Jewel-Toned Ruby and Marsala Wedding Inspiration

One of the best parts about southeastern Virginia is that America started here. Literally. And since the early 1600's, gorgeous English-inspired colonial plantations settled along the James River and beyond, particularly in Charles City just west to the colonial capitol of Williamsburg. But the even better part is that you can actually get married at some of these historical landmarks! So when this beautifully romantic stylized shoot came into my inbox from Michael Simon Photography, I was all but too eager to share such inspiration: in theme and in location!

Draped in rich jewel-toned hues of ruby and Pantone's marsala, Zahara's Events and Design and the amazing creative team dreamed up a dramatic earthiness that only befits the deeply-rooted-in-history Westover.

With golden brass table decor, wildly vibrant red peonies and carnations, and modern vintage stationery, this sophisticated inspiration is perfect for the couple who loves bold details yet still wishes to honor timeless tradition.

Photography: Michael Simon Photography // Event Venue: Westover Plantation // Event and Floral Designer: Zahara's Events and Design // Mens' Attire: 707 Fine Clothing // Hair and Makeup: Canvas The Salon // Calligraphy: Dejlige Creative // Wedding Gown: miLA Bridal // Event Rentals: Rent-E-Quip // Wedding Cake: The Buttercream Bee // Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas // Submitted via Two Bright Lights