Brock grew up in Atlanta, the dreamy, quiet boy in pretty much every girl at my school's heart from 1995 until about 1999 or so when we all acknowledged that it probably wasn't going to happen. When he got married in Charlottesville, Va. last summer, it was truly the end of an era.
Even if it dealt a blow to my junior-high dreams, the wedding was lovely, and the reception one of the most elegant and beautiful I've had the pleasure of attending. Brock and Emily, who met in college at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, took advantage of the landscape up in what my dad refers to as "God's country" and held their reception at Veritas Vineyard & Winery, just a winding 30-minute drive away from the church, in Afton, Va.
As a guest, you just can't go wrong at a reception like this one. (Just be sure the driver doesn't drink too much!) I have never seen a more beautiful setting for a wedding celebration -- it was lush and southern, charming and sophisticated, convivial and laid-back. One of the fanciest aspects of the evening was that each course of the meal was paired with a different Veritas wine. The height of luxury! Though I've never seen so much glassware on one table.
Of course, the vineyard reception is a strategy best reserved for folks in places known for good wine -- not so much an option here in Georgia, where, I hear, the wine leaves much to be desired. For sheer natural beauty though, I have yet to beat this reception site. It's pretty much the opposite of our rehabbed industrial, urban reception spot, but in another life (or another state) the winery wedding would be near the top of my list.
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