Jane's wedding was this past Saturday. She had a beautiful church wedding with a reception at the Belmont Country Club. The Belmont Country Club features an extraordinary ballroom that is an addition to a true Louduon County Estate Home. Actually at one time the owners of the Belmont Estate owned the Hope Diamond.


The delivery process starts by getting all of the bouquets ready for travel. The bouquets are brought from the cooler. We dry off each bouquet and re cut the stems. We then box up each bouquet in tissue.

Jane was an incredibly kind, and very relaxed bride. So much so that she allowed me to photograph those last moments just before she went down the aisle. I had just finished laying out all of the bouquets, bouts and corsages. I wanted to say hello before I went on to the reception. I just could not leave. It was so much fun to watch her maids buzz around her. Everyone was helping her with makeup, and jewelry.  I actually am really proud of some of these images and hope she will treasure them like I do.



I loved this photograph. This was the first flower Jane saw of the day. I think I did an incredible job catching this moment between mother and daughter.

The flower girls were waiting patiently for the bride. I think they were ready to do their job. They loved their bouquets.


When I say Jane was relaxed, what I really mean is she gave me creative license to design. She chose me to do the flowers months ago, but then totally relaxed and almost disappeared.  Two weeks before the wedding we had a serious consultation and planned the whole look. She wanted pink and green. For a while we were calling her "Hypericum Bride". That was the one flower we were certain of from our first meeting.  Now I think of her as "Something Unexpected Bride".  What we discovered in that second consultation was that she wanted unusual blossoms textures and even a little twist on the typical pink and green color combo. She asked that I give her something unexpected. We added a touch of burgundy into the designs and I went crazy, with local grown product as well. Of course I went to Don for Dahlia's. I also used red and green hanging Amaranthus and Coxcomb from local growers. We used pink berry from my yard, green and pink Hypericum, Nerine Lily, and Roses.  I honestly loved the look of this wedding. We were all so proud of the work. 




We watched the girls head towards the altar, and we then headed to the Belmont.


One of the great things about the Belmont is they allow the guests to have cocktail hour in the Historic part of the Country Club. This is a space that is beautifully decorated with period antiques. This gives the Belmont so much more charm, than the standard country club. 

We had a total of 22 tables. The ballroom is quite large with plenty of room for dancing and fun. The house also has beautiful rooms for the bride and groom to get ready in, as well as a lovely site for outdoor weddings. Cocktails can also be served on the upper terrace.

The two centerpiece styles.



The cake was made by my good friend Rocio Diaz from a Piece of Cake. This lady is truly awesome. Her cakes are made completely by scratch. She has been baking since she was a child. Her mother and Grandmother and Great Grandmother all were cake bakers. She uses some of their recipes today.  You will love Rocio. We always have fun working together.

We also had the pleasure of working with Gina for the first time. Gina is a day of event planner. Gina is married to the owner of  Dream Day DJ's.


Jane thank you for allowing me to be a part of your wedding. This job was so much fun !!!

Happy Married Life Jane.


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