored “Will You Marry Me,” he scooped me off my feet and from there we decided to incorporate our love of ice cream into our big day.

We loved the personal details throughout the day. Nick used his manly skills to build the frame for our Ice cream stand and he created some of the signage used. Thankfully my grandmother and bridesmaid are very artistic and helped us paint the signs, for a fun personal touch. The groom and my father each had a Potomac Point Winery cork mixed into their boutonnieres. My bridesmaids help me put together the adorable drink stirrers to put in the sangria. My parents even had an oversized wine bottle etched with our names and wedding date to have signed by all of our guests.

Nick & I knew that we wanted everyone to have a great time at the reception. We had our customized cornhole available for guests to play during cocktail hour & the photo booth “on a budget” for guests to utilize. Once dinner was finished, we honored my parent’s anniversary with a dance to their wedding song & the party began! We danced all night, only stopping for the ice cream bar, and ended with my family’s traditional bridal dance. We truly had the wedding of our dreams and one day we want to do it all over again!

Gorgeous! Check out our Pinterest page for more photos from Chelsea and Nick’s beautiful winery wedding.

· Cocktail & Reception Location: Potomac Point Winery
· Ceremony Location: Aquia Episcopal Church
· Photography: Genevieve Leiper
· Flowers: Holly Heider Chapple
· Catering & Ice cream bar: Le Grand Cru (In-house at Potomac Point Winery)
· DJ: Chris Laich
· Video: Tom Bowen Films
· Stationary: Fingers In Ink
· Makeup: Carl Ray, Four Season Salon Georgetown
· Hair: Erika Bergsagel, Frizzles Hair Salon
· Wedding Gown: Alvina Valenta, AV9060
· Groom’s Suit: Men’s Wearhouse
· Bridesmaid Dresses: Cynthia Rowley
· Engagement Ring & Band: Custom from Mountz Jewelers
· Bride’s Jewelry: J Crew
· Brides Shoes: Louis Vuitton
· Cake & Cake pops: Sweet Creations Cakes
· Transportation: Prime Transportation

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