Verulam Farm, a 1936 estate nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains was the perfect wedding venue for Rebecca and Josh, a true Charlottesville couple. The farm is an expansive property so taking full advantage of it was important to Rebecca and Josh. The wedding ceremony was held in the horse field with the Blue Ridge Mountains serving as an enchanting backdrop, and a classic tent reception was designed with long farm tables, natural linens, Tuscan cross-back chairs, and low candles which created a truly elegant summer evening.
The florals and décor captured the lush, romantic vibe with a palette of creams, subtle blush, and gold highlights. Chandeliers dripping with olive branches were hung in the reception barn and entrance to the ceremony, and floral arrangements of garden roses, gardenias, white lavender and olive vine adorned the space.
We love the personalized touches and ideas that the couple brought to the celebration. After dinner, guests were led by a violinist on a torch lit walk through the field and down to the barn to cap off the evening by indulging in a cigar/bourbon bar, and late night donut truck. As favors, they gave each guest custom mason shakers, courtesy of the groom’s company. All were delighted when Rebecca surprised Josh with a vintage Mercedes convertible for their getaway. It was the perfect amount of whimsy and formality to create an evening to remember!
Photographer: Eric Kelley | Event Production + Design: Easton Events | Floral Design: Beehive Events | Videographer: East West | Tent: Skyline Tent Company | Farm Tables, Chairs, Vases, Linen, Torchieres, Bar: Beehive Events | Printed Materials & Details: Erika Jack | Venue: Verulam Farm | Catering: C&O | Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier via Bella bridesmaids | Bridesmaids Robes: Plum Pretty Sugar | Brides Dress and Veil: Carolina Herrera via Bergdorf Goodman | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bride’s Getaway Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Groom’s Suiting: J Crew | Groomsmen Gift: Monogrammed pocket squares via Ralph Lauren | Hair & Makeup: Lora Kelley | Ceremony and Cocktail Music: Morweena Lasko and Jay Pun | Reception Music: Mo’ Soul | Cake: Favorite Cakes | Cigars: Cville Smoke Shop | Donut Truck: Carpe Donut | Favors: Mason Shaker
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Part of the beauty of an elopement is that you can schedule your wedding day however you'd like. There's no pressure to be anywhere at a certain time. Today's couple chose a tiny cabin in the Catskills to stay in and get ready together at, and then headed into the mountain to say their vows.