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Apr
03
Elizabeth + Peter: A Casual Summer Virginia Historic Home Wedding By Jack Looney Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Jack Looney PhotographyEvent Planner: A. Dominick EventsCeremony Venue: University of Virginia ChapelReception Venue:Ash Lawn-HighlandBridal Gown from Mira Bridal CoutureHair and Makeup Artist: BristlesInvitations: Paper Rock ScissorsFloral Designer: Flowers by NatalieBridesmaid Dresses: J.CrewCaterer: Champagne Taste CateringReception Music: The Jangling ReinhartsCake: Cakes by Rachel

Elizabeth and Peter were married in a traditional church ceremony at the University of Virginia followed by an outdoor reception at Ash Lawn-Highland in Charlottesville, Va. on August 10. They first met at a happy hour, while in graduate school in Chicago. After graduation, Elizabeth moved to Minneapolis and Peter to Dallas for jobs. “He proposed after a year of long distance – the distance definitely strengthened our relationship and brought us closer together,” Elizabeth said. Guests saved the date with hand-drawn maps. When it came time for the big day, it was raining, but it cleared up just in time. The bride wore a fit ‘n’ flare lace wedding gown, accessorized with a finger-tip length veil, while the groom wore a gray suit, accessorized with silver vest and navy blue ties. “After the ceremony we had a receiving line with a lemonade hour so that we could talk to everyone and take pictures before the reception,” she said. Fun fact: the venue is the former estate of James Monroe, and menu cards were attached to bags of peanuts because that’s what the state is best known for! The newlyweds’ best advice? “Don’t forget to enjoy the day!” Elizabeth said. “It’s easy to get wrapped up in the little things, but the day flies by so make sure to really take it in.” In addition to a wedding cake, there was also a groom’s cake shaped like a dinosaur. See the full board here.

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Oct
08
Ashli + Eric: A Casual Blue Virginia Beach Wedding By Michael & Carina Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Michael & Carina Photography

These college sweethearts met while attending Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. “Eric and I love the beach, and he proposed to me at the spot where my dad taught me how to surf, so when we began planning the wedding, we knew that we wanted to incorporate our lifestyle,” Ashli said. The intimate ceremony was a traditional mass held at a Catholic church with 50 of their closest family and friends. Ashli looked all-natural in her satin a-line Jessica McClintock wedding gown and lace bolero by Tulip Bridal. Her hair was down and loose with curls adorned with a pearl-studded headband. A monogrammed patch was sewn into her gown as her “something blue.” Bridesmaids wore pale blue dresses and antique-inspired engraved lockets with their first initials, which were gifts from the bride. The reception was held at a beach house along the Atlantic Ocean. Lots of activities kept guests entertained such as: corn hole, kite flying, and surfing. Of course, flip flops were provided for guests to kick off those heels! See the full board here.

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