Urban Chic Floral Fantasy Wedding
Be inspired by this chic Styled Shoot featured in Volume 6 of Wine & Country Weddings. While Virginia’s wine country is best known for its rolling hills, acres of vineyards and beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain backdrop, there are also numerous modern venues speckled throughout the region. The rooftop bar of Charlottesville’s stylish Quirk Hotel is just such an urban oasis. Its downtown location is ideal for hosting a fashion-forward wedding while still being able to enjoy cityscape views. If you’re dreaming of just such an affair, or seeking Urban Chic Wedding Inspiration, then you’ll love this modern and memorable styled shoot.
Inspired by the hotel’s mid-century modern design and décor and unique blend of 1950s glamour with a hint of 1980s pop style, this shoot, designed and planned by Just a Little Ditty, blends modern, abstract elements with sumptuous Victorian-inspired florals by Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Design.
While the tables are certainly the scene-stealers, the ceremony setting is not to be missed. A plain white wall is the perfect canvas for any ceremony space. The planner transformed a pair of sleek metallic book shelves into a blooming arch with tiers of boxed floral arrangements that lead up to a canopy effect achieved through branches wired to the shelves. The result is both romantic and wild. The graceful curves and soft palette of the blossom-strewn scene brought a soft femininity to the sleek, minimal space and created a photo-worthy frame for the couple’s first kiss.
The welded steel of the gold mid-century modern wire chairs adds an extra touch of sophistication to the intimate scene, and the grand scale rug plus touches of velvet in the oversized ottomans and the banquettes add softness that, keeps the room from feeling austere and cold.
In stride with the clean lines of the setting, the bride’s satin sheath wedding gown with its fold, off-the-shoulder bodice has a modern aesthetic that blends perfectly with the oversized, retro-inspired blooms seen in the bride’s illusion necklace and the gown’s sash.
Similarly, the groom’s modern tailored suit with slim-notch lapel in a smokey, blue-grey is the perfect foil to the bride’s stunning silhouette.
A soft color palette in shades of peachy-pinks, grey-blues and hints of citrus yellow visible in the flowers, décor and paper suite make everything feel fresh and pretty. An extra touch of frayed chiffon ribbons add a whimsical effect to the bride’s opulent bouquet.
The mix and match styling of the invitation suite gave guests a hint of the celebration of color which would greet them at the wedding.
Two bold styles of tables were created for the intimate reception. Below, we see the couple’s table featuring a throw-back 1980s splatter-paint design linen. To maintain the elegance of the space, this relaxed table linen is topped with sleek-and-simple natural form plates, slim-lined gold flatware and elegant-cut crystal stemware. A deep, peacock blue brushed napkin and a golden-rod table sign bring a bold color statement to the abstract tablescape. A boxed arrangement borrowed from the ceremony arch complete the setting, and acrylic ghost chairs keep the focus on the table.
The juxtaposition of this artistically set table brings balance to the opulent splendor of the other table, thus making the entire space feel as fresh and vibrant as summer in Virginia.
The robust floral arrangements in bold tones of rouge and gold trundle over table edges and cast the whole place in a rosy gold glow. Neat lines of rouge velvet-upholstered, mid-century modern chairs tuck into the flower-bedecked tables. The result is playful, sophisticated and elegant.
The existing marble top table became a show-stopping head table with an Eden-esque array of blooms cascading in a seemingly infinite stream along the top and sides. The exuberant mix of predominantly pink blooms with a few dollops of sunny citrus includes tulips, peonies, garden roses, snap dragons and more. At each place setting, we find a vibrant Goldenrod napkin a-symmetrically paired with a wooden charger, flat saucer and slim-lined gold flatware, which are bound with a splatter-style ribbon.
A make-your-own Mimosa station greeted guests, while an array of tempting dishes, all perfectly color-coordinated to enhance the theme, provided exceptionally delicious noshing throughout the event.
A charcuterie board of meats, cheeses, dried fruits and rustic crackers were served on simple wooden boards. Additional dishes included savory flat breads with arugula and prosciutto, crab cakes, pulled pork on soft corn tortillas, fresh baked goods and the southern favorite fried chicken and waffles.
The splatter-patterned frosting on the wedding cake echoes the table linens and is served atop a simple wooden pedestal with a feathered flourish on the hotel’s rooftop. It’s a sweet finish to an exquisite celebration. ~
Photographer: Jen Fariello Photography
Venue & Catering: Quirk Hotel Charlottesville
Florist: Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Designs
Planner & Designer: Just a Little Ditty
Tabletop Rentals: Emerson James Rentals
Linens: Nuage Designs
Rentals: Festive Fare Rentals
Stationery: Rock Paper Scissors
Calligrapher: Jodi Macfarlan Calligraphy
Baker: Commonwealth Cake Company
Attire: The One Bridal Salon
Hair Stylist: Top Knot Studio
Makeup Artist: Rouge 9
Accents: Kiki Slaughter
Models: Chloe + Mark Vignettes
This styled shoot was featured in Volume 6 of Wine & Country Weddings.