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Virginia Wedding Inspiration from Beehive Events + Jen Fariello
June 13, 2011
RusticRustic Weddings

Welcome back LBBers! You know you're about to see some pretty awesome wedding inspiration when you hear a meteor shower was the motivation behind a shoot. And that is just what you are about to see - a Scottsville, Virginia inspiration shoot centered around the Perseids - an amazing shooting star show in the summer sky. The most amazing team put together this little party - Beehive Events planned, flora'ed and executed the shoot, and Jen Fariello was there to capture it. Where is your excitement level right now? A 10? Okay, I think it's about time to share - don't forget about Jen's blog for more!

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From Shawn of Beehive Events ... The Perseids are always a magical time in summer. They typically present themselves mid August just when the fireflies have all but retired - the skies light up again with a concert of falling stars. Our “Perseid Wedding” was full of bright light, summer heat and the lush colors that are born of each.  Our summer gardens were rich with inspiration (to say the least!).  Having that moment to work in offered an incredible opportunity to play. An abundance of fresh peaches could not be ignored, so they played a large, rosy part of the picture! Everyone gave 110 percent and had a blast doing it.

The cute couple (Megan & Tom) had been clients the previous year. I loved her dress as it was a faint gray blue with some wonderful beaded detailing. It immediately came to mind when planning the shoot. Luckily they were willing to come out on a warm summer day and do it all over again.

How perfect was the blue star accented sperry tent?  We created ribbon garlands that we suspended from the ceiling that mimicked the trails of the falling stars. We built a viewing platform as a place to repose after dinner for a great show. We decided on a dressed rustic style for the flowers and décor to reflect the lazy summer time of the season. Most of the flowers and herbs were grown and harvested from our gardens here on the farm. We used dahlias, scented geranium, roses, variegated sage, china berry, poke week, thai basil, purple basil, gerbera daisies. We arranged them in our antique flea market finds of heirloom silver pieces and Bauer Ceramics. A fun touch was to fill in one of the windows of the old bar with white gerberas en mass.

A Pimento did an amazing job expressing the feel of the event through her presentation and creation of an incredible menu. She actually prepared all of this food and we were so thrilled when the shoot was finished to partake in all the goodness - yummmm.

Flowers, Décor, Styling: Shawn Cossette of Beehive Events / Location: Fat Cat Farm / Photography: Jen Fariello / Food: Gay Beery of A Pimento Catering / Tent: Sperry Tents Virginia / Cake: Anita Gupta of Maliha Creations / Hair & Make Up: Jennifer Skriloff / China, Flatware, Stemware: Festive Fare