Jacob and Madison, high school sweethearts, married in a joyful ceremony at King Family Vineyards in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Their families had been close for years and Madison’s brothers were thrilled to finally count Jacob, one of their closest friends, among their family.

King Family vineyards, summer wedding ceremony
Real wedding Jacob & Madison, King Family Vineyards, Image @ Paige Ryan Photography

Meet the Newlywed Couple

The blue and white flowers at this wedding matched the chinoiserie decor.
Real wedding Jacob & Madison, King Family Vineyards, Image @ Paige Ryan Photography

A Blue and White Wedding at King Family Vineyards

Madison dreamt her wedding would convey “timeless elegance.” Chinoiserie, the Chinese-inspired art and design style popularized in Europe, fit her vision beautifully. And, while blue and white has become a classic décor trend, it’s also a stunning theme for a wedding, offering a romantic garden meets Europe vibe for this vineyard celebration.

Styling a Blue & White Wedding

Madison paired her stunning Justin Alexander mermaid gown with sandal heels embroidered with pearls while her coordinating pearl earrings were perfectly framed by her soft braided updo.

Jacob wore a tan suit and white tie, the light colors following a trend we see increasingly in groom attire.

A Classic Blue and White Vineyard Ceremony

The King Family Vineyards ceremony was held in front of a cross that Jacob built himself. A symbol of their love for each other and for God, the newlyweds plan to incorporate it into the landscaping of their home.

King Family Vineyards was the site of this elegant blue and white wedding.
Real wedding Jacob & Madison, King Family Vineyards, Image @ Paige Ryan Photography

The bridesmaids each chose their own gown style in a beautiful pale blue to coordinate with the wedding palette for this King Family Vineyards wedding. The white bridal bouquet was accented with sweet sea holly, her “something blue” while the overflowing vases of hydrangeas and delphinium brought all the elements together. 

A charming alternative to traditional flower girls, the couple invited their beloved grandmothers to precede them down the aisle scattering petals. 

A Blue & White Wedding Reception at King Family Vineyards

Everyone enjoyed the evening of dancing that was launched with a choreographed entrance by each partnered pair in the wedding party, ranging from dance routines to mock football plays that delighted all the guests at this King Family Vineyards celebration.

The bride and groom customized cocktails at this Virginia winery wedding
Real wedding Jacob & Madison, King Family Vineyards, Image @ Paige Ryan Photography

The blue and white floral arrangements from the ceremony also graced the tablescapes at the vineyard reception coupled with graceful white linens and tableware. The stage was set for romance with candles on the tables and accents of greenery.

Delicious food provided by Country Cupboard Catering was served on elegant blue and white Chinoiserie plates. Soft seagrass chargers lend an organic vibe to the tables and perfectly suit the French country style bentwood chairs.

Using Blue and White Décor

The beautiful wedding décor featured heirloom silver pieces, antique furniture and Chinoiserie from the bride’s family collections. Above, soft party lighting, boxwood globes and blue and whine chinoiserie paper globes highlighted the beautiful woodwork of the King Family Vineyard’s event space.

Blue and white hydrangeas graced the traditional chinoiserie vases on custom whitewashed antique furniture and made a showstopping addition to the various white blooms and pale blue coneflowers in the bridal bouquet.

Blue & White Details at a Winery Wedding

The stationary suite was a classic white paper with a French blue floral motif hinting at what was to come for guests.The bride’s mother sourced chinoiserie-patterned paper hand fans as gifts for the wedding guests.

Madison designed two custom cocktails named after the couple’s two dogs—”the center of our world,” she remarked. The custom napkins also had pictures of the pups on them, tying the whole family together.

Jacob & Madison’s Happily Ever After

They worked some whimsy into the couple’s first look with another current trend, the “false first look,” with a groomsman—in this case, the bride’s youngest brother—pretending to be the bride. Jacob’s shock when he turned around to see his friend and future brother in an ill-fitting wedding gown was priceless, and the humor quickly turned to awe when Madison finally made her appearance.

Their day was a triumph of love, commitment and family, both born and made.

For more inspirational advice about planning a wedding in Virginia Wine Country, be sure to get your copy of the Virginia Wine Country Wedding Planner or read the digital edition on our website. Find talented Virginia vendors on our partner pages, explore vineyard weddings, discover more wedding pet inspiration and discover some of our favorite tips for choosing a Virginia venue for your summer wedding.~

wedding vendors

Venue: King Family Vineyards
Photography: Paige Ryan Photography
Rentals: MS Events, Beggar’s Banquet Rentals
Makeup: Cagney Shifflet Makeup Artist
Hair: Sei Bella Studio
Dress: Ashley Grace Bridal
Catering: Country Cupboard Catering
Dessert: Baked on the James
Florals: Leisa Norcross
DJ: Ryan Clark

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