The timeless elegance of spring florals is a staple of the bridal world. This inspirational photoshoot incorporates lush botanicals with a French flair that will prove love is in bloom, and there’s no better time to feel it than in spring. Delicate, country flowers paired with lush greenery evoke visions of the French countryside amid the rolling hills of Virginia Wine Country. 

Styled Wedding Shoot

Image @ Jenny Haas for Wine and Country Weddings

This romantic outdoor wedding at Goodstone Inn and The Red Fox Inn & Tavern, as imagined by Jessica Ashley Events & SRS Events, embraces elements of both the French and Virginia countrysides with intricate and delicate decor highlighting the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Embracing the French Countryside in Virginia Wine Country

The wedding color palette features offsetting cream and pink flowers against vibrant green trellised foliage. A neutral-colored ribbon hangs from the bridal bouquet in an elegant bow, giving the bouquet a personalized touch.

The romantic nature of the delicate florals and wedding gown shine amidst the rustic haze of the historic Inn. The candle centerpieces offer an intimate collation betwixt the splendor details and the bucolic ambiance of the farmhouse. Glimpses of romance dance in the flames while the color palette’s elegance grounds them.

White, Gold, and Royal Blue Accents on Your Big Day

The sumptuous accessories juxtaposed with the intimate enclosure from the hills of Virginia Wine Country provide the joyous occasion with a pampered feel, while hidden away in the countryside.

The deckle-edge invitations give an antique flare to the luxe elements. The light blue envelopes with gold detailing assist the deckle-edge to create a vintage invitation suite. The glamorous, light cardstock bodes ethereally with the French touches of the celebration.

The bride’s delicate gold earrings complete the look for a stylish, yet modest, appearance. 

An impeccable, two-tiered wedding cake appeals to the angelic white hues reigning throughout this styled wedding. The cake’s semi-naked design allows the buttercream’s rippled texture to shine through, while a crescendo of 3-D florals climb their way up the slim length of this two-tiered cake. Wonderfully simple, the delicate elegance and ethereal femininity of this cake allude to a gust of wind blowing the flowers lightly through the air. 

Blush Flowers for a Blushing Bride

The dress, called “Giverny” after the village where artist Claude Monet’s famous gardens reside, is a custom creation from designer Stesha Ho. The dusty blush hue of the tiered floor-length skirt is reminiscent of terraced French gardens and picks up the creamy tones of the floral centerpieces.

The care and meticulous craftsmanship of “Giverny” signifies the efforts made to swell the beautiful Parisian garden. The silky flowers are an ode to those grown on the terrace, and the light material of the gown moves just as the wind through the garden flows. 

Image @ Jenny Haas for Wine and Country Weddings

The bouquets’ green composites are interrupted by a beautiful array of blush florals. A staple of romance, the rose inserts itself into all arrangements to fashion the timeless elegance of love in bloom. The classic blush tones timelessly integrate into any wedding celebration and make for a popular staple.

Floral lace appliqués and beaded silk flowers on the gown’s bodice reflect the slender sprig of cherry blossoms perched like a fascinator on the elegant two-tier cake.

The florals are contrasted against a classic gold-trimmed blue-and-white color scheme for the invitations and table settings. Gold accents including stunning silverware and personalized name-tags complete the tablescapes and tie the ceremony together.

Incorporating Parisian Décor at Your Intimate Reception

Traditional touches, like the gold accents and champagne tower, elevate the sophistication of the décor for a memorable occasion.

Candlelight is a great way to bring a warm ambiance and romance to your wedding reception. Tapered candlesticks dazzle next to the tablescapes, adding height to the floral centerpieces.

In typical Parisian fashion, the pastel tones of the tablescape achieve a delicate mix of elegantly simplistic elements and opulent accents.

The chic tablecloth with the intricate blue designs annexes the vintage spirit of the wedding. It’s dignified in its own character, but paired with the beautiful green-blush bouquets and gold details, the elegance is beyond compare.

Spring florals are ideal for Virginia Wine Country brides looking to combine the delicacy of French romance with the natural beauty of a Virginia Wine Country wedding. Garden theme venues abound form formal gardens like Richmond’s Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens to private estates like Clifton Inn or Glenstone Gardens and even public spaces like the Botanical Garden of the Piedmont in Charlottesville. ~

wedding vendors

Photographer: Jenny Haas Photography
Venue: Goodstone Inn and The Red Fox Inn & Tavern
Planner & Stylist: Jessica Ashley Events & SRS Events
Baker: Miam Cake
Florist: Stem Floral Studio
Rentals: White Glove Rentals & BBJ La Tavola
Signage: Inkwell Scripted
Invitations: Anne Taylor Studio
Beauty Artist: Amie Decker Beauty
Designer: Stesha Ho
Accessories: The Loved One
Models: The Artist Agency
Cinematography: Kristin Beatley Films
Shoes: Bella Bella Shoes

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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