An opulent estate with beautifully appointed rooms welcomes bridal beauty fit for a queen.
Photography by Shannon Moffit
Fashion Coordination and Styling by Kim Wadsworth
On Location at Dover Hall Estate
‘Pearle’ gown by Claire Pettibone offers modern Victorian flair with long sleeved ivory lace lined in blush with lavishly embroidered net tulle covered in seed pearls with rose metallic threads. French lace sash ties at waist. Price upon request. Clairepettibone.com ‘Catherine’ moonstone ring $95. Chandelier
earrings $185. Both by Julie Voss from Serendip. Metal crown $68. from L’Abeille.
The ‘Hayley’ embellished English net and tulle long sleeved ballgown in amethyst by Hayley Paige $5,060. ‘Golden Bed’ hair comb $488. Drop earring $240. Both Paris By Debra Moreland. All from Pure English Couture Bridal, A House of Maya Bridal Salon. ‘Chantilly’ white gold ring $5,900. Trumpet & Horn trumpetandhorn.com
A Anna Weatherley china and Lyrique 5 piece flatware: Serendip. Gold leaf cakes: Hummingbird Macarons
B ‘Avallon’ by Anne Barge: Annalise Bridal Richmond
C ‘Versailles’ platter bernadaud.com Cakes: Hummingbird Macarons
D Bouquet of peonies, garden roses, stock, saracena: Lasting Impressions Florist
E Stationery letterlyn.com Ring Box themrsbox.com Ring trumpetandhorn.com
F The ‘Hayley’ by Hayley Paige: Pure English Couture Bridal
G Palace cake stand $295. cake server $85. Serendip. Gold leafed cake: Hummingbird Macarons. crown topper by paris.
H Letterpress Stationery letterlyn.com Rings trumpetandhorn.com
I Anna Weatherley china Serendip. Menu letterlyn.com
here Avallon’ is Anne Barge’s stunning strapless, fit and flair gown of Alencon lace appliqued on corset bodice and upper skirt of Chantilly lace $4,840. “Kate” silver lace detail veil $375. Sara Gabriel. Chandelier “Demi” earrings $207. Amanda Judge. All from Annalise Bridal Richmond
Matthew Christopher’s ‘Shelby’ floral embroidered pocketed ball gown with ruched organza bodice, sweetheart neckline trimmed with layered horsehair $3,990. Gold leaf wreath $495. Gold ‘Heal the World’ filigree brooch belt with pearl embellishments $778. Both Paris By Debra Moreland. All from Pure English Couture Bridal, a House of Maya Bridal Salon. Gold chandelier earrings with moonstone detail $185. gold moonstone ring $95. Both by Julie Vos from Serendip.
Lian Carlo designed gown of French Alencon lace on Chantilly see-through lace with shorter under layer $5,490. Waist length veil with french lace trim $362. by Sara Gabriel. Crystal ‘Versailles’ bib necklace $415. by Amanda Judge. Pearl post earrings with crystal trim detail $138. by Erin Cole. All fashion from Annalise Bridal Richmond. floral bouquet of garden roses, Astilbe, saracena lily and eucalyptus. lasting impressions florist
BELOW left Charming in Alyne By Rita Vinieris ‘Lucie’ with removable layered tulle skirt, over top a short lace corset dress with sheer bodice and accented seaming $2,780.Crystal embellished ‘Eden’ belt $340. by Martina Liana. ‘Shining Hour’ earrings $240. and crystal headpiece $363. Both Paris By Debra Moreland. All from Pure English Couture Bridal, A House of Maya Bridal Salon. ‘Heart’s Desire’ rose gold ring $4,250. Trumpet & Horn trumpetandhorn.com BELOW right Claire Pettibone’s ‘Eden’ gown of rich floral vines embroidered on tulle flow with sequin and lace embellishments with illusion bateau neckline. Champagne lace with blue silk under layer. Price upon request. Clairepettibone.com ‘Siena’ pearl drop earrings $185. Julie Voss. Beaded floral bracelet $130. Jill Schwartz. Both from Serendip. ‘Chantilly’ white gold ring $5,900. Trumpet & Horn trumpetandhorn.com White metal crown $38.95 from L’Abeille.
‘Serenade’ ballgown by Austin Scarlett has sweetheart neckline with draped tulle and skirt of embroidered silk organza and basket weave gazar blossoms $8,800. ‘Moonlight Waltz’ halo with ribbon tie $525. Paris By Debra Moreland. Raw edge cathedral length veil $770. by Austin Scarlett. ‘Thora’ Blush silk slingback pumps with hand rolled flowers $195. by Badgley Mischka. All available at Pure English Couture Bridal, A House of Maya Bridal Salon. Gold pearl drop earrings $185. by Julie Voss for Serendip. Floral bouquet of garden roses, ranunculus, astilbe, peonies, sweetheart roses and stock designed by Glenda Fowler of Lasting Impressions.
Anne Barge’s ‘Berkeley’ multi-directional draped off the shoulder silk satin chiffon bodice with
voluminous ball gown skirt $4,359. ‘Century’ Cathedral veil $2,640. Austin Scarlett. Gold and swarovski crystal floral vine headpiece $575. ‘Halley’s Comet’ earrings $235. Both Paris By Debra Moreland. All from Pure English Couture Bridal, A House of Maya Bridal Salon. ‘Heart’s Desire’ rose gold ring $4,250. Trumpet & Horn trumpetandhorn.com
‘Maisie’ ballgown with tiered tulle skirt and horsehair trim $1,850. Blush By Hayley Paige. Crystal tiered chandelier earrings with pear shape drops $207. by Amanda Judge. Two-tiered veil with satin trim $312. by Erin Cole. All from Annalise Bridal Richmond. champagne flute $82. serendip.
Charming in Alyne By Rita Vinieris ‘Lucie’ with removable layered tulle skirt, over top a short lace corset dress with sheer bodice and accented seaming $2,780.Crystal embellished ‘Eden’ belt $340. by Martina Liana. ‘Shining Hour’ earrings $240. and crystal headpiece $363. Both Paris By Debra Moreland. All from Pure English Couture Bridal, A House of Maya Bridal Salon. ‘Heart’s Desire’ rose gold ring $4,250. Trumpet & Horn trumpetandhorn.com
Credits Photography Shannon Moffit Photography shannonmoffit.com Fashion Styling and Concept Coordination Kim Wadsworth of Wadsworth Style kimwadsworth.com Style Assistant Mia Byrd of Prowess Creative Consulting prowesscreative.com Hair Design Rebekah Williams of Salon A’Saoirse Makeup Sarah Rillon of The Makeup School by Sarah Rillon themakeupschoolsr.com Makeup Assistant Kara Kight of The Makeup School by Sarah Rillon Floral Design Glenda Fowler of Lasting Impressions lastingimpressionsflorist.com Painted Gold Leaf Cake and Mini Cakes Hummingbird Macarons Rings Trumpet & Horn trumpetandhorn.com Models Melanie Blankenship and Victoria Toland Location The luxe private estate of Dover Hall, nestled between Richmond and Charlottesville in the rolling hills of Manakin-Sabot, offered a once-in-a-lifetime editorial opportunity to capture bridal fashion and beauty at its best. This English Tudor estate not only provides a stunning setting for any special wedding occasion; it offers the grandeur of lifestyle elegance combined with all the modern conveniences that ensures an unforgettable experience. With its majestic views and Tudor estate of 30 rooms filled with classical art and elegant antiques including a two-story ballroom, solarium, library and beautifully appointed bridal wing; and a tented outdoor space and lush gardens; Dover Hall sets the standard as a unique setting for events of all kinds. Learn more by visiting doverhallestate.com or calling 804.784.6051 to speak with Jennifer McBride and her experienced bridal team.