A Gilded Forested Fête at Eastwood Farm & Winery
Joy and Nathan’s mid-October celebration showcased the countryside’s natural fall canvas, calling in secret garden and enchanted forest vibes. Coveted Charlottesville wedding venue Eastwood Farm & Winery radiated next to endless trees announcing autumn in crisp gold and orange. Charlottesville wedding planners from Lane Stewart Events orchestrated the day around the venue’s thick forests, magical meadows and bountiful orchards, guiding guests from the ceremony lawn up stone steps to the grand white-peaked reception tent.
Tucked into the wooded setting and lined with twinkling lights, like a forested fairytale, the outdoor celebration sang in full floral accents. Charlottesville designers from Cultivate Event Co. crafted generous bouquets of white, ivory, yellow and golden blooms along with a climbing statement ceremony arbor wrapped in luscious seasonal blossoms and gorgeous aisle entryway arrangements.
Acoustic guitar notes brought the party down the grassy aisle while silken rose, gold and blush bridesmaid’s gowns gleamed in the afternoon sun. Charlottesville wedding photographer Michela Watson caught every detail and personalized touch from the bride’s dancing dress to the groom’s monogrammed gold cufflinks. Sharp lines in black tuxedos elegantly juxtaposed the 77-acre family-operated farm’s bucolic zen.
A glowing golden hour encased the reception in luminous romance as Charlottesville wedding rentals and décor from BBJ Rentals, Rent E-Quip and MS Events set a stunning wooded scene in blush linens, crystal stemware, gold flatware and abundant flowing leaf and vine décor. A jazz trio and yard games entertained during cocktail hour while guests wrote personal keepsake notes to the couple and snapped Polaroids.
Caterer Groovin Gourmets served decadent bites and a multi-course dinner and Cake Bloom’s delicate wedding cake pressed in dried fall florals and greenery crowned the event.