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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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Betsy and John

Betsy and John’s wedding was going to be included in our Summer 2016 Weddings Highlights post, but there were just too many images by the wonderful Eric Kelley that we adored that we had to give it its own feature!

Betsy and John were married on June 25, 2016. The couple had a private family ceremony at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, followed by a larger ceremony at the family home. A tented reception took place on the lawn of Farmington Country Club. It was a romantic and classic wedding, inspired by a soft, clean, and fresh aesthetic. Colors of blush, ivory, cream, soft greens, and pale peach were used to create elegant designs that enhanced the beauty of the bride and the gorgeous scenery.

Betsy epitomized grace and beauty on her special day. She carried a formal bouquet of cream peonies, “Juliet” and “Patience” garden roses, ranunculus, and stock with a touch of seeded eucalyptus and dusty miler. A grey dupioni ribbon was wrapped around the stems and pinned with pearls.

Betsy’s matrons of honor and bridesmaids wore classic navy blue gowns. Their bouquets complemented Betsy’s in their floral composition, but contained more peach and pink tones.

Adorable flower girls wore delicate floral crowns of heather, spray roses, eucalyptus, and ivy. They carried petal baskets decorated with greens and cascading satin ribbons.

John wore a boutonniere of ivory ranunculus, seeded eucalyptus and camellia leaf, tied in grey silk ribbon to match Betsy’s bridal bouquet. The groomsmen’s boutonnieres were composed of peach spray roses, seeded eucalyptus, and dusty miller.

The precious ring bearer seemed impressed with his own boutonniere of ranunculus and seeded eucalyptus.

For the church ceremony, we created two arrangements in our Tourterelle ivory vintage urns to flank the altar. The statement pieces were composed of cream and green florals: hydrangea, delphiniums, lilies, roses, peonies, camellia foliage, and magnolia leaves. Wreathes of hydrangea and roses welcomed guests to the church.

For the larger service at Betsy’s family home, we created a stunning bamboo arbor to frame the bride and groom during their nuptials. We decorated it with collections of peonies, roses, and camellia leaf and garlands of silver dollar eucalyptus and ivy. Two lovely arrangements  of hydrangea, delphiniums, lillies, roses, peonies, and camelia and magnolia foliage anchored the base of the arbor. Shepherd’s hooks with hanging teardrop vase arrangements and blankets of ivory rose petals marked the aisle.

Chloe, the golden retriever, was one of the stars of the ceremony, sporting a floral collar and leash.

To set the festive tone, eight arrangements of ivory florals and greenery were placed in white iron ornate stands to create a pathway to the tent for the reception. Two larger white iron stands with loose, cascading florals and a green archway of Italian ruskus, salal, boxwood, and ivy framed the entryway.

One of the most unique details that we created for this wedding was the floral drum light fixture that floated above the bar in the center of the tent. Blue hydrangea, blush and cream garden roses, stock, seeded eucalyptus, and boxwood covered the frame of the drum, creating a true floral centerpiece.

The reception florals varied based on the table set up. Two long farm tables were draped with handmade boxwood garlands with touches of salal and eucalyptus. Tucked into the garland was a mix of small, vintage silver and glass vessels with fresh and soft florals.

Guest tables were centered with silver Revere bowl arrangements of varying sizes. Each was filled with fresh and loose flowers of hydrangea, roses, lisianthus, peonies, freesia, stock, ranunculus, camellia leaf, boxwood, and jasmine vine. Gold mercury votive candles were placed on each table.

Congratulations to Betsy and John! It was a pleasure to work with you both and to create such unique, gorgeous details for your special day!

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Summer 2016 Wedding Highlights

We had an exceptional summer this past year, creating florals for gorgeous weddings in the Charlottesville area and beyond. Since summer is prime-time wedding season, we could not keep up our blog posts to share each one individually! So, we would like to take the opportunity to highlight some of our favorite images and share our work with you.

If you would like to see more of the weddings featured below, visit our Weddings page or our Facebook image portfolios.

We are so thankful to the brides who choose us for their special day, and we cannot wait for another successful summer wedding season in 2017!

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Get ready for some Fall wedding features, coming to the blog soon!

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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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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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Sophie and MJ

Sophie and MJ were married at Wintergreen Resort, overlooking the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains. Bright and saturated colors of fuchsia, pink, blue, navy, and red complemented the summer season. The wedding, though classic and elegant, kept things unique and fresh with interesting floral design.

Sophie’s asymmetric bouquet was breathtaking. Vibrant colors, lush florals, and cascading greenery made for a true statement piece. Orchids, purple clematis, pink and purple roses, lisianthus, dark purple hydrangea, and astrantia were tied together with fuchsia and blue ribbon.

Sophie’s bridesmaids wore dresses of navy and carried bouquets that complemented the color scheme of the wedding. Light purple hydrangea and cream, pale pink, and fuchsia roses were tied with bright pink ribbon.

For the reception, we created low, lush arrangements in rich colors of purple, red, and pink. The centerpieces were arranged in glass cylinders, with the florals and greenery adding texture and volume.

It was a pleasure to create the florals for Sophie and MJ’s wedding, and we wish the couple the best in their future together. Thank you to the amazing Allegra’s Studio for these stunning images, and all of the other amazing vendors involved.

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Neena and Stewart

On a gorgeous day in May, Neena and Stewart were married on the picturesque grounds of Castle Hill Cider. The vineyard style wedding was a classic and romantic affair, with a color scheme of light blue, grey, blush, lavender, and mint. Seasonal flowers of peonies, ranunculus, tulips, and hydrangeas were used throughout, from personal flowers to the reception.

Neena carried a striking, full bouquet. Cream peonies, David Austin roses, blush ranunculus, ivory spray roses, and parrot tulips were arranged with greenery of seeded eucalyptus and dusty miller. A touch of blue, in the form of tweedia, added a unique detail to the garden style bouquet.

Neena’s bridesmaids wore grey dresses and carried delicate bouquets in blush and pink. Peonies, ranunculus, astrantia, and greenery were tied with a blush satin ribbon. The groom and groomsmen wore complementing boutonnieres.


The ceremony was held within a lovely grove of trees. Luxurious drifts of white petals were placed at the base of the trees and down the aisle. Magical piles of white hydrangea, lisianthus, and greenery climbed the base of the trunks of the two Lindens that framed the altar. Two stunning arrangements of white and ivory florals and delicate greenery were thoughtfully planted in romantic urns.

For the reception, more stunning focal pieces were created. To complement the classic, vintage china and the venue, we suspended two antique orchard ladders over the head table. Styled and wrapped with grape vine, hydrangea, tulips, jasmine vine, ferns, roses, moss, and ivy, the ladders served as a breathtaking centerpiece. Edison lightbulbs dangled from the ladders to create a romantic glow in the lavender ambience.



Groupings of small arrangements in green, lavender, and cream were placed down the tables among birch slabs, moss, and gold votives, creating an eclectic and stunning tablescape.

We absolutely loved creating the floral statement pieces for this wedding, and we wish the lovely couple all the best in their future together. Thank you to all of the amazing vendors (particularly the talented Allegra’s Studio for these stunning photos!) who made this day so spectacular!

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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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