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Virginia Wedding Inspiration- Bourbon and Cigars

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

What could be more southern than a bourbon bar,  fancy silver, cigars, and magnolia leaves entwined with roses?

Here’s what Lisa, of Engagements RVA, says about her vision for this shoot…

“The inspiration for this shoot came from the venue, Historic Leafwood.  After the first visit to this historic home, we learned why the owners selected this location for a wedding venue.  It’s steeped in southern history located in a small town which makes it so inviting.  It’s a fabulous backdrop for anyone interested in a truly southern experience.  In the Summer, you will take in the sweet perfume of the Magnolia blossoms in the air. When I closed my eyes, I imagined the ladies sipping Mint Juleps and the gentlemen seated on the patio indulging a bit from the options on the bourbon and cigar bar”.

What a great inspiration for a true southern, summertime wedding, now I am going to have a mint julep, kick off my shoes, and relax under the Magnolia tree!








Venue                   Historic Leafwood                                                           Venue

Makeup Cameron B. Carson, LLC                                            Make Up for the model

Planner                Engagements Concierge Planning                                  Design, Décor, Concept & Execution

Décor                   Engagements Concierge Planning                                  Design, Décor, Concept & Execution

Photography       IYQ Photography                                                                Photography

Hair                       Natty Jackson of Elle Style                                                    Make Up for Model

Model                  Carrie Cauthorne                                                                Model

All Linens             Classic Party Rentals                                                          All Linens

Florals                  Riverwood Designs                                                            Bouquet, Ceremony Site, Floral Centerpieces

Dresses                Sixpence Bridal                                                                        Gowns, Jewelry, Veil

Rentals                 Commonwealth Tents                                          Tables, Chairs, China, Flatware-décor by Engagements

Cigar Bar             Cigar Realm                                                                         Use of Cigars for display-décor by Engagements

Bourbon Bar       Engagements Concierge Planning                                  Bourbon, Décor and

K | A Designs      Venue Signs


If you are planning a wedding in Roanoke Virginia, Richmond Virginia, Fredericksburg/Northern Virginia, The  Shenandoah Valley, Coastal Virginia or in Charlottesville 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.