Capturing Timeless Elegance: A Styled Shoot at Historic Whitewood


I find immense joy in turning moments into memories, and recently, I had the pleasure of collaborating with some incredibly talented vendors for a styled shoot that epitomized timeless elegance. Held on November 5, 2023, at the stunning Historic Whitewood in Powhatan, VA, this shoot was a testament to the beauty that can be created when creative minds come together.

A Visionary Host: Styled Memories

The visionary force behind this exquisite shoot was the talented team at Styled Memories. Their passion for event design and planning added a layer of sophistication to every detail, transforming Historic Whitewood into a dreamlike setting.

Floral Splendor by Pink Paisley

The floral arrangements, courtesy of Pink Paisley Events, were nothing short of breathtaking. Each bouquet and centerpiece brought the surroundings to life, complementing the historic charm of Whitewood with a touch of modern elegance.

Elegance in Every Stitch

Dressed in the finest attire, our male model exuded charm in a tuxedo from Stitch & Tie. The impeccable craftsmanship of the ensemble added a touch of sophistication, perfectly aligning with the shoot’s theme of timeless elegance.

Beauty in Every Detail: Hair, Makeup, and Dresses

The stunning models, Chrissy Vistiaire, Mariana Davis, and Justine Santiago, were transformed into visions of beauty by the talented team at Spice Salon. The dresses, provided by Raw+Golden Rentals and Dahl Collection, draped our models in grace and style. Special thanks to Dhibi Couture and Crowning Moment Veils for the ethereal veils that added the perfect finishing touch.

Sweet Confections by Wild Flower Bakery

No styled shoot is complete without a delectable treat, and Wild Flower Bakery delivered with a cake that not only looked exquisite but tasted divine, making it a centerpiece that delighted all the senses.

Finishing Touches and Details

The shoot was elevated by the exquisite details provided by Celebration Bridal, Argent Rentals, Liv Style Mat, Do Little Weddings, Ivorie+ Blu, and PR Rentals Co. From chair rentals to stationery, flat lay mats to rings and earrings, every element was carefully curated to enhance the overall aesthetic.

The Equine Element: Central VA Horse Rescue

Adding a touch of enchantment to the shoot was the presence of a majestic horse from Central VA Horse Rescue. The elegant creature, alongside our models Mariana and Max Davis, created a captivating scene that blended sophistication with the beauty of nature.

Sips and Cheers: Mix & Mingle Mobile Bar Co

Toasting to the success of the shoot, Mix & Mingle Mobile Bar Co provided refreshing mocktails that added a celebratory atmosphere to the day.

Linen Elegance by I DO Linens

The linens and napkins from I DO Linens added a final layer of refinement, tying together the entire tablescape with their understated elegance.

A Stellar Cast: Our Models

A heartfelt thank you to our models who brought this vision to life: Chrissy Vistiaire, Mariana Davis, Max Davis, Justine Santiago, and Mikal Thomas. Their chemistry and individuality added depth to each frame, creating a narrative that spoke of love, style, and sophistication.

A Gratitude-Filled Acknowledgment:

  • Venue: Historic Whitewood – Instagram: @historicwhitewood
  • Planner/Event Design/Host: Styled Memories – Instagram: @_styled_memories
  • Florist: Pink Paisley Events – Instagram: @PinkandPaisleyevents
  • Male Model’s Tux: Stitch & Tie – Instagram: @stichandtie
  • Hair Stylist/MUA: Spice Salon – Instagram: @Spicesaloncharottesville
  • Dresses: Raw+Golden Rentals – Instagram: @rawgoldenrentals / Dahl Collection – Instagram: @dahlcollection
  • Veils: Dhibi Couture – Instagram: @dhibicouture / Crowning Moment Veils – Instagram: @crowningmomentveil
  • Cake: Wild Flower Bakery – Instagram: @wildflowerbakeryrva
  • Hair Pieces: Celebration Bridal – Instagram: @celebrationbridalandtux
  • Chair Rentals: Argent Rentals – Instagram: @argentevents
  • Horse: Central VA Horse Rescue – Instagram: @centralvahorserescue
  • Flat Lay Mats: Liv Style Mat – Instagram: @Livstylemats
  • Stationery/Menus: Do Little Weddings – Instagram:
  • Rings and Earrings: Ivorie+ Blu – Instagram: @ivorieandblu
  • Tableware:
  • Mocktails: Mix & Mingle Mobile Bar Co – Instagram: @mixandminglemobilebarco
  • Linens and Napkins: I DO Linens – Instagram: @idolinens

This styled shoot was a testament to the collaborative spirit of the wedding industry, where every vendor’s contribution is a brushstroke, creating a masterpiece of love, beauty, and elegance.


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