We had such a wonderful time working and planning with Ellie and Ted. It was pure joy to collaborate with them and dream up their wedding vision. They were very clear about wanting to create an environment that was inviting and embracing of the beautiful Virginia countryside – where they met! Their venue, Castle Hill Cider, set the stage for an idyllic farm wedding; yet we designed a look that was completely fresh and reflective of their priorities as a couple! We were inspired to create a fresh take on understated elegance.

We chose a color palette of copper, dusty blue, flax and sage. We wanted to pursue a floral look that emphasized unique copper containers, beeswax candles, with arrangements that focused on plants and herbs rather than being overly floral. Lighting and atmosphere were especially important to Ellie and Teddy, so a lovely combination of candlelight and dimly lit bistro lights did the trick!

The printed suite beautifully reflects the design inspiration. Ellie’s aunt gifted the bride a gorgeous print of the Blueridge mountains for us to use on the invitation and we combined her heirloom artwork with the clean lines of The Left Handed Calligrapher. A color combo of copper and dusty blue was pressed into the long horizontal invite and bundled together in a copper envelope. We continued to lace the streamline calligraphy throughout the day of details.

They had an intimate ceremony beneath the trees on a perfect June day. Embracing the natural splendor of the Linden Grove, copper urns dripping in flowers hung from the branches. Cocktails were on the front lawn surrounded by gorgeous views of the farm and mountains. As the sun set, guests were invited inside the barn to enjoy a wonderful seated dinner. The design of long white wash farm tables layered with a silk copper runner, hand hewn wood chargers, natural flax napkins and tuscan x-back chairs was finished with abundant herbal arrangements in a mixture of wood boxes, copper urns, and delicate containers for candlelight.

Event Design, Styling, and Production: Easton Events | Photographer: Eric Kelley | Floral Design: Beehive Events | Lighting: Blue Ridge Light Forms | Farm Tables, Chairs, Runners, Chargers, Napkins: Beehive Events | Printed Materials & Details: Rock Paper Scissors | Venue: Castle Hill Cider | Calligraphy: Left Handed Calligrapher  | Catering: Orzo Kitchen & Wine Bar | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Bride’s Shoes: Stuart Weitzman  | Groom’s Suiting: Custom Design – Eljo’s | Hair & Makeup: Lora Kelley | Ceremony Music: Nick Reeb | Cocktail Music: Rick Olivarez  | Reception Music: The Mustangs | Cake: Maliha Creations


Comments (24)

joey | Reply

this looks stunning!!!!!

Lora Kelley | Reply

Always love being featured on here! :) Thank you! xxo

Lynn Easton | Reply

Thank you @Erickelley for capturing Ellie & Ted’s wedding so perfectly..and Beehive Events for the beautiful floral details!

Bryce Covey | Reply

Beautiful shots and design Eric and Easton!

Nancy Ray | Reply

Congrats on the feature, Eric! Beautiful, beautiful work. Loved being at this wedding!

Eric Kelley | Reply

Loved having you and Will there! :)

Drippy Ink | Reply

Wonderful! Love the letterpress wedding invitations. Wish more photographers shot those.

Eric Kelley | Reply

Thank you all for the feature! Such a beautiful wedding by Easton! :)

Focusvogue | Reply

Congrats!! It’s amazing.

movingpresentations | Reply

Great lovely arrangement …………….. I Love couple

Anita Gupta | Reply

love it all…the details, the colors, the dress, the florals…and of course, the beautiful capture by Eric Kelley :).

lisa | Reply

Swooning over all of this! Beautiful!

Eileen | Beauty in the Making | Reply

Love this… and Easton Events work. Congratulations for such gorgeousness!!!

Trevor | Reply

Beautiful evening! Castle Hill Cider is excited to be involved with so many talented companies and individuals in creating truly magical experiences.

Leon Bailey - Lasting Blueprint Productions | Reply

The home weddings are always my fave. Love the homely intimate look that this wedding had. Outstanding dress and suit! :)

Canopy Rental | Reply

An amazing and gorgeous wedding! Loved the concept.

Plum Pretty Sugar | Reply

What a beautiful setting! So pretty!

Baby Shower Invitations | Reply

Great styling – love how they’ve used a beautiful colour palette and florals to really add to the effect of the gorgeous setting!

meidiani | Reply

its superb and influence me to set such wonderful ideas inspired by that ,, thanks for this post

kimberly | Reply

fabulous, blend with nature, nice inspiration !!!

dressestylish | Reply

What a sweet weeding. the bride so beautiful

Laura Diamond Bridal Gallery | Reply

This wedding was amazing. From the rustic details to the gorgeous dress — complete perfection!

Caitlyn | Reply

What beautiful plates and menu settings! Love the sweet tea service too :)