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Alex and Nick

In September of 2016, Alex and Nick were married at Trump Winery on a classically beautiful Charlottesville day. Planned by Beverly Wakefield at A Grand Affair, the day was infused with elegantly rustic details fitting the vineyard style wedding. A soft color palette of pink, coral, mint, green, and cream was accented with touches of gold.

Wearing a traditional lace A-line dress, Alex epitomized the classically beautiful bride. We created a voluminous, round and romantic bouquet of ivory and cream with touches of blush and accents of soft green. Garden roses, hydrangea, dahlias, dusty miller, and variegated pittosporum made a perfect composition. The bouquet was tied in ivory satin with a tasteful gold overlay ribbon and pinned with Pearls. To add a personal touch, we tied a locket of Alex’s into the bouquet ribbon.

Alex’s bridesmaids also wore lace gowns in a blush pink. We created bouquets that were similar in composition to Alex’s, but smaller in scale and with a greater emphasis on the blush and green coloring.

For the groom, we created a boutonniere to reflect the design of the bridal bouquet. A delicate dahlia bud was complemented by seeded eucalyptus and blush astrantia buds. Tied in thin gold ribbon, the boutonniere was also detailed with a gold locket. The groomsmen, wearing rose gold bow ties and tan suits, donned boutonnieres of blush spray roses and dusty miller.

The ceremony took place in the Trump Winery chapel. At the front of the church, we placed a cluster of pillar candles of varying heights on each side. A soft touch of greens was nestled in-between the candles. On the railings, a soft garland of seeded eucalyptus and Italian ruskus was draped to frame the altar. Overall, the design created a light and romantic feel in the light-filled chapel.

The reception in the Grand Ballroom featured a rectangular farm table for the wedding party, draped with a 24 foot garland. The garland was composed of camellia leaf and seeded eucalyptus, with a punch of color provided by blooms of dahlias, hydrangea, and spray roses. The round guest tables had centerpieces of large, vintage lanterns. Each lantern was encircled with a wreath of greens, floral blooms, and foliage.

Elegant and classic, we were so pleased with our designs for Alex and Nick’s wedding. Thank you to all of the vendors who helped make this day so special. We would particularly like to thank Jason Keefer Photography for capturing our work so beautifully. We wish Nick and Alex all the best in their future together!


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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!

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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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