Today we are turning the spotlight on Inglewood Lavender Farms. An utterly breathtaking wedding venue in Charlottesville, Virgina. An ideal location for any style wedding, especially rustic.
Ashley Baber Weddings took full advantage of this pristine setting and designed a rustic wedding table vignette that any bride and groom would swoon over. You must read on to hear more details about the day, and how to mix up a Sparkling Lavender Tom Collins. As always, there are so many more stunning photos of this romantic wedding inspiration in the full gallery, all perfectly captured by Elisa Bricker.
From Elisa Bricker:
Inglewood Lavender Farm can be described as a little slice of Provence, nestled in the hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Just south of Charlottesville, Virginia this beautiful farm boasts fields of lavender (with resident sheep!), a historic home and charming barn ruins.
TheÂ Rifle Paper Co. invitation suite was a perfect match for the lavender farm, as was our bridal party. A full lace bridal gown fromÂ Heidi Elnora and shades of purple bridesmaids byÂ Joanna August created an elegant feel in the country setting. Shoes from Max Kibardin, jewels from local jeweler Angelo and stunning hair and make up by the ladies ofÂ Avenue 42 completed the look.
A lavender inspired signature cocktail and croquembouche constructed byÂ Christa Garvis made for a sweet reception. A lounge space created with antique pieces from Paisley & Jade, would be a perfect late night spot to relax near the lavender. Below is a recipe for a similar cocktail that we know your guests would enjoy sipping on.
Sparkling Lavender Tom Collins
For the Simple Syrup:
1 1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 bunch lavender, buds, stems and leaves (or 3 Tb. dried culinary buds)
For each Tom Collins Cocktail:
1 oz. lavender simple syrup
1 oz. Meyer lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon)
2 oz. gin
Heat the water, sugar and lavender in a small pot of high heat. Bring to a low boil, then cover and remove from heat. Allow the simple syrup to steep for 20 minutes. Pour through a sieve to remove the lavender. Place in the fridge until you are ready to use.
The french country feelÂ of the property inspired our shoot showcasing it as a lovely new event venue. Highlighting tones of purple and incorporating peach and green, we kept floral bouquets byÂ The Arrangement Company loosely gathered and organic. The table was delicately set with tabletop items from Anthropologie and embellished with handwritten tags by Onastazia Designs.
Photographer: Elisa Bricker
Event Designer: Amanda Gray of Ashley Baber Weddings
Venue: Inglewood Lavender Farm
Hair & Makeup: Avenue 42
Cake: Christa Garvis Cakes
Dress Designer: Heidi Elnora
Flowers: The Arrangement Company
Jewelry: Angelo Jewelry
Shoe Designer: Max Kibardin
Stationery: Rifle Paper Co.
Prop or Furniture Rentals: Paisley & Jade
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: Joanna August
Calligraphy: Onastazia Designs