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A Modern Spring Elopement

Photographer Jackie Tara Studios and florist Old Time Feeling aspired to create a romantic wedding scene representative of the colorful spring botanicals and florals of Virginia. With the combined talents of several local Richmond, VA shops, artists, and creatives, they produced a modern springtime elopement story in the lush blooming gardens of historic Agecroft Hall.

Inspired by antique wedding photographs and classic gardens, the creative team curated and incorporated sustainable and vintage elements throughout the setting, from the intimate table-scape with playful foraged blooms, heirloom flatware, naturally dyed silks and linens from Shannon Studio and hand-thrown ceramics by Emily Wicks for Nanin Studio - to the intricate and beautiful vintage jewellery from Mother Daughter Co and glimmering gown adorning the bride.

As both a garden designer and florist, Old Time Feeling grew and foraged most of her ingredients for the bouquet and floral arrangements, combining assorted spring hues with stems of local wisteria, delicate irises, and sweet butterfly ranunculus. Vibrant pink poppies, sourced from local flower farm Hazel Witch, seemed to jump right into the bride’s vintage designer Kiki Hart gown sourced from Halcyon Vintage.

Photographed on a variety of digital and film mediums, all the individual elements of this styled elopement sprang to life in an alchemical fashion and were complimented perfectly by the backdrop of bucolic green hills and the peaceful flow of the James River behind them.

Planning + Photography : Jackie Tara Studios @jackietarastudios | Design + Floral Styling : Old Time Feeling @oldtimefeeling | Vintage Tabletop Props + Decor : Sourced by Jackie Tara Studios and Old Time Feeling | Florals : Grown locally by Old Time Feeling + Hazel Witch Farm @hazelwitchfarm | Venue : Agecroft Hall & Gardens @agecrofthallgardens | Hair and Makeup : Makeup by SAC @makeupbysac | Models : Griffin Harris @griffnharris and Christian Gauthier @positive_clonus | Jewellery : Mother Daughter Co @motherdaughterco | Vintage Bridal Gown : Sourced by Jackie Tara Studios from Halcyon Vintage @halcyonvintage | Groom’s Suit: 707 RVA @707rva styled by Justin Uglow @jwuglow | Dessert : Garnett’s Cafe @garnettsrva | Ceramics : Emily Wicks @emilyewicks for Nanin Studio @naninstudio | Naturally Dyed Linens + Ribbons : Shannon Studio @shannon_studio | Naturally Dyed Silk Table Runners : Jackie @j.tradescantia


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