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McKenna and Alex

McKenna and Alex were married on a sunny July 2015 day at the University of Virginia Chapel. The ceremony was a small and private affair for immediate family and close friends.

The florals were simple and elegant, with a color scheme of blues, creams, and greens. The beautiful bride carried a loose and round bouquet in shades of blue and a touch of cream. The bouquet was composed of garden roses, spray roses, delphinium, tweedia, and astrantia. It was tied with an ivory satin ribbon and pinned with pearls.

The reception was held at the Boar’s Head Inn. Arrangements of hydrangea, delphinium, and greenery were set in urns. The bouquets were repurposed into decor for the tables.

The wedding was captured by the talented M Kropf Photography. You can view these photographs below, or by visiting our Weddings page.

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Grace and Chris

Grace and Chris were married this past October on a glorious autumn day. The wedding took place in the Grand Hall of Trump Winery, and was planned by the talented Cinda Hoege of White Birch Events.

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Florals in pinks, oranges, and autumnal tones complimented the gorgeous fall vista of the vineyard and the navy blue accents of the bridal party. We created two altar arrangements composed of hydrangeas, lilies, roses, berries, and ferns. Six hobnail vases of dahlias and roses were also hung from chairs as aisle markers.

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 The bride carried a fulsome bouquet of roses, spray roses, and dahlias in pinks, oranges and caramel colors. She added a personal and sentimental touch to her bouquet by including a special family photo.

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We loved being a part of Grace and Chris’s elegant and glamorous wedding! Thank you to Aaron Watson Photography for sharing their beautiful photos with us. For a more detailed view of the wedding, browse through the gallery below.

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WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards 2016

CCA16-Google-ProfileWe are very pleased to announce that we have won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards 2016!

“The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top 5% of local Wedding Professionals from the WeddingWire Network throughout the United States and abroad that demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. Unlike other awards in which winners are selected by the organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® are awarded solely based on the reviews from over 1.2 million newlyweds. Awards are determined by a combination of excellence in four factors: overall rating (quality), total number of reviews (quantity), review performance from 2015 (recency), and consistency of reviews from year to year (consistency).”

–WeddingWire

Thank you to all of our brides and clients for reviewing us and making this possible. We hope to make the 2016 wedding season our best yet!

Visit our WeddingWire profile here to see more reviews and our portfolio.

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Rebecca and Petar

Happy New Year to all! We are kicking off the year with a blog post featuring a stunning wedding photographed by the talented Alisandra Photography.20150926_rebecca_petar_0033Rebecca and Petar were married at the beautiful Early Mountain Vineyards in September 2015. The event was planned by A. Dominick Events.

The picturesque setting and mountains infused the wedding with a casual and romantic vibe. We complemented this theme with a seasonal color palette of cream, grey, lavender, and eggplant. Specifically, we used Antique Hydrangea, dahlias, garden roses, ranunculus, purple-throated calla lilies, astrantia, greens, and dusty miller to reflect the vineyard’s autumnal scenery.

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The bride carried a fulsome, loose, and romantic bouquet. Cream and lavender flowers, including Antique Hydrangea, dahlias, and calla lilies, were tied together with a vintage satin ribbon and pinned with pearls.

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Antique Hydrangea, dahlias, cream roses, lavender roses, dusty miller, seeded eucalyptus, calla lilies with purple throats, ranunculus, astrantia, and silver brunea.

For the ceremony, we created altar decor to fit the theme. Oak barrels were topped with arrangements of cream and green hydrangea, lavender roses, white dahlias, and cascading greenery. The warmth of the central fireplace was echoed along the aisle with glowing lanterns.

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The reception took place in the Early Mountain Vineyards Event Hall as well. We continued the Southern charm motif of the wedding into the tablescapes, creating a rich and colorful background for the mason jar and honey sample favors.

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Each table had a different mix of containers and flowers. Low, square, vintage wooden cubes and hobnail jars held loose and “picked from the garden” arrangements in lavender and cream. Round, wooden slabs were used as a base for arrangements on some tables. Vintage mercury votives were also scattered on tables for a finishing touch.

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The long, rectangular head table had six cylindrical vases for the bridesmaid’s bouquets to be repurposed into table decor. A floral and garland runner of camellia leaf, seeded eucalyptus, and Antique Hydrangea was interwoven between the vases down the length of the table.

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We were so pleased to be a part of this romantic and charming wedding. It was also featured on the Inspired By This blog. Check out the feature here.

Thank you Alisandra Photography for sharing these wonderful images with us. See more below!

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Dana and Kyle

On June 20, Dana and Kyle were married at the polished and elegant Old Metropolitan Hall, and their wedding was nothing short of those two descriptors. The wedding maintained a contemporary vibe, infused with many sophisticated elements.

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The ceremony, held in the exquisite ballroom, was anchored by the venue’s unique, large paneled mirror and grand, white curtain. To enhance the altar’s romantic charm, we added garland to the edges of the curtain, and bouquets of white hydrangea.

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The gorgeous bride carried a bouquet of white to reflect the setting. The bouquet featured a wide variety of blooms to add variety and texture. Garden roses, white nerines, “Majolica” spray roses, ranunculus, hydrangea, ivory sweet peas, champagne lisianthus, freesia, seeded eucalyptus, dusty miller, and veronica were tied together in a gold sequined cording, with ribbons cascading down from the stems.

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The wedding incorporated pink and coral elements to the white base. The bridesmaid’s dresses and their bouquets contributed to this color palette. We also infused the reception ceremony with these hues. In the center of the long farm tables were garlands that weaved between hobnail glass jars filled with white roses, pink hypericum and spray roses, and dusty miller. Mercury glass votives added to the reception’s romantic atmosphere.

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Thank you to Ashley Relvas Photography for these beautiful images. Please explore our gallery below for more moments from this gorgeous wedding.

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Elopement Anniversary

Helen and Adam celebrated the first anniversary of their elopement last spring. They married in New Zealand, Adam’s homeland, without many of the traditional wedding staples. So, they took the opportunity to celebrate and document their union in Virginia, one year later.

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For the shoot, we provided a unique statement piece for Helen. A floral necklace, composed of intertwining white and fuchsia blooms and ivy, gave the bride a memorable accessory for the celebration of her special day.

For more photos, visit the Simply Elope blog.

Photograph by Lindsey Zovko Photography.

Harriet and Stephen

Harriet and Stephen were married on a beautiful May 2015 evening at Ash Lawn-Highland. The wedding’s inspiration was a simple, rustic elegance with a Scottish countryside feel. The diverse color palette of amethyst, lavender, teal, heather purple, yellow, blue, and green was inspired by the “Isle of Skye” kilt.

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The groomsmen and groom wore the “Isle of Skye” kilts to honor the groom’s Scottish heritage. The boutonnieres reflected the color palette of the kilts, with blue thistle and green hypericum, tied with a thin sage velvet ribbon. The groom’s boutonniere (below) included the thistle, along with heather, tied together with an ivory ribbon.

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The ceremony took place on the grounds of Ash Lawn-Highland, overlooking the mountains. The altar was marked by two large arrangements, including green hydrangea, thistle, heather, and other richly colored additions. Aisle markers of blue hydrangea, heather, and cream roses also added color to the ceremony.

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The tartan made its way into the reception as well, draped across the chairs of the bride and groom. The reception flowers thus maintained the strong color palette and were complemented by the glow of mercury glass votives.

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The bride’s bouquet was rustic and rich. A blue, green base of thistle, hydrangea, dusty miller, and camellia leaf added texture. “Majolica” spray roses, green roses, and heather provided additional color. For a more unique flair, we also added succulents.

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For more images of this unique and charming wedding, browse our gallery below.

All images by Rachel May Photography

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Nationwide Service

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Dear Friends,

Tourterelle is pleased to announce that we are now offering our customers same-day delivery to your family, friends, and associates nationwide and internationally. We have been awarded membership to B|Brooks, “a consortium of fine florists, offering exquisite floral artistry using seasonal flowers…”

With this membership, we can now offer delivery nationwide, connecting you to florists that reflect the quality and sophistication that you have grown to expect from Tourterelle.

Please call us the next time you need to send flowers, and we will take care of the rest!

 

Sincerely,

The Tourterelle Team

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Mary Boyce and John

In late June, Mary Boyce and John celebrated their love for each other in Charlottesville. The ceremony took place at Christ Episcopal Church, and the reception at Farmington Country Club. The inspiration for the wedding was southern elegance, which the bride truly exuded.

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The color scheme for the flowers was creams, whites, and greens, with a touch of blue to coordinate with the Bridesmaids’ dresses. The style for the bouquets was a loose, elegant “from the garden” feel. We also incorporated the brides favorite flowers: garden roses, peonies, and hydrangea.

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The bride’s bouquet was full and white, with hints of green and cream. It was composed of white peonies, white and cream garden roses, white hydrangea, dusty miller, white double lisianthus, and white spray roses with just a touch of greens and seeded eucalyptus. The stems were tied with a cream satin ribbon, bound with a line of seed pearls. For a personal touch, the bride added the lace from her mother’s bouquet.

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It was a beautiful day to celebrate this couple, and we were so pleased to contribute to its elegance. Congratulations to Mary Boyce and John!

For more images of the wedding by the wonderful Lucy O Photography, browse through our gallery below.

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Whitney and Hunter

In April, we had the pleasure of being a part of Whitney and Hunter’s wedding day. The day was a rainy one, but the weather could not dampen the spirits of this amazing wedding party and their families and friends in attendance.

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Using the lovely backdrop of The Clifton Inn as inspiration, the wedding was infused with a sophisticated, elegant mix of florals with a soft, fulsome, and romantic feel. Colors of ivory and blush were chosen to set off the bridal party and the charm of the inn.

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The bride wore an ivory gown and carried a fulsome and compact bouquet of “Alabaster” and “Patience” David Austin garden roses, “Solange” and “Bowl of Cream” peonies, “Majolica” spray roses, blush ranunculus, cream lisianthus, umbrella fern,  and jasmine vine with a tinge of blush flowers. The bouquet was tied with an vintage, French silk ivory ribbon and pinned with a line of seed pearls.

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The ceremony was defined by an arch created with cherry blossom branches extending from a bed of hydrangea, tulips, and elegant greenery. A mix of cut glass vases and containers of mixed shapes and sizes were used for the reception tables to create an effortless feel of a luxurious garden party. At each setting, there was a rolled galax leaf with lambs ear and a lavender stem tied together with jute twine.  A long garland weaved its way along the long central table.

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For more images from the wedding, please browse our gallery below. All photos are by Jenelle Kappe Photography.

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