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Bride and groom face one another in the woods with bouquet

Orchard House Bed and Breakfast Styled Shoot

An idea for an elopement package in Virginia: An intimate setting at Orchard House Bed and Breakfast!

Bride and groom face one another in the woods with bouquet

The Atmosphere

Hidden among the gorgeous mountains of Central Virginia, Orchard House Bed and Breakfast sits in Lovingston, Virginia, and it’s a gorgeous setting for your intimate wedding or elopement. With a vineyard lining your entrance to the main house on one side, and mountains on the other, you’ll immediately take a deep breath as you look about the property. It was such a joy exploring this venue and vineyard!

bride and groom pose with florals at vineyard
bride and groom pose with florals at vineyard
bride and groom pose with florals at vineyard
bride and groom pose with florals at vineyard
bride and groom pose with florals at vineyard
bride and groom pose with florals at vineyard
bride and groom pose with florals at vineyard
bride and groom pose with florals at vineyard
bride and groom pose with florals at vineyard

You can walk by the water, hike, and leisurely walk through the vineyard. I cannot stress enough how relaxed I was as a vendor, and the owners were so kind! And for the family, there’s a pool, so the kids will have plenty to do while setting up or getting ready! We worked with Marie Borgman of Red Clay Halo Farm, and the arch looked absolutely stunning against the backdrop of woods and rippling water.

You have your choice between open light and shade for your ceremony set-up. You also have the option for mountains as your photographic backdrop. I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty darn perfect to me.

Your Choice of Backdrops

We found a hiking trail to get away for a few minutes, which would be the BEST for a first look, and time alone together after your ceremony. Little corners of property are important, and you’ll want that time to breathe and just spend time together.

bride and groom walk in Orchard House vineyard
bride and groom walk in Orchard House vineyard
bride and groom walk in Orchard House vineyard
bride and groom walk in Orchard House vineyard
bride and groom walk in Orchard House vineyard
bride and groom walk in Orchard House vineyard

Oh! I forgot a very important piece: the red barn. Y’all, I have a thing for red barns, and I don’t know why I’m so in love with them, but I just am. Just down the hill from the main house, you’ll find a lovely little red barn. That’s where the reception was set-up, and my mouth is still watering looking at this cake from Hillary Ashley of Head Over Hills for Sweets!

Wedding cake topped with flowers against a pink tablecloth
Wedding cake topped with flowers against a pink tablecloth
Wedding cake topped with flowers against a pink tablecloth
pink and green romantic wedding table setting
pink and green romantic wedding table setting
pink and green romantic wedding table setting
pink and green romantic wedding table setting
pink and green romantic wedding table setting
pink and green romantic wedding table setting
pink and green romantic wedding table setting and chest
cupcakes on sequin pink table cloth
wedding details with green velvet ring box and pink and green florals

This vintage romance styled shoot was such a joy to be a part of! Thank you to Orchard House Bed and Breakfast and the rest of the vendors!

Planning, Coordination, & Styling: Liz Hunt Photo & LaLovely Photography (Alonda West)

Venue: orchardhousebb.com(Mike & Deb Verplank)

Florals Sourced From: Blue Heron Farm & Irvington Spring Farm

Ceremony Floral Arch Installation: Marie Borgman/Red Clay Halo Farm

Rentals: Lynchburg True Value/Overstreet Hardware

MUA: Selena Quinonez/Belleza Tuya by Selena

Cake: Hillary Ashley/Head Over Hill’s for Sweets

Models: Josh & Cortney Wangher/ Fabian & Karla Lopez

Stationary: Melinda LaRue

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