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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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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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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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Ley and Andrew


Ley and Andrew were married on a beautiful (and warm!) summer day in June. Planned by Dickie Morris at Just a Little Ditty, and photographed by Aaron Watson Photography, this wedding exuded classic elegance with personal flair. A vibrant color scheme of navy blue, rose quartz, champagne, and blush was incorporated in every detail, including the florals!

Ley’s bridal bouquet featured soft blue hydrangeas, blush and cream roses, “Majolica” spray roses, sweet pea, lisianthus, and pink astrantia. We added greenery in the form of scented geranium leaves and umbrella ferns for volume. The stems were tied in a satin ivory ribbon and pinned with a sentimental locket.


Ley’s bridesmaids carried similar, but unique bouquets. To add a touch of “gold,” we incorporated deep yellow roses to the blue hydrangea, blush astrantia, and sweet pea. For more differentiation, we included dusty miller and blush hypericum berries. The bridesmaid’s bouquets were tied in a navy satin ribbon.

AaronWatsonPhotography190Ley and Andrew’s ceremony took place at the breathtaking Grace Episcopal Church. Aisle markers of blue hydrangea, cream roses, and cascading greenery were placed on pews, while two large urns of blush and cream florals framed the altar. Cream and blush rose petals were scattered down the aisle by an adorable flower girl prior to Ley’s entrance.


The wedding party moved to Keswick Hall for the reception. A cocktail hour was held outside on the patio, where we placed small, sweet arrangements in pinks and blushes. For the indoor dinner reception, we created low and tall table arrangements of blues and creams, with hints of rose quartz.

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To add more interest to the tall arrangements, we filled the glass vases with blush silk rose petals.


The head table was romantically lit with sparkling gold votives placed among a lush, green garland. The bridesmaids’ and bride’s bouquets were used as centerpieces for the table.


It was such a pleasure to contribute to this beautiful wedding celebrating Ley and Andrew’s love and commitment. Thank you to all of the amazing vendors that made this day possible, and we wish the lovely couple nothing but the best for the future!

To see more photos from this wedding, visit Aaron Watson’s blog post, or 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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Amy and Michael

Amy and Michael were married on a gorgeous spring day at Keswick Hall. Their April nuptials consisted of a small, traditional ceremony characterized by stories of love and sentiment. A color palette of ivory and cream and soft, romantic florals created an atmosphere of classic elegance. The stunning photographs by Alisandra Photography captured the details of the day in glowing light.


The bride was stunning in an ivory lace dress. To complement her gown, we created a bouquet of white and cream hydrangea, garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, freesia, and astrantia. Greenery in the form of variegated pittosporum and seeded eucalyptus added texture and variety. The bouquet was tied in a satin ribbon and pinned with pearls.


The other members of the wedding party carried and wore flowers in ivory and white as well. The groom and adorable ring bearer sported boutonnieres of freesia, spray roses, dusty miller, and silver brunia berries. The lovely junior bridesmaid held a bouquet composed of flowers to match the bride’s.



The ceremony took place on Keswick’s back terrace, overlooking the grounds. The altar was framed with our classic round urns on ivory plinths. Lush and elegant arrangements of hydrangea, cream roses, lilies, stock, and tulips flowed from the urns. The aisle was marked with simple swags of cream roses and seeded eucalyptus, tied with an ivory ribbon.



At the reception, the head table’s centerpiece was arranged in a low glass footed bowl, encircled by a garland of salal, camellia leaf, and seeded eucalyptus. The arrangement consisted of cream roses, freesia, ranunculus, lilac, tulips, cymbidium orchids and dusty miller. Silvered mercury votives were scattered on the table to add a romantic glow.


The guest table arrangements were a beautiful mix of hydrangea, garden roses, spray roses, ranunculus, freesia, tulips, variegated pittosporum, cymbidium orchids, dusty miller, and seeded eucalyptus.


It was a pleasure to be a part of Amy and Michael’s wedding day! Thank you to the fabulous vendors who helped make the day so incredible. To see more photos by the talented Alisandra Photography, browse the gallery below or visit our Weddings page.

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Melanie and Doug

Melanie and Doug had an intimate winter wedding in the Jefferson Room at Farmington Country Club. An elegant and understated evening, the reception room had a soft ambience with colors and textures that were rich and reflective of the season. Colors of sage green, deep burgundy, and creams were accented with warm gold tones.

On the long dinner table, loose floral centerpieces with roses, hydrangea, astilbe, ranunculus, and golden preserved oak leaves sat upon tall, gold candelabras. At the center of the table, we placed a low, elongated arrangement in a brushed gold container. Gold mercury votive candles were included to add some sparkle.

Images from this beautiful, winter celebration can be seen below, or on our Weddings page. Thank you to Jennifer Byrne Photography  for sharing.

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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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