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
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