In October of this past year, we had the honor of working with Madison and Scott to add vibrant florals and exquisite decor to their autumnal nuptials. The two were married at St. Paul’s Memorial Church near the University of Virginia Corner, and their reception was held in the gorgeous Verulam Farm‘s Cider Barn. The event was photographed by the talented Jen Fariello Photography. Classic and vintage elements combined with loose, “from the garden” florals to create a feeling of southern elegance with rustic charm.
Rain came on the wedding day, but it did not dampen the spirits of the bride and her wedding party. All smiles, Madison and her bridesmaids posed for pictures in their fall-colored Hunter boots and patterned umbrellas.
The bride’s bouquet was romantic and natural. Cream and white garden roses, dahlias, freesia, and hydrangea served as the base. Colors of plum, peach, mint, and orange were integrated with the addition of ranunculus, garden roses, silver brunia berries, and dusty miller. The bouquet was tied with a cream satin ribbon and pinned with a line of seed pearls.
The intimate ceremony was touching and full of laughter. The adorable flower girls, crowned with twisting stems of heather, wax flower, and spray roses, prefaced the joy and excitement of the ceremony as they walked down the aisle. The altar was framed by two arrangements in classic urns. Hydrangea, white roses, and delphinium added color and delicacy, while magnolia branches and fern added texture and volume.
For the reception, tables were designed to reflect the charm of the Verulam Cider Barn. A vintage collection of vessels and gold mercury votives were scattered down the length of the long farm tables. Loose and elegant arrangements of hydrangea, ferns, roses, astrantia and other elements in colors of oranges, peaches, and creams were arranged in wooden boxes. Some of the tables also had a garland runner of salal and seeded eucalyptus, interspersed with hydrangea to add color.
The most interesting and unique element of the reception was the hanging wagon wheel chandelier. We embellished the wheel with grapevine, seeded eucalyptus, moss, and hydrangea and hung tear drop votive candles to add interest. It was a beautiful and charming accessory to the dance floor!
Madison and Scott’s wedding was full of happiness and joy. The bride exuded radiance on the dreary day, and the couple’s love warmed all who attended. It was a wonderful experience for us to be a part of such an eventful day. All of our best to Madison and Scott!
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