A beautiful wedding at The Hermitage


The As You Wish team had the honor of being a part of Meaghann and Fred’s August wedding day.  Both the ceremony and reception were held at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk, Virginia which is such a beautiful location!!  The ceremony was held in the East Garden, surrounded by tall trees and beautiful greenery with the water serving as a natural backdrop.  For any couple wanting to get married by the water, this is a wonderful option!

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The cocktail hour took place on the main lawn of the property where guests enjoyed playing cornhole, lounging on adirondack chairs by the water, and a musical mix of  blues and reggae played by their talented DJ, Roger Cruz of Astro Entertainment.

Sweetwater Cuisine catered the event and served their deliciously famous strawberry salad, and sweet potato biscuit bar with honey, jams, and jellies followed by the guest’s choice of entree of either an herb stuffed chicken pinwheel or shrimp and grits.  YUM!  For dessert Sweetwater provided red velvet cupcakes displayed on pie racks in lieu of a traditional wedding cake.

Palette of Petals did a wonderful job of bringing Meaghan’s floral vision to life!  Meaghan carried a natural just-picked style, hand tied bouquet of cream spray garden roses, cream stock, peach hypericum, fuchsia freesia, pinkish-peach snapdragons, white waxflower, and light blue delphinium.  Her reception tables had tablescapes of similar florals in mason jars.  Guests also had the option of sitting at cocktail tables with high chairs.  We love the idea of mixed seating, as it adds some fun into the mix!

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When we first started working with Meaghan she made it very clear that she wanted her wedding day to be unique and personalized to them as a couple, and fun!  We fully support the belief that every wedding should have the same foundation, and Meaghan and Fred’s wedding was  exactly that!


C.M.E. Design Services did an amazing job of creating a custom invitation suite for Meaghan and Fred.  They were printed on a shimmer paper, and made in the likeness of the event, showcasing the brick at the Hermitage and the stars and string bulb lights that lit the sky as guests danced the night away.


Here are some additional pictures from the day

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Special thanks to Kelly West for the beautiful images, and the As You Wish team for pictures of the tablescapes.

Best of wishes to you two lovebirds!