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Kennedy & Greg’s Wedding featured in Martha Stewart

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What a magical day! Kennedy and Greg’s wedding at North Wales Farm in Warrenton, Virginia was truly that. We have been holding these beautiful images close to our hearts for months in anticipation of their exciting feature in Martha Stewart Weddings! We are so thrilled to now share more images from the wedding captured by the amazing Patricia Lyons.

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The storybook setting is their family home and farm nestled in Virginia Hunt Country. The history of the home and the couple’s mutual love for the farm dramatically influenced our design and the layers of details throughout the wedding.

The ceremony took place in an unbelievable horse barn donning freshly cut tree branches from the farm and abundant seasonal blooms. After Kennedy and Greg exchanged their personally written vows, the guests were transported to the the Manor House for cocktails and dinner.

Cocktails were enjoyed on the back lawn among the magnolia trees admiring the bucolic view of the Virginia countryside. Guests were invited to find their table assignment by selecting their hand-calligraphed matchboxes, which inside held a note prompting them to “find their match”.

The dinner was entirely lit by 24 hanging candle chandeliers. The design was intended to be a feast for the senses with an eclectic mix of beautiful composed floral arrangements, curious objects, abundant candles, and bowls of exotic sweets, fruits, and nuts. The hand-hewn wood farm tables were gently polished with an airy open weave line, paired with upholstered chairs, and monogrammed napkins.

After the delicious locally inspired meal, the waiters passed small leather-tied scrolls to each of the guests inviting them to gather outside for a surprise. As the first guests made their way out of the tent, the night sky burst into a display of white fireworks. After a few minutes of enjoyment, we struck up the band and the after party in the dancing tent began!

We have been so lucky to plan with the Prentiss family for many years now, from Paige, the eldest daughter’s wedding, to Kennedy’s wedding, and most recently to the younger brother Michael’s rehearsal dinner celebration in Mexico. They are a warm, creative, thoughtful, and an absolutely delightful family! We so enjoyed spending time together while planning with Kennedy and Greg, and it is especially fun and rewarding to watch them as parents with their first baby boy.

Many many thanks to our incredible team!

Creative Production and Design: Easton Events

Photographer: Patricia Lyons

Floral Design, Draping & Chandeliers: Beehive Events

Printed Suite: Rock Paper Scissors – Custom suite by Dani Antol

Calligraphy: Tara Jones

Catering: Design Cuisine

Tenting: Skyline Tent Company

Ceremony Audio & Lighting: Blueridge Lightforms

Makeup: Lora Kelley

Hair: Moxie

Tabletop Rentals: Design Cuisine & Beehive Events

Cake: Paradox Pastry

Wedding Dress: Vera Wang from Saks Jandel

Men’s Suit: Alton Lane

Vintage Car: Albemarle Vintage

Wine Pairing: Barboursville Vineyards – Alessandro Medici

 

 

Easton Events: Now Open in Charleston!

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We are so excited for our new office in Charleston, South Carolina. We opened our doors two weeks ago and have been busy meeting with the local vendors and spending time around this beautiful town!

From Manhattan, with Love

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The Easton Girls are writing from New York today–direct from The Knot LIVE studios!

Log-on to theknot.com later this week to see today’s live video and hear Lynn dish some great tips and tricks for brides-to-be!

Forget Me Not Friday: Where To Find Local Vendors

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There are a plethora of resources in Charlottesville that will help you select your wedding vendors! From online resources to printed magazines, our local websites and publications promote and support local vendors. Today we are going to share a few of our favorite Charlottesville resources.

1. One Sweet Wedding: A complete local resource for planning your Central Virginia wedding.  OSW is a truly local project created by Claire Goodman and her team. The site launched in late 2011 and showcases the Charlottesville vendors all on one site. From Lighting Companies to Catering groups One Sweet Wedding is a wonderful resource for finding your local vendors.

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2. The Wedding Planner Magazine: The step by step guide to planning your perfect wedding. Pick up a copy of the magazine and spend time flipping through the pages to find information about local vendors.

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3. Vendor Websites. One of the best things about the Charlottesville wedding community is the towns supportive nature. Many of the local vendors reserve a section on their website where they recommend local vendors. Many of the vendors will include people they have worked with and this is a good place to find vendors for your wedding! Check out Elisa B Photography, Festive Fare, Lora Elaine, and Pippin Hill Farm.

 

 

Southern Living Issue

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Earlier this year Easton Events was asked to create a holiday dinner table for the December issue of Southern Living. We tuned on the Christmas tunes, called the local Christmas Tree supplier, and started thinking about our ideal holiday tablescape.

Our approach was to create a dressy but approachable atmosphere. We  featured a neutral palate of golds, silvers, and creams while emphasizing texture. Lynn stated ” I wanted the soiree to feel organic yet luxurious- sophisticated without putting on airs.” Together with Pat’s Floral Design we designed a juxtaposition of earthy elements, such as the cedar logs and bare tigerwood branches, with the lavish touches, such as the mother- of- pearl napkin rings and gold-edged china, creating a fancy affair with a cozy undertone.

In the right hand corner of the room we placed a Christmas tree wrapped in twinkly white lights and a natural toned ribbon. We kept the look minimal and organic by choosing to adorned the tree with paper cones filled with balsa wood flowers rather than chunky colorful ornaments.

Rock Paper Scissors designed place cards and menus for the dinner spread. The menu card features a silver emblem reminiscent of a pineapple, the symbol of Southern hospitality!

Cookies Stocking Be sure to take a peak at the December issue of Southern Living to see more of our design concepts for a Christmas dinner spread!

All images courtesy of Jen Fariello 

Color Me Beautiful: Animal Instincts

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There’s just something classically luxurious about a chic animal print.  From Jackie O in the ’60′s to contemporary Louboutin, animal print is a statement staple for every woman’s closet.  Kept in good company with a simple black and metallic palette, animal prints in small doses can dress up a glamorous tablescape or provide that much-needed surprise as playful pumps peeping out from under a gown.

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Leopard heels, Leopard clutch, Leopard tablescape spread via Nov/Dec issue of Lonny Mag, Jackie O, Zebra rug spread via Nov/Dec issue of Lonny Mag, Christian Louboutin heels via Barney’s, Vince Camuto bangles via Nordstrom, Heels with Vogue, Leopard scarf, Leopard place mat

Photobooth Fun!

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Easton Events spent Thursday night celebrating the launch of the newest Wedding Planner Magazine! How much fun to gather together with a collection of the area’s event designers and vendors.

In addition to Veritas’ wonderful wine and sweets by Dria at Greenock Gourmet Shop & Bakery, Eric Kelley provided a special treat for our entertainment…a photobooth and crazy and colorful costumes! Everyone posed for the camera and donned their best model faces.

Pick up a copy of the latest issue of The Wedding Planner Magazine at your favorite coffee shop to see the hard work of all the event talent here in Charlottesville!

 

Casi and Jimmy on Weddings Unveiled

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Just yesterday we received our copy of Weddings Unveiled in the mail…what fun! The Spring 2011 edition features Easton Bride Casi Cottrell and her fabulous wedding at Keswick Hall.

Casi had always dreamed of having an outdoor ceremony followed by a lively celebration for family and friends. Her vision was fulfilled with our help last October in Keswick, Virginia.

Take a look…http://www.weddingsunveiledmagazine.com/

The Wedding Planner

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We are so excited to share the second issue of The Wedding Planner for Charlottesville and Central Virginia! With Lynn as the Creative Editor, Easton teamed with the publisher, Ike Allen,  to share a step-by-step wedding planning guide.

We filled the pages with beautiful images, helpful tips, great resources, and fun ideas. It is especially sweet that our cover bride, Devon Pearce Fahner, was Easton’s first intern! She was married last fall at Farmington… click the link to see her full wedding featured on Martha Stewart Weddings.  Devon & Dan

One of the Real Weddings in the magazine showcases our wonderful couple, Kiki & Hunter Murchison! Don’t miss their story and spread on pg. 32!

For more information, helpful tips, resources, and ideas check out the website.

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You can also view the full magazine online before picking up a hard copy!

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Enjoy! Let us know what you think…