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Madison and Scott

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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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For more images, explore our gallery below, or visit our Weddings page.

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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.

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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!

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

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Trish and Alex

On September 26, 2015, Trish and Alex became man and wife among the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. Their classic and simple vineyard wedding took place at Afton Mountain Vineyards. A cloudy sky and the threat of rain did not dull the brilliance and beauty of this day!

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The wedding concept was rustic, modern elegance with a sophisticated country feeling. Colors of navy, champagne, ivory, and grey were complemented with accents of blue. The bridal party’s bouquets and boutonnieres were wrapped in blue ribbons, and the ceremony space was framed by blue and cream arrangements mounted on cedar barrels.

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The bride carried a loose and unstructured bouquet of ivory and blush garden roses, cream lisianthus, veronica, spray roses, and dahlias. The flowers were tied in an ivory, satin ribbon and pinned with pearls.

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Thank you so much to Trish and Alex for allowing us to be a part of their special day! Also, thank you to The Mallorys for sharing their beautiful images with us. For a more detailed look of the wedding, explore the gallery below or visit our Weddings page.

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Erin and Jesse

Erin and Jesse were married at Castle Hill Cider on a beautiful, September 2015 day. Their wedding was planned by the talented Logan Powell at Real Southern Accents.

Erin & Jesse were married September 26, 2015 at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, VA

Erin & Jesse were married September 26, 2015 at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, VA


The wedding was infused with a simple, rustic elegance. A color palette of navy, pale yellow, and grey was chosen, and we integrated these colors into our designs.

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The bride carried a loose and airy bouquet of “Café au lait” dahlias, freesia, “Quick Sand” roses, “Majolica” spray roses, astrantia, hydrangea, and dusty miller. The flowers were wrapped with a burlap ribbon and a cream collar.

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For the ceremony, we provided two of our Tourterelle birch bark barrels topped with arrangements to mark the altar. The arrangements were full of hydrangea, roses, eucalyptus, scabiosa pods, yellow snap dragons, and dahlias. The aisle was lined by clear hobnail jars holding a loose collection of dahlias, hydrangea, and roses.


For the reception, we continued our floral story in birch containers. The centerpieces were placed on round bark slabs and beds of moss to add dimension and interest to the tables. Interspersed on the slabs was a mix of mercury glass votive candles and dried hydrangea.

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The stunning photographs we have shared documenting this joyous occasion were taken by the wonderful William Walker Photography. View more images in our gallery below, or on our Weddings page.

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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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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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