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Cheryl Anne Kast, Weddings & Special Events Coordinator

From your very first meeting to the end of your special event, Cheryl-Anne will guide you through all the details of your special day. Cheryl graduated from the Institute of Culinary Arts in Stellenbosch, South Africa with a Culinary Arts degree. She joined Fearrington in 2006 at the Fearrington House Restaurant and Inn before becoming a special events coordinator. View her blogs.

Sisters Kast

Not only am I lucky enough to work with the talented photographer Krystal Kast, I'm also fortunate enough to be able to call her my sister-in-law! She is an amazing talent capturing special moments at so many of Fearrington's weddings. She is easy to work with and just fun to be around. She captures people at their best and happiest! I get to spend my weekends making couples and families happy while spending time with Krystal. I look forward to another amazing wedding season and spending... Full Post >

Sweet Music!

This time of year is very busy in the wedding office with planning and getting our couples ready for their special day. Many couples often ask me; "Is ceremony music imoportant?" My answer a firm" absolutely!" There is nothing more wonderful than guests arriving to the sound of sweet music in the gardens before your nuptials, it just sets the tone for the rest of your day. Finding music for your wedding day doesn't have to be a daunting task, nor should you relegate your search to one genre or... Full Post >

Please Find your Way to your Seat!

One of my favorite parts of a planning meeting is the creative end of a wedding and helping couples create what expresses their personalities. This past summer I worked with a very fun couple that were looking for a different way to assign guests to their tables and seats. I found two amazing ladders in our warehouse and combined that with clotheslines and laundry pegs. They provided beautiful hand-written place cards to be pinned to the clothesline. It was so great to see something other than... Full Post >

Sweet Intimate Wedding

There is nothing more special to me than seeing two people commit to one another in front of their closest family and friends. This past month we hosted a sweet intimate wedding in Jenny's Garden for Jim and Nasrin. It was a cool winter's day but the sun was out and the couples love for one another made for a gorgeous day! The ceremony was followed by an afternoon tea in our Sunroom and dinner at The Fearrington House Restaurant. Nasrin and Jim we wish you only the best. Happy 2014! Full Post >

Reflecting on the Holiday Season!

We had a busy and beautiful holiday season at Fearrington! Even though Christmas and the holidays are a distant memory to some, we are still reflecting on what made us happy. We hosted beautiful events in the Barn and the Christmas trees lining the Barn hallway bought smiles to many faces! I loved all the little details Maggie and Neil added to their Christmas themed wedding on December 14th. They did Christmas right! We wish you all the best Mr. and Mrs. Kern! Full Post >

Time of our Lives!

A couples first dance is always a very special part of their wedding day. Lisa and Dan surprised their guests with a fun, upbeat first dance. They kept guests entertained with an amazing performance by "Time of Our Lives" from Dirty Dancing the movie. It was so sweet and represents this fun couple and their love for one another so well. We wish you many more fun, happy years together! Full Post >

Nails and Champagne

Relax and unwind with the girls the day before your wedding at The Spa at Fearrington. Enjoy luxury or classic manicures and pedicures whilst sipping on a glass of bubbly in our tranquil, semi-private mani/pedi room. A wonderful way to reconnect  and thank your bridesmaids for being part of your special day! Full Post >

50 Years Just Married!

There is nothing sweeter than seeing a couple that has been married for 50 years, who are still as in love as the day they met! This past Saturday, the Moellering siblings reinvented their parents wedding that took place 50 years ago. Everything was as it was on their wedding day, cake, flowers and even 50 notes for every year they have spent together. Here's to many happy years together and more to come! Full Post >

Fall Scarves as Favors

We loved Paige and Jeff's plaid scarves they handed out to guests as favors at their wedding. The scarves came in three different colors and were a great touch to a fall wedding -- a perfect way to keep warm with an evening chill. The couple even wore their a matching pair for their introduction to the reception as the new Mr. and Mrs. Wilber! Full Post >

Autumn Bouquets from the Gardens

Our ever talented Floral Designer Mary Stevens made the most gorgeous fall, garden bouquets for one of our brides this past weekend. Mary and her team used greenery and herbs from the gardens at Fearrington and combined it with beautiful fall flowers and fiddle head ferns. The bouquets were fun and colorful and just perfect for an early fall wedding in the Gardens. We have such an amazing floral design team -- see more of their work here!   Full Post >