Wedding Style: Forever Fairytale

Smithfield Winery sets the stage for style in this wedding shoot featuring two stunning sleaveless gowns with lace details

by | Jan 1, 2023


Every couple deserves the chance to play the starring roles in their own love story. That’s what the creative team had in mind for this recent styled shoot at Smithfield Winery, “a place where true love stories never have an ending or lose their glow.” The winery collaborated with Mann & Wife event planning company and Sharon Elizabeth Photography to create “an elegant juxtaposition that warms the senses and draws the eye in on the details.”

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“Inspired by the enchanting architectural elegance of French country châteaus, we wanted to embrace that vision at Smithfield Winery,” explains Natasha Weiss, owner and winemaker. Working with real-life husband-and-wife team Josh and Elizabeth Mann, they had a vision to “incorporate the winery’s exposed black bricks and chiffon whites of the fixtures and tin ceiling into an enchanting city fairytale creating a setting where anyone could envision themselves stepping into the main character role.”

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Against this beautiful backdrop, all eyes are on the bride in two different stunning sleeveless, V-neck gowns from Virginia’s Daughter Bridal Boutique, featuring lace details, crystal beading, embroidered motifs and body-hugging silhouettes that aren’t afraid to make a dramatic entrance worthy of the red carpet. This story is just getting started.

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Venue &Wine: Smithfield Winery |@smithfieldwinery, @smithfieldvineyard  

Florals, Design and Planning: Mann and Wife | @mannandwife757, @emann2010 

Setup & Planning Assistants: Smithfield Winery | @natashamweiss, @purple_polo_advocate, @michelleannweiss  

Photography: Sharon Elizabeth Photography |@sharonhundley 

Videography: Sharon Elizabeth Photography | @sharonhundley with behind-the-scenes and clips provided by Wild Heart | @wildheartco

CakeRachel Bakes | @rachel.bakes 

InvitationsPaper Dolls Design | @paperdollsdesign  

Gifts: Roots and Lace Gifts |@roots_and_lace 

Charcuterie: Smithfield Winery |@michelleannweiss, @natashamweiss, @purple_polo_advocate 

Coffee: Cure Coffee House Smithfield | @curesmf @cure_eats 

Whiskey & Cigar Bar: Macanudo |@macanudocigars, @montecristo_cigars, @the_macallan @davidoffcigars, @lagavulinwhisky   

Makeup: Makeup by Whitney | @makeupbywhitney_  

Hair: Hair by Kellen | @hairbykellen  

Catering: | @thecateringplace_757  

Rentals: The Collection by Courtney Inghram | @thecollectionbycourtneyinghram  

Rentals: Waterford Event Rentals | @waterfordeventrentals

Up Lighting: Music Makes You Happy DJ | @mmyh_dj  

SignagePop and Pandy | @popandpandyllc 

Bridesmaids Attire: Golden Hour Boutique | @goldenhourboutique.vb 

Custom Suits: Dapper Luq | @dapperluq_collection, @dapperluq 

Tuxes: The Black Tux | @theblacktux   

Bridal Attire: Virginia’s Daughter Bridal Boutique | @va_daughter 

Jewelry: Jewelry: Family heirlooms provided by @natashamweiss of

Models: @meyoung12, @10person, @hairbykellen, @iamsteve132, @bigfruecht, @trentleescott  

Visit photographer Sharon Hundley’s Vimeo page to see videos of this photo shoot. 

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