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Esther & Andrew at The Market at Grelen


November 21, 2016 | Ivy Publications

Esther and Andrew took their vows on a beautiful September day amongst the verdant landscape of The Market at Grelen.

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Inspired by the surrounding natural beauty, the wedding encompassed a simple elegance, flattered by the venue’s botanics. Stone and wooden elements from the area were incorporated in the décor, providing a rustic ambiance. Soft, organic florals from Mallory Joyce added just the right amount of romance to the breathtaking affair.

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For the bridal party and groomsmen, Esther and Andrew chose the classic color scheme of rich navy and periwinkle. Emerald and cream boutonnieres alongside pink and jade bouquets seamlessly complemented the deep blue hues while matching the greenery ever present in the décor and setting.

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The couple tied in elements of their heritage with some gorgeous personal touches. The mothers, aunts and grandmothers wore traditional Korean dresses, called “hanbok,” mixing both modern and traditional details for a unique celebration.

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The affection Esther and Andrew showed towards each other was infectious, causing everyone to smile from beginning to end. The couple beamed with love, sharing laughs during even the most intimate moments.

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After months of planning, the couple was overjoyed to see their special day come together, and were thankful for the opportunity to make memories they will cherish for a lifetime.

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Venue: The Market at Grelen

Event Planner & Stylist: Mallory Joyce Designs

Photographer: Michael and Carina Photography

Caterer: BBQ Exchange

Cake: Favorite Cakes

Florist: Mallory Joyce Designs

Rental Company: Festive Fare and Gibson Rentals

Stationaire: Joie De Vivre

Dress: Ulla Maija

Jewelry: Sara Gabriel

Beauty Stylist: Aimee Zhang

Music: Dance Candy by Sam Hill Entertainment

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook. Email us at weddings@ivypublications.com with your questions and inquiries, or call us at 434-984-4713.

A Look Back on the Year’s Floral Trends


November 7, 2016 | Ivy Publications

Each year, styles, colors and patterns arise as favorites among florists and floral designers. The drive to create more innovative arrangements that incorporate unique greenery and natural elements has led to a stunning and creative year for florals. The recent trend toward larger arrangements left floral designers with plenty of room to play and amaze wedding parties and guests each season.

The intricately detailed arrangement has become a staple in a couple’s wedding décor. With brides being more selective when choosing their floral designers, they are drawing in the photographer’s attention to capture their stunning arrangements. From the bouquets held by the bride and her bridesmaids as they walk down the aisle to the centerpieces decorating the middle of the reception tables, flowers have the ability to enhance the mood of any wedding.

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Adding non-floral elements to a bouquet or display adds both texture and dimension that may not be available in the traditional floral trends. Distinct additions to a bridal bouquet, such as feathers, berries and herbs, can also subtly speak to the bride’s personality while flattering and complementing her dress and jewelry.

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Gone are the days of traditionally round and vertical-shaped flower arrangements. Bountiful overflowing bouquets thrived in this year’s floral trends. Many brides opted for horizontal bouquets filled with different blooms and greenery, allowing brides to make a statement without hiding her breathtaking dress. Often, brides combined the trend of extra foliage with this horizontal layout to create an even more unique natural appearance like those above.

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As overflowing floral trends graced the wedding world this year, some brides are still choosing a traditional look. Incorporating the longstanding tradition of a rounder, more tailored bouquet, brides chose arrangements with a mixture of similar or complementing toned flowers and other greenery. Using different flowers of similar color adds a unique modern twist to a well-known style—embracing the year’s “wild” and natural trends.

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Floral trends have started to seep into every aspect of a couple’s wedding, from flower headbands and jewelry to adorning the bride and groom’s chairs at the head table. Brides and flower girls alike walk down the aisles with flower crowns weaved into their hairstyles. These bohemian inspired floral accessories fit well with the natural and wild floral trends.

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This past year, 2016, was a leading example of how adding unique touches to a wedding can transform it into something strikingly unforgettable. The growing trends toward larger arrangements and floral accessories have allowed floral designers more room to display their creative skills, and the results—amazing.

Photography:

3 Cats Photo (lead image)

Robert Radifera Photography (Second, Seventh & Eighth Image)

Rachel May Photography (Third and Fourth Image)

Isaac Alongi (Fifth Image)

Michael & Carina Photographers (Sixth Image)

Jenelle Kappe (Ninth Image)

Alisandra Photography (Tenth Image)

Florals:

Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Designs (Fifth Image)

Mallory Joyce Design (Sixth Image)

Tourterelle Floral Design (Ninth & Tenth Image)

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an annual art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia; Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine, a monthly parenting magazine with a calendar of Charlottesville festivals and events plus stories on education, health and family fun; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook. Email us at weddings@ivypublications.com with your questions and inquiries, or call us at 434-984-4713.