Sonya & Davis’ Wedding Styled by Donovan-Groves Events

Sonya Kobe & Davis Chau took their vows on August 22, 2015, designed by planner Donovan-Groves Events. Set to the beautiful backdrop of Keswick Hall, the couple stood before friends and family as they made this special commitment to each other.


The couple chose a lavender pallet with a nod to Parisian romance. Elegant touches and attention to detail made the affair a sweeping show of taste.


The bride looked effervescent as she prepared to be wed, with hair and makeup styled by Vanessa Nguyen and dress by BHLDN.


Sonya and Davis exchanged rings selected from Blue Nile. Surrounded by stunning arrangements, the bride chose Floral Images to complete the decor with help from stylist Donovan-Groves Events. With deep purple hues, wistful lilac touches and delicate ivory tones, the flowers enhanced the wedding motif.


The groomsmen, dressed to impress in tuxes by Knot Standard, maneuvered from the ceremony to the reception. All smiles, the bridesmaids paused to congratulate the bride before they joined the other guests, prepared to dance the night away to DJ Eddie Lee.


Keswick Hall catered the reception, and as night fell, strung lights by Blue Ridge Light Forms cast an enchanting glow over the affair. The couple topped their French-themed wedding with a gorgeous cake featuring the Eiffel Tower by Maliha Creations.


The pair bid farewell to their guests with a firework fanfare worthy of a warm night along the Seine, with fireworks by Virginia Skypainters. Rentals were made through Festive Fare. Sonya and Davis will remember the magic of the day forever thanks to the timeless pictures captured by Perry Vaile Photography and film by Ethan Wise Film, which you can find by clicking here.

Venue/Location: Keswick Hall

Stylist: Donovan-Groves Events

Lighting: Blue Ridge Light Forms 

Photographer: Perry Vaile Photography

Filmography: Ethan Wise Films

Caterer: Keswick Hall

Cake Baker: Maliha Creations

Florist: Floral Images

Rental Company: Festive Fare

Fireworks: Virginia Skypainters

Beauty and Hair Stylist: Vanessa Nguyen

Music: DJ Eddie Lee

Dress Designer: BHLDN

Tux Designer: Knot Standard

Officiate: Dan Phan

Rings: Blue Nile

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