Justine and Zach are the kind of couple you can’t help but love! Their wedding was a perfect reflection of them, simple with an elegant flair. The two were married on a private ranch in Virginia, against a view of woodland mountains that seem to be painted on the horizon. The layers of Justine’s Sarah Seven gown danced in the wind as they said their vows, and her organic bouquet with shades of purple, made for a lovely color pop against the dark greens around us. The reception was one of the most unique I have experienced. Guests sat “family style” and dined solely by the glow of hundreds of candles; it was perfectly intimate! Read more on Style Me Pretty!
Featured: Style Me Pretty, front page | Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven, Practically Perfect | Event Planning: Luxe and Luna Couture Events | Calligraphy: Letterlyn Studio | Film Lab: PhotoVision Prints | Headpiece: Emma Katzka Bridal | Catering: Tri-Spring Farm Catering | Cake: Sweetz Bakery | Floral Design: Petals and Hedges | Hair: Kirsten Marie Design | Makeup Artist: Makeup by Alexis Janney | Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo
When first approaching the Veritas Winery, there was no doubt in our minds that this shoot needed to feel deeply inspired by the serene scenery and lush landscape of a Charlottesville vineyard. Nestled on the edge of the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, the vista is so breathtaking, it seems to be painted on the horizon. The details chosen reflect and showcase a classically elegant vision: slate grey lettering paired with wild branches and natural paper, a plunging lace and chiffon gown, and locally foraged greenery and flowers. We embraced all the green around us!
Featured: Wedding Sparrow | Film Lab: Photovision | Stylist / Planner: Luxe & Luna Couture Events | Floral Designer: Petals & Hedges | Dress Designer: Rebecca Schoneveld Designs | Rentals: Festive Fare | Accessories: The Flower Cult | Venue: Veritas Winery | Cake Designer: Whipped Up By Mimi | Hair & Makeup Artist: Anna Breeding | Veils: Marisol Aparicio | Calligraphy: Letterlyn Studio
Rachel and Vince live a true city lifestyle, so it was only fitting for us to meet in the heart of Washington DC for their engagement session. If you have ever been to Washington DC in the summer, you know that it can get crowded, so we decided to start bright and early as the sun crept across the reflecting pool and up the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. It was quite the peaceful experience! Rachel looked stunning, first wearing a deep blue cocktail dress with bow, and second wearing a pink cap-sleeve dress. A gold chunky necklace, earrings, gold band engagement ring, and nude pumps completed her classically elegant look! Vince’s suit also looked sharp and made Rachel’s outfits pop. These two are getting married in Charlottesville next spring!
Gorgeous taupe-colored sand, shallow rocks, and quiet waves make up the beaches of Virginia Beach. For this styled elopement, we wanted to highlight the uniqueness and simplicity of the Virginia coastline and inspire couples who may not live in the most picturesque locations. First Landing State Park is a perfect representation of the Virginia coast, complete with grass-covered dunes and shallow beach inlets; this beach is not fancy or famous, but still beautiful in it’s own way. It was very important for us to reflect the feel of the beach, while also staying true to a fine art aesthetic.
From Tram Alvarado Events: “Inspiration for this shoot came from the Virginia Beach coast, where I currently call home. I will never get tired of the windswept shorelines and calming waves. For this shoot, I imagined a couple in an intimate setting, showcasing their love for one other with no distractions. Rocks and an open field overlooking the water served as the perfect location. I wanted the color palette to consist of beachy blues and grays, keeping all details simple. The gown chosen was a stunning Claire Pettibone, with a high neck and delicate lace.”
Film Lab: Photovision | Stylist / Planner: Tram Alvarado Events | Floral Designer: Roost Flowers | Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone | Rentals: Chic Unique Rentals | Accessories: Silk and Willow | Venue: First Landing State Park | Cake Designer: Rachel Henson | Makeup Artist: Shaelynn Riddle | Calligraphy: Letterlyn | Hair: Joann Tupponce