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When Victorian meets modern, romantic meets edgy, and a natural desert setting becomes an elegant venue–the incredible talent behind today’s moody desert  inspiration mixed unexpected styles together to create a unique look. Planner BTS Event Management and florist 1209 Creative used TONS of florals with a focus on orchids, black ranunculus, dahlias and large garden roses for an edgy-elegance that we love. Check out all the details in these beautiful images captured by Andrea Elizabeth Photography.

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Photographer: Andrea Elizabeth Photography // Wedding Planner/Designer: BTS Event Management // Flowers: 1209 Creative // Invitations: Pretty Paperie // Venue: Sanctuary // Dress: Pronovias // Dress Shop: Lillian Lottie // Model, Hair and Makeup: Ashley Paige Collective // Cake: Pixy Cakes // Video: Kyle B. Smith // Linen: Wildflower Linen // Runner: Silk & Willow // Flatware, Cake Stand and Glassware: Anthropologie // Small Plates: Nordstrom

 

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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

 

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 European-style garden setting of the Aquinas College Holmdene Manor and Gardens offered a beautiful, blooming backdrop to this ethereal lilac-hued inspiration shoot designed by Fleurology Designs. Textured, calligraphy invitations by Centennial Designs set the mood with raw silk ribbon, watercolor floral and a cool blue-to-purple palette. The shoot is filled with soft, romantic moments captured at every turn by Samantha James Photography.

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Photography: Samantha James Photography // Florals, Event Design & Coordination: Fleurology Designs // Invitations: Centennial Designs // Venue/ Location: Aquinas College Holmdene Manor and Gardens // Bridal Boutique: Ali Nicole Bridal // Gown Maker: Emily Riggs Bridal // Shoe Designer: Harriet Wilde, Bridgette Grey Cherry Shoes // Earrings: Sara Gabriel, Alex Earrings // Ring: Handcrafted Gems // Hair: Sin Republic // Makeup: Wonderfully Made Beauty // Tux/ Suit: J. Crew, Ludlow Blazer + Suit Pants // Models: Sin Chun / Stephanie Oki Chun // Desserts: Ginger Bakes // Rentals/ Hard Goods: Events by Icandy // China: Gigi & LaClede // Linens: Special Occasions // Specialty Made: Tono + Co

 

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.