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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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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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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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