Brittany & Jason- Early Mountain Vineyard Summer Wedding

Brittany & Jason- Early Mountain Vineyard Summer Wedding

Brittany and Jason had an absolutely beautiful August wedding day at Early Mountain Vineyards, near Charlottesville, Virginia! Early Mountain is one of my absolute favorite wedding venues in the Charlottesville area- in the summertime, the outdoor ceremony space is full of white blooming hydrangea bushes, and the neutral indoor space always looks so beautiful accented with natural greenery and an abundance of candlelight. Brittany and Jason envisioned a vibrant, fall-inspired wedding color palette, with shades of burgundy, golden bronze and burnt apricot, paired with greenery, including eucalyptus and my summer favorite- hops!! To bring their vision to life, we used lots of garden roses, ranunculus, dahlias, deep red anemones, and more- it was so much fun to work with color!! 

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Rachel & Mike- Early Mountain Vineyard Fall Wedding

Rachel & Mike- Early Mountain Vineyard Fall Wedding

Rachel and Mike had the perfect wedding day at one of my absolute favorite wedding venues, Early Mountain Vineyard, in Charlottesville. The very first time I talked to Rachel and Mike was over a Skype call, and I just immediately loved both of them and how down to earth and fun they both were! Throughout the planning process, I was able to meet Rachel's sister and mom too, and we even got to meet up for coffee just to catch up!! I'm so happy that I was able to design their wedding flowers, and that we became frinds!! Early Mountain so beautiful in the fall, and Rachel and Mike had their ceremony outside and had the gorgeous Charlottesville mountain views as a backdrop to many of their lovely portraits!! Rachel envisioned white and green flowers, with pops of burgundy, and dusty blue, her accent color! The bridesmaids wore that beautiful dusty blue shade, which was such a lovely contrast to their white and burgundy bouquets, and Rachel's bouquet was full of some of my favorite blooms, including ranunculus, peonies, garden roses, anemones and more! The ceremony focal point was a natural birchwood chuppah, with whimsical greenery designed on it and lovely fabric draping.

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Where to Wed: My Top 10 Venues of 2017!

Where to Wed: My Top 10 Venues of 2017!

Virginia is such a lovely place to call home, and I am always so excited to visit new wedding venues all over the state to design flowers for my sweet brides! I have been to many different venues throughout the last several years, and I thought it would be helpful for any of my engaged readers to share my top 10 favorites (it was SO hard to choose), and features I love of each!! That way, you can use this as a guide if YOU are still searching for that perfect wedding venue for your big day! So, in no particular order, here are 10 wedding venues that are sure to impress! 

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8 Ideas for Enjoying Your Wedding Flowers for a Lifetime!

8 Ideas for Enjoying Your Wedding Flowers for a Lifetime!

People say that flowers don't last forever, but the way they make you feel does! Flowers truly have a way of transforming a wedding, and whether you are having an outdoor fall wedding or an indoor elegant soiree, florals always enhance the wedding space with their beauty! However, most couples don't often think of flowers as being long-lasting days, weeks and even years after their wedding. While the actual flowers may not be around in 20 years, the memories, the scent and maybe even the actual plants themselves (see my tip about succulents below) will be!! Enjoy these tips on how to enjoy your wedding flowers long after your wedding has come and gone!

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King Family Vineyards Wedding- Julia & Justin!

King Family Vineyards Wedding- Julia & Justin!

Julia and Justin had the most magical of wedding days, back on a gorgeous fall day at King Family Vineyards! The weather was absolutely perfect, and guests enjoyed a beautiful view while watching J&J say their vows :) Julia dreamed of a romantic, woodland wedding theme and organic details like using moss, vintage books and cloches for the centerpieces and lush greenery contrasted with rose gold. I used garden roses, snowberries, ranunculus, stock, and lots of greenery like eucalyptus to give the flowers a fresh-picked garden-inspired look! The end result was absolutely stunning, and she was such a happy and radiant bride! I was so honored to design her flowers for her, and so lucky to call her my friend! :) Thank you so much Rebecca Keeling Studios for sharing these images with me! The rest of the vendor team is listed below- enjoy! :)

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Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding

Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery Wedding

Karen and Tim's Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery fall wedding in Charlottesville, Virginia was an absolute dream!! I loved working with these two lovebirds to create their romantic red and dusty rose colored floral designs, and they had perfect early fall weather in the mountains for their intimate, elegant wedding. I had never been to the Albemarle Estate in Charlottesville, and it was quite a treat!! I loved working with a great team of vendors, including Tara Liebeck Photography, who captured all the beautiful moments throughout the day, and have listed the rest of the team below!! Enjoy this beautiful wedding! :)

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