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Country Chic Wedding :: 5 Tips to Enhance Yours

Monday, March 30th, 2015


For some people, it appears that life is a series of magical steps:

Meet the man of your dreams ✓
Say “Yes” when he proposes ✓
Plan a spectacular wedding ✓
Get married and live happily ever after ✓

One small catch – this never actually happens. In reality, even the thought of having a wedding can be overwhelming. The devil’s in the details and when it comes to planning a wedding everything has to be right. Fortunately, we at L’Auberge Provencale, have specialized in Country Chic weddings for over 30 years and have put together some ideas that will remedy your inner Bridezilla. Here are 5 Country Chic Wedding examples that you can incorporate into the wedding of your dreams:

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides in Virginia

  1. Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride
    Nothing says, “I’m making a grand entrance,” like arriving by a horse-drawn carriage to your own wedding. It’s part of the countryside wedding experience that every girl has dreamed of and we’ve made it happen on several occasions.

Floral Monograms for Weddings

  1. Floral Monograms
    Floral monograms are a fun and simple way to customize your big day. Place them at the beginning of the aisle or throughout your reception to enhance an open outdoor setting. Mix and match flowers to add personality and show off your artsy side.

Floral Arrangements

  1. Cascading Floral Backdrop
    A cascading floral backdrop can help to set the mood on your wedding day. Grab a fresh flower, tie the end to a ribbon, and let hang from an archway or center of focus to make any space instantly chic! Repeat until you have a series of flowers that will impress your guests and make for some dramatic photos to cherish after the wedding.

Wedding Gift Ideas

  1. Bride & Groom Wedding Gifts
    This is a perfect idea for couples having an intimate elopement. This day is about you and your significant other (remember?) so why not keep it personal and exchange some affection before the ceremony? A country-style bouquet topped with a simple message and gift will remind the two of your that you’re in this together.

Custom Wedding Cake

  1. Elegant Wedding Cake Topped With Real Flowers
    Adding real flowers to your wedding cake can take it from blasé to breathtaking. Use flowers of various shapes and colors to bring a little country to the table and dazzle guests. P.S. If done right this can be a big money saver on your wedding day!


Did you recently have a Country Chic wedding? Let us know about it!
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Time to Get Hitched!

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

On April 29th, 2011 Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot with an estimated 2 billion people tuning in to witness this momentous gala of commitment, love and matrimony.  Across the pond at L’Auberge Provencale, in our own slice of Provence located in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, we slipped in a private wedding ceremony for starry eyed couple Kim and Chuck. The guest count was only a modest two while the rest of the world’s eyes were glued to their televisions!

Romantic Elopement in VirginiaAt L’Auberge Provencale, we recognize that the whole world doesn’t have to be invited to make it the wedding of your dreams.  For couples looking for a more private affair, or who wish to “just do it already,” we are here to help with our Intimate Elopement Package.  Just because you’re looking to elope doesn’t mean you aren’t entitled to a day you want to remember forever.  Forget Vegas, City Hall and all the invitations!  Pack a bag, call in sick to work, and let us do the rest!

Our Intimate Elopement Package includes everything you’ll need for your undisclosed event with all the bells and whistles for your perfect day. Enjoy a private wedding ceremony in our enchanting gardens, orchard, sweeping back lawn, or in front of a crackling fire in our sitting room in the cooler months.  Don’t worry about a thing as we’ll even provide the bouquet and boutonniere for the bride and groom!

Virginia Elopement Wedding CakeAfter your nuptials have been exchanged, toast each other with a glass of champagne and a sampling of hors d’oeuvres.  Have a reception for two at a private, romantic and reserved table in the whimsical dining room of our award winning Northern Virginia Restaurant.  A Five Course Dinner for two is included in the package price.  Our Pastry Chef will complete the celebration with an unforgettable Wedding Cake for Two.  Consummate your love in one of our romantic suites and enjoy a two night stay built-in to the package price.  Wake up refreshed, rejuvenated and starry eyed in the morning to enjoy a multi-course gourmet breakfast in our sunny peach dining room.

Elope to VirginiaWedding planning services are included in the package as well.  Our talented staff can customize your elopement and even arrange a professional photo shoot so that when you’re ready to share your day with friends and family you can recreate every moment. A special gift from the Innkeepers, a pair of commemorative L’Auberge Provencale Champagne Flutes, will ensure you’ll never forget your special day!

If mom and dad would never forgive you, we’ll allow up to eight guests to attend the ceremony, however, additional dinner and reception charges will apply. Our exclusive Intimate Elopement Package is available for a modest $1200 and alcohol, wines, taxes or gratuities are not included, unless otherwise stated.

To plan your special day please give our office a call at (540) 837-1375 to speak with our wedding coordinator.