Courtney and Andrew’s May Charlottesville wedding whispered sweet spring notes in gentle hues of blush and ivory. The Market at Grelen set a blissful wonderland scene blanketed in enchanted countryside energy.
Charlottesville wedding planners with The Faded Poppy threaded the bohemian English garden theme throughout the day, delivering high-touch service and head-turning floral arrangements. Designers called on the Market at Grelen’s bountiful potted plants, trees and shrubbery to create tiered lush ceremony and reception backdrops.
In her classic fine art photography style, Charlottesville wedding photographer Sidney Leigh captured touching getting ready moments and timeless best friend bonds, romantic details in the bride’s modern straight-lined gown with delicate floral overlay, and a momentous father-daughter first look where the bride gifted her dad a tie with a special childhood photo of them sewn onto the back.
The couple’s first look took place among the venue’s vibrant pink blossoming trees as they shared long embraces and tender personal vows. An exquisitely chic boho aesthetic carried the celebration in bridesmaids’ natural earth-tone slip dresses, loose flowing garden-inspired bouquets, hanging plants and wrought iron antique seating. A moody May sky ushered the ceremony into the transparent greenhouse and cocktail hour, dinner and dancing unfolded in the vaulted clear-top tent.
Expert Charlottesville wedding caterers with Harvest Moon Catering kicked the party off with his and hers signature cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres comprised of fresh country fare that included chicken and waffles and gourmet deviled eggs. Dinner was shared around wooden farm tables set in simple elegant white linens and gold flatware.