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Christin & Adam Christin & Adam's Stunning Cidery Wedding

September 10, 2011 at Castle Hill Cider

About This Wedding

7 Loves

We knew we wanted an outdoor wedding with the inspiration and colors coming from nature. Our goal was for our guests to feel like they were coming to a fun celebration - with a laid-back, relaxed atmosphere. Our venue, Castle Hill Cider, was the perfect blank canvas for us. Beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, rolling hills, apple orchards, and a perfect barn were so important to our vision. We incorporated wild flowers, burlap, chalkboards, and mason jars for the final effect.

The Couple


Co-founder & CEO of hotelicopter, entrepreneur extraordinaire.


Teacher at Frost Montessori, wrangler of small children.

Our Love Story

We met though a mutual friend of ours in Charlottesville. Only friends for a few months, we reconnected at one of Adam's famous 4th of July parties. We fell in love over a series of World Cup viewings, long dates at our favorite neighborhood restaurants, hikes in the woods, and amazing trips together.

Adam proposed on Christmas morning, on a dock in Caye Caulker, Belize. A well thought out proposal, he had wrapped the ring in a conch shell, placed in a bag disguised as a Christmas present. Needless to say, we spent the remainder of our "engagement moon" in a blissful love haze.


It was very important to us that our wedding reflect our personalities and have lots of personal touches. We were lucky enough to have friends that gave us some of their wedding decorations, which we recycled and put a different spin on. Bird cages, lanterns, and candles we turned, with the help of bronze spray paint, into beautiful accent pieces that perfectly fit our style. The seating cards were my labor of love :) After finding the perfect cards on Etsy, I wrote out the names, used our custom stamp and some extra stickers for embellishment, tied them with ribbons, and attached them by miniature clothespins to twine held by two stakes. The table numbers were made with the help of my father and a great idea from 100 layer cake. After collecting large cans from local restaurants, we stenciled the numbers, drilled out the design, and spray painted them bronze -- we loved the finished product!

What's Next

Many years of laughing, traveling, long talks, hiking with our sweet dog Ginny, and eventually starting a family. This is just the beginning :)

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Vendors Featured In This Wedding

Castle Hill Cider in Charlottesville
Castle Hill Cider Evelyn Keyes Vineyards
Will Kerner Photography in Charlottesville
Will Kerner Photography Will Kerner Photographers
The Local in Charlottesville
The Local Courtney Hildebrand Catering
Southern Blooms in Charlottesville
Southern Blooms Pat Roberts & Sherry Spencer Florists
Sam Hill Entertainment in Charlottesville
Sam Hill Entertainment Sam Hill Entertainment Bands & DJs
The Local in Charlottesville
The Local Courtney Hildebrand Rehearsal Dinners
The AV Company in Charlottesville
The AV Company Jason Rethemeyer Sound & Lighting Design
Cityspa Dayspa in Charlottesville
Cityspa Dayspa Suzanne Snyder Spa & Fitness

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