Posts Tagged ‘Fall wedding’

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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Lindsey and Steven

Lindsey and Steven were married at Trump Winery on a gorgeous September day. The scenic grounds provided a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony, and the vineyard’s barn housed the reception. Simple rustic elegance infused with a romantic feel informed our design. Colors of blue and buttery yellow with accents of ivory, cream, and green were used to reflect the season and the design inspiration.

Lindsey carried a traditional and full bouquet of cream with pops of bright yellow. Yellow calla lilies, cream roses, cream spray roses, and umbrella fern created delicate volume. Touches of blue were added with the addition of tweedia. The bouquet was wrapped in ivory satin ribbon and pinned with pearls.

For the bridesmaids, we created full bouquets similar to Lindsey’s, but brighter in color. Yellow florals were complemented with pops of cream and blue. Yellow calla lilies, pale yellow roses, cream spray roses, blue delphinium, and blue tweedia were arranged and wrapped in navy ribbon to complement the bridesmaids’ dresses.

For the groom, we created a boutonniere with a small yellow calla lily and touch of fern to reflect the composition of the bride’s bouquet.  The groomsmen’s boutonnieres were differentiated with pale yellow roses and fern, wrapped in a thin, navy ribbon.

The ceremony setting was absolutely stunning. Held outside by the willow tree, the ceremony was decorated simply and elegantly. To mark the entrance to the space, we created two low and abundant arrangements to spill over rustic wine barrels. Hydrangea, asparagus fern, ivy, yellow garden roses, blue stock, and yellow and cream dahlias were used to create natural and colorful designs. A carpet of yellow rose petals marked the aisle.

After the outdoor ceremony, the reception moved to the Trump Winery Barn. At the escort card table, we placed a stunning cream arrangement with statement-making lilies and full garden roses to welcome guests.

The color scheme of blue, yellow, and cream was continued for the reception to brighten the rustic setting. Bridesmaids’ bouquets were repurposed for guest table centerpieces. To add more interest and detail, we placed a cloud of blue hydrangea at the base of the glass cylinders, and scattered gold vintage mercury glass votives about the table.

We loved the vibrancy of Lindsey and Steven’s wedding flowers and were so happy to be a part of this lovely couple’s special day! We wish Lindsey and Steven all the best in their future together. Thank you to Trump Winery for the gorgeous scenery and event planning, and Kait Winston Photography for the spectacular images of our work!

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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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Fall Elopement: Melissa and Gus

Melissa and Gus were married at the historic Inn at Meader Plantation on a gorgeous autumn day. The beautiful mountains and colorful leaves created a spectacular scene for the two lovebirds to exchange their vows. Amanda Beside Eric Photography captured the romance and joy of this day, and we are excited to share some of their stunning images below!

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Congratulations to Melissa and Gus! We are so honored to have been a part of your special day.

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Brigid and Richard

Classic Hollywood glamour infused with natural enchantment was the inspiration for Brigid and Richard’s October wedding. We played off the lush foliage and lovely backdrop of the Clifton Inn to create the illusion of a luxurious garden party in a magical forest. An elegant, soft mix of florals in ivory and blue and textured greenery was used by our team to reflect the theme.

The stunning bride wore a Lela Rose gown and epitomized old Hollywood charm. We created an understated, loose, and flowing bouquet. Ivory florals in the form of David Austin garden roses, Majolica spray roses, and cream lisianthus were accented with blue tweedia and periwinkle hydrangea. To continue the theme, there was a heavy play on greenery in the bouquet. We chose to add Umbrella fern, jasmine vine, Italian ruskus, and Dusty Miller. The flowers were tied with a slate grey ribbon and pinned with a line of seed pearls.

For the reception, garland and magnolia branches, intertwined with twinkle lights, climbed the central poles of the tent. These organic arrangements sprouted from a base of fern, camellia leaf, and magnolia leaf. The tent poles thus disappeared and became the desired setting of a magical forest.

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The head table, placed in the center of the tent, was the focal point. A delicate and lovely green garland of camellia leaf, seeded eucalyptus, and salal ran down the length of the table and spilled out over the center, in front of the bride and groom’s seats. Nestled in the garland, we placed a mix of vintage French glass vases in different heights and sizes. These contained loose arrangements of garden roses, lisianthus, antiqued hydrangeas, ferns, and other greenery. Poured glass votives were also scattered throughout the tables to enhance the magical feeling.

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Thank you to the amazing vendors who made this day possible, and to Annie O’Neill Photography, who captured the day so beautifully. To see more images, visit our Weddings page or browse the gallery below.

Event Planning: Colleen Miller Events

Lighting: Skyline Tent Company

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Rebecca and Matt

Rebecca and Matt’s relaxed, vintage style wedding took place at Castle Hill Cider in October of 2015. The couple chose vibrant colors for their wedding party, which allowed us to integrate an interesting mix of bright and romantic florals.

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The bride’s bouquet was soft and fulsome in colors of pink and purple. Cascading greenery, orchids, dendrobiums, calla lilies, spray roses, camellia leaves, hydrangeas, and freesia came together to create a textured and asymmetric composition. The bouquet was tied with a purple satin ribbon and pinned with a line of pearls.

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The bridesmaids, wearing plum, carried bouquets of purple hydrangea with “Purple Rain” roses, dendrobiums, camelia leaves, and seeded eucalyptus. These bouquets were tied in teal satin ribbon to complement the groomsmen’s ties.

Meredith Sledge Photography captured the wedding in gorgeous detail. Each image manages to highlight the vibrancy and texture of each flower. Explore the gallery below, or visit our Weddings page.

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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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