Since we have opened our doors, we have had so much very special weddings here at Belle Grove Plantation. All of them are unique and special in our hearts. But on Saturday, March 1, 2014, we were the host of a very special wedding.
If you follow our blog and know some of the history of Belle Grove Plantation, you know that from 1839 to 1894, Belle Grove was owner by the Turner Family. Carolinus Turner purchased Belle Grove in 1839 and was the owner who made most of the major changes to the current home. He increased the size by adding extensions. He also added the beautiful architectural details that has made Belle Grove one of the top 100 architecturally significant structures in Virginia.
On Saturday, we hosted the wedding for Carl Matia and Terri Turner. From what her mother has told me, they are related to the Turners of King George. This means that Terri is more than likely a cousin to Carolinus Turner. I am still looking into it and hope to report more later.
It was a very beautiful and intimate wedding with just close friends and family. The photographers on hand were Chamberlin Photography. Chamberlin Photography has done most of the photographers on our website.
The Officiant was Sam Frantum with No Ordinary Ordained.
The wedding cake was made by Karen Seay of Cakes in Art.
The happy couple spent their first night in our Turner Suite.
Terri made a special point to have her photograph done beside our etching in the Turner Window.
We wish Terri and Carl Matia a very happy and successful life together!
Thank you for selecting Belle Grove Plantation to share your special moment!