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Virginia Wedding Inspiration- El Fresco Charm Part 2

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.

Today’s featured shoot, part 2 of last week’s featured shoot, is a focus on the charm of an el fresco wedding reception with seriously elegant details, and was the vision of Engagements RVA staged at Historic Leafwood in Saluda, Virginia.

Photography by IYQ Photography

What we love:

The organic setting among large black walnut and pecan trees, not to mention the blue and silver theme echoed in the linens, table settings, silver chargers, and even the cake!

A mouth watering menu of crab cakes, shrimp and grits, gives a nod to the coastal Virginia area that this venue is located in.

And how cute is the labadoodle?






Venue                   Historic Leafwood                              

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

Cake                     Sweets & Soirees                                                                Cake

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

Pup Model 1       Golden Doodle   Mowgli                      

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, Decor

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.