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Courthouse Elopment- Virginia Wedding Inspiration ( Styled Shoots)

Styled shoots are a creative way for photographers, stylists, and other wedding pros, to show off their talent and visions to inspire readers for their own wedding planning.

Today’s shoot is a take on a runway elopement which sparks the imagination, photographed by Sara Tiffany Photography.

What the photographer has to say about this shoot:

The inspiration for this shoot was a runaway courthouse elopement.

We wanted to incorporate local businesses on Main Street and tie in the vintage feel with a 60’s vibe, including Jackie O inspired hair and makeup. We went with a bright and joyful feel, so we used a summer color palette of mint, coral, pinks, orange, yellow, and touches of greenery.

A picnic celebration was held in the courthouse circle with just the two of them and their sweet pup Hadley. 

The overall goal was to show a lighthearted, joyful celebration.

Our final stop was Sweet Tooth Cafe and Bakery for mint chocolate chip ice cream, of course.

Rev-It-Up Towing was kind enough to let us pose with a few of their antique cars”.

We we love about this shoot:

The vintage vibe, staged at a historic courthouse, was a brilliant choice and something quite different than the usual shoots we see.

A spontaneous decision to elope and then enjoy the quaint town and its surroundings as newly married, could not be more romantic!

The colors of mint, corals, and pinks are the perfect choice for a summertime wedding, complete with an intimate picnic for two.

We adore that the photographer incorporated the town’s iconic landmarks as a backdrop, they even found an old phone booth as  a prop!

And who doesn’t  love vintage cars, ice cream and dogs?






Photography | Sara Tiffany Photography | Facebook @saratiffphoto |  Instagram @saratiffanyphotography

Location | Gloucester Courthouse Circle & Main Street Gloucester Virginia

Ice Cream Shop | Sweet Tooth Café & Bakery | @sweettoothcafeandbakery

Antique Cars | Rev It Up Towing

Design, Decor & Florals | Erica Hinkle Events llc. | @ericahinkleevents

Signage Designer | Kara Anne & Co | @karaanneandco

Makeup Artist | Your Best Face by Susanne | @bestfacebysusanne

Hair Artist | Updos by Bri |@updosbybri

Bakery | Blue Elephant Confections, LLC | @blueelephantconfections

Model | Kelsey Anne Leeper | @kelseyanneevents

Model | Matt Leeper

Model | Hadley (Juanita)

If you are planning a wedding in Roanoke Virginia, Richmond VirginiaFredericksburg/Northern Virginia, The  Shenandoah ValleyCoastal Virginia or in Charlottesville/ Lynchburg Va, we can help with your wedding planning and ideas.

The author: Angeline Frame

Angeline is the owner/publisher of Palm Beach Weddings Magazine and Virginia Bride Magazine and the show producer for The Greater Virginia Bridal Shows. She has a degree in Public Administration and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. A former model and wedding venue owner- she loves all things wedding , fashion and decorating. In her spare time she likes to write, travel and get new ideas to share with brides.

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