As soon as you step foot onto THE VIRGINIA HOUSE you feel as though you have taken a step back in time. From its preserved woodworks and intricate glass window design, to its breathtaking views overlooking the James River, this English Tudor manor house surrounded by its beautiful gardens was the inspiration for this romantic garden party shoot by Virginia wedding photographer MJ MENDOZA. Wth plannng & design by AMBER JUSTINE EVENTS the creative team wanted to incorporate beautiful pastel colours into the florals - by ASTER & BEE FLORAL - and tablescape. "Adding colourful glassware, china, and unique place cards allows for one to step out of their comfort zone by being bold with a design that will leave a lasting impression. It also wouldn't be a garden party without a dessert display and some bubbly to toast with. Using antique furniture to display the desserts fits perfectly with the look and having a unique mobile bar setup gives more opportunity to get creative with location and flow of the party."

A huge thank you to Virginia wedding photographer MJ MENDOZA for sharing this prettiest of inspiration with us. With a decade long love of film photography, Monica considers her photography style as the perfect balance between a love of fine art combined with modern touches. Inspired by love in many forms, sacred family traditions & heirlooms she aims to capture you the way you are naturally together. You can see more of her portfolio here.