Happy Monday everyone! We’re starting the week off with a stunning estate wedding from Stephanie Ascari Photography and The Posh Planner. Meredith and Jess have busy careers that require them to travel frequently, but chose to come home for their wedding. The intimate ceremony and reception took place in October at their family-owned private estate just outside of Middleburg, Virginia. Meredith’s beautiful lace Monique Lhuillier gown and breathtaking floral arrangements from Holly Chapple Flowers completed the wedding’s elegant and rustic style.
From Lisa at The Posh Planner: This wedding took place at a breathtakingly beautiful Spanish style estate minutes outside the historic town of Middleburg. The family-owned estate made for a very personal and serene escape for this jet-setting professional couple.
The centerpieces and bouquet by Holly Chapple Flowers were out of this world and were truly the finishing touches. These arrangements complimented and completed the rustic/organic elegant look with pheasant feathers, scabiosa pods, privet berries, bunny tails, ornamental grasses, and sahara, quick sand, and white majolica roses.
The ceremony was very intimate and held in the estate’s courtyard. Prior to the ceremony, guests were greeted with the Mother of the Bride’s southern style punches, served in her silver punch cups that she used at her own wedding.
Following the ceremony, guests were encouraged to enjoy the property and feed the bovine residents while the bride and groom took pictures throughout the property! These ladies were primped and cleaned just for the wedding! A lounge area was set up around the outdoor fireplace where guests enjoyed cocktails, oysters, and other aperitifs. The dining tent was comprised of four large individual kings tables around the perimeter of the tent with an open interior for dancing.
Gorgeous navy linens, topped with woven brown chargers, silver flatware, Reidel glasses, and a burlap runner down the center of the tables created rustic yet elegant place settings. Place cards were personalized on matching ecru and navy cards and pinned onto locally grown apples.
After dinner service concluded guests were invited to follow the latern lit path to warm themselves by a bond-fire or turn up the heat under the Wisteria dance floor. All of the guests were invited to cuddle up with lush throws and pashminas, as the sun sets so does the evening temperatures! Meredith and Jess opted for a sparkler departure – the perfect ending to a magical day.
The following Washington, DC wedding professionals contributed to Meredith and Jess’s wedding:
Event Planning & Design: The Posh Planner
Photography: Stephanie Ascari Photography
Floral Design: Holly Chapple Flowers
Invitations & Print Materials: Paperzest
Cake: Market Salamander
Music: Olivera Music Entertainment
Officiant: Richard Kirk
Hair & Makeup: Jamie D’Agostino Makeup Artistry
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Private Estate in Middleburg
Rentals: Capital Party Rentals
Dress: Monique Lhuillier
Transportation: Fleet Transportation
Photo Credits: Stephanie Ascari Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights