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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

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Lindsay and Johnny

In early May, we had the pleasure of working with Lindsay and Johnny from Chicago. Their wedding was at Keswick Hall, the photographer was Jen Fariello and all of the wedding details were perfectly executed.


Lindsay was looking for a sophisticated, elegant mix with a soft and fulsome romantic feel. Her colors were spearmint with coral accents, creams, soft pinks and shades of cool green. The table flowers were in an eclectic mix of vintage silver bowls and containers collected by Tourterelle over the years. Mercury candlelight completed the look.


The bridal bouquet was creams, peaches, corals and mint accents. “Juliet” and “Patience” roses, “Ilse” spray rose, White/cream peonies, “Coral Charm” peonies, sweet pea, white freesia, white ranunculus, lisianthus, and white astrantia with scented geranium and dusty miller. Tied in a ivory satin ribbon  pinned with pearls.

For more photos of this beautiful wedding, please view our gallery below.

Thank you to Jen Fariello Photography for the images.

Lindsay and Johnny

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Jill and Pete

Jill and Pete – April 11, 2015

Jill and Pete were married just a couple of weeks ago with a beautiful spring ceremony at Trump Winery. The wedding had a mix of vintage and unique details that characterized the bride’s beautiful and fun personality.

The wedding was a family affair. We used the bride’s grandfather’s collection of glassware to create centerpieces for the reception tables.


We also worked with the bride’s aunt, a floral designer in New Jersey, to create a sentimental and special bouquet of tweedia, white majolica roses, tulips, astrantia, and dusty miller.



We were so pleased that we could work with Jill to compose her dream wedding! Thank you to Hayes & Fisk Photography for the images, to Jamie Lynn Signature Weddings, and to all of the other vendors.

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To celebrate Historic Garden Week, Caspari invited local floral designers to create arrangements inspired by their chic paper products. The “Floralscapes” event was a great success, and we enjoyed showing our work to the community.

We created our centerpiece to complement the Caspari Garden Images pattern of gold, green, white, and deep purple. Magnolia leaf, bamboo stalks, orchid sprays, and cherry blossom branches were used to compose the dramatic designs.

A Charlottesville Wedding Gift: Ande & Jeff

We are so pleased that we could be a part of the 2015 Charlottesville Wedding Gift! The bride and groom, Ande and Jeff, received the opportunity to have the wedding of their dreams, curated by the best in the Charlottesville wedding industry.

The March 14th wedding took place at Early Mountain Vineyards and started off a bit rainy, but the day brought clearer skies and joy all around.

We worked with Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Designs to provide florals for the occasion. We have featured some of our reception florals here on the blog.

Thank you to Jack Looney Photography for the photographs and for including us in this wonderful event. Also, a big thank you to the other photographers involved, Rachel May Photography and Dominique Attaway Photography.

just a little ditty… planned the event. Palette & Pen created the floral mantelpiece, and Rock Paper Scissors printed the menus and table cards.

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Abbey and Byron

Abbey and Byron – January 4, 2015

Abbey and Byron’s wedding had a vintage flair; accented by silvers, reds, and pearls. The beautiful bride carried a bouquet of merlot and burgundy calla lilies, orchids, and garden roses. Ivory and white florals were used for the bridesmaids’ bouquets and the groomsmen’s boutonnieres.

So glad that we could be a part of this beautiful wedding!

Thank you to Lauren D. Rogers Photography for the beautiful images.

Wedding Venue: Omni Charlottesville Hotel

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A Vintage Affair

This weekend we provided florals for a small, intimate wedding at the Clifton Inn. The wedding and reception were 1920s inspired, with the bride wearing a flapper-style dress and sporting finger waves. The vintage affair incorporated gold, champagne, and coral flowers to create an air of art deco.

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Bohemian Florals

Earlier this February, we collaborated with other Charlottesville vendors to style this fabulous bridal shoot at Montfair Resort. If you are looking for a departure from the traditional bouquet for your wedding, this organic and natural look is a great option. The bouquet includes a variety of unique florals, such as white lilac, russet and majolica roses, acacia, and astrantia. We even added some blackberries and scabiosa pods to add some whimsy to the wintry design.

Thank you so much to Lindsey Zovko Photography for these beautiful photographs, and the gorgeous scenery of Montfair Resort Farm.

Makeup: Emily of Emily Mora Makeup

Hair: Erica of Top Knot Studio


Welcome to Tourterelle’s News Feed

Welcome to our new and improved web site! We are still putting on the finishing touches. Please be patient as we finish up our galleries and add more content.

We are very excited to be contributing the floral decor for The UVA Children’s Hospital Main Event. This Friday February 6th we will be at Keswick Hall setting the stage for the gall event.

The UVA Children’s Hospital Main Event is a premier fundraising event, drawing nearly 500 prominent individuals from the Charlottesville community. Held at the beautifully adorned Keswick Hall, the Main Event offers a sophisticated evening of silent auction, food and drinks, gaming, and dancing.

Main Event proceeds will support pediatric research and the new Child Health Research Center, where our scientists and clinicians pioneer new discoveries, personalized therapies, and cures for childhood illnesses.

At UVA Children’s Hospital, children receive special care in a warm, friendly environment designed especially for them and their families. UVA Children’s Hospital offers total healthcare—everything from well-baby visits to heart transplants—and conducts breakthrough research in childhood diseases.

For information on the Main Event, please call (434) 924-8643.

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