Genna and Firat’s old-world romantic elopement at The Virginia House is going to take your breath away! For this couple, we did a complete style and design package. We helped them plan all the details and design. From the color palette of dusty blue and cream to the linens and all the tabletop details. We also curated the perfect wedding vendor team that all worked together to make this vision come to life. Our services extend beyond the color palette and venue selection. Our design and styling options encompass the overall look and feel of your event. We create a visual experience that is both beautiful and unique to each couple!
They wanted an old-world romantic theme and included several of Genna’s mother’s antique pieces. We even planned out their photo locations on-site to ensure every detail was taken care of. Some of my favorite images are of Genna in her lace getting ready robe. We made sure to get portraits of her mom putting on her veil, and I love the sweet moments between the two.
This sweet couple met nine years ago when Firat was a pharmacist. Genna was wearing a necklace with a Turkish symbol, and two instantly connected. Firat is from Turkey, so the two connected over their background. A simple conversation turned into the beginning of a lifelong relationship!
When planning an elopement, they had The Virginia House in mind as their venue. Genna’s mother used to work there, so she always pictured getting married there! The Virginia House is absolutely perfect and one of my favorites. Formerly an English manor house, you feel like you have traveled to the English countryside when you are on the grounds. The house is built on the hillside and overlooks the James River. And the grounds offer the most beautiful gardens, which is where the couple chose to say their vows. Since they only had a few guests in attendance, we were able to have everyone in the garden at once.
We had the tables spaced out for social distancing for the reception, with two people per table. The tables had crinkled linens, with linen hand-tied napkins. The gold flatware tied into the gold tapered candlestick holders. I incorporated Genna’s mother’s antiques in the table setting for a pop of blue. The flowers were rich creams, ivories, and plenty of greenery to tie into the garden. With a setting as gorgeous as The Virginia House, you can really let the venue be the design inspiration!
This beautiful wedding was also featured on Wedding Sparrow, so you can see even more incredible details in their feature!
Venue: The Virginia House
Design: Elle Loren & Co. @ellelorenandco
Photo: Nicole Colwell Photography @nicolecolwellphotography
Cinema: Rachel Curry Films @rachaelcurryfilms
Florals: Wild Fleurette @lynn_killbergthoreson
Hair & Makeup: Emily Artistry @emily.artistry
Dress: Grace Loves Lace @grace_loves_lace