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We’re never ones to shy away from a bold color palette here at Grey Likes Weddings, so you can imagine our delight in the punchy, coral hues of Kaitlin and Adam’s nuptials at King Family Vineyards. The bride, a wedding planner herself at Bluebird Productions, had a strong vision for the details of the day—a gold leafed horseshoe escort card display, custom barnwood doors, and abundant florals in rich colors by Prema StyleKate and Lily Flowers. Check out all the bright details in these images captured by Ashley Cox Photography.

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Adam and I have been best friends for almost 12 years. We have always shared a love for travel and the outdoors and a few years into our relationship we took a leap and moved across the country to Aspen, Colorado where I worked as a wedding planner and Adam worked in hospitality. From packing up our lives in two weeks and driving across the country to living in a 273 square foot apartment, the adventure cemented our relationship. Some of our favorite memories as a couple are from long summer hikes in the Rockies and weekends spent skiing and snowboarding down the slopes of Aspen mountain.

Adam pulled off a surprise proposal in my favorite spot in Aspen, complete with champagne, rose petals, chocolate covered strawberries, a hidden photographer, and perfectly timed snowfall! I was eager to start planning since I had spent the past two years turning other brides visions into reality. Adam and I knew that we wanted a wedding venue with a southern feel that was driving distance from our home town of Potomac, Maryland. After searching a number of venues close by, my boss (and wedding planner) Virginia suggested we visit Charlottesville. We immediately fell in love with the rolling hills and quaint pastures of Southern Virginia and when we found King Family Vineyard we knew it was the place for us.

Between my time planning weddings with Bluebird Productions and growing up with my mom, a color and style consultant and florist, I knew from the beginning that I would enjoy putting together the creative details for our big day. It was important to me that the deep rich colors of fall be incorporated in the floral and décor and I have always loved gold accents. Everything about the design of our wedding was a family affair. My veil was handmade by my mom and we spent hours picking out the vases for the flowers, selecting just the right color of velvet ribbon, and gold leafing the horse shoes for the escort card display while my dad built the chuppah for our ceremony and the custom barn wood bars for the reception.

For Adam and I, the most important part of the day was celebrating with our friends and family. After four years of friendship and seven years of dating, our tight knit family had watched us challenge each other, laugh together, and grow as individuals and as partners. We are fortunate that so many people in our lives were willing to travel to share in our celebration and enjoyed every minute of the weekend celebration.

Photography: Ashley Cox Photography // Wedding Planning + Design: Virginia Edelson, Bluebird Productions // Floral Design: Prema StyleKate and Lily Flowers // Invitations: Minted // Ceremony + Reception Venue: King Family Vineyards // Catering: The Local // Cake: Arley Cakes // Wedding Dress: Posh Bridal Couture // Makeup + Hair Artist: Lou Stevens Glam Squad // Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Joanna AugustAlfred Angelo // DJ: DJ Bobby

 

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Quail Ranch Events—with its expansive grounds filled with lemon, orange and avocado trees—was the ideal setting for this citrus-themed inspiration shoot. Pairing bright, citrusy colors in the florals by Peony & Plum, actual citrus fruit from the Ranch with metallic golds and grays in the form of marble accents and tabletop decor completed the fresh, summery, outdoor vibe that A Stunning Affair envisioned. All the vibrance in the sun-kissed details is captured in these gorgeous photos by  Birds of a Feather.

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Event Design & Planning: A Stunning Affair // Photography: Birds of a Feather // Floral Design & Stationery: Peony & Plum // Venue: Quail Ranch Events // Bridal Gown & Accessories: Claire Pettibone // Hair & Make Up: Toni Brides // Aperitifs: Jadesca // Rentals: A Rental Connection // Rentals: Borrowed BLU // Cake & Desserts: Frost It Cakery // Catering: Command Performance

 

 

 

 

The natural scenery of the venue, Wright-Locke Farm, set the perfect tone for this farm-fresh inspiration shoot. With an earthy palette, rich silk and applique textures throughout and stunning floral creations from By Nectar, the design of the shoot creates a look that’s both romantic and impactful while remaining warm and relaxed. Ashley Largesse Photography was behind the lens capturing all the lovely moments in these beautiful images.

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Photography: Ashley Largesse Photography // Sponsor: Honeybook // Sponsor: Showit // Floral Design: By Nectar // Letterpress Stationery: Christa Alexandra Designs // Venue: Wright Lockhart Farm // Model: Kyleigh Kerscher // Calligraphy: Linds Loves Ink // Gown: Everthine Bridal // Hair: Jillian’s Hair // Makeup: Elizabeth England Studios // Tabletop Rentals: Vermont Tent Company // Silks: Honey Silks & Co.

 

The inspiration in this romantic and colorful shoot came from planner Brianne McMullan Events love of the Magnolia bloom. The southern-influenced shoot at The Cator Woolford Gardens includes gorgeous florals by Shean Strong  like the Magnolia ceremony installation and romantic bouquets and centerpieces in a bold palette. With stationery by Empress Stationery, a Ginger Spice Bakery cake and calligraphy by Anna Sayers Calligraphy, the overall look is bright garden party with old European undertones and it’s all captured beautifully by Shelby Rae Photographs .

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Venue: The Cator Woolford Gardens // Planning/Design: Brianne McMullan Events // Photography: Shelby Rae Photographs // Floral Design: Shean Strong // Stationery: Empress Stationery // Calligraphy: Anna Sayers Calligraphy // Gown Designer/Style: Amy Kuschel/Venice // Gown Boutique: Kelly’s Closet // Cake Design: Ginger Spice Bakery // Models: Caroline Schulte & James White // Dog: Addison the Sheepadoodle // Makeup: Margaret Snider Artistry // Hair: Renee Locher // Linens: La Tavola // Chair Rentals: Event Rentals Unlimited // Tuxedo: The Modern Gent
// Styling Board: Heirloom Bindery // Vintage Stamps: Vintage Postage Shop // Ribbon: Adorn // Ring Box: The Mrs. Box

 

The inspiration for this sunny, citrus-hued editorial stemmed from the custom watercolor crest created by Paper Love Club. The looks centers around neutral blush tones with various bursts of yellow in the form of lemons and floral creations by Wallflower Designs. The table settings, styled byElm Street Social, bring garden-party inspiration indoors at  The Monte Bello Estate  with loads of garden roses and ranuculus and multi-colored glassware. Lucky for us One July Photography was on had to capture all the details in these lovely images.

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Photography: One July Photography // Styling: Elm Street Social // Florals: Wallflower Designs // Stationery & Watercolor: Paper Love Club // Venue: The Monte Bello Estate // Cake: Elysia Root Cakes // Rentals: Nimble Well // Makeup: Carly Pribich // Hair: Jen Spair // Dress Boutique: Alice in Ivory // Dress Designer: Hayley Paige // Tuxedo: Menguin // Couple: Jen and Matt Herrmann