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Virginia Wedding Inspiration- El Fresco Charm

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 1 of 2, is a focus on the charm of an el fresco wedding ceremony with seriously elegant details, and was the vision of Engagements RVA staged at Historic Leafwood in Saluda, Virginia.

Be sure to check back next week to see the reception details!

Photography by IYQ Photography

What we love:

The organic, natural surroundings of this venue, is just perfect for an outdoor wedding, with the beautiful arbor and giant old trees.

The romantic setting as the bride prepares for her big day in the circa 1783 southern manor, penning a note to her beloved at an antique desk adds to the  southern traditions.

Then, the bride to be, walks out the door to a mix of magnolia swags, and roses.

Swoon worthy!




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

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

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.