November 11, 2011

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Today is a big day for a lot of people. It’s 11.11.11…and I can only imagine how many people are tying the knot today! {For one thing, it would be a hard anniversary to forget!}

Being a part of the Charlottesville Wedding community, I’m constantly amazed and inspired by the vendors that we have here. And today is no different. Today, over 20 vendors and 60 people will come together to pull of the Charlottesville Free Wedding Project, spearheaded by photographer Jack Looney. It’s an effort to give a wedding to a couple that stands out in the community.

After dating for the first year, Briana was diagnosed with lynphona cancer. Ian was there every step of the way — to provide the support that she needed as Briana under went chemo, found herself shaving her head and facing a serious cancer at age 27. She is now cancer-free and now volunteers as a coach with Team in Training that raises money for the Luekemia and Lymphoma Society, which helped develop the treatments that saved her life. She and Ian live a happy and, thankfully, healthy life now together in Charottesville. And today — they’ll start a new chapter as they say their “I do’s” with the Charlottesville community behind them.

Thanks to these amazing vendors for donating their time and services. I’m proud to be a part of your effort. And can’t wait to see this big day unfold for Briana and Ian!

VenueKing Family Vineyards • Catering Harvest Moon Catering•Desserts Carpe Donut • Favors Gearhart’s Chocolates • BeerStarr Hill Brewery • Day of Event Coordinator Easton Events • Floral Design Pat’s Floral Design & Floral Images • Paper Goods Rock Paper Scissors • Calligrapher If So Inklined • Attire West Main Bridal • Event Rentals Stonegate Event Rentals • Invitation Preparation/Mailing Virtual VP, LLC • Salon Services Face Value Studio & Salon • Event Photographers Sarah Cramer | Jen Fariello | Jack Looney • Engagement Photos Eric Kelley • Engagement Hair & Makeup Lora Elaine • Engagement Photo Styling Sparrow & Whistle • Music DJ Tobler • Officiant Reverend Claire Goodman  • Lighting Blue Ridge Light Forms • Transportation Albemarle Vintage Limousine • Special Event Monticello is providing a private tour for out-of-town guests • Wedding GiftsTwo one-hour long massages from New Life Therapeutic Massage