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Inspired Stationery


July 20, 2018 | Ivy Publications

Wedding stationery is an easy way to add a personal touch to your celebration. Save the dates and wedding invitations often help set the tone for the affair, as they offer guests a first glimpse at the wedding celebration to come. If you are looking for a little inspiration for your paper suite, these inspired ideas from real Charlottesville wine and country weddings show a variety of creative ways to accentuate your wedding’s aesthetic.


Typography-based.

From swirling calligraphy to clean, sans serif fonts, typography-based stationery lets your words do all the talking with eye-catching lettering. Mixing hand-drawn, elegant fonts with striking, simple typographies can accentuate the lovely words you choose to portray your love.

(Photo by Katelyn James; Invitations by Thinking Paper)


Dark and Moody.

We have been loving this trend and its incorporation of romantic, rich colors, from deep plums and reds to dark greens and blacks. The boldness of darker tones can easily be accentuated and balanced with metallic accents to make a brooding atmosphere chic and fun.

(Photo by CYork Photography; Stationery by I Can Do That Design)


Blue Ridge Inspired.

What better way to celebrate the beauty of love than by channeling the breathtaking air of the Blue Ride Mountains. Using the Blue Ridge as inspiration sets a majestic local tone, highlighting the charm of the mountains that so delightfully form the backdrop for our regional weddings.

(Photo by Jen Fariello; Paper Products by Emily Rose Ink)


Watercolor.

Watercolor designs offer a soft subtlety that can underscore the romantic atmosphere of the occasion. Whether you go bold with bright and intense hues or soften the palette with pastels, using watercolors for stationary is a dreamy and amorous way to celebrate your special day.

(Photo by Love by Serena; Stationery & Calligraphy by Yao Cheng Design)


Geometric. 

Bold lines and symmetrical designs elicit both a contemporary and classic ambiance, with sleek, angular patterns. The simplicity of hexagons, diamonds, and other geometric elements is an easy and tasteful way to highlight your typography and make your layout pop with modern flair.

(Photo by Jen Fariello; Invitations & Calligraphy by Sue Coral Ink)


For more inspired stationery, see “Artful Paper Suites,” in our most recent issue of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings.

Lead photo by Jen Fariello

 


From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an 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; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Home Magazine, a quarterly flipped edition with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine that includes all things home, from builders and real estate professionals to insurance, landscaping, utilities and more; the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide and Home Go-To Guide, an annual flip book with everything from daytrip ideas and home tips to directories of family & home services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook.

At Ivy Publications, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target markets since 1998.

Cheers to the Father of the Bride


June 12, 2018 | Ivy Publications

“Dads are most ordinary men turned by love into heroes, adventurers, story-tellers, singers of song.” – Pam Brown

With Father’s Day approaching, we wanted to look back on some of the touching father-daughter moments we’ve seen in weddings in Charlottesville’s wine country. Whether it is the first time a father sees his daughter on her wedding day, or the heartwarming father-daughter dance, photos that capture those funny, loving, tear-jerking and sentimental moments convey such beautiful parent-child relationships and are sure to be treasured for years to come. So, grab the tissues, and scroll on to see some beautifully captured moments.

Photos by Jen Fariello Photography

Photo by Adam Barnes

Photos by Robert Radifera Photography

Photos by Perry Vaile Photography

Photo by Robert Radifera Photography

Photos by Bethany Snyder Photography

Photo by 3 Cats Photo

Lead photo by Anagram Photography

 

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an 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; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Home Magazine, a quarterly flipped edition with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine that includes all things home, from builders and real estate professionals to insurance, landscaping, utilities and more; the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide and Home Go-To Guide, an annual flip book with everything from daytrip ideas and home tips to directories of family & home services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook.

At Ivy Publications, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target markets since 1998.

 

Emily & Stuart’s Blue Ridge Farm Wedding


May 3, 2018 | Ivy Publications

Emily and Stuart celebrated their early fall wedding at the historic Blue Ridge Farm. Nestled in the Eastern foothills of the Blue Ride Mountains, the venue provided beautiful views for an outdoor ceremony. Guests dined under twinkling lights in a translucent topped tent and enjoyed savory seafood prepared by The Catering Outfit. The festivities ended with a dynamite performance by the Kustom Made Band. Scroll on to see more of their beautiful day…

Venue: Blue Ridge Farm

Photographer: Adam Barnes

Wedding Planner: Shindig Weddings and Events LLC

Florals: Southern Blooms

Catering: The Catering Outfit

Rentals & Decor: Festive Fare Rentals, Skyline Tent Company

Makeup & Hair: Rouge 9 and Daphne Latham

Bride & Bridesmaids’ Fashion: Nordstrom

Entertainment: Kustom Made Band

Ceremony Music: Plum Blossom String Quartet

Stationery: Minted.com

Childcare: The Local Nanny Network

Cinema: Shaking Hands Productions

Transportation: Albemarle Limousine


From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an 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; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Home Magazine, a quarterly flipped edition with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine that includes all things home, from builders and real estate professionals to insurance, landscaping, utilities and more;
 the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide and Home Go-To Guide, an annual flip book with everything from daytrip ideas and home tips to directories of family & home services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook.

At Ivy Publications, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target markets since 1998.

Kristen and Abner’s Mount Ida Farm Wedding


April 20, 2018 | Ivy Publications

Kristen and Abner shared a special day with family and friends at Mount Ida Farm and Vineyard for their June nuptials. Rolling hills, a serene pond, and a beautiful gazebo served as the perfect backdrop for this joyful wedding. Accented with rich shades of purple, from the bridesmaid dresses, to the floral arrangements, and even the intricate dinner menus, Kristen and Abner’s ceremony was one to remember. We hope you enjoy their wedding as much as we did!

Photographer: Anny Photography

Event Coordinator: Two Byrds Events

Venue: Mount Ida Farm

Florals: Tourterelle Floral Design

Rentals: MS Events & Paisley + Jade

Catering: The Local

Cake: Passionflower Cakes

Invitations: Gloria Joy Ink

Wedding Gown: Maggie Sottero Designs

Makeup: Regan Wolfrey & Shaye Scarlett

Hair: MAXXIMIZED Styles by Asha Maximore

Groom’s Attire: Cesar Renuan

Cinematography: Kelsey & Nate

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an 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; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Home Magazine, a quarterly flipped edition with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine that includes all things home, from builders and real estate professionals to insurance, landscaping, utilities and more; the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide and Home Go-To Guide, an annual flip book with everything from daytrip ideas and home tips to directories of family & home services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook.

At Ivy Publications, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target markets since 1998.

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Rachel and Anthony’s Farmington Country Club Wedding


February 27, 2018 | Ivy Publications

On a beautiful October afternoon, Rachel and Anthony said “I do” at Farmington Country Club. Adding their own vibrant twist, the couple incorporated bright colors into a classic, traditional setting—eliciting a cheerful and happy response from family and friends.

Photographer: Sera Petras Photography

Wedding Planner: Orpha Events

Venue: Farmington Country Club

Rentals & Decor: Festive Fare

Florals: Nature Composed and KM Pressed

Catering & Cake: Farmington Country Club

Beauty: Jahnavi Wraight

Entertainment: DJ – Thomas Dean

Ceremony Music: Rafael Scarfullery

Officiant: Dave Norris

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an 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; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Home Magazine, a quarterly flipped edition with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine that includes all things home, from builders and real estate professionals to insurance, landscaping, utilities and more; the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide and Home Go-To Guide, an annual flip book with everything from daytrip ideas and home tips to directories of family & home services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook.

At Ivy Publications, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target markets since 1998.

Lana and Jordan’s Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards Wedding


January 20, 2018 | Ivy Publications

We are getting so excited for spring weddings over here at Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings. We cannot wait for the pinks and lush venue grounds that showcase the season. Here is a beautiful spring wedding at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards photographed by Aaron Watson Photography this past year. Lana and Jordan’s wedding day exuded timeless elegance with soft colors and thoughtful details. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

Photographer:  Aaron Watson Photography

Venue:  Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards

Wedding Coordinator: Cody Grannis | Amore Events by Cody

Florist:  Blue Ridge Floral Design

Caterer: Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyard

Officiant:  Rabbi Jake Rubin

Hair & Makeup Artist:  Avenue 42 Style Studio

Ceremony Music:  The Bloom Trio

Band: Jukeboxx Band

Videographer: Ian’s Creations

Wedding Cake: Cakes by Rachel

Dessert:  Carpe Donut

Lighting:  Blue Rige A/V and Lighting

Rentals: MS Events

Invitations: Amanda Day Rose

Transportation: Quicks Bus Company and A & A Limo

Event Childcare: Local Nanny Network

Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Wedding Salon of Manhasset

Groom’s Tux: John Varvatos

Wedding and Engagement Rings:  Leslie Berman Inc.

From Ivy Publications, publishers of Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an 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; CharlottesvilleFamily’s Home Magazine, a quarterly flipped edition with CharlottesvilleFamily’s Bloom Magazine that includes all things home, from builders and real estate professionals to insurance, landscaping, utilities and more; the CharlottesvilleFamily Ultimate Go-To Guide and Home Go-To Guide, an annual flip book with everything from daytrip ideas and home tips to directories of family & home services; and the Charlottesville Welcome Book, a guide to attractions like Monticello, vineyards, the University of Virginia as well as a relocation handbook.

At Ivy Publications, we’re inspired by the belief that by utilizing technology, working efficiently and attending to quality, we create publications that honor the reader and build a real connection with our local businesses. This belief has led to prosperous and long-standing relationships with our clients, who entrust us with their advertising and have enjoyed great success utilizing our niche publications to effectively reach their target markets since 1998.

Amina & Mike’s CrossKeys Wedding


December 5, 2017 | Ivy Publications

For Amina and Mike, CrossKeys Vineyards was the perfect backdrop for a late-summer wedding. Lush greenery, beautiful vineyards and the Blue Ridge Mountains were at every turn, creating a picturesque venue for capturing beautiful photos. The radiant pink, purple and blue floral arrangements pull together the bridesmaid’s light pink dresses and the groomsmen’s navy blue attire. It was a magical affair, one that ended with guests cheering and circling Amina and Mike with sparklers as they sent off the newlyweds to a honeymoon in Costa Rica. We hope you enjoy their beautiful day!

Photographer: Virginia Ashley

Venue: CrossKeys Vineyards

Planner: Ariel Watters at CrossKeys Vineyards

Florist:The Faded Poppy

Catering: Chef Dexter at CrossKeys Vineyards

Cake: Unique Bakery

DJ: King Studios

Dress: BHLDN

Dress Designer: The Rosalind by Willowby Watters

Hair & Makeup: The Studio Hair Salon and Day Spa

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Groom/Groomsmen Attire: The Tie Bar at Men’s Wearhouse

Videographer: Caamon Brunk

Second Shooter: Rachel Loehr Photography

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.

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An Autumn Affair


November 22, 2017 | Ivy Publications

Autumn is a spectacular season to experience in Charlottesville. The vibrant colors provide a romantic backdrop for any seasonal wedding. Changing leaves provide florists and planners the opportunity to capture and showcase the burgundy, plum, maroon and brown hues that are so evocative this time of the year. Incorporating the natural elements will only enhance an already intimate experience. We hope you enjoy one of our favorite fall-inspired photo shoots.

Photos by Jen Fariello

Venue: The Market at Grelen

Caterer: The Catering Outfit

Cake: Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe

Florals: Southern Blooms

Rental Companies: CE Rental (Festive Fare), Southern Blooms and Private Collection

Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Kalika

Bridal Dress: Elaya Vaughn by Kate Pankoke

Plantings & Greenery: Grelen Nursery

Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss

Jeweler: Suz Somersall

Hair Stylist: Top Knot Studio

Beauty Stylist: Rouge 9 Makeup Studio

Styling & Coordination: Sarah Sargent

Female Model: Meg Killory

Male Model: Sinisa Z Maricic


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.

Announcing the 2017 Wedding of the Year


October 18, 2017 | Ivy Publications

We are pleased to share with you our lovely Wine & Country Wedding of the Year, chosen by popular vote among many beautiful and touching submissions.

John and Katherine celebrated their beautiful wedding at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards with dear friends and family. Memories were captured by the very talented Katelyn James, and A. Dominick Events brought the couple’s dream wedding vision to life with lush spring florals by Southern Blooms.

The couple’s outdoor wedding ceremony in April combined Kate’s traditional and romantic style, and John’s modern and minimalist taste.

Their wedding reception, held in the Granary, was catered by the talented Chef of Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyard and guests also enjoyed a delightful three-tiered cake, embellished with fresh blooms from Favorite Cakes.

We are so pleased to be able to share Katherine & John’s beautiful love story. To see more of our 2017 Wine & Country Wedding of the Year, and their especially enchanting “first look,” purchase a copy of the new Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, Volume 3.

Photographer: Katelyn James

Venue: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Event Planner & Stylist: A. Dominick Events

Florist: Southern Blooms

Caterer: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Rental Companies: Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Cake: Favorite Cakes

Stationery: Cheree Berry Paper

Dress: Suzanne Neville

Beauty & Hair Stylist: Alison Harper and Company

Entertainment: DJ Evan Reitmeyer

Officiant: Rev. Bhavani Metro, Sacred Ground Ceremonies

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.

 

Jennifer & Brian’s Keswick Vineyards Wedding


September 27, 2017 | Ivy Publications

On a lovely afternoon in late October at the historic Keswick Vineyards, Jennifer and Brian exchanged vows and celebrated the beginning of their journey as husband and wife. Their beautiful wedding, coordinated by Adam Donovan-Groves of Donovan-Groves Events, exuded timeless elegance with touches of playfulness.

While preparing for her wedding day at Keswick Hall & Golf Club, Jennifer choose sparkling sapphire Kate Spade heels and an elegant Vera Wang gown. Her bridesmaids wore blush-colored gowns in different complementary styles.

Brian wore a navy blue Joseph Abboud tuxedo, and he and his groomsmen sported baby blue polka-dotted bow ties and pastel boutonnieres.

Sacred Ground Ceremonies joined the couple in front of Keswick Vineyard’s grapevines. Jennifer’s gorgeous bouquet by Pat’s Floral Design of succulents, garden roses and pastel-colored florals perfectly complemented her gown’s lace details.

During cocktail hour, the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed artisan drinks and hors d’oeuvres by Harvest Moon Catering. These drinks included The Virginia Gentlemen, a drink named after the University of Virginia’s A cappella group, who also performed live during the cocktail hour.

Cream candles and floral plates on gold-rimmed chargers in the reception tent added to the wedding’s elegant ambiance. Pale pink flowers and navy serviettes effortlessly incorporated the bride and groom’s color palette and menus, printed by Rock Paper Scissors, gave guests a sneak peak of the delicious meal to come.

Following dinner, the evening was filled with love as guests toasted the newlyweds and danced to music by JG EntertainmentCakes by Rachel’s stunning three-tier cake was the perfect addition to the decor.

Later, Brian and Jennifer ended the magical night with a sparkler-lined exit. Friends and family cheered on as the couple embraced, celebrating their new life together as husband and wife.

From the perfect October sunset to the a capella performance, the couple’s wedding was an enchanting celebration, sure to be remembered fondly by all.

Photographer:  Aaron Watson Photography

Venue: Keswick Vineyards

Getting Ready Venue: Keswick Hall & Golf Club

Wedding Coordinator: Adam Donovan-Groves with Donovan-Groves Events

Rentals: MS Events

Florist:  Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Design

Hair & Makeup Artist:  Carolyn Thombs

Acapella: The Virginia Gentleman

DJ: JG Entertainment

Caterer: Harvest Moon Catering

Wedding Cake: Cakes by Rachel

Officiant:  Sacred Ground Ceremonies

Transportation:  Quicks Bus

Wedding Dress:  Vera Wang

Groom’s Wear: Joseph Abboud

Invitations: Rock Paper Scissors

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.

 

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