Category Archives: Weddings

Color Me Beautiful: Nautical Inspiration

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Row One: Image 1 Photography by Jose Villa, Styling by Joy Thigpen, Image 2 by Patricia Lyons for Easton Events, Image 3 by Jose Villa for Easton Events, Image 4 by Eric Kelley for Easton Events

Row Two: Image 5 by Jen Fariello for Easton Events, Image 6 Real Wedding by Jose Villa, Image 7 by Jose Villa 

Kennedy & Greg : Beautiful Film captured by Brad Bennett of Shaking Hands

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We just can’t stop reliving Kennedy & Greg’s wedding!

We hope you enjoyed the gorgeous photos by Patricia Lyons featured on Monday.

Now we would love to share a wedding film by Brad Bennett with Shaking Hands Production. We hope you enjoy!

Click the image below to view Kennedy & Greg’s wedding film.

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photo by Patricia Lyons

We were so delighted the Martha Stewart Weddings also featured this film on their blog!

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

 

 

Featured in Weddings Unveiled Magazine with Pippin Hill Farm

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Nothing is more wonderful than when we at Easton Events are able to collaborate with Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards (co-owned by Lynn Easton Andrews and her hubby, Dean Andrews) on a fabulous fall wedding

Nicole and Michael’s feature in the just released Weddings Unveiled Magazine – is just that!

Pippin Hill, named Top 50 Wedding Venue by Brides Magazine, was chosen for its design, natural beauty and spectacular views. It is the perfect location for a destination wedding. This lovely fall winery wedding features a dreamy rosy-grey palette and simple yet elegant candle-lit farm tables.  Hope you enjoy! And remember to pick up a copy of this issue – available in bookstores everywhere this week.

 

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A little note from our lovely bride:

“Michael and I live in Florida, but when it came time to plan our wedding we knew nothing could compare to the beauty of my hometown, Charlottesville, Virginia. As soon as we found Pippin Hill I immediately fell in love with the venue: from the gorgoues views of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the bridal suite, barn reception area and soft colors it was absolutely perfect.

Lynn Easton Andrews, Pippin Hill owner, and her team at Easton Events created an event that was beyond our expectations. They took my simple idea of a romantic and timeless affair and turned it into an evening that no one will soon forget. We chose a color pallate and decor that would allow the natural beauty of the vineyard to shine through. Soft blushes, ivories, greys and pale green florals were accented with hundreds of glittering candles evoking a truly romantic feel.

90% of our guest list were from out of state, so it was very important for us that the wedding reflected the southern charm of Charlottesville. Trips to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello were arranged, guests received Virginia peanuts and UVA goodies in their welcome bags, the food at the reception was locally inspired and we had custom Charlottesville maps created with our favorite restaurants and attractions.”

You can see more of this romantic fall wedding at Pippin Hill Farm on Once Wed.

Photographer: Eric Kelley // Event Design, Styling, and Production: Easton Events // Floral Design: Southern Blooms by Pat’s Floral Design // Venue: Pippin Hill Farm // Save the Date: Rock Paper Scissors // Invitation: Hogan Birney, Mama’s Sauce // Calligraphy: Tara Jones // Map: Elizabeth Blackburn, eDanae // Catering: Pippin Hill Farm // Cake: Favorite Cakes// Chargers & Napkins: Festive Fare  // DJ: 20 South Productions // Videographer: Meet + Cute Films // Dress: Reem Acra// Hair: Lucas Shaffer // Make Up: Lora Elaine

 

Featured in Town & Country Weddings

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We are thrilled to be featured in the latest issue of Town & Country Weddings for the wedding of Schuyler Fisk and Chapman Bullock. What a lovely and wildly talented couple! We encourage you to pick up a copy … it is a gorgeous issue.

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Lauren and Rob’s Private Estate Wedding

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Photography: Jen Fariello // Venue: Private Estate //Catering: Keswick Hall //
Cake: Favorite Cakes // Rentals: Festive Fare // Printed Suite + Day of Details: Erika Jack Tent + Drum Shades: Skyline Tents // Lighting + AV: Blueridge Lightforms // Ceremony Music: Encore Strings // DJ: Mike Blaufeld //Hair: Moxie // Makeup: Stephanie Parker // Floral Design: Southern Blooms for Pat’s Floral Design // Cocktail Music: Peter Richardson  // Calligraphy – Invites: Ginny Rogan // Calligraphy – Day of Details: Jen Maton – If So Inklined //Dress Designer: Romona Keveza // Shoes: Kate Spade// Earrings: Ippolita // Groom’s Attire: Haspel via Frank Stella New York // Groomsmen Attire: Haspel via Frank Stella New York // Bridesmaids’ Attire: Twobirds Bridesmaid

Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards: Top 50 Most Romantic Wedding Venues in the U.S.

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Thank you Brides Magazine for naming our lovely Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards one of the 50 Most Romantic Wedding Venues in the U.S. Check out the feature!

We are delighted to be in the company of iconic luxury properties including Middleton Place in Charleston, S.C., Blackberry Farm in Tennessee, Amangani in Jackson Hole, The Cloister on Sea Island, and The New York Public Library – to name a few!

We simply could not be prouder.

We are all so excited for wedding season in Charlottesville, Charleston, and beyond!

Easton Events' Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyardsphoto by Jen Fariello

Bridal Loft at Pippin Hillphoto by Aaron Watson

Barn Doors of Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyardsphoto by Patricia Lyons

The Granary at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyardsphoto by Eric Kelley

Croque Monsieur at Pippin Hillphoto by Jen Fariello

Sunset at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyardsphoto by Patricia Lyons

Cocktails at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyardsphoto by Eric Kelley

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Charleston Wedding Inspiration: We Heart It

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we’ve got hearts on the brain.  Subtle heart shapes incorporated into decor, accessories, and desserts can add a romantic touch to any bridal shower, wedding day, or celebratory brunch.

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Clutch, Garland by BHLDNCeremony photo by One Love Photo, Envelope photo by Elizabeth Lloyd PhotographyBan.do heart clip, Cake photo by Jose VillaTruffle platesIvySomething blue photo by Hazelnut Photography

Charleston Wedding Inspiration: Ceremony Backdrops

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The ceremony is the most meaningful part of a wedding day, and we love ceremonies that exhibit as much thought and care in their decor as went into the rest of the day.  Arches dripping in florals, dramatic displays of candlelight, unique wood signage, or draped linen against a gorgeous landscape are all perfect backdrops in front of which to say your “I do’s.”

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Ceremony by Easton Events at Pippin Hill Farm photo by Holland Photo Arts, Mountain ceremony photo by Eric Daigle, Branches ceremony arch by Arielle Doneson, Beach ceremony photo by Amanda Wilcher, Foraged ceremony arch by Once Wed photo by Green Apple Photography, Ribbon ceremony arch, Hand-painted wood ceremony backdrop, Easter lily backdrop, Candlelit ceremony

Charleston Wedding Inspiration: Gray Wedding Gown

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Would you dare wear a gray wedding gown?  This elegant alternative to white can be a refreshing choice for the modern bride.  Even those with the most classic taste are finding a bit of moody romance in this silvery hue.  A touch of tulle, a satin sash, or a peek of lace – all are lovely in a subtle shade of gray.

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Inspiration shoot by Easton Events Charleston photo by Jose Villa gown by Carol Hannah, Elopement photo by Elizabeth Messina, Sleeved gown photo by Rylee Hitchner, Lace gown, Sparkled gown, Vera Wang full skirt, Vera Wang runway, Real wedding photo by Robert Sukrachand, Elie Saab runway