I’ve completely fallen for the dreamy fairy-tale like quality of today’s shoot from Arte De Vie and Blue Gardenia Events. The rich marsala red paired with gold is such an elegant combination, but it takes on a romantic feel in this beautiful abandoned space with lush florals. I just love the contrast of the fresh flowers and glamourous details against the overgrown gardens and decaying building. With the pomegranate and velvet details, this would be the perfect inspiration for a fall or winter wedding.
Photography | Arte De Vie | Styling & Design | Blue Gardenia Events | Florist | Fat Cat Flowers | Hair | Adrian Billot from Keith Noonan Salon | Makeup | Midori Professional Makeup Artistry | Signage & Paper Goods | Smallchalk, Minted, and Blue Gardenia Events | Rentals & Decor | Blue Gardenia Events and Fat Cat Flowers | Dress | Marchesa Notte | Shoes | Nina | Model | Christian Tarzetti
If you love color, you are going to fall for today’s bright and colorful spring wedding from Kate Supa. The pink, orange, and gold color palette is so playful and fun and definitely sets the mood for the whole day. The florals are amazing and I love the cute and easy DIY centerpieces.
I chose to do shades of pink and orange, with some touches of gold. I wanted country chic, complete with gold glitter mason jars and candles. Our location was right on the water at a beautiful manor in Mathews, Virginia.
I had a white and pink handkerchief in my bouquet that my Mom gave my sister to use at her wedding. My sister-in-law also carried it on her wedding day.
I really wanted the whole wedding to reflect who we were, and I wanted to be about us and our relationship being centered around God. Our ceremony was personal and showed who we were, so that was the most important to us.
We had a difficult time finding the venue, and everything revolved around that and getting a date. We finally found the perfect venue and got married the same week as my parents did 43 years ago.
Almost all of our decorations were handmade. My mom and some family and friends helped glittered all the jars and candles, I designed the Save The Date and the program. I made the joy sign that people signed as a guest book. Pretty much everything was DIY.
The whole day was amazing. My girls prayed for me before the ceremony and that was definitely a favorite. The ceremony was so wonderful, so hearing things we had written about and to each other was a BIG favorite, and then getting to see our family friends there, some we hadn’t seen in a long time was wonderful. Of course, getting to take a little time away to ourselves to get some pictures taken was great too.
Photography | Kate Supa Photography | Venue | Grand View Manor, Foster, VA | Day-of Coordinator | Brigette Wesson | Florals | Kent Taylor | Cake | Cakes to Remember | Catering | Creative Catering of Virginia | Rentals | Grand Rentals Station | Paper Goods | Angelwing Stationers | Entertainment | Jesse Dutton | Videography | Fowler Studios | Dress | Pronovias from Blush Bridal | Veil | Luann Nagel | Shoes | Antonio Melani | Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie | Groom’s Attire | JF J. Ferrar | Hair | Chelsea Chavis | Makeup | Alissa at Splis Enz | Officiant | Pastor Stuart Hodges
You are going to fall head over heels in love with this beautiful LA engagement session from Dennis Roy Coronel. I love the bride and groom’s retro style! The bride is a makeup artist, so she has that 1940’s glam look down to a T. The look is perfect set against the lovely gardens of the Arboretum and the vintage style of Union Station.