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Kim and Jason

Kim and Jason were married on a lovely fall day at the scenic Early Mountain Vineyard. CInda Hoege of White Birch Events planned the gorgeous event, and William Walker Photography captured the day spectacularly. The day way infused with rustic elegance, and the floral design was greatly unique in its vibrant and varying colors.

The stunning bride carried a classic and deconstructed bouquet with base colors of cream, ivory, and green. Green hydrangea, ivory garden roses and spray roses, cream lisianthus, camellia leaf, seeded eucalyptus, and fern were accented with pops of color. Touches of red gomphrena, orange Asclepius, and purple lavender added an unexpected twist to the classic bouquet.

The groom wore a navy suit with a subtle purple tie. To complement his attire and the wedding’ a color scheme, we designed a boutonniere consisting of a peach dahlia bud, dusty miller, blush astrantia, and lavender. It was tied in an ivory ribbon to match the bridal bouquet.

The ceremony took place on the grounds of Early Mountaine, overlooking the expansive and beautifully landscaped grounds. To frame the entrance to the ceremony, we designed two arrangements of green, cream, and orange. Each was placed atop vineyard wine barrels. Each arrangement consisted of PeeGee hydrangea, polo roses, orange dahlias, and safflower with greens of camellia, silver dollar eucalyptus, and seeded eucalyptus. The altar arbor was wrapped in only greens of eucalyptus, salal, magnolia, and camellia in order to create a charming backdrop to the ceremony.

The reception was held in the Event Hall of Early Mountain. The focal point of the room was the grand fireplace. We repurposed the ceremony arrangements to frame the fireplace and draped the mantle with greenery and green hydrangea. Two farm tables placed in the center of the room were Guests were seated at farm tables seating 10 guest in each table. A mix of long rectangular and square cement containers: 2 square and one long rectangular on each table with PeeGee hydrangea, roses, dahlias, astrantia, queen ann’s lace, lavender(the herb), dusty miller, eucalyptus and jasmine. each table with 7 glass votives. The cost of the containers for the 2 farm tables is $38.00. With the flowers the total is $338.00 ($150 per arrangement) Greens to be styled on tables in between arrangements $20.00 in total (8) 72″ Round tables to have a cement gray and white cylinder container per table. Same flowers as above plus 5 glass votives for table. The cost of 8 containers is $64. With the flowers the total is $1,024.00 ($120 per arrangement) greens to be styled on tables in between arrangements $70.00 in total Vintage Wooden Drawer Boxes: (2) Arrangements similar to guest tables. ($120.00 per arrangement) $240.00 in total Lavender Sprigs: (80) Cut lavender sprigs for napkin details $145.00 in total 2 fireplace mantels: greens comprised of seeded eucalyptus, salal leaves, magnolia leaves to be arranged on 2 mantels with venue lanterns $60.00 in total

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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.

For more photos of Alyson and Jacob’s wedding, visit our Weddings page.

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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!

To see more images from this wedding, visit our Weddings page or our Facebook image portfolios.

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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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Annabelle Dando Photography

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Liz Cook Photography


Robert Radifera


Robert Radifera


Jack Looney Photography


Jack Looney Photography


Jack Looney Photography

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.


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.


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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Maggie and James

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Maggie and James’s early spring wedding at Pippin Hill was absolutely breathtaking, and an amazing kick-off to the busy wedding season. The celebration and the stunning photographs by Katelyn James Photography were recently published on the Grey Likes Weddings blog (linked here)! Below we have shared some more information on the florals and design for the event.

The bride carried a full, romantic bouquet of soft pinks and blush. Our flower choices were David Austin roses, cream hydrangea, white spray roses, ranunculus, and anemones. Delicate greenery of seeded eucalyptus, dusty miller, and fern was added for texture and interest. The stems were wrapped with cream satin ribbon and pinned with pearls.

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Maggie’s bridesmaids carried bouquets of blush and ivory to complement their gowns. “Pink Finesse” roses, white majolica spray roses, dusty miller, lisianthus, camellia leaf, and blush hypericum berries were tied together in champagne ribbon and pinned with pearls.

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Our Tourterelle birch bark arbor was used for the altar. We embellished it with cream hydrangea, blush roses, jasmine vine, stock, camellia leaf and magnolia branches. Hanging glass mason jars filled with hydrangea, roses, stock, ivy, and camellia were used as aisle markers.

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For the reception, the focal point was a suspended ladder wrapped in greenery, branches, and florals. This central farm table featured a garland runner with gold mercury glass votives scattered along it. Lush arrangements of pinks, creams, and yellows were the centerpieces for the guest tables.

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We loved the creativity and design that went into the florals for this wedding! It was a joy to be a part of this special day and to work with all of the fabulous vendors, including the Girls from Main Street event planners. Congrats to Maggie and James!

To see more from this wedding, visit our Weddings page or Grey Likes Weddings.



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Kristen and Kevin

Kristen and Kevin’s wedding was a gorgeous occasion that was infused with a casual feel, but a sophisticated style. The lovely pair was married on October 10, 2015 at Verulam Farm. The location complemented and enhanced the theme of Southern elegance with a rustic charm. The wedding was planned by Verulam’s very talented Kennon Ibbeken and photographed by the exceptional William Walker Photography.

Kristen & Kevin were married at Verulam Farm in Charlottesville, VA on October 10, 2015

Kristen & Kevin were married at Verulam Farm in Charlottesville, VA on October 10, 2015

Kristen was the epitome of bridal elegance. She wore a champagne colored gown, and carried a unique and romantic bouquet of succulents, white freesia, ranunculus, hydrangea, and white garden roses. Seeded eucalyptus, rosemary, silver brunia berries, and privet berries added texture and volume. The bouquet was tied together with a cream satin ribbon and pinned with a line of seed pearls. The bride added a personal touch to her ensemble with colorful cowboy boots.


The ceremony was held in the field of Verulam, facing the mountains, with the backdrop of the main house. Our birch arch was used for the altar. Organically arranged magnolia leaf, hydrangea, and roses cascaded from the arch and framed the altar. Clear jars of blue, white, and green florals dangled from shepherd’s hooks along the aisle. The highlights of the ceremony were the adorable flower girls, wearing white dresses and cowboy boots. Of course, the pure happiness on the bride and groom’s faces could not be matched.

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The Cider Barn on the property housed the reception. The florals were loose and elegant, with a “from the garden” feel. Birch and wood accents, along with lanterns and mason jars, completed the decor. The head table, a vintage farm table, was framed by a garland of greenery. Two low, rustic iron troughs were filled with moss and placed on the table. Votives were nestled in the moss running down the length of the trough, adding a romantic feel. Small floral arrangements in mixed, delicate, and vintage vases were placed on each table. The reception was catered by A Pimento, and the delicious cake was created by Cakes by Rachel.

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It was an honor to be a part of this stunning wedding. We are so overwhelmed by the beautiful setting, design, and people. Congratulations to Kristen and Kevin!


For more images of the wedding, please browse through the gallery below, or visit our Weddings page.

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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.


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.


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.


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.



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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