Virginia Farm Wedding

The rolling Virginia mountains and North Garden’s picturesque Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards were the backdrop for Chris and Rachel’s relaxed autumn wedding. As University of Virginia graduates, the Charlottesville area holds a special charm for the couple, and the beautiful countryside inspired the day’s decor and color palette. The florals from Hedge Fine Blooms feature ivory and cream stems, accented by deep greenery and late summer fruits. Each compote arrangement was unique, with pears, cabbages, and asparagus among sea holly, Queen Anne’s lace and ivy. Rachel enjoyed hand-crafting many of the elements of their wedding, including designing and letterpressing the stationery with plates from Boxcar Press, hand-lettering the magnolia leaf escort cards, and creating seed packet favors with varieties of seeds grown in the Monticello gardens. We adore the peaceful setting and gorgeous images from Sarah Jane Winter!

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Mountain Wedding Invitations

Bridesmaids in Gray

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Escort Card Table with Flowers in Urn

Rustic Wedding Cake TableGreen and Dark Purple Centerpiece

Wedding Cake with FigsGreen and Gray Place Setting

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Photography – Sarah Jane Winter | Venue and Catering – Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards | Floral – Hedge Fine Blooms | Stationery – letterpressed by the bride with plates from Boxcar Press | Bakery – Albemarle Baking Company | DJ and Lighting – Playback DJ & Decor Lighting Service | Transportation – A. Goff Limousine & Bus Company | Ceremony Musicians – Terra Voce | Hair and Makeup – Jennifer Saunders | Gown – Allure | Jewelry – Blue Nile | Bride’s Shoes – Seychelles

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Natural + Elegant Wedding Inspiration

This inspiration shoot is so achingly gorgeous, so ethereal, there may be no words to do it justice. Entitled Gossypium—the Latin name for the cotton plant family—this stripped-down, elegant session was created for The Little Workshop, held in Southern Virginia and orchestrated by the incredible Michael and Carina Photography. Taking cues from nature and the cotton field at their venue, The Lewis Dream HomeGossamer first styled and outfitted an intimate bridal boudoir session and then progressed to sunset portraits in the fields of cotton and a rustic but sophisticated tabletop with florals from White Magnolia Designs and hand-lettered place cards by Written Word Calligraphy. The stunning ivory and greenery bouquet was beribboned by Silk & Willow, and Stephanie Knight‘s gorgeous hair and makeup was done by Lora Kelley. We could not be more in love, and are honored to share the absolutely perfect images from Michael and Carina Photography!

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Bride in Lace Dressing GownGreen and Ivory Bouquet

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Ivory Lace Bridal GownGreenery in Urn

Bride with Loose Waves

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Handwritten Wedding Stationery

Bride with Greenery BouquetBridal Portrait in Cotton Field

Centerpiece in Ivory Gray and Green

Greenery on Wedding ChairGray and Green Wedding Place Setting

Rustic Gray Green Tabletop

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Autumn Bride

Photography – Michael and Carina Photography | Styling and Wardrobe – Gossamer | Venue – The Lewis Dream Home | Floral – White Magnolia Designs | Hair and Makeup – Dana Ainsworth & Emily Tucker for Lora Kelley | Ribbon – Silk & Willow | Calligraphy – Written Word Calligraphy | Model – Stephanie Knight

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    Welcome To The Weekend

    We are wrapping up the week early to prepare for tomorrow’s feast and festivities and wanted to wish you and yours a happy Thanksgiving before we leave! We hope your extended weekend is filled to the brim with good food, fun and relaxation and we will see you back here on Monday morning.

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    {Images by Melanie Nedelko Photography via Wedding Sparrow}

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    Relaxed + Casual Italian Wedding

    Olga’s family is from Russia, and Tristan’s is from the UK. They previously lived in Switzerland and currently make their home in Australia. It was only natural that they gather their nearest and dearest, who are scattered throughout the world, for a destination wedding. They selected the picturesque Relais Sant’Uffizio in Piedmont, Italy, and planned a 3-day wedding weekend. After a Great Gatsby inspired welcome party and a relaxed BBQ, their wedding day was a celebration of their love and cultures with a ceremony written by the couple and performed in both English and Russian, the Russian dance troupe Accademia Nazionale di Danza, and the Italian Columbia Oasis Tribute Band. We just adore the personal touches in this lovely wedding from Stefano Santucci!

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    Wedding Flowers in White UrnPale Pink Bridesmaids Dresses

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    Photography – Stefano Santucci | Venue – Relais Sant’Uffizio | Floral – Il Profumo dei Fiori | Stationery – VanillaRetro | Videography – Matteo Castelluccia | Band – Columbia Oasis Tribute Band | Hair and Makeup – Oriana Curti | Bridesmaids dresses – Quiz Clothing | Gown – Pronovias | Veil – Linda Gorringe Couture | Bride’s Shoes – Rupert Sanderson | Suit – P. Johnson Tailors | Groom’s Shoes – Campanile | Groomsmen Ties – Sam Hober | Russian Dancers – Accademia Nazionale di Danza | DJ – DJ Farrapo

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    Classic Austin Wedding

    Caroline and Kyle were married in a joyful celebration with fiesta flair at the Four Seasons Austin, designed by WHITT. After exchanging vows beneath an oak tree laden with gorgeous floral chandeliers, guests moved into the ballroom for the classic reception, with tables dressed with a sea of glowing candles and ivory centerpieces from Wendee Sawran. In keeping with the fiesta theme, the cocktail hour featured Mariachi Relampago, guests were decked out in floral crowns and maracas, and the reception featured Bobalu Cigar Co. We love the mix of sophistication and Southwestern fun in these images from Caroline Jurgensen!

    Champagne Bridesmaids Dresses

    Groom in Colorful SuspendersRomona Keveza Gown

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    Wood Ceremony Chairs

    Ruffled Bridesmaids DressWedding Ceremony Under Tree

    Floral Chandeliers in TreeCeremony Under Floral Chandeliers

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    Mariachi BandCigar Roller at Wedding

    Estate Table CenterpiecesSilver Linens for Reception

    Modern White Wedding CakeCenterpiece of Clustered Candles

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    Photography – Caroline Jurgensen | Venue, Catering, and Bakery – Four Seasons Austin | Floral – Wendee Sawran | Wedding Planning and Event Design – WHITT | Stationery – Paper Place | Videography – Photohouse Films | Rentals – Monarch Event Rentals | Linens – Marquee Event Rentals | Band – Password Band | Lighting – FILO Productions | Transportation – Easy Rider Pedicab | Ceremony Musicians – Musical Discovery Chamber Players | Hair Stylist – Carolyn Taylor | Makeup Artist – Donna Bruns | Bridesmaids dresses – Joannna August from Bella Bridesmaids | Gown – Romona Keveza from Joan Pillow Bridal Salon | Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo | Suspenders – El Rey Apparel | Cocktail Musicians – Mariachi Relampago | Cigar Roller – Bobalu Cigar Co.

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