Sometimes Mondays call for a heaping helping of pretty to really kick of the week, and today we are getting our fill of gorgeous thanks to this earthy inspiration shoot from Andrea Pesce Photography. Styled to perfection by Wright Events Services with stunning florals from Black Creek Flowers & Sweets, this gallery is overflowing with the most fabulous textures and design moments, making the start to this week extra lovely.
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From Andrea Pesce Photography
…Belle Aisle in Richmond, VA set the scene for this Earth, Wind, Fire, Water inspired shoot. Styled by Natalie Wright…elements of leather, fire, stone, feathers, and greenery complimented the masculine feel of this east coast wedding. We were determined to break away from the typical Virginia “rustic barn” or “elegant vineyard” wedding, and do something with a masculine undertone that provided a different perspective of Virginia. We took a trendy local hang out on the James River, looked at it in a different way, and drew from its atmosphere for our inspiration. We love how it is exposed to all earth elements with its flowing river water, worn protruding rocks, breezy shore, and fiery toned landscape. We emphasized the incorporation of local craftsman such as Erica from Black Creek Flowers, Amy from Sincerely Amy Designs, and Mary Ann from MA’s Mad House of Adornment. Even our clothiers, Beecroft & Bull, and Tiffany’s Bridal are Commonwealth small businesses. We believe in utilizing the talent around us and really wanted to express that in this shoot.
From Erica Hutchison, Black Creek Flowers & Sweets
…I was extremely excited when Natalie and Andrea approached me with their idea. They gave me the details and other design elements that I would be working with, and turned me loose! Being given creative freedom is the best gift a florist can get! Working together with fellow artists/designers is always inspiring, but I definitely felt inspired after this shoot!
From Natalie Wright, Wright Event Services
…When we collaborated with vendors we encouraged them to use our inspiration words and interpret them in their own way to display their individual creativity and represent their business in a personal way.
Photography: Andrea Pesce Photography | Event Design: Wright Events Services | Floral Design: Black Creek Flowers & Sweets | Wedding Dress: Tiffany's Bridal | Groom's Attire: Beecroft & Bull | Bridal Headpieces: Ma's Mad House | Bride(Model): Shirley Chung | Calligraphy - Invitation & Menu: Sincerely Amy Designs | Groom(Model): JR Hadley - Boylan Heights Burger Bar Owner | Musicians: Emily Owens | Venue: Belle Isle | Wedding Favor - Manhattan Kit: Kitsy California
This is my type of farm. With rustic blooms that I dream of filling my home with and stunning sunsets at an al fresco wedding reception, I’m ready to pack my bags and move in to Verulam Farm. Katie Stoops captured every gorgeous moment of this shoot, crafted by Dickie Morris, and after oohing and aahing over these pics, I see farm weddings becoming a whole lot chicer.
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From Katie Stoops Photography… After seeing the striking patterns of the napkins from Children Inspiring Hope, Dickie Morris of Just A Little Ditty was inspired to create a shoot that was vibrant and textural with ethereal elements. The stunning florals from Jenn Pineau of Nature Composed are the perfect example of being organic yet perfectly tailored and beyond colorful. No one should be afraid of using color because it can be done in the most beautiful way! Suz Somersall’s jewelry design gave a rich, opulent, but approachable appeal to adorning as a Bride. We used contrasting details such as soft pink Himalayan salt & dried peppercorns with a dreamy sheer vintage gown from Gossamer Vintage to create a warm, relaxed, & exciting event.
Photography: Katie Stoops Photography | Event Design: Dickie Morris | Floral Design: Nature Composed | Dress: Gossamer Vintage | Jewelry: Suz Somersall | Hair + Makeup: Jen Skirloff, Elan Salon | Model: Ellie Clougherty | Napkins + Beads: Children Inspiring Hope | Printed Paper Goods: If So Inklined Calligraphy + Design | Rentals: Festive Fare | Rentals: Stonegate Event Rentals | Shoot Location: Verulam Farm
This wedding is everything. A heartfelt ceremony set against a breathtaking backdrop, a dance ’til the sun comes up reception and drop-dead gorgeous details wowing each and every guest. It’s the kind of wedding that mixes Southern tradition with a little modern bling, and it was all planned and designed by the team at Commerce Street Events, a group of ladies that know a thing or two about perfect weddings.
From the stunning ceremony featuring a floral arbor, fabulous custom made doors and wooden church pews to the rustic farm tables highlighting the reception, this is a day that is all about the details. Something the team at Commerce Street Events is so very, very good at. They have the ability to take your story (in this case, an adorable duo who literally fell in love over their shared love of wine) and make that story the centerpiece of your big day. Think an Arrington Vineyards setting meets a sophisticated elegance that is literally jaw-dropping (hello, chandeliers). Teaming up with Commerce Street Events means hiring a group of amazing planners and designers who will walk with you step by step throughout the process, from event design and management, set-up and tear down, timeline management, guest services, vendor negotiations… and more. Which means that fairytale wedding you’ve been envisioning is right at your fingertips.
Contact Commerce Street Events TODAY to begin planning that wedding of a lifetime. You most definitely won’t regret it.
Photography: Ace Photography | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Cake: Dessert Designs | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Love Lane, Bella Bridesmaids Nashville | Catering: Chef's Market | Hair & Makeup: Meg Boes | Lighting: Nashville Event Lighting | Band: The Nashville Bluetones | Ceremony & Reception Venue: Lilac Farms At Arrington Vineyards | Ceremony Musicians: Bluetone Chamber Players | Custom Logo: Green Bean Paper Company | Draping: Visual Elements | Event Design & Planning: Commerce Street Events | Fine Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | Florals: Making Arrangements Florist | Paper Goods: Donna Birtle's Gifts | Rentals & Linens: Southern Events Party Rentals | Transportation: Grand Avenue | Wine: Arrington Vineyards