After a dozen years, Cesar Dcroz and Michael Latsko stood together amidst the picturesque green vineyards and distant blue mountains at The Farmhouse at Cardinal Point Winery. On this perfect fall afternoon in September with elegant white cloud wisps framing a gorgeous azure sky, Cesar and Michael were each escorted from the pretty white Farmhouse to the alter by his family.
Photographer Will Kerner captured the celebration’s intricate details, from the couple’s perfectly tailored suits and matching ties to table adornments and the four-tier, two-flavored cake. The flower girl and ring-bearer, niece and nephew of Cesar, joined the couple as they exchanged their vows, and friends and family showered the two with love as they delivered readings throughout the ceremony.
As the day turned to dusk and nightfall came, guests feasted on an elegant buffet of Southern favorites, followed by cake and selections of wine and beer by Cardinal Point Winery and Three Notch’d Brewing Company, with bubbly by Thibaut-Jannison Winery. Guests and the new couple danced the night away under a grand illuminated tent.
The couple’s love of the scenic offerings and local fare are only a few of the many reasons they plan to make their home in Charlottesville.
Venue: Cardinal Point Winery
Matching Ties: Countess Mara
Aesthetician: Frederick Ayers
Wedding Planning & Coordination: Faye Male
Photographer: Will Kerner
Flowers: Tourterelle Floral Design
Wine: Cardinal Point Winery
Sparkling Wine: Thibaut-Janisson Winery
Party Rentals: Festive Fare
Tent: Skyline Tent Company
Restrooms: Stonegate Event Rentals
Shuttle service: A Goff Limousine & Bus Company
Hotel: The Graduate of Charlottesville, Shelly Stephens
Ceremony and Cocktail Hour Guitarist: Peter Richardson
Reception DJ: Mega Sound Entertainment, Cle Logan
Invitations and Fan Programs: Clover Lake Paper, Liz Valente
Rings: Fink’s Jewelers, Mark Spalding
Cake: Cakes by Rachel
Catering: L’etoile Catering
Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Tavola
Rehearsal Dinner Flowers: Charles Phillips
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