A Romantic, Garden-Inspired Wedding at the Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg, Virginia
With romantic florals, natural touches and a punchy color palette of pink and gold, Taylor Sevin and Elias Saroufim pulled off an early fall wedding with hints of bohemian flair at Stone Tower Winery. The pair was married under an arch of cascading greenery and bright pink blooms in the winery’s barrel room, and was showered with bubbles as they walked down the aisle after saying “I do.” Potted succulent escort cards greeted guests as they arrived in the Vineyard Ballroom for the reception, and sprigs of fresh lavender adorned each place setting to add Provençale flair to the tablescapes. “The flowers played a major role in bringing our vision to life. We imagined lush, vibrant florals with a lot of greenery to bring a romantic, garden-like feel to the space,” Taylor says. Full pink dahlias, scabiosas and textured greenery made the reception tables pop, while greenery suspended from the ballroom’s ceiling played up the event’s hidden garden theme. It was important to the couple to incorporate nods to Elias’s Lebanese culture, so they wove in Middle Eastern elements and Lebanese traditions throughout the day. In addition to reading a passage from Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran during their ceremony, Taylor and Elias hired an Arabic calligrapher to create a custom logo that intertwined their names, which appeared on the cocktail napkins and stir sticks. During cocktail hour, guests played backgammon on boards that the newlyweds had collected over the years from Lebanon and Turkey. The bride and groom signs that hung from the sweetheart chairs at the reception were also written in Arabic, and at the end of the night, guests hit the dance floor for the dabke, a traditional celebratory Arab folk dance.