Elegant Spring Wedding Ideas

Old Metropolitan Hall is a beautifully restored historic building in the heart of Charlottesville, Virginia.  With it as my backdrop and inspiration, I set out to create a feeling of timelessness and romance while keeping with the era-inspired decor of the building itself.  The venue showcases a lot of beautiful ironwork, so I knew we’d want to incorporate black into a palette of soft pastels and greenery. The architecture and interiors also informed our design: We mirrored the tin ceiling tile pattern in the table runner and even used crystal inspired by the chandeliers as the placecards.  Loose florals paired with rose gold and touches of metallic created an organic yet polished look.

Photography: Eric Kelley | Venue: Old Metropolitan Hall | Creative Direction & Styling: Mallory Joyce  | Florals: Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Designs | Paper Suite & Signage: Rock, Paper Scissors | Gown: Chaviano Couture | Hair & Makeup: Lora Elaine | Shoes: Sergio Rossi Jewelry: Kira Kira | Tuxe & Shoes: Beecroft & Bull | Cake: Maggie Austin | Catering & Food Styling: A Pimento | Bench & Bar Accessories: Stonegate Event Rentals | Models: Ann Bladen S. and Dillon R. of MODELOGIC

20 Responses to “Elegant Spring Wedding Ideas”

  1. Mallory Joyce

    Emily & Once Wed, thank you so much for featuring this! It was an amazing place to be inspired and I had so much fun styling. We had a pretty incredible team!

  2. Marie

    Can you tell us more about the table runner? I would like something similar for my wedding.

  3. smitten sandra

    i love the serving tray that was used to shoot the invitations… where can i find something like that?

  4. Lizzie

    Is this a real wedding? The invitation says the wedding is September 10, 2013? The pictures and the text indicate it has already taken place.

    • emily

      Hey Lizzie

      It’s an inspiration shoot which is why we put wedding ideas in the title of the post



  5. Evi


    This is amazing. You are incredibly talented. I absolutely loved seeing this. I am planning my wedding now and this is wonderful inspiration!



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