Posts Tagged ‘virginia weddings’

Oct
27
Hannah + Ryan: Spring Virginia Mountain Elopement by Betty Clicker Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Betty Clicker Photography; Cake: WPA Bakery; Venue: Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia

Hannah and Ryan were married at the Blue Ridge Mountains in Buena Vista, Va on May 9. Hannah looked radiant in her embroidered short-sleeve dress and adorned her wavy hair with a beautiful floral crown. The groom opted for a casual look with a newsboy cap, white button-down shirt, and green bow tie. “It was so surreal. And nerve wracking! We made it to our spot and were blown away at how pretty it was,” Hannah said of their ceremony location. No guests attended their nuptials, it was just the photographer, her assistant, and the officiant in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The officiant read something the couple had written together to open the ceremony. Hannah and Ryan then read the vows they had written for one another. After the knot was officially tied, they enjoyed a picnic in a clearing in the mountains, complete with a cake of course! “We basically picked the things that were most important to us and decided to forget about the rest!” At the picnic, Ryan gave Hannah a belated engagement ring. How adorable? Following their private picnic, they went out to eat in Charlottesville and called family and friends to share the news. “Do what makes you happy as a couple and don’t worry too much about anything else,” Hannah advised. “Write everything down so you don’t forget any little details about your wedding day!” What a simple and lovely sentiment. See the full board here.

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Oct
03
Natalie + Joey: Rustic Fall Vineyard Wedding in Virginia by Stephen Bobb Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Stephen Bobb Photography; Reception Venue: Bluemont Vineyard; Planner: Amy Thunell at Bluemont Vineyard; Gown: Watters purchased at Love Couture Bridal; Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo purchased at Love Couture Bridal; Groom’s Attire: Vera Wang purchased at Men’s Wearhouse; Flowers: Kelley Truxel at Event Studio VA; Hair and Makeup: Le Mariee; Invitations: Draping: Elegant Momentz by Kathleen; DJ: Chris Laich; Cake: Jason Reaves of Market Salamander; Melissa Kelman; Ceremony Venue: St. John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church

Natalie and Joey were married at St. John the Apostle Roman Catholic Church, followed by a reception at Bluemont Vineyard in Leesburg, Va on November 1. Natalie stunned in a strapless a-line gown with a bejeweled belt. She wore her hair in a low updo and carried a bouquet of white roses and hydrangeas, accented with silver brunia balls and dusty miller. Her ‘maids donned strapless gray chiffon dresses and carried simple baby’s breath bouquets. The groom and his men looked handsome in traditional black suits. The groomsmen wore striped neck ties, while Joey opted for solid black. The couple tied the knot in front of 150 friends and family in a traditional church ceremony. Afterwards, they moved to the Bluemont Vineyard for drinks, dinner, and dancing. “I wasn’t so focused on a theme or color, as much as creating an ambiance,” Natalie said. “I wanted the room to feel warm, inviting, and personal.” The stable where they held the reception had a hardwood backdrop, so Natalie went lighter on the decor elements. Guests sat at round tables in chivari chairs with string lights twinkling above them. Floral mason jars hung from the ceiling and floral centerpieces were crafted with the help of wooden sticks, while burlap tags acted as table numbers. “The only theme I wanted my wedding to be, was the theme of us as a couple.,” Natalie explained. “All the personal touches and family traditions truly made it unforgettable.” Guests received jars of jam as favors, which was homemade by the bride’s mother. The dessert display featured pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes, Baltimore berger cookies, and Italian waffle cookies. Yum! The couple also cut a simple white cake adorned with fall flowers. “You know you are a lucky bride when you can say, there is not one thing I would change about that day!” See the full board here.

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Jul
22
Arielle + Scott: A Vintage Picture-Themed Spring Virginia Historic Mansion Wedding By PW Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: PW PhotographyVenue: Historic Mankin MansionFloral Designer: The Green FlamingoDress Designer: Marisa from Bella Rosa BridalHair Stylist: Jessica Kroll; Makeup Artist: Jessica Kroll and Carly Whiting; Shoes: Badgley MischkaBridesmaid Dresses: J.CrewGroom’s Attire: Bella Rosa BridalVintage Furniture: Paisley & JadeRentals: Classic Party RentalsCaterer: White House CateringInvitations:  Shabby ScrapPlates:  Something VintageCeremony and Reception Musician: Martin Ramirez; Cake:  Sweet FixPhoto Booth: Red Eye Photo Booths

Arielle and Scott were married at Historic Mankin Mansion in Richmond, Va. on April 26. “Mankin Mansion is a beautiful wedding site that embodies old world charm,” Arielle said. “The trees and courtyard were lit with cast iron lanterns, and I invited my guests to enjoy the setting by renting vintage couches for lounging.” The bride wore a sweetheart lace fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown with a keyhole back, accessorized with a floor-length veil, while the groom wore a three-piece gray suit, accessorized with a striped tie. Bridesmaids wore short chiffon dresses in dusty shale and graphite gray hues and carried bouquets of roses, hydrangeas, and Queen Anne’s lace. “The weather for our wedding was something out of a fairytale,” she said. “It was low 80s and mostly sunny. The grounds were covered in wisteria, a purple flowering vine that puts off such a calming scent that carried throughout the entire evening.” After the exchanging of vows and rings, the newlyweds recessed down the aisle as guests threw lavender. “I remember thinking how happy we were to be surrounded by all of the people, who have loved and supported us throughout the years,” Arielle said. The reception followed underneath a pole tent, low lit with crystal chandeliers. Tables were decorated with white linens, lace doilies, gold charger plates, vintage teacups, and mix ‘n’ matched vase and vessel centerpieces. “I spent my days off visiting thrift shops buying mismatched china, silver antiques, and unique glass vases,” she said. “I became enamored by all of the stories behind each item we collected.” There was also a display of family photos too! “We felt that it was important to blend the past with our future because it gave us a sense of pride for the families we came from,” Arielle said. They performed their first dance to “Cruisin'” by D’Angelo, posed in the photo booth with fun props, cut a five-tiered fondant cake, and exited at the end of the night amongst a sea of sparklers. See the full board here.

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Jul
09
Madeleine + Andy: A Rainy Day Lavender Virginia Farm Wedding by Kathleen Hertel Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

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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