Bailey & Dave: A Clifton Inn Spring Wedding in Charlottesville Virginia

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In Charlottesville, you truly cannot go wrong when it comes to weddings. This beautiful mountain town is well equip with everything you would ever need, including the perfect vendors and more than ideal scenery.

For Bailey and Dave, even though they both weren’t originally from the Charlottesville area, they knew it was the perfect place for them to host their wedding. After all, it’s where they met! For them, it all started byway of tennis. Dave is a tennis instructor and Bailey was taking lessons. Fast forward years later and the two grew their love well beyond the baseline.

Their wedding was fully inspired by spring. We incorporated bright pinks, peaches, whites, and creams into their design with lush greenery accents. Letting the beauty of Clifton Inn shine was important, so only personal touches and enhancements were really needed.

To incorporate their love story without making anything too “tennis themed” we included subtle details throughout their design that were interactive and contributed to their guests experience. For their guestbook, I was inspired by the Paris Lock Bridge. When scheming up their design I thought to myself (or…let’s be real, aloud to my cats) “Why can’t we take old school tennis rackets, tiny locks, and memo tags and make a personalized piece for them to remember their wedding for their home?” Newsflash: we can and we totally did!

With guest experience being such a priority for this couple, we decided to add a photo opp area into the mix! This was another way for us to incorporate their love for tennis. Vintage rackets were used to create a massive display for them and their guests to photograph with all night. Turns out…it was a huge hit!

All things tennis aside, we kept it clean and classy. Their tablescape was nothing but pure elegance to really allow for Clifton’s food to shine. Chic vellum menu and place cards gave the table more personalization while also allowing guests to naviagate to their seat and know what’s for dinner.

It’s weddings like this that I love the most. Taking the most simple of things and bringing them all together into one perfect masterpiece.

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Wedding Planner: Angelica & Co. Weddings

Photographer: Bethany Snyder Photography

Venue & Catering: The Clifton

Florals: Tourterelle Floral Design

DJ: Beats by Goodman

Desserts: Paradox Pastry

Hair: Top Knot Studio

Makeup: Rouge 9 Makeup Studio

Officiant: Jon Sarosiek

Rentals: MS Events

Tent & Lighting: Skyline Tent Company

Stationary: Minted and Etsy

Transportation: Easy Rider Bus Company