announcing betsy and charlie murry in charlottesville
charlie and i were married (finally) 3 weeks ago in charlottesville and the celebration could not have gone better. everything was beautiful and we had such a blast.
the rehearsal dinner, ceremony, and reception took place at clifton inn. we’ve written about clifton inn before and their spectacular food and the wedding was no exception. the food was delicious! the design of the cake was not spectacular (and not close to what we asked for), but it tasted fabulous! the staff was on top of every detail and really took care of things for us. i really could not recommend the venue more especially for a wedding. our guests loved taking advantage of our exclusive use of the property. some people went on hikes around the grounds, played croquet, tennis, and horseshoes, and almost everyone went swimming at some point during the weekend.
our flowers were provided by couture design (formerly patterson’s) in crozet. they did an awesome job and for a great price. the roses were spectacular and they even provided the peaches and apricots we used so that charlie and i wouldn’t be running around before the wedding. unfortunately we didn’t end up with some of the flowers i requested – the boutonnieres were not the correct roses and the cake flowers were wrong, but couture design could not have been more accommodating and ended up doing more centerpieces for us and included them into the negotiated price.
we used john garland as our dj. he had guests up and dancing before dinner even started. granted my friends are absolutely nuts, but regardless john did a phenomenal job. the coordinator at clifton even commented about how on top of things john was in terms of transitions, announcements, etc. he is a super nice guy and we really enjoyed him. highly recommended.
t&n printing printed our ceremony programs and they were perfect. i work with t&n through my job and i love each person who works there that i have had the privilege to meet. they could not have been more helpful, friendly, and wonderful. they even folded to programs for us!
by far, our favorite vendors are unfortunately not local. the parsons photographed our wedding from start to finish. we invited them to our rehearsal dinner as guests so they could get to know our guests and we could get to know them. halfway through the night, charlie came and found me holed up in my guest room with two of my favorite people, meg runion, erin white (formerly known as erin mcdermott), and the parsons rather than hanging out with our other guests. we had a blast with ashley and jeremy and cannot wait to see our pictures.