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Alex and Nick

In September of 2016, Alex and Nick were married at Trump Winery on a classically beautiful Charlottesville day. Planned by Beverly Wakefield at A Grand Affair, the day was infused with elegantly rustic details fitting the vineyard style wedding. A soft color palette of pink, coral, mint, green, and cream was accented with touches of gold.

Wearing a traditional lace A-line dress, Alex epitomized the classically beautiful bride. We created a voluminous, round and romantic bouquet of ivory and cream with touches of blush and accents of soft green. Garden roses, hydrangea, dahlias, dusty miller, and variegated pittosporum made a perfect composition. The bouquet was tied in ivory satin with a tasteful gold overlay ribbon and pinned with Pearls. To add a personal touch, we tied a locket of Alex’s into the bouquet ribbon.

Alex’s bridesmaids also wore lace gowns in a blush pink. We created bouquets that were similar in composition to Alex’s, but smaller in scale and with a greater emphasis on the blush and green coloring.

For the groom, we created a boutonniere to reflect the design of the bridal bouquet. A delicate dahlia bud was complemented by seeded eucalyptus and blush astrantia buds. Tied in thin gold ribbon, the boutonniere was also detailed with a gold locket. The groomsmen, wearing rose gold bow ties and tan suits, donned boutonnieres of blush spray roses and dusty miller.

The ceremony took place in the Trump Winery chapel. At the front of the church, we placed a cluster of pillar candles of varying heights on each side. A soft touch of greens was nestled in-between the candles. On the railings, a soft garland of seeded eucalyptus and Italian ruskus was draped to frame the altar. Overall, the design created a light and romantic feel in the light-filled chapel.

The reception in the Grand Ballroom featured a rectangular farm table for the wedding party, draped with a 24 foot garland. The garland was composed of camellia leaf and seeded eucalyptus, with a punch of color provided by blooms of dahlias, hydrangea, and spray roses. The round guest tables had centerpieces of large, vintage lanterns. Each lantern was encircled with a wreath of greens, floral blooms, and foliage.

Elegant and classic, we were so pleased with our designs for Alex and Nick’s wedding. Thank you to all of the vendors who helped make this day so special. We would particularly like to thank Jason Keefer Photography for capturing our work so beautifully. We wish Nick and Alex all the best in their future together!

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Lindsey and Steven

Lindsey and Steven were married at Trump Winery on a gorgeous September day. The scenic grounds provided a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony, and the vineyard’s barn housed the reception. Simple rustic elegance infused with a romantic feel informed our design. Colors of blue and buttery yellow with accents of ivory, cream, and green were used to reflect the season and the design inspiration.

Lindsey carried a traditional and full bouquet of cream with pops of bright yellow. Yellow calla lilies, cream roses, cream spray roses, and umbrella fern created delicate volume. Touches of blue were added with the addition of tweedia. The bouquet was wrapped in ivory satin ribbon and pinned with pearls.

For the bridesmaids, we created full bouquets similar to Lindsey’s, but brighter in color. Yellow florals were complemented with pops of cream and blue. Yellow calla lilies, pale yellow roses, cream spray roses, blue delphinium, and blue tweedia were arranged and wrapped in navy ribbon to complement the bridesmaids’ dresses.

For the groom, we created a boutonniere with a small yellow calla lily and touch of fern to reflect the composition of the bride’s bouquet.  The groomsmen’s boutonnieres were differentiated with pale yellow roses and fern, wrapped in a thin, navy ribbon.

The ceremony setting was absolutely stunning. Held outside by the willow tree, the ceremony was decorated simply and elegantly. To mark the entrance to the space, we created two low and abundant arrangements to spill over rustic wine barrels. Hydrangea, asparagus fern, ivy, yellow garden roses, blue stock, and yellow and cream dahlias were used to create natural and colorful designs. A carpet of yellow rose petals marked the aisle.

After the outdoor ceremony, the reception moved to the Trump Winery Barn. At the escort card table, we placed a stunning cream arrangement with statement-making lilies and full garden roses to welcome guests.

The color scheme of blue, yellow, and cream was continued for the reception to brighten the rustic setting. Bridesmaids’ bouquets were repurposed for guest table centerpieces. To add more interest and detail, we placed a cloud of blue hydrangea at the base of the glass cylinders, and scattered gold vintage mercury glass votives about the table.

We loved the vibrancy of Lindsey and Steven’s wedding flowers and were so happy to be a part of this lovely couple’s special day! We wish Lindsey and Steven all the best in their future together. Thank you to Trump Winery for the gorgeous scenery and event planning, and Kait Winston Photography for the spectacular images of our work!

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Alyson and Jacob

Alyson and Jacob were married on a gorgeous, early September day overlooking a beautiful mountain view, provided by Veritas Vineyards. Elegant details intertwined with exciting and vibrant colors and design. The floral color story consisted of creams, blush, and greens with pops of poppy red, raspberry, and lime green. Bold blooms and lush greenery made for statement-making bouquets, altars, and arrangements.

Alyson carried a loose, garden-style bouquet, looking as if it was just picked from the garden. Poppy red, raspberry, blush, and orange dahlias were the central floral detail. Garden roses, ranunculus, and seeded eucalyptus added volume and variation. A slight touch of yellow was incorporated as well as a little extra pop. The bouquet was tied in poppy red satin ribbon and pinned with pearls.

Wearing Poppy colored dresses, Alyson’s bridesmaids complemented the color palette wonderfully. They carried bouquets similar to Alyson’s, however, on a smaller scale, The florals were softer in color and design, with a greater emphasis on blush and cream flowers. Dahlias, ranunculus, roses, camellia leaf, and seeded eucalyptus were tied together with a blush satin ribbon.

To celebrate the wedding’s stunning location, we incorporated the Veritas Vineyards signature wine cork into the boutonnieres. For Jacob’s boutonniere, we used a poppy-colored rose bud and seeded eucalyptus. A matching ribbon was tied around the cork to match his bride’s bouquet. The groomsmen wore charcoal suits and also represented Veritas with a wine cork boutonniere. White roses, seeded eucalyptus, and camellia leaf were tied together with the signature poppy colored ribbon.

For the ceremony, we created a birch arch to frame the couple as they took their vows. We dripped the birch branches with stunning blooms, bold greenery, and cascading ribbons. We decided on an asymmetric design in order to make the florals look as if they had grown around the arch organically. The vibrant colors stood out against the natural blue of the mountainside.

The reception was held indoors, but kept the colorful vibrancy of the outdoor ceremony. A handmade lush, green garland of salal and seeded eucalyptus was created to run down the length of the head table. Colorful blooms were woven into the garland as well. Among the swag of greenery, the bridesmaids’ and bride’s bouquets were placed in clear vases and incorporated as centerpieces.

A mix of high glass trumpet vases and low footed bowls were placed throughout the room on the round guest tables. Each centerpiece was lush and loose, replicating the garden style arrangement of the bouquets and the altar arch. We utilized hydrangea, dahlias, roses, lisianthus, and astrantia to create soft tones with pops of colors. Seeded eucalyptus, camellia foliage, and jasmine vine added volume and movement to each piece.

Thank you to Alyson and Jacob for allowing us to add color and excitement to your special day! We wish you both all of the best in your future together. Also, thank you to the amazing J. Ellis Photography for the gorgeous images, as well as all of the other vendors who helped make this day special.

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Christian and Jesse

Fall weddings in the mountains of Virginia are always picturesque, but Christian and Jesse’s autumn nuptials at King Family Vineyards was beyond stunning! Nikki Santerre Photography brilliantly captured the misty mountains and colorful details of this wedding. Some of our favorite images were those taken on film, enhancing the wedding’s rustic charm.

Christian wore a lovely, flowing dress with lace detail. To complement her soft and romantic style, we created a loose, unconstructed bouquet of dusty blue, blush pink, and peach. Pee Gee hydrangea, Majolica spray roses, seeded eucalyptus, dahlias, Quick Sand roses, and White Calcynia heather were arranged and tied together with a light sliver burlap ribbon. Wheat stalks were incorporated for a unique and natural texture.

Christian’s lovely bridesmaids wore gradients of blue, which was the perfect backdrop for bouquets of green, peach, and blush. Dimension was created with a collection of feathered white heather, seeded eucalyptus, and wheat stalks. Hydrangea, dahlias, and peach spray roses added a punch of color, while a natural muslin ribbon gave the bouquet a finishing touch.

The boutonnieres also included wheat in the composition, maintaining a cohesive theme in the floral design. A vibrant peach dahlia bud was reserved for Jesse’s boutonniere, while the groomsmen sported peachy pink spray roses on their lapels.

The ceremony details were created to enhance the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, while also reinforcing the romance and simple sophistication of the wedding. On the aisles, we placed birch pedestals topped with beds of moss. Sweet arrangements in blue, vintage Mason jars sat upon each cylinder. Quotes on love, carved onto wooden medallions, added a personal and sweet detail to the aisle markers.

Christian and Jesse said “I do” under a statement-making altarpiece. Blue and green hydrangea intertwined with deep green magnolia branches, garden roses, fall grasses, wheat stalks, and curly willow branches to create a lush floral arch.

The reception took place in the charming Carriage House at King Family. A soft, cascading garland was draped across the mantle piece of the stone fireplace, and hanging lights created a romantic atmosphere.

Lovely, low arrangements in birch bark containers were placed throughout the room on the round guest tables. Composed of Pee Gee hydrangea, blue thistle, dusty miller, ivy tendrils, wheat, and greens, the arrangements added vibrancy to the room. Each centerpiece was encircled by silver, vintage mercury glass votives.

To keep variety and interest in the design, the other guest tables at the reception were adorned with small, rustic lanterns. The lanterns sat on round, wooden slabs draped in moss, hydrangea blooms, and seeded eucalyptus. Mercury glass votives complemented the warm glow from the lantern centerpiece.

The rectangular head table allowed for a more dynamic tablescape design. A long garland of salal, seeded eucalyptus, magnolia, and hydrangea blooms extended down the length of the table. Glass cylinders for the bridesmaid’s bouquets and votive candles were nestled into the garland. Additionally, long and low, rustic iron troughs were filled with moss and a line of votive candles.

We were so honored to be a part of Christian and Jesse’s wedding day! It has certainly become one of our favorite weddings to share, not only for the stunning photographs and gorgeous views, but for the pure joy and love that Christain and Jesse exude. Congratulations to the lovely couple, and we wish you all the best in your future together!

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Betsy and John

Betsy and John’s wedding was going to be included in our Summer 2016 Weddings Highlights post, but there were just too many images by the wonderful Eric Kelley that we adored that we had to give it its own feature!

Betsy and John were married on June 25, 2016. The couple had a private family ceremony at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, followed by a larger ceremony at the family home. A tented reception took place on the lawn of Farmington Country Club. It was a romantic and classic wedding, inspired by a soft, clean, and fresh aesthetic. Colors of blush, ivory, cream, soft greens, and pale peach were used to create elegant designs that enhanced the beauty of the bride and the gorgeous scenery.

Betsy epitomized grace and beauty on her special day. She carried a formal bouquet of cream peonies, “Juliet” and “Patience” garden roses, ranunculus, and stock with a touch of seeded eucalyptus and dusty miler. A grey dupioni ribbon was wrapped around the stems and pinned with pearls.

Betsy’s matrons of honor and bridesmaids wore classic navy blue gowns. Their bouquets complemented Betsy’s in their floral composition, but contained more peach and pink tones.

Adorable flower girls wore delicate floral crowns of heather, spray roses, eucalyptus, and ivy. They carried petal baskets decorated with greens and cascading satin ribbons.

John wore a boutonniere of ivory ranunculus, seeded eucalyptus and camellia leaf, tied in grey silk ribbon to match Betsy’s bridal bouquet. The groomsmen’s boutonnieres were composed of peach spray roses, seeded eucalyptus, and dusty miller.

The precious ring bearer seemed impressed with his own boutonniere of ranunculus and seeded eucalyptus.

For the church ceremony, we created two arrangements in our Tourterelle ivory vintage urns to flank the altar. The statement pieces were composed of cream and green florals: hydrangea, delphiniums, lilies, roses, peonies, camellia foliage, and magnolia leaves. Wreathes of hydrangea and roses welcomed guests to the church.

For the larger service at Betsy’s family home, we created a stunning bamboo arbor to frame the bride and groom during their nuptials. We decorated it with collections of peonies, roses, and camellia leaf and garlands of silver dollar eucalyptus and ivy. Two lovely arrangements  of hydrangea, delphiniums, lillies, roses, peonies, and camelia and magnolia foliage anchored the base of the arbor. Shepherd’s hooks with hanging teardrop vase arrangements and blankets of ivory rose petals marked the aisle.

Chloe, the golden retriever, was one of the stars of the ceremony, sporting a floral collar and leash.

To set the festive tone, eight arrangements of ivory florals and greenery were placed in white iron ornate stands to create a pathway to the tent for the reception. Two larger white iron stands with loose, cascading florals and a green archway of Italian ruskus, salal, boxwood, and ivy framed the entryway.

One of the most unique details that we created for this wedding was the floral drum light fixture that floated above the bar in the center of the tent. Blue hydrangea, blush and cream garden roses, stock, seeded eucalyptus, and boxwood covered the frame of the drum, creating a true floral centerpiece.

The reception florals varied based on the table set up. Two long farm tables were draped with handmade boxwood garlands with touches of salal and eucalyptus. Tucked into the garland was a mix of small, vintage silver and glass vessels with fresh and soft florals.

Guest tables were centered with silver Revere bowl arrangements of varying sizes. Each was filled with fresh and loose flowers of hydrangea, roses, lisianthus, peonies, freesia, stock, ranunculus, camellia leaf, boxwood, and jasmine vine. Gold mercury votive candles were placed on each table.

Congratulations to Betsy and John! It was a pleasure to work with you both and to create such unique, gorgeous details for your special day!

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Summer 2016 Wedding Highlights

We had an exceptional summer this past year, creating florals for gorgeous weddings in the Charlottesville area and beyond. Since summer is prime-time wedding season, we could not keep up our blog posts to share each one individually! So, we would like to take the opportunity to highlight some of our favorite images and share our work with you.

If you would like to see more of the weddings featured below, visit our Weddings page or our Facebook image portfolios.

We are so thankful to the brides who choose us for their special day, and we cannot wait for another successful summer wedding season in 2017!

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Get ready for some Fall wedding features, coming to the blog soon!

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Elizabeth and Dillon

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An elegant and romantic wedding with the Inn at Willow Grove as the backdrop, Elizabeth and Dillon’s day was nothing short of breathtaking. A traditional and vintage aesthetic was accomplished with our floral designs and decor selections. A color palette of blush, creams, and greens with gold accents enhanced the classic motif.

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Elizabeth’s bouquet was our main focus. We wanted it to stand out in allure, while maintaining the theme of traditional elegance. A soft and loose mix of pink “O’Harra” garden roses, creamy majolica spray roses, green hydrangea, ranunculus, and cream and blush peonies were arranged with greenery of jasmine vine, dusty miller, and camellia leaf. Tied in an ivory ribbon, the florals enhanced the natural beauty and grace of the bride.

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Elizabeth’s sister and bridesmaid, dressed in navy, carried a full bouquet of creams and whites. Stunning peonies, roses, hydrangea, spray roses, and ranunculus were balanced with textured greens.

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The groom’s boutonniere consisted of a cream peony blossom with hues of pink, which was echoed in the astrantia. Seeded eucalyptus added texture and volume.

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For the ceremony, we created a floral arch to frame the altar on the historic site. Garland was accentuated with voluminous floral arrangements of hydrangea, garden roses, delphinium, and fern.

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The centerpieces for the reception were rustic lanterns and low, floral arrangements of ranunculus, garden roses, and hydrangea. Gold mercury glass votives and loose greens were strategically placed to add more definition to the tablescape.

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Thank you to Mathy Shoots People, who captured these gorgeous images, and all of the other amazing vendors who made this day so wonderful. You can see more photos of Elizabeth and Dillon’s wedding on our Weddings page.

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Sophie and MJ

Sophie and MJ were married at Wintergreen Resort, overlooking the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. Bright and saturated colors of fuchsia, pink, blue, navy, and red complemented the summer season. The wedding, though classic and elegant, kept things unique and fresh with interesting floral design.

Sophie’s asymmetric bouquet was breathtaking. Vibrant colors, lush florals, and cascading greenery made for a true statement piece. Orchids, purple clematis, pink and purple roses, lisianthus, dark purple hydrangea, and astrantia were tied together with fuchsia and blue ribbon.

Sophie’s bridesmaids wore dresses of navy and carried bouquets that complemented the color scheme of the wedding. Light purple hydrangea and cream, pale pink, and fuchsia roses were tied with bright pink ribbon.

For the reception, we created low, lush arrangements in rich colors of purple, red, and pink. The centerpieces were arranged in glass cylinders, with the florals and greenery adding texture and volume.

It was a pleasure to create the florals for Sophie and MJ’s wedding, and we wish the couple the best in their future together. Thank you to the amazing Allegra’s Studio for these stunning images, and all of the other amazing vendors involved.

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Neena and Stewart

On a gorgeous day in May, Neena and Stewart were married on the picturesque grounds of Castle Hill Cider. The vineyard style wedding was a classic and romantic affair, with a color scheme of light blue, grey, blush, lavender, and mint. Seasonal flowers of peonies, ranunculus, tulips, and hydrangeas were used throughout, from personal flowers to the reception.

Neena carried a striking, full bouquet. Cream peonies, David Austin roses, blush ranunculus, ivory spray roses, and parrot tulips were arranged with greenery of seeded eucalyptus and dusty miller. A touch of blue, in the form of tweedia, added a unique detail to the garden style bouquet.

Neena’s bridesmaids wore grey dresses and carried delicate bouquets in blush and pink. Peonies, ranunculus, astrantia, and greenery were tied with a blush satin ribbon. The groom and groomsmen wore complementing boutonnieres.

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The ceremony was held within a lovely grove of trees. Luxurious drifts of white petals were placed at the base of the trees and down the aisle. Magical piles of white hydrangea, lisianthus, and greenery climbed the base of the trunks of the two Lindens that framed the altar. Two stunning arrangements of white and ivory florals and delicate greenery were thoughtfully planted in romantic urns.

For the reception, more stunning focal pieces were created. To complement the classic, vintage china and the venue, we suspended two antique orchard ladders over the head table. Styled and wrapped with grape vine, hydrangea, tulips, jasmine vine, ferns, roses, moss, and ivy, the ladders served as a breathtaking centerpiece. Edison lightbulbs dangled from the ladders to create a romantic glow in the lavender ambience.

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Groupings of small arrangements in green, lavender, and cream were placed down the tables among birch slabs, moss, and gold votives, creating an eclectic and stunning tablescape.

We absolutely loved creating the floral statement pieces for this wedding, and we wish the lovely couple all the best in their future together. Thank you to all of the amazing vendors (particularly the talented Allegra’s Studio for these stunning photos!) who made this day so spectacular!

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Elisabeth and Josh

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Elisabeth and Josh were married on a gorgeous summer day in June. A rustic feel with a comfortable, relaxed style characterized the wedding. Hermitage Hill Farm and Stables provided the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the charming reception space. Ward Photography captured all of the lovely details.

Elisabeth carried an asymmetric, loose bouquet of ivory and pink. We used “Patience” and “Quicksand” roses, “Majolica” spray roses, rosemary, dusty miller, pink ranunculus, and silver dollar eucalyptus. The stems were tied with an ivory satin ribbon and pinned with pearls.

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The groomsmen wore unique boutonnieres that reflected the style and setting of the wedding. Baby’s breath, pink astrantia, and sprigs of lavender were arranged in shotgun shells, tied with an ivory ribbon.

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For the ceremony, we placed hanging glass, hobnail mason jar arrangements along the aisle. A combination of white hydrangea, pink and ivory roses, blush delphinium, astrantia, and greenery filled each jar.

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The reception centerpieces were varied and created an air of rustic elegance. Tourterelle lanterns topped with lush greenery and loose arrangements in mason jars were placed atop natural wooden slabs. Vintage mercury glass votives and green moss circled the centerpieces.

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Thank you to Elisabeth and Josh for allowing us to be a part of their special day! Also, thank you to all of the amazing vendors for making this wedding so spectacular!

To see more, visit the Ward Photography blog, or our Weddings page.

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