Elegant Christmas wedding at private estate in Virginia
Christmas weddings give us all the warm and fuzzies, particularly ones as beautifully curated as this one at the historic Dover Hall Estate in Virginia. Bride Madison wanted to recreate a Christmas tree farm for their wintery outdoor ceremony and Alyson Taylor Events rose to the challenge, sourcing 35 trees to give an elegant festive feel to Madison and Harry's gorgeous December wedding.
Virginia wedding photographer Nikki Santerre captured this special day and Taylor tells us more about it: "Olivera Floral Design created a stunning 12ft floral installation up a tall mature tree and surrounded it with lit Christmas trees for a sunset wedding. Cocktail hour began with hand-painted sugar toppers of their cat and dog created by English Tea Paperie.
"The ballroom inspiration came once Madison selected the perfect Pnina Tornai gown. We knew we wanted to play on french blues, whites, and blush tones. Chloe from the English Tea Paperie recreated Harry's family crest and hand-painted tree ornaments with details from the invitations to send home with each guests.
"For the invitation suite, Chloe brought in the crest, subtle Christmas foliage, their beloved pets, and it was important to Madison that those personal touches made it to the day-of details. The ballroom was decorated with 12ft tall Christmas trees, the Squire family crest, and stunning florals from Olivera Floral Design. We all loved the way it came together!
Venue: Dover Hall Estate | Design + Production: Alyson Taylor Events | Attire: Pnina Tornai | Photography: Nikki Santerre | Rentals: Rent Equip | Lighting: Dominion light works | Florist: Olivera Floral Design | Stationery: English Tea Paperie | Tabletop: BBJ Linens | Hair and make-up: Avenue 42