Glam romance: A modern winter wedding photo shoot calls for sparkle

Glam romance: A modern winter wedding photo shoot calls for sparkle

It’s hard to deny the enchantment of a rustic Virginia wedding—with its pastel palette, woodsy accents, and laid-back attitude. But with the help of SOIREE’s Julianne Giuliano, we styled this modern French-inspired fête to help take your wedding planning in a chic new direction. Shot at a private home in Albemarle, it has a gold and mint color scheme and enough sparkle to last you ’til your golden anniversary.

Décor and event styling by Julianne Giuliano of SOIREE

Photography by Aaron Watson

Hair and makeup by Daphne Latham,

Attire styling by Caite White

Flowers: Floral Images

Catering: A Pimento Catering

Cake: Anita Gupta of Maliha Creations

Invitations, signage, and escort cards: Rock Paper Scissors

Calligraphy: Simply Handwritten by Anna Sisman
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Rentals: Festive Fare and Stonegate Event Rentals

Décor: Caspari

Tuxes: Beecroft & Bull

Couple’s rings: Andrew Minton Jewelers

Accomodations: Hammock House via Stay Charlottesville


Every last detail

Real pears were gilded with spraypaint, then hung on a tree with escort cards pinned to each one. Acetate transparency film functioned as guests’ menus when laid atop the dinner plate. The paper suite from Rock Paper Scissors gave guests a hint at the sparkles to come with a glitter-lined envelope. Floral Images created a runner from guilded gold magnolia leaves, white and mint green hydrangea, open garden roses, combo gold roses, white and gold pepper berry. A table number tucked into acacia foliage and seeded eucalyptus, which draped over the edge of the table to the floor with a finishing touch of hanging green amaranthus.

008124045003Photo: Aaron Watson Photography