Simple Beauty

The most highly anticipated moment of every wedding is the first glimpse of the bride at the end of the aisle—a moment full of meaning, importance and beauty.

For the celebration featured here, the inspired floral designers at Southern Blooms followed a modern romantic trend. Balancing both tradition and innovation, the bride not only carries fresh flowers but also incorporates them into her wedding day ensemble as eye-catching accessories.


Look beyond wearing flowers in your hair and create captivating botanical jewelry or sashes for decidedly fashionable and feminine style. These wearable blooms are floral works of art, allowing the bride to move between several different versions of adornment throughout the celebration—switching between a floral crown to a necklace to a sashed garland.

A dramatic strand of petals graces this bride’s neckline, creating a cultural focal point even once she’s handed her bouquet over to her maid of honor. The choice of Coral Charm peonies in a palette of pinks with creamy hints of gold creates a cascading informal look that complements the beautiful surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.


The tiniest (and sweetest!) wedding attendants deliver genuine addition and joy to the occasion—and often spontaneous surprises, too! When dressing them for the day, think both in terms of style and comfort. Both flower girls’ simple gowns sweetly complement the bride’s romantically soft elegant Sarah Janks gown and natural styling.


The breathtaking landscapes of the region provide plentiful inspiration for brides seeking to create a cohesive wedding palette. Let the beauty of the area inspire you! And have fun exploring different ways to wear floral elements as memorable artful accessories for touches of color and drama that blend your style with the natural wonder around you.


Photography: Jen Fariello Photography

Bridal Styling: Jeannine Lalonde Smith of Be Loved PR

Venue: Mount Ida Farm

Florals: Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Designs

Model: Catherine Hedrick

Creative Direction & Styling: Shindig Weddings & Events

Dress: Sarah Janks

Veil: Jorge Manuel Weddings

Rings: Norman Silverman Diamonds from Fink’s Jewelers

Hair: Erica Haskins-Crutchfield of Top Knot Studio

Makeup: Linda Livernois of Rouge 9 Make Up Studio

Original Story by: Meghan Streit

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia, and Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia, are accompanied by the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA, a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made foods, award-winning Monticello AVA wines as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

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