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Figs, Flora + Lavender & Blue Hues – This Is Wedding Inspiration at Its Finest!

There is nothing so romantic as a table overflowing with seasonal fruits, especially jewel-like figs, and just-picked vineyard grapes. Set at the verdant Stone Tower Winery, today’s wedding inspiration feels reminiscent of a Dutch Master’s painting. SRS Events planned every fine art detail to perfection, and Eight Tree Street Florals created meadow walkways and artfully unfinished arches that seemed to envelop and embrace the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Like the most carefully placed brushstrokes, the reception details picked up all these naturally-occurring blues, from refined blue-and-white floral linens to a table dappled with dahlias and studded with blackberries. Bouquets of grapes and handfuls of figs evoked the vineyard setting, and lavender and blue gowns added to the feeling of enchantment. Drift into a reverie as you take in the full gallery and admire every romantic photo by Alicia Lacey Photography.

From SRS Events… The newlyweds chose Stone Tower Winery nestled in Leesburg, Virginia with a backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains as their elopement venue. The bride loves blues and figs are her favorite fruit, so she sought to mesh these loves together for her special day. The stationery from Wild Hearts Calligraphy & Design was vibrant and rich to coincide with the bold linen she chose for her dining table. Her lavender hued BHLDN wedding dress was a subtle nod to the purples in the figs, and her bouquet also brought in the purple and mauve hues. 

Her BHLDN bridesmaid’s dress {Sadia} tied into the blues in the BBJ table linens. The couple said their I Dos with the mountains in the distance under a freestanding asymmetrical arch and a living floral aisle created by Eight Tree Street. As guests took their seats at the table, the table setting was bold yet still inviting. A pleasant contrast from the neutrals trendy in other wedding designs. Dining al fresco into the evening, the newlyweds then departed the next day to their honeymoon in Italy.

Love the look? Here are a few more details from SRS Events and this incredible team!

Stationery and day-of paper by Wild Hearts Calligraphy:
Suite – Invitation card on Fir handmade paper with white digital printing. Save the Date – vellum wrap with noir digital printing. Midnight envelopes with gold hand done calligraphy and vintage postage.
Menus – Dusty rose cardstock with white digital printing and greenery illustrated vellum wrap printed in white.
Vow booklets – Off white handmade paper, midnight velvet ribbon. Blind letterpress.

Floral Design by Eight Tree Street
Arch – The arch was a freestyle no floral foam designed in tandem with the new wave of “foam free” florals as an environmental movement and included foraged branches, grasses.
Bouquet – The bouquet included garden roses, white and gray premium standard roses (touches of Early Grey), also local dahlias, and whimsical details with white/purple sweet peas, hellebores and purple clematis vines. Ribbon was from Silk & Willow.
Centerpieces – Cement vessels were filled with local dahlias, ranunculus, autumn clematis vines, roses, purple clematis, limelight hydrangeas, and parrot tulips.
Ceremony – A “Living Aisle” included foraged branches, Queen Anne’s lace in white and brown, dahlias, limelight hydrangeas, roses, larkspur and huck.
Sweetheart Table – A lush design of locally grown flowers including limelight hydrangeas, dahlias, clematis, with touches of roses, parrot tulips and purple clematis.

Photographer: Alicia Lacey Photography | Planner: SRS Events | Floral Design: EightTreeStreet | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Liberty Baking Co. | Stationery: Wild Hearts Calligraphy | Shoes: Bella Belle | Venue: Stone Tower Winery | Accessories: BHLDN | Beauty: Agape Makeup | Bridesmaid Dress: BHLDN | Linen: BBJ La Tavola | Models: KC, Andrew & Emily | Rentals: White Glove Rentals | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Welcome Box: Marigold & Grey

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Allow This Modern, Ombré, Citrus Wedding Inspiration to Instantly Brighten Your Day!

The most delicious, citrus wedding inspiration is here to provide you with your daily dose of Vitamin C and a heavy pour of happiness. One look at those ombré floral centerpieces from Kate Fiore Floral Design and stunning blue patterned linen and that was it – we were in love. Lustre Theory Styling + Design wow’d us with each unique detail of this shoot – from watercolor lemon place cards to the hand-painted ceremony backdrop. Check out the full gallery of images captured on film by Molly Lichten Photography to get inspired.

From Lustre Theory Styling + DesignThis same sex wedding shoot is about celebrating love in all its forms with amazing citrus tones and accents of blues. The real same sex couple in this shoot had just been married a few months before and were thrilled to participate. You can see their happiness and genuine joy come through in the images. 

This shoot is full of personalized details for the couple, including calligraphy with their names on the drink bottles along with the saying “always love is love” and also the invitation suite which was tailored for them. The Historic Post Office is a unique historical venue located in downtown Hampton, VA. Once an actual post office it has now been transformed into one of the most popular venues in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area. 

They wanted an inspiration shoot that showed their support of marriage and love for all couples. Citrus fruits of all kinds, fresh and dried were used throughout the decor and paired with a citrus ombre floral theme that moves down the table and is used throughout the shoot. These images are full of natural light and brightness. Accents of blue patterned linen, and antique porcelain pieces were paired with all the smile inducing color and fruit. The invitation suite is a botanical citrus theme, with handmade paper and custom white calligraphy. 

The stamps, color choices and accents were all specifically chosen for this stationery and paired with florals and bespoke flat lay props. There are many delicate styling choices I made in this editorial but I wanted to make sure some masculine features were also present to represent our grooms. Wood chargers and heavier velvet navy napkins were used in the table settings along with His + His vow books! I really love that this is an all male shoot! Something you don’t see very often. But the styling and decor is something everyone can take inspiration from.

Unique Details:

Real Same Sex Couple
Shot on Film – Natural Light
Painted Floral Ceremony Backdrop
Stunning Blue Table Linen
Handmade Sugar Floral Cake
Bar + Cake Styled Vignette
Custom Citrus Invitation Suite with Handmade Paper
His + His Vow Books
Calligraphy Drink Bottles
Watercolor Lemon Place cards

Photographer : Molly Lichten Photography | Floral Design: KATE FIORE FLORAL | Cake: Cakes by Angela Morrison | Invitations: Lustre Theory | Makeup: Blushtones | Hair: Stephanie McDonald | Men's Attire: Benton Knight Men’s Wear | Officiant: Get Me To I Do | Bartender Service: Executive Beverage | Calligraphy + Vow Books: Seniman Calligraphy | Ceremony + Reception: Historic Post Office | Event Design + Production: Lustre Theory | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | Real Couple: Brandon + Justin Monahan | Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals | Table Top Rentals : Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals & Styling

Amazing Race Winner Ties the Knot in Stunning Vineyard Wedding!

Although the bride and groom are avid world travelers, instead of having an adventurous destination wedding somewhere exotic, they opted for a meaningful, intimate wedding close to home in the mountains of Charlottesville, Virginia – and the results couldn’t have been more beautiful. As you peruse through a sea of coral dresses and white blooms, you may recognize a few familiar faces (including the groom’s – Amazing Race Winner Season 2!) Head on over to the full gallery to see all the pretty captured by Shannon Moffit Photography of their special day – planned by Amore Events by Cody!

From the bride… Alex and I currently live on the beach in Marina del Rey, California, but we decided to create a warm, memorable wedding weekend for family and friends in my home state of Virginia. We invited 160 guests to join us for the perfect 4th of July weekend celebration in the mountains of Charlottesville. Almost all of our guests had to travel to our wedding from around the world, so on the Friday beforehand, we reserved a mountaintop lodge and welcomed guests to “Camp Katie Alex.” Our guests experienced Virginia mountain life before heading to Early Mountain Vineyard for the ceremony and reception the next day.

From Shannon Moffit PhotographyThe groom, Alex Boylan, is the Co-Founder of DreamJobbing with an extensive career as an adventure travel producer and host. He is originally from Boston, but more comfortable on a surfboard on the beaches of sunny California. Alex started his career by winning The Amazing Race, Season 2. This opened up a whole world of adventure–he began producing and hosting shows all around the world. The bride, Katie Erlandson, is a fashion executive based in Los Angeles. She works with the leading fashion and beauty brands and sources talent. Katie and Alex first met in 2013, beginning their adventure together but taking their time to finally walk down the aisle. They spent a lot of time over the last six years traveling around the world together- from safaris in Africa to surfing in Thailand to sailing through the Bahamas. They are quite the adventurous power couple!

When wedding planning begun, their instincts were to follow their passion for travel and plan an exotic destination wedding with a weekend of activities and not just one night. Once the planning process continued, they realized that they wanted something very special that would be meaningful and closer to home. Growing in up Northern Virginia, Katie’s parents retired and built a beautiful log home near Charlottesville, VA, which has been the center of holiday activities for her family for the past ten years. The couple decided Charlottesville would be the perfect destination to create that special holiday environment with plenty of time together.

For the color palette, Katie drew inspiration from Pantone’s 2019 color of the year, PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral with a nod to peaches and oranges from local Virginia farm produce. She has a strong passion for design and color, so it was important for her to create a warm and vibrant color palette that felt true to a late summer wedding. She wanted to stick to the classic Virginia aesthetic, but introduce a fresh perspective. Katie worked closely with Amy of Blue Ridge Florals to bring the floral vision to life and made sure her bridesmaid’s dresses complemented the overall color story of the day. The outdoor wedding ceremony was officiated by Alex’s father, Dr. Rev. William Boylan of Boston and took place against the beautiful blue ridge vineyard landscape.

Since Alex has been very involved and active in the world of reality adventure television, there were many familiar faces in attendance. Chris Luca, Alex’s winning partner from the Amazing Race Season 2, Brennan Swain, the winner of the Amazing Race Season 1, and Jeff Schroeder, current host of Daily Blast Live, and wife Jordan Lloyd, Big Brother and Amazing Race contestant. Alex’s current business partner, Burton Roberts, was part of Survivor Season 5. And Colin Guinn and Christy Woods, the most recent Amazing Race Season 31 winners (who were able to attend only days after the season finale and win was aired). Coincidentally, two of Katie’s bridesmaids were also on the Amazing Race- Debbie Cloyed and Bianca Smith, from Season 7. They both met Alex long before Katie and were beyond thrilled once Alex and Katie finally found each other.

Also in attendance was Giada Delaurentis, television personality and cooking host, and beau Shane Farley, a long time friend and colleague of the groom, and one of the top Talk Show Executive Producers in Hollywood with credits such as The Rachael Ray Show and The Steve Harvey Show. The actor, Mark-Paul Gosselaar and his wife were also in attendance. Mark-Paul is most known for his television roles as Zack Morris in Saved by the Bell and Detective John Clark Jr. In NYPD Blue. Also in attendance, Anne O’Grady, the Executive Vice President of Marketing for CBS, and Scot Cru, the Head of International MGM Studios. And Lisa Hennessy, Alex’s close friend and business partner, who helped create reality TV executive producing and help launch shows like Eco-Challenge, Survivor, The Contender, Rockstar and The Biggest Loser.

Photography: Shannon Moffit Photography | Florist: Blue Ridge Floral | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Invitations: Shine Wedding Invitations | Reception Venue: Early Mountain Vineyards | Catering: Harvest Moon Catering | Entertainment: Bachelor Boys Band | Donut Cake: Carpe Donut | Makeup/Hair: Avenue 42 | Planning: Amore Events by Cody | Rehearsal Dinner Venue: Lydia Mountain Lodge | Rentals: Upcountry Camp

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Have You Ever Considered Virginia for Your Big Day? This Fete Might Peak Your Interest.

You might not think of Virginia as a spot to add to your wedding wishlist, but darlings, it’s a underrated gem. One look at this tented fete—graced with a glowing sunset—and you’ll be looking into this state a little more. With planning by Just A Little Ditty and photography by Michael and Carina, you’ll soon realize that the local vendors are incredible to boot. Scroll below to see the day unfold and prepare yourself to fall in love with the mountains of Virginia!

From the Bride… Our wedding took place at Big Spring Farm in Lexington, Virginia – a place and a city very close to our hearts. Cole and I met at Big Spring when we were both undergraduates at Washington & Lee University. We would go on to get engaged there and, a year later, married under the weeping willow tree out on the peninsula at Big Spring.

One of our favorite parts about our time in Lexington was the beautiful outdoors, especially the Blue Ridge Mountains. This being said, what was most important to us was to bring our family and friends to this place and setting so close to our hearts. We wanted our wedding to be fun, joyful, and effortless, especially since so many of our guest travelled long distances to come to our out-of-town wedding.

Our vision was to let the Virginia mountains speak for themselves, which is why we chose a neutral color scheme and natural greenery for most of our flowers. We felt as though Michael and Carina’s film photography let that vision come to life in a way that was authentic and timeless. We hoped that all of our details and invitations echoed this theme as well. We wish we had known that all the little details will work out! It is so easy to get swept up in the planning and easily become overwhelmed. We would tell other couples to plan in advance, but most of all to take a deep breath, enjoy the process, have fun, and always keep the ultimate goal – your marriage – in perspective.

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Photography: Michael And Carina Photography | Floral Design: Southern Blooms | Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake: Favorite Cakes | Catering: The Catering Outfit | Lighting: Blue Ridge AV & Lighting | Entertainment: Sam Hill Entertainment | Beauty: Avenue 42 | Cinema: The Herringtons | Event Venue: Big Spring Farm | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Planning and Styling: Just A Little Ditty | Rentals: CE Rentals | Rentals: CE Rentals

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Do You Want a Wedding Draped in Hundreds of Roses and Peonies? Check This Out.

THIS, friends. Can you even? File under: dream backdrop. I’m pretty sure this one will be plastered all over Pinterest in the coming months. Leave it to Holly Chapple and Chapel Designers, with Isha Foss and Shira Savada joining in all the fun, too. So, if you envision hundreds (or even thousands) of roses and peonies covering your celebration—head here for the full collection of images by Abby Jiu Photography.

This photo shoot took place during a workshop at Hope Flower Farm, taught by educator and wedding and event designer Holly Heider Chapple along with Isha Foss of Isha Foss Events. Support and styling came from former Martha Stewarts wedding editor Shira Savada and the shoots was photographed by photographers Abby Jiu and Lisa Ziesing, stylists in their own right.

This shoot was inspired by the abundance of peonies in the fields of Hope Flower Farm. The peonies were paired with an abundance of garden roses from Alexandra Farms and the most popular toned rose the Toffee Rose from GreenRose Farm in Ecuador. The golden tones of the toffee rose were an important influence in this shoot. This rose is the most sought after new rose on the market. The Toffee roses warm tone, works with all color palettes and is inspiring beautiful color stories throughout the wedding industry. The warmth of the golden rose was paired with rich velvet linens and furnishings. Luxurious rich fabrics are also on point with all all of these warm toned flowers. Modern accents of acrylic stationery and flatware were paired with antique spode china. The spode Chelsea Bird pattern plates pulled from the prop closet at Hope Flower Farm perfectly tied together the color story of golden tones mixed with deep pink garden roses and peonies. The plate while vintage has a very sophisticated and funky vibe.

We also like the idea of a smaller wedding hosted at a local bed and breakfast which makes for an intimate affair but allows for an abundance of beauty and decadent details. All installations and designs were created foam free which teaches our students and client how to be mindful of our environment.

The class and workshop was supported by Chapel Designers Cheri Taunton of Colorado Southern Charm and Mary Coombs from A Garden Party LLC. Chapel Designers: These student designers were intricate in creating this lush and lovely shoot. Samantha Wakelam, Nancy Armstrong, Nancee Kinzer, Noah Sanderson, Vicki Walker, Donna Claeys, Julie Swanberg, Tabatha Cantrell, Debby Mittelman, Mary James, Tracey Morris, Lori DeNicola, Kat Mullendore, MaryEllen Fairbanks, Kathy Bowen.

Photography: Abby Jiu Photography | Floral Design: Kathy Bowen | Floral Design: Nancee Kinzer | Floral Design: ella & louie | Floral Design: Mary James | Floral Design: Debby Mittelman | Floral Design: A Garden Party | Floral Design: Vicki Walker | Floral Design: Samantha Wakelam | Floral Design: Nancy Armstrong | Floral Design : Willrett Flower Co. | Floral Design : Southern Charm Weddings And Events | Floral Design : Cameron & Fairbanks | Floral Design : The Bearded Florist | Floral Design : Donna Claeys | Floral Design : Julie Swanberg | Floral Design : Tabatha Cantrell | Floral Design : Petaloso | Flowers: Pittsburgh Cut Flower Company | Wedding Dresses: Claire Pettibone | Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop | Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty | Hair & Makeup: Amie Decker Beauty | Venue : Hope Flower Farm | Additional Styling/ Education: Shira Savada | Event Design /Education: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD | Event Design/Education : Isha Foss Events | Flowers/ Toffee Roses: Greenrose Ecuador | Garden Roses: Alexandra Farms | Models: The Artist Agency | Organization of Floral Designers: Holly Heider Chapple Flowers LTD | Paper Goods: Kara Anne Paper | Peonies: Hope Flower Farm | Rental Furniture: Blue Ridge Vintage Affairs | Rentals: Select Event Group | Ribbon: Honey Silks And Company

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This Couple Found a U.S. Wedding Venue That Looks Just Like the French Countryside and It’s Game Changing

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 EventsCape 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

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A Classic and Heartfelt Virginia Vineyard Wedding

With intricate and intimate details at every corner of today’s wedding, it might be one of my favorites as of late! The couple, who spent most of their relationship long distance, called upon Simply Chic Events to bring their timeless vision to life while incorporating special details by the bride’s friends, like custom invitations and a sushi-themed groomsmen cake! J. Morris Flowers provided beautiful blooms which paired perfectly with mercury styled linens! And finally, Audra Wrisley Photography captured it all, including the bride’s contagious smile, which you can see in photo after photo in the full gallery, here!

From Audra Wrisley PhotographyKristin & Clinton chose to tie the knot in a beautiful winery in a sleepy Virginia town overlooking the Shenandoah mountains. The couple hoped for a beautiful celebration surrounded by family and friends, in the heart of wine country. Kristin, who lives and works just outside of Washington DC, and Clinton, who is active Navy and resides in Norfolk, Virginia, have spent their long-distance relationship with lots of phone calls and planned weekend trips. This sweet couple hosted a perfect celebration, with heartfelt touches at every turn. The bride’s stunning Lazaro gown was a focal point of their wedding day, which was designed with a classic palette of organic greens, ivories and gray with metallic accents. Echoing the organic winery theme throughout the stationery, floral wall, and rich-hued metallic flecked linens, the wedding design was beautiful and complemented the mountainous scenery.

A few words from the bride…I wanted our wedding to reflect us as a couple and for each detail to be meaningful. It was really special to me that I was able to involve so many important people in the creation of our wedding day. My best friend from middle and high school worked at a wedding cake shop and made our wedding cake and Clinton’s groom’s cake. My best friend from high school is a graphic designer and custom-made all of our wedding stationery. It is completely unique and I love knowing that no one else will ever have the same stationery.

Our wedding was pretty intimate – we had a little over 100 guests and it was the perfect size for us. We had guests come all the way from New Zealand, Japan, Sweden, and Canada. I wanted to be able to spend time with each guest and let them know how happy we were that they came to our wedding. Since Clinton has constantly moved around for his job so we’ve always had a long distance relationship. There are a lot of places that have helped define our relationship and ultimately shaped our marriage, so I wanted to incorporate that part of our story into our wedding day. Samantha, our coordinator/designer from Simply Chic Events, gave me the idea for luggage tag escort cards. I finally got the idea that I could create luggage tags with maps of all of the places that define our relationship – Charleston, SC; Portsmouth, NH; Norfolk, VA; Washington, DC; the eastern shore of Maryland; and San Diego, CA. It was a small, personal detail that meant a lot to us both.

More from the bride…When searching for a venue, my top priority was that we would be able to have an outdoor ceremony with a beautiful view. Since I wanted our wedding to be more elegant rather than rustic, finding a venue was a bit hard but when I found Breaux Vineyards it was the perfect mix. Thankfully, the weather was absolutely beautiful on our wedding day. The colors and flowers were everything I envisioned – simple yet elegant and timeless. It blended perfectly with the venue and our day. My favorite decor element was the gold and silver mercury table linens. They were a statement piece that blended seamlessly with the simple flowers, stationery, and table setting choices.

Being around all of the people we love was the best part of the day. Someone gave me advice to just stop and look during your reception and take a moment to appreciate that all of the people you love are in the same room at the same time. It’s a moment I’ll never forget. I have a few favorite moments from our wedding day. The first was reading Clinton’s note to me – the minute I opened it I could not hold myself together. Although Clinton is extremely talkative and outgoing, he doesn’t typically express his feelings out loud. He’s a poetic writer and I knew whatever he wrote would just make me melt. Another moment was our first look – I’ll never forget the look on Clinton’s face when he saw me in my dress for the first time. I also loved how surprised Clinton was when he saw his surprise groom’s cake, which was a board of sushi – his favorite food! He wasn’t expecting it at all and was so impressed with the intricate details. My friend Chelsea did an amazing job!

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Photography: Audra Wrisley Photography | Floral Design: J. Morris Flowers | Cake: Fluffy Thoughts Bakery | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | Catering: Grandale Farm | Makeup: Conceptual Beauty | Hair: Jewel Hair Design | Calligraphy: Just Write Studios | Venue: Breaux Vineyards | Bride's Dress: Lazaro | Coordination & Design: Simply Chic | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Stationery Design: Emily Stevens Studio

A Spring Pippin Hill Wedding with a One of a Kind Wedding Gown

There’s always something that stands out to us about each wedding we feature here on SMP, and for this gorgeous day at Pippin Hill (one of our faves!), it was the dress… ohh, the dress. It’s unlike any we’ve seen before! Not to mention the bride’s contagious smile and her husband’s emotional reaction during their first look, captured so perfectly by Kylie Martin Photography. Take in all the stunning details of this beautiful Spring wedding planned by Amore Events by Cody below!

From Kylie Martin PhotographyMorgan and Tommy opted for an intimate spring wedding at Pippin Hill Farm in Charlottesville Virginia. They had classic elements throughout the day but also had fun touches that emphasized their playful side. Morgan opted for a less traditional gown that stunned against the Blue Ridge Mountains at sunset.

Both Morgan and Tommy have a love for travel which has been fundamental part of their relationship as they have spent a good portion of their time together traveling the world. Morgan wanted to incorporate travel details throughout their day.

With the help of Cody at Amore Events, unique touches were brought into the reception space to highlight the theme which included table seatings cards placed in luggage tags, tables numbered with destination images of the bride and groom at an international destination that they had travelled to together and postcards for guests to sign from all around the world.

As a photographer, it was wonderful to see how much of Tommy and Morgan’s vibrant personalities and enthusiasm for life was brought into their day. Both of them light up a room when they walk in and the energy and joy that followed them throughout their wedding was palpable. It was not only a treat to photograph such a lively couple but also to document a wedding that stepped outside of the box when it came to certain details. The Cooley’s wedding while fun and less traditional, still carried a sense of timelessness.

Photography: Kylie Martin Photography | Videographer: Studio 213 Films | Event Planning: Amore Events by Cody | Floral Design: Blue Ridge Floral | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture | Cake: Passionflower Cakes | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Makeup: Gohar Ayvazyan Makeup | Hair: Glo Out Glamour Bar | DJ: Dj Tobler | Venue: Pippin Hill Farm | Wedding Venue: Pippin Hill Farm

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Classic Fall Wedding at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in Virginia

If a classic Southern wedding is on your agenda, you’ll want to cozy up to today’s soiree at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards. Complete with planning by Donovan-Groves Events, blooms by Nature Composed (how good?!) and a “burying the bourbon” tradition, every details is Southern to a T. See it all unfold in the gorgeous gallery captured by Elisa Bricker!

From Elisa BrickerThis beautiful wedding was one of my favorite fall weddings to date. Carly and David were clearly over-the-moon to be celebrating with their friends and family (and their sweet pup Dixon made an appearance too!)

Some of my favorite details from their day were the textured boutonnieres by Jenn of Nature composed (the men never get enough flowers on the wedding day do they?) and the vintage post cards of Charlottesville that they couple collected and used as a guest book.

This couple didn’t forget the southern tradition of burying the bourbon! Burying bourbon is a southern tradition that is supposed to ward off rain the day of the wedding. The tradition is that the bride and groom-to-be must visit their venue exactly a month before the wedding date and bury a bottle of bourbon upside down. Carly and David had beautiful weather on their wedding day, and had a bourbon and cigar bar (where their bottle was displayed) to celebrate!

Photography: Elisa Bricker | Floral Design: Nature Composed | Cake: Cakes by Rachel | Reception: Pippin Hill Farm | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Hair and Makeup: Carolyn Thombs | Band: Bachelor Boys Band | Paper Suite: Just Paper and Tea | Planning and Design: Donovan-Groves Events

Dusty Blue Garden Wedding at The Rust Manor House

For these ‘university sweethearts,’ a romantic garden wedding at The Rust Manor House was the perfect setting to say I Do and I couldn’t agree more! There is something about those dusty blue details against a lush green backdrop, that kept me scrolling for more. Add in the couple’s adorable french bulldog puppy and a second reception dress and I was completely sucked in! Audra Wrisley Photography was there to photograph the day planned by SRS Events and captured every romantic moment, including their choreographed first dance. Can you even handle it?!

From the Photographer…Synnie & James’s beautiful and intimate Rust Manor House wedding was held in the historic property’s garden and tented areas and filled with ivory blooms and greenery at every corner! The couple met and fell in love in college at Virginia Tech, and their relationship slowly blossomed since their university years.

James proposed in Paris on a European trip the couple took last year, and they subsequently started dreaming up their magical wedding celebration. Synnie’s eye for detail brought so many delightful touches to their wedding day, and the color palette of dusty blue paired with the garden greens and ivory florals was absolutely gorgeous on film.

They even had their adorable French Bulldog puppy Mochi in on the fun, and he was such a sweet addition to the day! Synnie and James celebrated their vows with a beautiful bubble exit and welcomed guests into the tented reception area for dinner and dancing.

The couple’s favorite part of the wedding was their incredible first dance, inspired by the film La La Land. Spending their weekly date nights working on choreography to a beautiful song from Amelie, the couple wowed their guests with their lovely wedding dance.

Photography: Audra Wrisley Photography | Coordination : SRS Events | Floral Design: EightTreeStreet | Cake: Sweets By E | Invitations: Minted | Bride's Shoes: Valentino | Catering: Great Blue Heron | Hair & Makeup: Susan Lim | DJ: Michael Cruz | Groom's Attire: Hugo Boss | Harpist: Megan Kathleen Davis | Venue: Rust Manor | Bride's Ceremony Dress: BHLDN | Bride's Reception Dress: Alex Veil | Bridesmaid's Dress: BHLDN | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Groom's Shoes: Tod's

A Lush Summer Wine Country Wedding at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

This perfectly sun-kissed day captured by Luna de Mare Photography at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards just left us completely smitten. From the heart-stoppingly gorgeous floral arbor by Southern Blooms to the bride’s two piece Reem Acra gown… every detail of this day thoughtfully planned by Amore Events is pure wedding perfection. Prepare for all the heart flutters, this one’s a real good one…

From Luna de Mare PhotographyAs New Yorkers, Fei-Fei and Evan wanted to escape to Virginia’s wine country, with rolling hills and lush vineyards as a destination getaway for their wedding, and they chose the incomparable Pippin Hill for their celebration.

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect as Fei-Fei walked down the aisle in a stunning Reem Acra two piece gown towards a tuxedo clad Evan who smiled sweetly under the arbor of overflowing florals created by Southern Blooms for this black tie affair.

Every detail was thoughtfully crafted, from the custom Invite suite and matching programs, to the perfectly placed monogram embroidered linens on the tablescape. It was an impeccably executed event with Amore Events at the helm. 

Once the ceremony concluded, as the couple celebrated their post I-do’s among the lush hydrangeas, guests were invited to sip on Pippin Hill wine and signature cocktails, nosh on aperitifs and savor the gelato favored by the couple as a little sweet surprise.

It was a truly remarkable celebration well into the night complete with a grand sparkle exit at the end of their beautiful evening. Truly an honor to capture, and one of my favorite vineyard weddings to date.

Photography: Luna de Mare Photography | Videography : Josh Gooden Cinematography | Floral design : Southern Blooms | Gown : Reem Acra | Cake : Cakes by Rachel | Shoes : Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaids' Dresses: BHLDN | Hair : Avenue 42 | Band : Men of Distinction | Groom's Attire: Black Lapel | Wedding Venue: Pippin Hill Farm | Escort Cards : Paper Birch Designs | Event Design & Coordination : Amore Events by Cody | Furniture Rentals : MS Events | Invite Suite & Programs: Sable & Gray | Linen: Festive Fare | Make Up Artist : Susan Lim

A Minimalistic Modern Wedding at The Retreat at Cool Springs

Elegant, refined, modern… STUNNING – basically all the words that come to mind when admiring this summer wedding at The Retreat at Cool Springs planned by Linda Ha Events. Lush florals by Wild Green Yonder in a classic color scheme of fresh green and crisp white decorated the day. Vicki Grafton Photography captured every moment perfectly (per usual)… don’t miss out on a single detail at the full gallery!

From Vicki Grafton PhotographyBriana & Jesse planned an outdoor wedding in the Virginia countryside incorporating a minimal and modern aesthetic. Lush florals by Lori at Wild Green Yonder soften the clean lines and helped bridge the gap between the outdoor country estate location and the couple’s modern vibe. The invitation was designed by the bride herself, and Linda Ha Events helped style and coordinate the day despite a torrential downpour during cocktail hour. Some of my favorite details included Briana’s dress from the BHLDN Ghost London line with it’s deep plunging neckline and back and how the material draped.

From the Bride… Together at last. We fell in love when we were young, but chose to follow careers in football and design which led us to different cities. After almost a decade of long distance, and countless prayers to follow where God was leading us, Jesse proposed forever to me in our hometown, where we first fell in love. After he proposed, we walked hand in hand along the water in Georgetown. I was surprised to find our families and closest friends waiting for us on a private boat. Jesse had planned a beautiful evening celebrating with those we cherish most. We were so grateful to have Jesse’s sister, the talented Hannah Smith Photography, capture the evening.

Just like the ring Jesse chose for me, I envisioned our wedding to be effortlessly elegant and timeless; filled with warmth, laughter, and love. Every vendor we chose, from Linda Ha Events’ beautifully refined aesthetic, to Vicki Grafton’s film photography, reflected this vision. When we discovered our wedding venue, The Retreat at Cool Spring, the search was over. The stunning understated beauty of the historic home became my inspiration for planning every detail of the day. My wedding gown reflected this same effortless beauty, it’s flowing curves and endless train recalling the Shenandoah river The Retreat overlooks. As a graphic designer, I always knew I’d want to design my wedding stationery.

As a graphic designer, I always knew I’d want to design my wedding stationery. I created a suite that was minimal and refined, using a white and soft gray color palette and warm serif typography, tied together with subtle blind embossing throughout. My favorite detail is the custom seal I drew featuring an S for “Smith”, my new family name. I embossed the envelopes with this seal by hand before my dear mother sent off each invite with love.

Every detail of the day used this same white and gray color palette, accented by the soft pinks and yellows introduced in our florals curated by the talented Lori Tran. On the day of our wedding, we awoke to a forecast that was less than ideal. It had been raining for days, and it wasn’t supposed to stop. An hour before the ceremony, the clouds started to part, and the sun peeked through. Before heading down the aisle, my mom helped place finishing touches on my look from both of my late grandmothers; my Grammy’s favorite ring on my right hand and my Nana’s pin on my bouquet. Another moment I cherish is the words I exchanged with Jesse’s mom as I got ready. I have her to thank for the man her son is today. Meanwhile, Jesse got ready with his groomsmen, enjoying a toast his best friend wrote called A Coach’s Tale, a nod to Jesse’s career in football. My father walked with me over a white rose petaled aisle while a pianist played Yiruma’s River Flows in You. We exchanged vows under the magnolia tree to the words of my dear family friend and pastor who has known me since the day I was born.

A highlight of the ceremony was Jesse’s dad’s scripture reading, a moment we’ll treasure forever. After being introduced as Mr. And Mrs., we departed the ceremony while the pianist played Here Comes the Sun. We didn’t realize just how perfect that song was until that moment. Guests were invited to celebrate cocktail hour al fresco, on terraces surrounding the home overlooking the river in the distance. A classic quartet played while guests enjoyed small bites, rosé, and Jesse’s favorite Dogfish Head IPA. To open the reception, we danced to Finally Mine by Juliet Roberts, a song whose lyrics celebrate being together after so long. After my dad, sister, and Jesse’s brother shared stories and words of welcome, we danced the night away to the sound of the Bachelor Boys Band. The next day, Jesse and I stayed at The Retreat for a day of rest and reflection, celebrating that we were together at last.

Photography: Vicki Grafton Photography | Event Planning & Design: Linda Ha Events | Floral Design: Wild Green Yonder | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Cake: Signature Sweets by Amanda | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Fame And Partners | Catering: Heirloom Catering & Event Design | Hair & Makeup : Anna Breeding | Band: Bachelor Boys Band | Wedding Venue: Retreat at Cool Springs | Tent: Skyline Tent Company

Classic & Elegant Autumn Wedding at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

What’s one of the dreamiest barns in the country to tie the knot, you ask? Easy… Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards is at the top of our list! Today we’re sharing the most gorgeous wedding planned by Amore Events by Cody at one of our fave rustic venues. It’s complete with a Marchesa gown so good it’ll make you do a double-take, swoon worthy blooms from Blue Ridge Floral and the most stunning photos ever captured by Orange Photographie. It’s official – we’re obsessed!!!

From Orange PhotographieDanielle & Jansen traveled from New York with their friends and family to Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in Virginia wine country for their October wedding.

Everything about the event was elegant and chic, from the bride’s fashion-forward Marchesa gown and Jimmy Choo heels to the classic calligraphy of the invitation suite. When it was time for the ceremony, the rose-filled arch framed the blue-hued mountains perfectly and provided the most stunning backdrop against which the beautiful couple exchanged vows. The gorgeous grey-blue Amsale bridesmaids’ dresses also complemented the natural colors of the mountain setting.

After cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the iconic Pippin Hill lawn and veranda, guests were greeted inside by candlelight, beautiful floral centerpieces, and treys of grapes, figs, and pears, a subtle hint to the vineyard setting and autumn season. Everyone then danced the night away to The Night Years, a fabulous band that kept the party going.

Now enjoy Jansen and Danielle’s trailer film from Shaking Hands Productions!

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Photographer: Orange Photographie | Videographer: Shaking Hands Productions | Event Planning: Amore Events by Cody | Flowers: Blue Ridge Floral | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Cake: Cakes by Rachel | Invitations: Isabel Mendez | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Hair & Makeup: Anna Breeding | Band: Men of Distinction | Wedding Venue: Pippin Hill Farm | Bridal Boutique: Gabriella New York Bridal Salon

A Little Bit Classic, A Little Bit Rock n’ Roll at a Charlottesville Vineyard

Overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains, this Virginia affair planned by Alana Futcher, with florals by Mallory Joyce brings together the beauty of  a  classic wedding + fun pops of personality like a getaway vespa (umm the coolest!) and two stunning brides. See this celebration unfold through the lens of Michael and Carina. Plus, find even more right here!

Brianna and Emmalie have been best friends and lovers for years. They envisioned their wedding to be elegant, fun and full of laughter. It was a celebration of love and family. They said their I-dos in front of the large rolling landscape of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Charlottesville vineyards. The family-style dinner was set up around the courtyard fountain as the sun was setting. Their first dance took place outside, both brides had a bouquet toss and the getaway vespa made for the perfect ending to a perfect day!

Photography: Michael And Carina Photography | Florist: Mallory Joyce | Dress: My Wood Nymph | Cake: Cakes by Rachel | Invitations: Minted | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Lulu's | Catering: Harvest Moon Catering | Makeup : Anna Breeding | Hair: Brittney Forgrave | Event Venue: Trump Winery | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Jewelry and Robes: Mood & Muse Boutique | Planning: Chancey Charm | Rentals: Paisley & Jade

Beauty is in the Details of This Alfresco Affair at Oatlands Plantation

Undeniable fact: this alfresco wedding captured by Lisa Zeising for Abby Jiu Photography is gorgeous. Every last floral-filled inch will make your heart skip a beat. But when you really start to peel back the layers, you’ll find the cutest personalized details tucked inside. Things like a paper floral seating card wall, a liquid courage cart to get guests on the dance floor and mini tacos + margaritas for nibbling all planned by Roberts and Co Events + florals by J Morris Flowers. See the beauty unfold right here!

Katie and Ari envisioned a breezy summer day filled with friends, and amazing food, and a great party to wrap their year long engagement. The stars aligned and not only were they given the perfect sunny June day, but their friends and family were treated to a day full of personal and fun treats to celebrate their wedding day.

Katie fell in love with the gardens at Oatlands, and with their vendor team created a garden oasis complete with floral wall seating chart, and open air tent to enjoy that glorious summer day. Guests noshed on passed pairings such as tacos and mini margaritas, and sipped summer cucumber gimlets during cocktail hour.

After cocktail hour, guests joined the couple under their open air tent for a three course dinner followed by a liquid courage cart to promote dancing and fun all night long. Glow sticks, after dinner cordials, and comfortable flip flops broke the ice and helped out their crowd to dance all night long!

Photography: Abby Jiu Photography | Videography : Bowen Films | Florals: J. Morris Flowers | Dress: Ines Di Santo | cake: Fluffy Thoughts Bakery | Church: St Marks Catholic Church | Catering: Design Cuisine | DJ: DJ Dan Goldman | Venue: Oatlands Plantation | Bar acessories: For Your Party | Beauty: Modern Bridal Studio | Paper: Jenifer Sirkis Designs | Planning: Roberts & Co. Events | Rentals: DC Rentals | Rentals: White Glove Rentals

This Amethyst Gown Is The Perfect Accessory To This Fall Pippin Hill Wedding

A few months ago I mentioned on instagram that Pippin Hill in Charlottesville was my favorite wedding venue in the world. That’s a big deal. Because I see a whoooole lot of wedding venues around here. But, when it comes to Pippin Hill, there is no comparison. Knowing the owner, Lynn Easton, also means that I understand the care and thoughtfulness that went into to the planning, designing and maintaining of such a spectacular property. A property that can easily carry a design as beautiful as this one – planned by Events with Panache with florals by Mallory Joyce and photographed by Ashley Relvas – and elevate it to a place where wedding dreams are made.

From the Mother of the Bride…Kathryn and Robert knew exactly what they wanted on their wedding day and no detail was overlooked in planning this ethereal event. The couple’s love of nature led to the selection of Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in Charlottesville, Virginia as the wedding venue. Pippin Hill has been recognized as one of the world’s most beautiful outdoor venues, and the couple knew they had found the site for their wedding the moment they arrived to preview the location. After thoughtful consideration, the couple decided to wed in late October 2017 to capture the glorious colors of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Kathryn always new she wanted two dresses on her wedding day. With this in mind, she set out to find a dress unique enough to match the splendor of the venue. Being a true southern girl, and after trying on countless dresses, Kathryn followed her heart and selected an amethyst dress by Hayley Paige — yes, amethyst! Kathryn wanted something classic with a unique twist for the ceremony gown, and she found exactly that in the “Hayley” gown. The delicate long sleeves, beaded bodice and color variations in the tulle were nothing short of magical and that is exactly what this bride wanted on her special day.

The groom was more than happy to play whatever role his bride-to-be wanted and little did he know he had just become the paper suite designer (no pressure!). Rob worked for months with Sarah Gluchacki, owner of The Windmill Paper Boutique in Boca Raton, Florida, to create invitations that not only reflected the couple’s unique vision for their wedding day but also something that gave a bit of a glimpse as to what was in store for the guests. The letterpress invitations were beautifully encased in ivory pocketfolds with a custom bellyband and envelopes adorned with gold calligraphy. The final touch for these one of a kind invitations was a wax seal bearing the couple’s initials.


Special gifts were also shared in advance of the wedding. Robert is an avid watch collector and Kathryn selected a timepiece for his wedding gift that was something truly special. She gave her husband-to-be a Cartier watch with the sentimental longitude and latitude of Florida State University engraved on the back. The place where the couple first met and their love story began. Robert gave his bride beautiful diamond earrings to wear on their wedding day along with a “Return to Tiffany” beaded bracelet that she never takes off.

Kathryn worked with her floral designer, Mallory Joyce, to create an ethereal vision for the ceremony and reception. Mallory’s unique floral designs, coupled with the gold tabletop accents including quartz table numbers by HelloPosh of Tustin, California, created a romantic ambiance for the entire celebration.

The cocktail hour and reception were magnificent. The couple chose to serve Moscow Mules in copper mugs as their signature cocktail.

The band, Six Stylez, was even better than imagined. The guests had an amazing evening and are still talking about it! The guests were surprised at the end of the evening when Carpe Donut began serving hot apple cider donuts prepared on site, along with demitasse cups of Cioccolata Calda. The evening concluded with a sparkler send off that was captured perfectly, like every other photo, by Ashley Relvas.

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Photography: Ashley Relvas Photography | Cinematography: Shaking Hands Productions | Event Planning: Events with Panach | Floral Design: Mallory Joyce | Wedding Dress: Hayley Paige | Cake: Paradox Pastry | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Hair & Makeup: Kate Noda | Hair & Makeup: Anna Breeding | Band: The Free with Sam Hill Entertainment | Wedding Venue: Pippin Hill Farm | AV and Lighting: Blue Ridge AV & Lighting | Donut Truck: Carpe Donut | Invitation Suite: The Windmill Paper Boutique | Rentals: MS Events | Rentals: Stonegate Event Rentals | Table Numbers: Hello Posh

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Neutral and Classic Virginia Wedding at the Clifton Inn

For our timeless-neutral-loving couples, we’ve got just the wedding for you. Our hearts are melting with this super sweet outdoor summer wedding in Virginia with the prettiest photos by Elisa Bricker Photography! Bride Allie wore a stunning Rime Arodaky gown and we can’t contain our love for the greenery adorned classic reception design by Mallory Joyce. Allie details her entire day below!

From Elisa Bricker PhotographyAllie and Matt’s wedding took place in the middle of the summer in central Virginia. They chose The Clifton Inn for its at-home feel and wanted their guests to be welcome into a comfortable space that made them feel at ease. Their reception space was one of my favorites of the year! Their family and friends danced the night away nestled in between the trees while the candles twinkled on the tables.

From Allie, the bride: When planning our wedding, we had a few major priorities that drove our decision making. First-off, choosing our venue. We knew we wanted something in Charlottesville, where we both went to college and started dating ten years ago. The Clifton was a perfect venue to have an outdoor ceremony with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and a gorgeous sperry tent for the reception. As The Clifton is also a boutique hotel, we were able to rent out the rooms for the weekend, and have our families and wedding party stay at the venue, which was a wonderful way to extend the wedding into a full weekend of events. They also have a fabulous restaurant that could do the catering and bartending for us.”

We also knew we wanted an awesome band that would keep all of our guests out on the dance floor – when we first heard The Adrian Duke Project, we knew they were perfect! Their set list of classic songs included a lot of jazz and soul, like Eta James, James Taylor, Ray LaMontagne, Elton John, etc that all of our guests could enjoy! After booking the venue, the first thing we did was hire a wedding planner. Since I am a student in medical school, I knew it would be hard for me to coordinate a lot of the wedding planning logistics without some help. When I talked to Mallory Joyce on the phone, I knew she was a perfect fit. I had seen some of her work before, and loved her design style, and when I heard she was also a florist, we were in! She really carried us all through the wedding planning process and kept everything in order on the wedding weekend – we couldn’t have done it without her!

With Mallory’s help, we were able to hone in on our design vision and find many of the other vendors we needed, including the beautiful stationary work done by Paula Lee Calligraphy, and many of the unique rentals that fit our vision. Mallory helped us to have a cohesive style with many natural tones, textures, and an overall organic feel that was elegant but relaxed at the same time. This perfectly fit in with our vision of a happy, outdoor, garden party wedding celebration.

When our wedding weekend finally arrived, there was a chance of thunderstorms in the forecast, which meant we would need to decide whether to move our ceremony to a covered patio. We decided to wait it out, and thankfully the rain never came and we were able to keep the ceremony on The Clifton’s front lawn as planned! Our close friend’s mother was our officiant, who kept our ceremony personal and lighthearted. Everything else went as planned, from the cocktail hour in the croquet lawn to the reception with dinner and dancing in the sperry tent. Everything went without a hitch, and we truly enjoyed every minute of the evening! One of our favorite moments was a tip from a guest, who told us to take 5 minutes to ourselves during the reception to be alone together and savor the moment. We’re so thankful we took his advice and had a moment to slow down amidst the celebration.

Photography: Elisa Bricker | Gown: Rime Arodaky | Reception Venue: Clifton Inn | Hair + Makeup: Anna Breeding | Calligraphy: Paula Lee Calligraphy | Tent: Skyline Tent Company | Ceremony Chairs: Festive Fare | Chandaliers: Blue Ridge AV & Lighting | Linens: Pressed Fine Linens | Lounge Furniture: Paisley & Jade | Planning + Floral Design: Mallory Joyce | Tabletop Rental: Emerson James

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Pippin Hill Wedding in Stunning Charlottesville

Pippin Hill has forever been my number one most favorite wedding venue here in the US. Probably in the world. It’s organically stunning and because of it’s innate beauty set against the Charlottesville backdrop and it’s incredible bones, Pippin Hill tends to attract vendors, brides and grooms who share the classic and yet quietly joyful aesthetic. And if you knew the amazing owner, Lynn Easton, you’d agree that Pippin Hill was built and bred to be just that. A place where laughter and family reign queen and the beauty takes a backstage to the pure happiness behind each and every wedding. So when my sweet friend, photographer Jen Fariello, sent over this amazing wedding at Pippin Hill – with florals by Southern Blooms and planning by Donovan Groves Events…I couldn’t wait to share it with you.

From the Bride… I always wanted an outdoor wedding with natural colors and greenery. When we first visited Pippin Hill after getting engaged last July, we immediately knew it was “the place” with it’s lush green vineyards, hydrangea entrance, wild flowers, and the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We were lucky to have a sunny summer day and also have the hydrangeas in bloom for our wedding!

As we did not do a first look, our favorite part of the day was the short time after the ceremony when we were lead to the hydrangea area. We had a few moments alone to soak it all in!

William is French/Dutch and me, American. Since we were having an American wedding, we decided to honor his Dutch heritage with our color palette and styling. We chose shades of orange and Delft blue to start. Everything else soon fell into place with vintage blue and white plates, Dutch vases, and pops of orange in our florals and William’s bow tie.

We also displayed his family crest on an American bourbon barrel head which matches his family ring that he wore for the ceremony. The most fun nod to Willam’s Dutch heritage was the bicycles we used for our getaway! They also added a lovely decor touch to the ceremony entrance.

The definite highlight of the evening was when William took the stage with his friends for a short performance. I soon got pulled up for our own rendition of Twist and Shout! To tie in William’s evening guitar performance, we swapped out a guestbook for a guitar signing.

And now… please enjoy this quick look back at Jenna and William’s positively beautiful day in a short film from Shaking Hands Productions!
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Photography: Jen Fariello Photography | Cinematography: Shaking Hands Productions | Event Planner: Donovan-Groves Events | Floral Design: Southern Blooms | Wedding Dress: Lela Rose | Cake: Favorite Cakes | Stationery: The Preppy Pink Pony | Hair + Makeup: Avenue 42 | Calligraphy: Sarah Bohl Designs | Wedding Venue: Pippin Hill Farm | Plate Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals | Rentals: Wildflower Linen

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