A Romantic Mountainside Wedding at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, Virginia

After dating for 10 years, high school sweethearts Jamie Kuang (26) and Min Jung (26 and a US Army Ranger) tied the knot in a romantic mountainside ce

After dating for 10 years, high school sweethearts Jamie Kuang (26) and Min Jung (26 and a US Army Ranger) tied the knot in a romantic mountainside ceremony at Castle Hill Cider in the beautiful countryside of Keswick, Virginia. “We chose the venuebecause of the views and the setting,” Jamie says. “Where better to have the ceremony than in the tree grove surrounded by the mountains?” The couple created a romantic aesthetic by blending lush blooms and greenery with a palette of green, rose, gold, blush and wine. “We didn’t have a specific theme or style, but we did have a lot of elements to signify completeness and eternity,” Jamie says. For example, in lieu of a ceremony arch, the couple had their floral designer create a giant floral wreath. “The focus was definitely the amazing floral ring,” Jamie says of the ceremony decor. And for the reception, large “chandeliers” of greenery and love lies bleeding hung from the rafters. Rustic details included farm tables and cross-back chairs, along with wooden-bear cake toppers. —Marissa Hermanson

Jamie and Min took a moment before the ceremony to speak to each other other. But not wanting to ruin the surprise of seeing each other for the first time as Jamie walked down the aisle, the blushing bride hid behind a screen.
Min added a bit of flair to his Army blues by accessorizing his jacket with pins and badges.
Bridesmaids wore floor-length blush gowns in an array of styles and carried posies filled with blooms in shades of pink, white and wine.
The couple’s flower girl looked darling in an ivory dress embellished with a big flower, while their ring bearer was dapper in a pink bow tie and suspenders.
“We didn’t have a specific theme or style, but we did have a lot of elements to signify completeness and eternity,” Jamie says. “We incorporated that by having our arch be a complete circle instead of the open-ended traditional arch.”
The ceremony aisle was decorated with greenery, and guests were seated in rustic wooden chairs. “The focus was definitely the amazing floral ring,” Jamie says.
“We chose the venue because of the views and the setting,” Jamie says. “Where better to have the ceremony than in the tree grove surrounded by the mountains?”

“Our first meeting was in the fifth grade,” Jamie says. “I was leaning over to get a drink from the water fountain, and my eyes directly set upon his. From that moment, I had an inkling that he would be mine and I would be his. Silly, I know. But after all these years, that is what I remember with such great clarity.” Jamie moved away. Years went by, and the summer before their sophomore year of high school, Min messaged Jamie on MySpace telling her that he was moving to the area and going to her school. “We messaged back and forth, but nothing really happened until he finally asked me to be his girlfriend on May 2, 2006,” Jamie says.
Jamie and Min’s rustic barn venue was decked out in romantic bistro lights, along with lush garland and “chandeliers” of greenery.
The rustic reception hall at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, Virginia, was decorated with lush “chandeliers” of greenery and love-lies-bleeding.
Farm tables were draped in blush linens and adorned with wine-colored napkins, romantic candles and blush and wine blooms.
In lieu of traditional table numbers, tables were named after Army forts, a nod to Min’s career as an Army Ranger.
Jamie and Min’s three-tier cake was wrapped in tulle and adorned with two bear cake toppers.