How to Bring That West Coast Vibe to the East

Dreaming of a Napa-style wedding but needing to hold your special day out East? Well then, friend, today’s lovely shoot by Shannon Moffit Photography is for you! The warm, earthy color palette, casually elegant bridal style with thanks to Emily Artistry, and desert flower infused florals by Wild Green Yonder all enhance the romantic West Coast vibe of Early Mountain – a vineyard with breathtaking views, rustic charm for days, and those quintessential Spanish-influenced details located in Virginia.

From Shannon Moffit PhotographyThe West Coast is home to some of the most beautiful vineyards in the United States, but for an East Coast Bride planning her wedding, the dream of a Napa Valley soirée may be completely unrealistic. For this editorial, our team of vendors made it a point to bring that “West Coast vibe” to the East. Early Mountain Vineyards, a humble 55-acre vineyard on the outskirts of Charlottesville, Virginia, is the perfect East Coast venue for a West-Coast-style wedding. A gorgeous building sits on the estate, complete with a number of Mediterranean and Spanish-style elements, including medieval chandeliers and sconces, exposed wooden beams, and floor-to-ceiling black-framed windows. One is immediately transported to the West Coast upon entering the space!

For the tablescape, a selection of warm earth-toned colors, desert flowers, wooden chargers, black cutlery, pops of suede, and dark cast iron candlesticks were used to complement the charm of the estate. In the great hall, the mantle was draped in cascading greenery, and the aisle of x-back chairs was lined with pillar candles, creating the perfect setting for a romantic ceremony. The Bride’s dress from Annalise Bridal featured a modern update to a classic silhouette, and she wore custom jewelry from Susie Saltzman.

Photography: Shannon Moffit Photography | Event Design: Luxe and Luna Couture Events | Floral Design: Wild Green Yonder | Jewelry: Susie Saltzman | Hair + Makeup: Emily Artistry | Calligraphy: Lazywood Lane | Wedding Venue: Early Mountain Vineyards | Bridal Boutique: Annalise Bridal Boutique | Candles: Creative Candles | Models: The Artist Agency