Parties Garnished with Gold

December 11, 2015 | Wine & Country Life

Couple Romance

Whether it’s your first holiday party or an annual event, adding touches of gold to your get-together brings a fashionable romance to your decor.

Table and Cake Romance

To create a shimmering rustic charm, use gilded plates and party favors interspersed with natural elements, such as nuts, berries and natural greens.

Drinks Romance

In order to enhance the motif, add surprise hints throughout to give it a multi-dimensional tone. Sprigs of seasonal herbs in drinks, matching gold gift wrap and thematic jewelry will enchant all of your guests.

Chair Romance

Using loose verdant bundles will complement glittering golden pieces and leave all feeling part of a magical winter wonderland. For more intricate details on ways to enhance your holiday get together, see our new Charlottesville Wine & Country Living magazine, expressing the elegant country lifestyle of Jefferson’s Virginia within a modern aesthetic.


Creative Direction & Styling: Lolly Lux for Suz Somersall

Co-creative & Florist: Katarzyna Borek

Jewelry: Suz Somersall

Venue Coordinator: Milicent Lynch of Murcielago Farms

Venue: The Farms at Turkey Run

Hair & Makeup: Tinsley Onuegbu

Stationery & Calligraphy: If So Inklined

Hostess: Natalie Barkley

Champagne Sequin Gown: Aidan Mattox

Floral Brocade Strapless Gown: Carmen Marc Valvo

Host: Stefan Bozik

Suit: J. Crew

Argentinian Belt Accessories: La Matera

Wine & Country celebrates elevated living in the heart of Virginia Wine Country. Charlottesville Wine & Country Living, a semi-annual magazine of Life & Style in Jefferson’s Virginia, and Charlottesville Wine & Country Weddings, an art book celebrating elegant country weddings in Jefferson’s Virginia, are accompanied by the Charlottesville Wine & Country Shop in Ivy, VA, a beautiful lifestyle boutique featuring over 40 Virginia artisans with everything from tailgating essentials and Dubarry attire to locally made foods, award-winning Monticello AVA wines as well as craft beverages for your next event. Wine & Country Experiences are now also available and include exclusive tours and hands-on classes with leading professionals in the local farm-to-table and vineyard scenes.

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