Golf-Inspired Kingsmill Destination Wedding by Bit of Ivory Photography

Golf. Golf. Golf. And a whole lot of gorgeously paired navy blue and fuchsia! Our very own editor Chelsea of Bit of Ivory Photography had to share Katie and Austin's special day as they represent a good number of brides and grooms: an out-of-town couple having Hampton Roads for their destination wedding.

Austin's family is from the Madison/Charlottesville area-- and while there are a ton of great venues in Charlottesville, they really loved Williamsburg and everything it had to offer. Katie said, "We wanted it to be a weekend that people could make into a little getaway or a small family vacation. I had family coming from Massachusetts, Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina!"

Being avid golfers, having it at Kingsmill Resort was almost to be expected. And they didn't stop the golf nuances there-- from cookie favors to grassy blocks for escort cards to an Arnold Palmer signature drink, they even had a mini-tournament the day before the wedding... with custom-made golf trophies that were announced and handed out during the wedding reception! Katie and Austin left no stone unturned to make the entire weekend a memorable experience for all.

Because they lived out of town, the bride also mentioned, "I was very fortunate to have an amazing venue coordinator at Kingsmill and photographer from the area that were able to provide me great information and advice. Since this was a bit of a destination wedding for us, we needed all the help we could get. My advice is to utilize your vendors as much as possible. They know the ins and outs of the wedding business and have a lot of insight they can share."

Photography: Bit of Ivory Photography // Venue/Coordination/Catering/Cake: Kingsmill Resort // Hair and Makeup: The Spa at Kingsmill // Florals: Williamsburg Floral // DJ: Colonial DJs // Lighting: VAE // Reception Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals // Photo Booth: Big Top Entertainment // Bridal Gown: Devenport by Watters, from Occasions Bridal Boutique // Bridesmaids Attire: Alfred Sung from Better Bridal Online // Groomswear: Jos. A. Banks // Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Stationery: Robin Smith // Cake Topper: Lynn's Little Creations // Trophies: Crown Trophy // Cookie Favors: The Icing Cakes // Linens: Cloth Connection and BBJ Linen // Bridesmaid Jewelry: White Tulip Boutique // Chevron Aisle Runner: My Modern Home // Ringbearer Bowties: What a Fancy Pansy // Chevron Clutches: Creations by Angel