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Preppy Striped Charlottesville Wedding

I like to believe in another life I was a Southern Belle. Grace and style were my middle name and each day looked exactly like this preppy, striped love affair from Urban Lace Events. Of course, no Southern wedding fantasy would be complete without paper goodies by Chocolate Creative Design, and you can bet I’ll be swooning hard in  Eric Kelley’s captures right over here.

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Summer
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Vineyard
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Modern

From Urban Lace Events… Sarah and Ashby met while both attending college at the University of Virginia. Sarah, a reserved southern lady, was enthralled by Ashby, a world traveler’s, larger than life personality. They enjoyed their final years of college together and spent many weekends visiting the local Charlottesville wineries.

After graduation Sarah and Ashby moved to Northern, Virginia where they continued dating and later became engaged. It didn’t take them long to decide they would have their wedding at King Family Vineyards where they spent many weekends together sipping wine and enjoying the beautiful mountain views. Charlottesville will always have a special place in their hearts and they wanted all of their friends and family to experience the beauty and uniqueness the small college town.

When Sarah and I began working together she had already purchased navy and white striped runners which would act as a starting point in the design process. Sarah and Ashby vocalized their desire for a “preppy” yet casual style wedding. Along with the navy and white stripe, we incorporated poppy pink and gold accents. The ceremony included a altar piece with navy and white striped curtain and a beautiful crystal chandelier. Throughout the ceremony the wind was blowing the glass on the chandelier that made for a beautiful sound.

The bridesmaids wore navy blue dresses from JCrew and held bouquet by Verde Flowers. Together, Lucinda Wesson of Chocolate Creative Design and I designed the floral print that would be used throughout the wedding and in the design of the programs, menu cards, escort cards, and table numbers. Sarah’s favorite design element of the day were the precious escort cards by Chocolate Creative Designs. The design incorporated Sarah and Ashby’s silhouettes stamped with gold glitter. The women’s escort cards were Sarah’s silhouette with a tiny pearl necklace and a pink bow tie while the men’s cards were of Ashby’s silhouette with a navy and white striped bow tie. What says preppy more than a bow ties!?

Sarah ( a true DIY gal) and I worked together to make DIY glitter dipped pillar candles that would be displayed on the reception tables. A project with instruction we found online. For the table numbers we bought frames from the dollar store and wood numbers from Michaels that we sprayed with gold paint. We glued the numbers on the floral print designed by Miss Lucinda Wesson. It was a beautify day and working with this adorable couple was a dream come true. We were fortunate to have Mr. Eric Kelley shooting all these pretty little details.

Photography: Eric Kelley Photography | Event Design: Urban Lace Events | Event Planning: Urban Lace Events | Floral Design: Verde Natural Florals | Bridesmaids Dresses: J.Crew | Bride's Hair : Julie Jackson Stylists | Catering : Harvest Moon | Escort Cards, Menus, Programs: Chocolate Creative Design

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Classic Barn Wedding in Charlottesville, Virginia

We know the beauty of a barn wedding like the back of our hands; the approachable design mingled with a weathered backdrop. But what we don’t come across too often is a barn wedding gone classic. With all white blooms by Blue Ridge Floral and a decidedly formal twist, this Virginia affair is proving that barn doesn’t necessarily mean rustic. See even more captured by Lauryn Galloway in the full gallery .

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Fall
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The entire day was Classic Virginia! The Bride and Groom had their ceremony at the Chapel at UVA, their Alma Mater. The Bride chose shades of blue for the Bridesmaids to wear that complimented the Oranges and Yellows of the leaves so well. The Reception was at the Barn at Verulam Farm. All the flowers were gorgeous creams, whites and greens.

One of the most special parts of the day was the Bride’s veil that her Grandmother purchased in France and worn by her and the Bride’s mother on their wedding days as well. It was stunning!

Frances is from Alabama, and Andrew is from Virginia. I love how they honored both states with their Cake Topper!

Photography: Lauryn Galloway | Floral Design: Blue Ridge Floral | Dress: West Main Bridal | Ceremony: UVA Chapel | Catering: Harvest Moon | Hair: Moxie Salon | Mens Attire: Men And Boys Shop | Dessert: Carpe Donut | Music: Amaretto | Reception : Verulam Farm

Outdoor Blue Ridge Mountains Fall Wedding

In another life, Jen Fariello is 100% going to be my wedding photographer, and if you don’t already know why, you’re about to see visual evidence of my decision. Every wedding she captures with her beautiful eye is brilliant, and this one doesn’t disappoint in the least, but really with the bride being part of Southern Blooms by Pat’s Flower Designs, we knew it wouldn’t.


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Fall
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Farm
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Rustic

From the beautiful bride… Bryan proposed six months after our first blind date on July 15, 2012 during a baseball game. He asked a friend who pilots antique airplanes to fly over the field with a banner: ‘Lindsay will you marry me?’ Turns out everyone at the game knew about it (but me!) and both of our parents were there to celebrate. It was such a special day!

Bryan and I knew we wanted to be married outside with a backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains so my dad suggested visiting a friend’s farm, and we knew right away that it was the perfect spot! We were drawn to the wide open space and the panoramic view of the mountains.

We are both attracted to things that are vintage, rusty, and weathered so we knew that incorporating family heirlooms, antique containers, and eclectic furniture was a must. I am blessed to work for such an amazing design company whose owners have a great eye for detail and an unbelievable collection of everything from lanterns to the spectacular arbor they constructed of old windows salvaged from a barn in Pennsylvania.

Bryan’s bout included a fishing fly and his old baseball glove was used as the ring pillow. The bridesmaids were transported to the ceremony site via hay wagon and an antique tractor, a nod to my family’s farming roots.

We used my great grandparent’s china on the head table, my dad’s homegrown sorghum syrup as favors, and Bryan’s mother’s cranberry glassware for the bride and groom. Adding to the sense of family we are blessed to call all of our vendors, who worked so hard making our day seamless and perfect, our friends. My father works for Mill Valley BBQ who provided the delicious southern-infused meal, Shindig’s seriously talented and organized Meghan Streit was my Young Life leader in high school, our dear friend Tod baked the wedding cake, and Bryan’s childhood minister presided over the ceremony. We were honored to have the stunning flowers provided by Southern Bloom’s skillful crew and knew without a doubt that our photos taken by Jen Fariello would be gorgeous reminders of this, the most important day of our lives. Inspired by the rich and vibrant colors of fall in Virginia, we decided on the combination of peach, copper, crimson, and plum and loved the idea of using local foliage and flowers in the bouquets and decor.

Vivid memories and favorite photos: Riding in the 1949 Ford truck to the ceremony. Seeing Bryan for the first time while walking down the aisle and not realizing how fast I was moving until my dad whispered “slow down!” The surprise petal toss as we exited the ceremony. Our first dance and looking out at all of the people that we love in one space – this was an incredible feeling. Seeing our parents smiling faces, none of this would have been possible without their love and support. The moment the sun broke through the clouds after the ceremony. Looking across the field after dark and seeing the illuminated cross. The sparkler exit and leaving on the old hay wagon only to find our Jeep completely and thoroughly decorated.

Photography: Jen Fariello Photography | Event Design: Shindig Weddings And Events | Floral Design: Southern Blooms By Pat's Floral Designs | Wedding Dress: David's Bridal | Cake: Tod Dodson | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Hair: Gena Mills Of At Last Salon | Makeup: Kara Spangler Of Studio 500 | Rentals: Festive Fare | Sperry Tent + Lighting: Skyline Tent Co | Venue: Buckner Farm

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