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A styled elopement at The Reynolda House Museum of American Art is where history, nature, and art integrate, creating a colorful and contemporary atmosphere that will stand the test of time.

Located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the City of Arts and Innovation, this venue brims with cultural history. A thousand acres of lush estate cloak an enchanting sixty-room bungalow with its accompanying gardens and wetlands. Once home to a progressive philanthropist, Katharine Smith Reynolds, the Reynolda House is now a museum that houses innovative American art, from Georgia O’Keefe to Stuart Davis, on its walls. Historical buildings dotted throughout the extensive grounds have transformed into quaint shops and eateries. Surrounded by dense greenery and the echoes of history, this venue infuses modern elements into traditional elegance.
A Contemporary Chic Elopement At The Reynolda House Museum Of American Art Reynolda House Of American Art
A Contemporary Chic Elopement At The Reynolda House Museum Of American Art Couple Solo Shot In Front Of House
A Contemporary Chic Elopement At The Reynolda House Museum Of American Art Couple Portrait
This stunning North Carolina elopement, expertly curated by Whitney Davis of C&D Events, is fueled by a love of detail. Vaughan’s Jewelers supplied two stunning bands, whose intricate designs mirror the venue’s eye-catching soft simplicity.
A Contemporary Chic Elopement At The Reynolda House Museum Of American Art Black And White Couple Portrait
A Contemporary Chic Elopement At The Reynolda House Museum Of American Art Engagement And Wedding Rings
Inspired by the abundance of flora on the property, the ceremony’s color palette was rich in color and texture, sporting green, velvet, gold, and classic white. Champagne Maker’s watercolor invitations, crafted on their handmade paper, hearken the Reynolda House logo and are sealed in crisp white envelopes with luxurious gold interiors.
A Contemporary Chic Elopement At The Reynolda House Museum Of American Art Invitations
Anemone played peek-a-boo in the bride’s bouquet, a striking yet calming assortment of white flowers balanced by pops of green.
A Contemporary Chic Elopement At The Reynolda House Museum Of American Art Bouquet
This modern bride stunned in a Liancarlo lace jumpsuit from Alexia’s Bridal Boutique. Its plunging neckline and open back, snaked in whimsical coils of lace, paired with her pointed bow heels, incorporate some of Spring 2021’s biggest trends.
A Contemporary Chic Elopement At The Reynolda House Museum Of American Art Bridal Solo Shot With Bouquet
A Contemporary Chic Elopement At The Reynolda House Museum Of American Art Bridal Shoes
The bride’s sheer chapel-length veil from Ampersand Bridal added femininity and drama, enhancing the venue’s stately and noteworthy personality, while a wide-brimmed hat, adorned with white flowers matching the bride’s bouquet, seamlessly blended the venue’s outdoor garden ambiance with bridal style.
A Contemporary Chic Elopement At The Reynolda House Museum Of American Art Full Body Couple Portrait
A Contemporary Chic Elopement At The Reynolda House Museum Of American Art Bride Solo Shot With Floppy Hat

The bride’s soft curls were effortlessly swept back by three pearl barrettes from The Pretty Barrette, that embodied the contemporary elegance of the styled shoot.

A Contemporary Chic Elopement At The Reynolda House Museum Of American Art Couple With Back Of Jumpsuit
A Contemporary Chic Elopement At The Reynolda House Museum Of American Art Bridal Hairstyle
Sporting an emerald velvet suit and stylish black loafers, the groom brought the ceremony’s color and texture palette to life. His lively ensemble, coupled with a distinctive bowtie designed by FLORA, nodded to bridal botanicals and the venue’s gardens.
A Contemporary Chic Elopement At The Reynolda House Museum Of American Art Intimate Couple Photo
A Contemporary Chic Elopement At The Reynolda House Museum Of American Art Groom Solo Shot
After saying I do, the newlyweds strolled rows of blooming roses in Reynolda Gardens and took romantic post-elopement photos by the estate’s fountains and greenhouses, a private atmosphere matching the intimate tone of their elopement.
A Contemporary Chic Elopement At The Reynolda House Museum Of American Art Couple Portrait By Fountain

This contemporary chic elopement at The Reynolda House Museum of American Art shows how bold color palettes and statement fashion pieces can create grandeur for quaint affairs. Couples opting to downsize their ceremony during COVID-19 can find inspiration in exceptional venues like this, whose architectural details offer countless ways to add flair to modern and classic events alike.

submitted by +  planning and design: Whitney Davis, C&D Events | venue: Reynolda Gardens | photography and design: Tiffany L. Johnson Photography | makeup and design: Kristen Brabble Beauty | florist: FLORA | paper products: Champagne Maker | styling mat: Tiffany L. Johnson | stamps: Enfield Post | hair: The Pretty Barrette | veil: Ampersand Bridal | jumpsuit:  Liancarlo from Alexia’s Bridal Boutique | rings: Vaughan’s Jewelers | earrings: Poppy & Co. | models: Sarah and Max