The most darling of wedding traditions, these flower girls in their Shindig Weddings dresses will scatter petals down the aisle before the bride makes her entrance. Originally, flower girls carried wheat and other herbs to ensure prosperity and fertility, as well as garlic to ward off those pesky evil spirits. The tradition as we know it today evolved from a time when a path of petals would lead from the bride’s home to the church. Photo: Jen Fariello

Petal pushers

Once she’s got a ring on it, one of the first calls a bride makes is to a florist because be it altars, centerpieces, boutonnieres, or the all-important bouquet, flowers are everywhere, making anyone’s big day even brighter and more beautiful. There was, however, a time when those ubiquitous roses, tulips, and calla lilies weren’t […]

For a Mount Ida Farms rehearsal dinner, The Catering Outfit's menu reflected both the season and local fare, with bacon-wrapped quail with Virginia highland malt-pepper jelly glaze, creamed leek and mascarpone Byrd Mill stone ground grits, tri-colored fingerlings with baby bell pepper and mint gremolata, haricot vert, and baby carrot sauté. Photo: Jen Fariello

Food for thought

When it comes to feeding hungry wedding guests, few are better at it than the folks at APimento and The Catering Outfit. Feast your eyes on some of their recent hits. The bride was from Mexico, her husband Austrian, and together they returned to Charlottesville to marry and celebrate their meeting in the mountains. APimento’s […]