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Rustic Chic Pastel Shadow Creek Wedding in Virginia

Brielle and Mike, every single one of us here at Style Me Pretty have a confession to make: your wedding day at Shadow Creek has completely stolen our hearts! Every detail is SO good that we honestly. Just to give you an idea, every pastel pretty is sure to find it’s way onto our Pinterest boards, and thanks to Elizabeth Fogarty we’ll all be spending the rest of our days in the THE VAULT!

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From Elizabeth FogartyMike and Brielle met in college at an introduction freshman course. And six years later, here they are. They wanted their wedding to be a reflection of them: fun, warm, and outdoorsy. Brielle picked blush, champagne, and eucalyptus tones for her colors and they came together beautifully! The different bridesmaids’ dresses were also perfect! Brielle purchased gowns from BHLDN, J Crew, and Jenny Yoo for her girls. The bride and groom picked this fairly new venue because of its blonde wood, vaulted ceilings, and wrought iron chandeliers. It put a whole new twist on barn weddings. This barn wedding was modern and elegant! The one fun fact about this venue is that they have a very special guest during the cocktail hour- a super friendly horse! The venue provides snacks like carrots for the guests to feed it.

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Photography: Elizabeth Fogarty | Floral Design: Blooming Arts | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang White | Invitations: Minted | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J Crew | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair + Makeup: Jamie D'Agostino | DJ: My Deejay | Groom's Attire: Joseph A. Bank | Venue: Shadow Creek

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Romantic Fall Hued Breaux Vineyard Wedding Inspiration

Get ready to absorb the beauty ladies, because you’re in for a vineyard full. It’s a fall hued affair dreamed up by Real Doll Makeup that’s bursting with so many full-bodied colors you’ll be craving that nightly glass of red early. Complete with Meant To Be Calligraphy and a few gorg grapes, Bonnie Sen has it all to share in THE VAULT!

From Real Doll MakeupBreaux Vineyards is located in the beautiful mountains of Virginia. With their endless rows of vibrant grape vines and incredible villa inspired building, it’s hard to believe your only an hour away from Washington, DC when you arrive through their gated grounds. This shoot was organized on a quintessential fall day. The air was perfectly crisp and when we arrived, the sun was just starting to set over the mountains. Organizing the shoot was really enjoyable, with many talented vendors so excited join.

Paul Breaux, the founder and owner, has deep roots in Cajun culture. I thought it would be nice to give nod to the culture by featuring some uniquely Cajun items. For example, if you look closely, the porcelain dishware (from Anthropologie) features a Fleur-di-Lys on the rim, as does on of the cakes. We also incorporated the Jennifer’s Jambalaya wine, produced by the vineyard, which features the vineyards signature crawfish logo. The models dress was selected to create a ethereal and romantic feel to the shoot. It almost appears as if she is in a dream. We hope this styled shoot inspires many in our area to create their own beautiful escape out to this gorgeous venue.

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Photography: Bonnie Sen | Florals: Succulents And Saffron | Wedding Dress: Claire La Faye | Cake: Tart And Craft | Makeup : Real Doll Makeup | Hair: Styled By Anna Fazio | Calligraphy : Meant To Be Calligraphy | Venue: Breaux Vineyards | Creative Direction: Real Doll Makeup | Dinnerware: Anthropologie | Female Model: Victoria Chang | Male Model: Mr. George Khouri | Set Design: Carmela Sangalang

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Virginia Vineyard Wedding from Vicki Grafton Photography

It all starts with a love story. Two people meeting, by chance, and even though they’ve met thousands of others, it’s this one person that truly changes their lives. It’s the look you wait for your entire life, and when it eventually happens you just can’t wait to see that look forever and ever. This is just such a love story that started with just such a look, and we are lucky enough to see a pretty chapter of it unfold thanks to Vicki Grafton Photography. A gorgeous wedding that marks the start of countless looks, and every sweet image can be seen here. Today is a good day. A good day indeed.

From the Bride… Ross and I met at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. He was a senior, about to graduate in two weeks, and I was a sophomore. We met at a party that I had actually been invited to by someone else; obviously it didn’t work out for that guy. I had seen Ross before in our business administration building, and he smiled at me as we crossed paths. I actually remember telling my mom about him doing this. The last two weeks flew by and Ross graduated. I wasn’t sure if I would hear from him again, but he sent me roses for my birthday, and I knew it wasn’t the end. We continued to see each other and ended up making it official a few months later.

Two years flew by and it was my turn to graduate. My family and Ross’ all gathered to go out for a celebratory dinner the night before the event. After dinner, Ross and I took a nostalgic walk which ended at a historic building on campus, where there were candles, rose petals everywhere and a bottle of champagne. After reading a poem he wrote, he got down on one knee and popped the question. Next thing I knew all of our family, including my 89 year-old grandfather and some close family friends, jumped out of the bushes and surprised me. It was a truly special moment for us, and I’m so glad he asked me in a spot that meant so much to the both of us.

While I am all for the classics, we knew we didn’t want to have a completely traditional wedding. We chose our location, Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, VA, because of the gorgeous view and, of course, our shared love of wine. After much deliberation, we decided to set the date of September 15, 2012. I had looked through magazines and websites, but was having a hard time deciding what I really wanted. That’s when we found Vicki Grafton of My Simple Details. She helped me take everything I loved and tie it all together. Though the wedding was at a vineyard, I didn’t want it to be wine-themed. I was really inspired by burlap and lace although I included some touches of vineyard inspiration, like a wine barrel bar and cake table and the letter “A” I made out of corks. I was inspired by a neutral palate of pale pink, grey, ivory, champagne and beige. For the ceremony, the aisle was lined with shepherds’ hooks that held vases of flowers and two wine barrels stood at the end that had three tiers of white hydrangeas sitting on top of them. Our cocktail hour featured a cornhole set that Ross made and painted, a guestbook with Polaroid photos of the guests and a seating chart made out of two French doors and one antique pink door, which displayed wedding pictures from both Ross and Cathleen’s grandparents and parents. For the reception, we chose to have square and rectangular tables; some were covered in champagne colored tablecloths and others were rustic farm tables with burlap runners. The tent had clear lanterns hanging from the ceiling, and candles sat on every table to add extra ambiance. Since we were at a vineyard with perfect scenery, I didn’t need to get crazy with flowers, but Morgan from Petals & Hedges completely nailed it; the flowers were soft, elegant and natural. Overall, this day came together even more perfectly then I could have ever dreamed and it is a day that my husband and I will cherish forever.

*Photography: Vicki Grafton Photography / Wedding Venue: Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville, VA / Wedding Planning + Design: My Simple Details / Floral Design: Petals and Hedges / Wedding Catering: Savoir Fare Limited / Wedding Cake: Cake Panache / Music: Cherry Blossom String Quartet / DJ: Dream Day DJs / Wedding Stationery: The Dandelion Patch / Wedding Dress: Marisa (Style #865) via Jeanette’s / Bride’s Dress Sash: Erin Cole / Bride’s Earrings: Nadri via Nordstrom / Bride’s Shoes: Ann Taylor / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew / Bridesmaids’ Shoes: DSW / Bridesmaids’ Jewelry: Brighton via Ketterman Jewelers / Groom + Groomsmen’s Suits: Calvin Klein / Flower Girls’ Tutus: Tutu Girl

* While Whysall Photography was hired to shoot the wedding, these images are from the planner who runs Vicki Graphton Photography. You can see all of the official wedding images captured by Whysall Photography right here.

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