Rudy & Rebecca’s “Love is in the Air” Wedding

Rudy and Rebecca’s love soared to new heights during their May 2017 wedding. The two pilots wanted to capture their love for flying and traveling on their big day, and with the help of their event planner and stylist Alyson Taylor, their vision took flight. Guests received pilot wings to wear on their lapels, and programs were made to look like passports and airline tickets. A custom watercolor map that detailed the places the couple has lived together was another personal touch.

Incorporating this theme throughout their day, the couple shared an intimate moment flying high above their guests in a multicolored hot air balloon from Blue Ridge Balloon Co. adorned with lush greenery. Additionally, to make their entrance into their reception all the more fun, the newlyweds—sporting aviator sunglasses—danced into the ballroom to the “Top Gun” theme song. We hope you enjoy the fun, personalized details of Rudy and Rebecca’s special day as much as we do!

Photography: Annamarie Akins Photography

Event Planner & Stylist: Alyson Taylor Events

Venue: University of Virginia Chapel & Boar’s Head Resort & Inn

Florals: The Proper Petal

Caterer & Cake: Boar’s Head Resort & Inn

Rental Companies: Party Tables, Mad Hatter Vintage, Blue Ridge Balloon Co. & Festive Fare Rentals

AV & Lighting: Blue Ridge Event Production

Videographer: Handspun Cinema

Stationery: English Tea Paperie

Bridal Dress: Anne Barge from Annalise Bridal Boutique

Beauty & Hair: Avenue 42 Style Studio

Transportation: Ambassador Limousine

Music: Affirmative Groove

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in the region, and Wine & Country Life, a semi-annual life & style magazine, are accompanied by the Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA—a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginian artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire, to locally made foods and award-winning Monticello AVA wines, as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

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