A Sophisticated Southern Wedding in Charlottesville, Virginia

Elizabeth Fife (27 and a registered nurse) and Philip Goffinet's (27 and an advertising operations manager at SoundCloud) nuptials combined two of our

Elizabeth Fife (27 and a registered nurse) and Philip Goffinet's (27 and an advertising operations manager at SoundCloud) nuptials combined two of our favorite things: childhood sweethearts and wedding royalty. Elizabeth first met Philip—wedding planner Lynn Easton's son—when her family moved from London to Charlottesville, Virginia. They were just seven years old and Philip admits to immediately developing a crush. "She had the most adorable British accent," he recalls. Seven years after they started dating "officially" in high school, they made the easy choice of having Philip's mom help plan their wedding. "She just so happens to be one of the top wedding planners in the country, so I was in good hands," Elizabeth says. Talk about an understatement! With Easton's help and a muted pastel color scheme, the couple transformed Elizabeth's family's property into a sophisticated backdrop for their timeless day.

Rock Paper Scissors created this muted pastel invitation suite complete with a subtle jacquard print detail.
Easton Events Wedding Ceremony
Pastel Bouquet with Garden Roses and Hydrangea
Blue Sapphire Engagement Ring
Elegant Low Chignon Hairstyle
White Carolina Herrera Wedding Dress
Ceremony Chair Decoration
Overflowing arrangements of hydrangeas, greenery and hypericum berries in rustic urns marked the beginning and end of the ceremony aisle.
The couple's traditional Presbyterian wedding ceremony was officiated by their family friend Rev. Caroline Smith Parkinson. "It was so special having Caroline officiate—the ceremony felt so personal," Elizabeth says.
Pastel Boutonnieres with Roses and Ranunculus
All eight bridesmaids carried classic bunches of Juliet roses and hydrangeas (Elizabeth's favorite) along with ivory garden roses, dahlias, parrot tulips and sweet peas.
Each of Elizabeth's eight bridesmaids wore shale Jenny Yoo dresses paired with bouquets made from Juliet roses, hydrangeas and sweet peas.
Moss Green Fabric Bouquet Wrap
Elegant Low Updo with Drop Earrings
Vintage Wedding Car with Just Married Sign
Carolin Herrera Gown with Lace Back Detail
Simple White Escort Card Display
An assortment of round and rectangular tables were topped with jacquard linens in dusty blue and cream.
At the head table, guests found a monogrammed linen napkin and an apricot rose on top of square silver trays.
Blush Rose and Dahlia Floral Centerpiece
The couple arrived at the reception in a vintage ride.
Blue Jacquard Print Table Linens
Elizabeth and Philip served a five-tier carrot cake finished with cream cheese frosting and fresh flowers. "We wanted a cake that was delicious in addition to being beautiful," Elizabeth says. "I only wish I had gotten to finish my piece!"
After the ceremony in the formal boxwood garden, the festivities moved to a nearby hilltop for the tented reception, where guests watched the sun set over the Blue Ridge Mountains.
White Carolina Herrera Wedding Dress with Train