Jul
09
Madeleine + Andy: A Rainy Day Lavender Virginia Farm Wedding by Kathleen Hertel Photography
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Photo by Kathleen Hertel Photography; Wedding Planning by Angela Porter of Gioia Events; Venue/Catering/Cake: Patowmack Farm;  Wedding Gown by Liancarlo from Carine’s Bridal Atelier; Bridesmaid Dresses by Monique Lhuillier from Bella Bridesmaid ; Hair by Alison Harper and Company; Groom’s Attire from Men’s Wearhouse; Floral Design by Tyson’s Flower Affair; Ceremony Programs by Wedding Paper Divas; Ceremony Music by Anthem from Sam Hill Entertainment; Officiant: Reverend Jim Burch; Reception Music by DJ D-Mac & Associates; Dance Instruction: Dance Factory; Favors by Holy Honey

Madeleine and Andy were married at Patowmack Farm in Lovettsville, Va. on October 12. The bride looked flawless in a sweetheart mermaid lace and tulle dress. She accessorized with a blush satin sash and delicate drop earrings. Under her veil she wore a tightly-styled updo. The bride held a bouquet of lavender and white roses, accented with dusty miller. The groom and his men looked dapper in gray tuxedos and matched the bridal party by adding a lavender neck tie. Madeleine’s closest pals stunned in lavender chiffon halter dresses and carried stock and rose bouquets.  ”As Andy and I were about to say our vows, it began to rain again and I was thinking—oh no—but in conversations after the wedding, our guests said the rain during our vows was so romantic because it brought a mist and fog around us,” Madeleine said. The 100 guests tossed lavender seeds at the couple during the recessional. The reception followed in a tented area where lights were strung overhead for a romantic feel. The guests were then greeted by lavender sprig escort cards, where they were brought to round tables with white linens and floral centerpieces. “We are both “foodies” and wanted our wedding to be an all around great party with good music, good wine and craft beer, and most importantly, good, local and sustainable food,” Madeleine said. With that, the guests enjoyed everything from butternut squash soup shooters to salmon tartare. After dinner guests dug into a spread of apple, pumpkin, and paw paw pies. Needless to say- they got fed! Madeleine’s advice to brides-to-be? “Take a step back as many times as you can on your wedding day to just soak it all in.” See the full board here.

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