photo: Sera Petras Photography

Orpha Events

Orpha Events is an award-winning, full-service wedding design and planning firm based in Charlottesville, VA. We focus on inspired designs and flawlessly executed events that create a celebratory space for you and your guests. High quality design, meaningful events, and bespoke experiences that authentically reflect you and your values encompass our top goal.

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photo: Sera Petras Photography, Amy Nicole Photography, Katie Stoops Photography

Services Offered
  • Bridal Showers, Luncheons & Events
  • Full Wedding Planning & Design
  • Rehearsals & Other Events

Real Weddings

Maria & Andy

Sera Petras Photography

Dibya & Jack

Katie Stoops Photography

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Wow. This week has been unlike anything I could have ever foreseen or imagined dealing with. I think at the beginning of the week I thought we all just needed a plan and we needed to enact that plan immediately. It sort of felt like there were hurricanes predicted to hit every single weekend for the foreseeable future. And we did not know when the storms would end. Now five days into this unbelievable time, I have given myself over to taking everything hour by hour. We have plans - b, c, d, and e. There are so many things that we do not know and so many things that we cannot control. I have stopped trying to predict the future and I now only try to increase my compassion, my empathy, and my willingness to support those who need to grieve - which basically sums up each and every single one of us. I have watched my brides cry, my grooms cry, my colleagues cry, my son cry, my family members cry, and myself cry. It is a lot. As I watch all the businesses in my industry struggle for survival, I grieve for all of us. I was able to purchase flowers that were no longer needed for events and I am so glad to see their beauty and to share them with those grieving around me. And also, the wonderful thing that I have seen again and again - is that we can still find joy in the world around us. And we can still find comfort in each other whether it be via text, message apps, FaceTime, Zoom or whatever. I think we all need some downtime to process this week. So please - take care of yourselves this weekend. Take care of your pets, your spouses, your children, and anyone else that you can. I love you all. I know that we can learn and re-build our world to be the best version of itself. Love & gratitude - Marisa
(Thanks to Chris at @dutchflowerline for these amazing blooms)
Wow. This week has been unlike anything I could have ever foreseen or imagined dealing with. I think at the beginning of the week I thought we all just needed a plan and we needed to enact that plan immediately. It sort of felt like there were hurricanes predicted to hit every single weekend for the foreseeable future. And we did not know when the storms would end. Now five days into this unbelievable time, I have given myself over to taking everything hour by hour. We have plans - b, c, d, and e. There are so many things that we do not know and so many things that we cannot control. I have stopped trying to predict the future and I now only try to increase my compassion, my empathy, and my willingness to support those who need to grieve - which basically sums up each and every single one of us. I have watched my brides cry, my grooms cry, my colleagues cry, my son cry, my family members cry, and myself cry. It is a lot. As I watch all the businesses in my industry struggle for survival, I grieve for all of us. I was able to purchase flowers that were no longer needed for events and I am so glad to see their beauty and to share them with those grieving around me. And also, the wonderful thing that I have seen again and again - is that we can still find joy in the world around us. And we can still find comfort in each other whether it be via text, message apps, FaceTime, Zoom or whatever. I think we all need some downtime to process this week. So please - take care of yourselves this weekend. Take care of your pets, your spouses, your children, and anyone else that you can. I love you all. I know that we can learn and re-build our world to be the best version of itself. Love & gratitude - Marisa (Thanks to Chris at @dutchflowerline for these amazing blooms)
We think a word on how we are dealing with COVID-19 is an appropriate action to take today. With so many cancellations of big conferences and tournaments and closure of schools happening - it can be hard to understand what all of this means for one's wedding day. We understand. We are absolutely proceeding with caution, but not panic. As wedding professionals, we take pride in the fact that we can remain calm in the face of all kinds of unforeseeable circumstances. Luckily, our clients are handling all of this with amazing grace and positivity. We are so incredibly grateful to be a part of this journey with them. Things may change between now and their wedding days - we hope for the better - but no matter what we are by their sides to help them through this ever-evolving situation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We want to share the love and much appreciation with all of our partners and fellow industry members that have been hit hard by this pandemic. The loss of revenue and stability is staggering and will have a huge effect for years to come. We ask that everyone please remember that there are many small businesses who team up together to bring weddings to life - and those small businesses have employees who depend on them. Remember that we are in this together and we must take care of each other.
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So on that note… Gel in, Gel out. Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. Stay home if you don’t feel right. We will get through this together!
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#bettertogether
We think a word on how we are dealing with COVID-19 is an appropriate action to take today. With so many cancellations of big conferences and tournaments and closure of schools happening - it can be hard to understand what all of this means for one's wedding day. We understand. We are absolutely proceeding with caution, but not panic. As wedding professionals, we take pride in the fact that we can remain calm in the face of all kinds of unforeseeable circumstances. Luckily, our clients are handling all of this with amazing grace and positivity. We are so incredibly grateful to be a part of this journey with them. Things may change between now and their wedding days - we hope for the better - but no matter what we are by their sides to help them through this ever-evolving situation. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We want to share the love and much appreciation with all of our partners and fellow industry members that have been hit hard by this pandemic. The loss of revenue and stability is staggering and will have a huge effect for years to come. We ask that everyone please remember that there are many small businesses who team up together to bring weddings to life - and those small businesses have employees who depend on them. Remember that we are in this together and we must take care of each other. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So on that note… Gel in, Gel out. Wash your hands, wash your hands, wash your hands. Stay home if you don’t feel right. We will get through this together! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #bettertogether

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