Ginger and Greg

Wednesday, April 25, 2012




















 



 



When you and your future husband live on a gorgeous Virgina estate named Edgehill, originally built for the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and her husband, where else on Earth would you tie the knot? I may not be lucky enough to have a historic home, but there's still plenty of inspiration to take from this classic celebration! 

With the help of designer and coordinator Jennifer Carroll, Greg and Ginger planned an elegant garden ceremony and a dinner for 150 guests under a tent on the manicured lawn. Invitations, printed with a sepia-toned feather designed by Amy Graham Stigler for Bella Figura, introduced the pair's triple-G monogram, for their first names and shared last initial, and featured calligraphy by Heather Rolfe of Heather Belle Ink. Ginger wore a creamy embroidered lace mermaid gown from Priscilla of Boston, paired with ornate drop earrings and her lush peony bridal bouquet by Pat's Floral Design. Her bridesmaids wore blue, while Greg and his groomsmen looked dapper in their best tuxedos. 

After the ceremony, guests took in their palatial surrounds with cocktails on the lawn–the Double G, a vodka tonic with a splash of Campari, and the Triple G, a St Germain tipple. They joined the newlyweds under the tent, filled with hydrangea arrangements and floating candles, for a dinner by Have Food-Will Travel, including fillet of beef au poivre with Madeira sauce, and grilled salmon with dill lemon butter served with smashed potatoes and haricots verts, and a slice of the five-tier coconut-covered confection by Cakes of Art. Emme St. James and Her Jazz Gentlemen played jazz standards, including "At Last" for the newlyweds' first dance, while guests dined, but to mark the end of dinner and the beginning of dancing, the couple relied on something truly explosive–fireworks! And talented photographer Jen Fariello was on-hand to capture each gorgeous moment, first spotted on Martha Stewart Weddings!


What's your favorite detail of this well-heeled fête?

22 comments:

  1. I love a sense of place at old historic venues. That old barn and spring cellar are a lovely backdrop for an elegant outdoor wedding.

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  2. Oh my goodness...what a gorgeous location! Love all of the trees! And I adore that cake!

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  3. I want to live there & throw elegant parties!

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  4. Whoa that tent looks like it is bursting into flames and sparkles. Very cool.

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  5. i love that her name is ginger. :) also the back of her dress...swoooon.

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  6. so lovely! love the monogrammed napkins!

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  7. all of those tiny details are absolutely gorgeous! in love with this wedding!
    xo TJ

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  8. Hello chippy barn and flakey coconut cake! What a gorgeous wedding!

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  9. I love how open their wedding is!!

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  10. Ummm, can we plan my Virginia wedding to be as beautiful as this is? I love the hydrangea and rose centerpieces. This wedding is so lovely!

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  11. Ummm, can we plan my Virginia wedding to be as beautiful as this is? I love the hydrangea and rose centerpieces. This wedding is so lovely!

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  12. No way! A jazz band, logs on the table, fireworks, and the groom looks like Clinton Kelly? LOVE THIS ONE!

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  13. Oh that barn... and that cake!! Such perfection.

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  14. This is so wonderful! I saw it on your Pinterest board and fell in love. I've been fighting the wedding blues these days. I love weddings so much.

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  15. The photo booth is such a nice touch. I'd definitely want that at my own wedding!

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  16. My.. Those are some seriously amazing fireworks.

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  17. I just love seeing vintage photo booths Perth. It was used perfectly for this wedding! Congratulations to the newlyweds.

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