Modern meets the mountains for this elegant Virginia wedding! We love the chic sophistication that this couple brought to their summer wedding. The bride is a florist herself and DIY’d all of the flowers. We love how she kept everything white and black except for her bouquet which featured pops of pink!
We landed on a new venue called The Seclusion, which was in a small town we used to live in called Lexington, VA. We wanted our friends and family there with indoor and outdoor options. The views are unbelievable up on the mountains and I knew that I wanted my wedding flowers and design to be understated and classic. I chose white and black for the colors and stuck with designs that were a bit modern, but complimented the unreal views from the venue. No need to go overboard with the designs and colors, when nature and the setting are already setting the perfect mood.
I chose the Jess dress by Eva Lendel. I always knew I wanted something off the shoulders and a bit similar to the final dress that Julia Robert’s wore in Runaway Bride. The dress could not have been more me or more elegant. I paired it with some beautiful Valentino heels, the same simple gold necklace chain I wear everyday, and a special bracelet from my husband. My hair was old Hollywood style with a gold hairpiece that I received from my grandmother when I was a little girl. I love all things nostalgia.
The ceremony was our favorite part, because we were able to choose almost every detail. When we were standing up in front of our loved ones, we both felt so giddy that we had each other and this support for the rest of our lives!
Black and white palm leaf tablecloths for the high top tables by La Tavola were my favorite and I am still looking for the pattern to have a table cloth of my own at home. All of our signs were custom painted, which added an understated but personal element. Then, as wedding florist myself— I did not go big and wild with my designs because I wanted to enjoy my special day without the stress of doing flowers. Instead I opted for gorgeous full white flowers, tables adorned with gorgeous settings, an overload of white candles, black tapered candles inside with hurricanes, and as many bud vases filled with white roses and peonies as the tables allowed. All of the white flowers were gorgeous and complemented the space to create an elegant evening.
My brother in law is a chef and he made our cake. I gave him free reign, as I wanted some little surprises on the day. He knew I love flowers and I love modern concepts so he made a tiered modern cake and each layer was to look like the petals of a white rose. As I was prepping flowers for design, he took a few of the gorgeous roses for Inspo and made the cake while looking at the petals of the roses that would also be used on our wedding day.
I spent so much time planning details that mattered to me and I love all I chose. For everything else you are not super set on, leave it up to your vendors to surprise you with their talents. Having a surprise to look forward to was one of the highlights of the day: from the cake to the bands surprise songs… highly recommend hiring good vendors and letting them do their thing.
Photography: L. Hewitt Photography | Venue: The Seclusion | Planning: Lauren Corrigan Events | Floral: The Brownstone Studio and Fiorella Floral | Wholesale Flowers: Blooms by the Box | Videography: Film and Flourish | Cake: Kyle Waller | Rentals: Paisley and Jade | Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen | Linens: Festive Fare | DJ: Ryan Clark | Catering: CHEFS | Wedding Dress: EVA Lendel | Submitted via Matchology