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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.

Ladies & Gentlemen: Please Find Your Way to Your Seats!

Help your guests find their way to their seats with a unique escort card and display! Sure, you can go the simple route and print guests' names on a folded paper escort card and line them up on a table. But, why not have a little fun? Escort cards and how they are displayed present a great opportunity to show off your wedding style and share something special with your guests. Whether you personalize each card with a  memory or turn it into a sweet note as a keepsake, there are plenty of... Full Post >

Traditional White with Touches of Green

This past weekend we hosted a very sweet intimate wedding dinner at The Fearrington Granary in Galloway's private dining room. Jennifer and Tom celebrated their special day with 25 of their closest friends and family. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in the Gallery area. Cocktail hour was followed by a splendid three course dinner in Galloway's. The room looked beautiful with traditional white and green arrangements with fun touches of ferns from our gardens. A beautiful... Full Post >

Flower Picking

I absolutely love this time of year in the Village!  All our gardens are so beautiful, filled with pretty blooms and happy colors! Whilst walking the gardens with a potential bride this morning, I bumped into our floral designer picking flowers from the gardens for the village and events this weekend. She had a sweet little picking basket filled with hellebore, solomon seal, mint and columbine. Just gorgeous! Our gardens are colorful year-round, but this time of year the gardens are... Full Post >

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 >