Photos by Focal Point Creative

On Sunday, Feb. 26, the 86th Academy Awards were held at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Meanwhile, 3,000 miles to the east, Middleburg held its own stylish Oscar-night celebration at Salamander Resort & Spa.

Jim and Sammie Parrish, Gerald and Sheila Bruce, Betty Crutcher, Sheila Johnson, Ronald Crutcher and Reesa and Charles Reynolds.

Jim and Sammie Parrish, Gerald and Sheila Bruce, Betty Crutcher, Sheila Johnson, Ronald Crutcher and Reesa and Charles Reynolds.

The evening featured special ballots to be cast by attendees. The live event was aired on several big screens, so revelers were able to watch the play-by-play.

The resort served a special menu in the living room to commemorate the evening and Greenhill Winery & Vineyards’ famous Blanc de Blancs, the same sparkler featured in the swag bags for top nominees, was poured.

Participants received awards for “best dressed” and “ballot winner”. Attendees were also given a chance to win their own “Middleburg Swag Bag” that included a luxurious stay at the Salamander Resort.

Attendees could cast their own ballots for a chance to win some amazing swag.

Attendees could cast their own ballots for a chance to win some amazing swag.

The Arwine, Coonce and Griffiths families watched the red carpet entrances from the billiards room.

The Arwine, Coonce and Griffiths families watched the red carpet entrances from the billiards room.

 Toni Crowder and Monica Mathis.

Toni Crowder and Monica Mathis.

Ellen Cowley with daughters Jodi Mahdavi, Anna Cowley and Mitzi Davis.

Ellen Cowley with daughters Jodi Mahdavi, Anna Cowley and Mitzi Davis.

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