If you’re on the hunt for a U.S. destination that emulates the French Countryside, look no further my friends. With it’s rustic, old-world walls covered in climbing ivy and sprawling farmland views, Goodstone Inn is absolutely full of charm and happens to be where Ida Rose Events, Cape May Flower & Co. and Emily Blumberg chose to see out their latest wedding editorial. It showcases the beauty of fall and winter, proving that the east coast boasts some pretty incredible gems when it comes to cold weather weddings. Step inside the full collection of inspiration here in the gallery when you’re done below!
We came up with this shoot hoping to showcase the beauty that is Virginia even in the dead of winter. We wanted to create a romantic versatile wedding, something that is more on the fall side but could also work throughout the whole year. We loved the idea of tying in yellows, oranges and light pinks at this historic mansion nestled into the countryside of Virginia.
We really wanted to play off the unique elements at this venue, from the ornate doors, open fields and lots of greenery, sort of a French countryside. We used details that went along with the venue, such as the brides Gucci shoes which we felt really matched the whole feel of this space, long stem candles for the table scape and touches of gold to add romance.
Also, we wanted to include a touch of modern, we did this by incorporating a more sleek bridal gown from Alexandra Grecco, not having calligraphy fonts on the paper goods, but something that had more lines and a bold font, and the ghost chairs used for the ceremony and reception.
One of my personal elements from this shoot was the monochromatic cake with it’s silk bow, I absolutely loved the simplicity and it’s femininity. Sweets by E did such a beautiful job creating this beautiful cake.
photography : Emily Blumberg Photography | Floral Design: Cape May Flower & Co. | Gown : Alexandra Grecco | Cake: Sweets By E | Shoes: Gucci | Tux: The Black Tux | Earrings : BHLDN | Goodstone Inn : Goodstone Inn | Paper goods: Parisa Damian | Planning & styling : IDA ROSE EVENTS | Rentals & Linen: Party Rental LTD