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Featured Editorial | French blue Industrial | Culpeper, Virginia

A design featuring French blue accents and summer textures at the Refinery in Culpeper, Virginia. Refined meets industrial at this Virginia wedding venue, a gem situated right outside the Shenandoah mountains.

Planning and design by Alyssa Glorioso, of Glorious Weddings & EventsGlorious Weddings & Events specializes in DC area weddings and special occasions.

We love designing and coordinating stylish and nature-inspired celebrations for couples.

Details about the Virginia Venue

When you arrive at the Refinery, you will walk into the main space where dinner and dancing will take place.  Each space can accommodate up to 120 guests.  Wooden tables and modern black chairs are included (as pictured, see below).  Joy Orr, the owner, is such a resource for the couples who choose to celebrate here, with several years of experience in the hospitality industry and having personally overseen the many renovations completed at the venue.  

The Refinery offers a gorgeous getting-ready suite that is as aesthetically pleasing as it is functional.  

The same floor features your ceremony space. Photographers love the soft light in this area.

On Event Day…

The Design 

Featuring french blue napkins with citrus garnish, soft grey chiffon runner, and woven charger.  The shades of blue taper candles are the gorgeous cherry on top.

The Cake

The Couple