FOODIES AND FLORALS
WHIMSICAL BLOOMS AND GOURMET BITES COMBINED FOR A FAIRY-TALE AFFAIR AT THE GOODSTONE INN.
Whimsical blooms and gourmet bites combined for a fairy-tale setting at the Goodstone Inn.
For menu-minded couple Greg Blake and Michelle Hollingsworth, the Goodstone Inn was an easy choice for their wedding day. “Greg and I consider ourselves foodies and didn’t want to compromise our passion for delicious food on our wedding day,” says Hollingsworth. “We had been to Goodstone Inn for dinner on a miserable rainy weekend long before we were engaged. Despite the weather, we were impressed with the food, attention to detail, and beautiful property.” In addition to a top-notch catering service, she says, they loved the idea of having their families and closest friends stay on the property the entire weekend.
“From the moment you come up the driveway of Goodstone, it feels like you’re in a fairy tale,” says Hollingsworth. “The feeling we were going for was romantic, elegant, but comfortable, with elements of places, people, and things we love most.” On-site coordinators helped work out all the details, from accommodations to beverage service.
As for the space, the couple called on the expertise of their interior decorator, Roberta Nook, to design each site, from their cocktail hour by the pool to the reception in the woodsy garden. The couple wanted a “sophisticated and rustic” vibe, says Nook. “Vintage vignettes, blooming walls, chandeliers, a library bar, and authorthemed tables all channeled the couple’s passion for antiques, art, and vintage books.” In the end, it was the perfect setting. “Honestly,” says Hollingsworth, “it was everything we’d hoped for and more.”
The dream team: Greg Blake and Michelle Hollingsworth’s interior designer, Roberta Nook, worked with Rosanna Smith from Bella Villa, Becky Armstrong from Middleburg Events Studio, and Jenn Pineau of Nature Composed to transform the Goodstone Inn into the venue of the couple’s dreams. “These highly creative and talented women were able to execute our vision for a magical, fairy-tale wedding,” says Hollingsworth.