Autumn is a spectacular season to experience in Charlottesville. The vibrant colors provide a romantic backdrop for any seasonal wedding. Changing leaves provide florists and planners the opportunity to capture and showcase the burgundy, plum, maroon and brown hues that are so evocative this time of the year. Incorporating the natural elements will only enhance an already intimate experience. We hope you enjoy one of our favorite fall-inspired photo shoots.

Photos by Jen Fariello

Venue: The Market at Grelen

Caterer: The Catering Outfit

Cake: Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe

Florals: Southern Blooms

Rental Companies: CE Rental (Festive Fare), Southern Blooms and Private Collection

Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Kalika

Bridal Dress: Elaya Vaughn by Kate Pankoke

Plantings & Greenery: Grelen Nursery

Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss

Jeweler: Suz Somersall

Hair Stylist: Top Knot Studio

Beauty Stylist: Rouge 9 Makeup Studio

Styling & Coordination: Sarah Sargent

Female Model: Meg Killory

Male Model: Sinisa Z Maricic


Virginia Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in Virginia Wine Country. Virginia Wine & Country Life is a semi-annual luxury print magazine with a full digital presence. The Virginia Wine & Country Gold Book is an annual guide to the top award-winning wines, wineries and experiences in Virginia Wine Country. The annual Virginia Wine & Country Wedding Planner is an art book of elegant Virginia weddings. The brand includes the Virginia Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, Va. It is a beautiful lifestyle boutique that brings the pages of the magazines to life. Virginia Wine & Country tells the stories of Virginia wineries, the farm-to-table movement, luxury travel, entertaining, art and the elegant country lifestyle. Ivy Life & Style Media also provides branding, web design and PR services for the wine industry.

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