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Chrissy and Matt were married at The Inn at Mount Vernon in Sperryville, Va. on October 19. “It’s a working farm that has renovated their farmhouse into a B&B and their former dairy barn into an event space,” Chrissy said. “The barn is SPECTACULAR. It is nearly 100-years-old. . . but has so much character and interesting architecture that it doesn’t feel empty. It was the perfect blank slate for all of the personal touches we wanted to incorporate into our wedding.” The bride wore a lace v-neck fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with a blue hydrangea and red dahlia bouquet, while the groom wore a black suit. Bridesmaids mix ‘n’ matched yet coordinated in different colors and kept warm with yellow pashmina shawls. “We chose to have all of our group portraits and formal shots before the ceremony to save time and make the best of the afternoon light, so we had a first look before we got started,” she said. Notice the no peeking bunting banner? The intimate nuptials overlooked Old Rag Mountain — even a bluegrass trio played! Rose petals were thrown during the recessional as guests yelled, “hooray!” The reception was oh-so colorful with lit paper lanterns and cafe string lights, adn there was plenty of pies. “It was a nod to Matt’s father and stepmother, who served pies at their wedding,” Chrissy said.

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Photography: Andrew Morrell Photography | Venue: The Inn at Mount Vernon Farm | Dress Designer: Allure | Hair & Makeup Artist: Alison Harper and Company | Rentals: Prime Time Party Rentals | Caterer: C&O Restaurant | DJ: Dennis Payne | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Calligraphy: Little Flower | Transportation: Haymarket Transportation | Officiant: Rand Waldron | Floral Designer: Flourish Root | Pies: Red Truck Bakery | Ceremony Musicians: Jackass Flats

Colorful Spring Ballroom Wedding in Pennsylvania

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 26, 2014

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Lainey and Eric were married at Fourth Presbyterian Church followed by a reception at The Twentieth Century Club in Pittsburgh, Penn. on Mary 25. Since they are both architects, they chose their venue for it’s charm. “The ballroom . .  had many unique elements, including a stage, speak-easy style seating areas, and a mezzanine to overlook the whole party,” Lainey said. ” And to make it even better, the ballroom had mint colored accents to go along with our color scheme! The bride wore a strapless a-line wedding gown, accessorized with a statement necklace and earrings, while her bridesmaids wore peplum dresses, accessorized with clutches. Attached to the bottom of Lainey’s bouquet was her “something old,” which was her great-grandmother’s vintage handkerchief. We loved how it was so bright with pink peonies, yellow craspedia, orange ranunculuses, and sage green dusty millers! Guests were escorted to their seats with paper pinwheels. To their surprise, they found favor bags waiting for them filled with goodies. “The one moment from the wedding day that we enjoyed the most was our first dance,” she said. “We danced to “The Way You Look Tonight” – a cover by Maroon 5. That dance was the first time where it felt just like us during the day, and it seemed like time slowed down for a few minutes.” Just wait until you see the cake! It was decorated with rainbow sprinkles and a Lego topper.

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Photography: Hot Metal Studio | Ceremony Venue: Fourth Presbyterian Church | Reception Venue: The Twentieth Century Club | Event Coordinator: Andrew Hutchinson | Dress Designer: Alfred Angelo | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses: Alfred Sung | Hair Stylist: Salon 22 | Makeup Artist: Carley Castelli | Groom’s Attire: Perry Ellis | Officiant: Michael Spicuzza | Ceremony Musician: Clark Beford | Floral Designer: Channing Baker | Cake: Carol’s Cakes | DJ: DJ Sanman | Videography: PostScript Productions

Relaxed Navy Blue Summer Farm Wedding in Washington

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 08, 2014

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Ali and Ben were married at Trezzi Farm Winery & Vineyards on June 22. “The site was beautiful, but not ostentatious,” Ali said. “The sliding barn doors, the long handmade wooden tables — I just loved it! I knew it was where I wanted to get married.” She walked down the aisle wearing a lace mermaid wedding gown, accessorized with an ivory, and carrying a vibrant wildflower bouquet, while Ben stood anxiously in his tan suit, accessorized with a navy blue tie. With the rolling hills in the background, these two said, “I do.” The reception was decorated with handmade table runners, mix ‘n’ matched place mats, coffee bean favors in drawstring bags, and paper wreaths made from old book pages. “There isn’t one single moment that sticks out more than others,” she said. “I remember. . .eating awesome food and amazing cupcakes and dancing with everyone — it was the perfect day!”

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Photography: Crystal Madsen Photography | Venue: Trezzi Farm Winery & Vineyards | Event Coordinator: Soiree Event Design | Seamstress/Alterations: J. Ashley Sellen Couture | Hair & Makeup Artist: J. Ashley Sellen Couture | Bakery: Sweet Dreams Bakery | Floral Designer: Fleurtations | Dress Store: Celestial Selections 

Colorful Historic Clubhouse Wedding in California

Posted by Caitlin on Dec 16, 2013

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Carolina and Benjamin were married at the Twentieth Century Women’s Clubhouse in Eagle Rock, Calif. on November 2. “We knew our venue was the one due to how unique it was,” Carolina said. “It’s quaint craftsman architecture really drew us in.  . . the stage in the main hall, the foyer, the sunroom, the portico, and the lawn were all special features we’d never seen before.” Since they wanted their wedding to feel more like an elaborate house party, the couple opted for a “Day of the Dead” theme with lots of colorful do-it-yourself accents. Floral arrangements were a combination of both real and paper blooms, papel picado banners were hung inside and out, and clothespins secured escort cards. “The finished product of the escort cards on the wall was great,” she said. “I also loved the fact that people ended up clipping their own name tags to their clothes. It brought an element of fun to the wedding that I wasn’t expecting, and I loved it.” By the end of the night, you couldn’t help but notice all the smiling faces, positive energy, and dancing thanks to the mariachi band.

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Photography: Chelsea Elizabeth Photography | Venue: Twentieth Century Women’s Clubhouse | Caterer: Cacao Mexicantessan | Hair Stylist: Double O Salon | Cake: Porto’s Bakery | Officiant: LA Wedding Woman | Dress Designer: BHLDN | Shoes: Seychelles | Accessories: Fox and Hare Design and Delezhen | Groom’s Attire: Zara | Photo Booth: Drunken Pixel 

Colorful Spring Historic Home Wedding in Virginia

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 07, 2013

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Rachael and Jordan were married at Historic Rosemont Manor in Berryville, Va. “When I arrived at Historic Rosemont Manor, I instantly was reminded of my childhood home,” Rachael said. “I grew up in a 100-year-old house in downtown Leesburg and have fond memories of my time spent there. I knew right then and there that it was the venue I would be married at.” The outdoor ceremony included bright pops of color — pink, orange, and yellow as well as the indoor reception. Lantern centerpieces were surrounded with small floral arrangements, and the wedding cake featured sugar flowers cascading down three tiers. “My mother loves doing origami and handmade all the boxes that we used as favors,” she said. “It’s a good thing I was engaged for 17 months because this was not a quick task.” Her favorite moment? Seeing her husband for the first time, of course! But also when her decorator took her from the cocktail hour to show her the reception all set up before guests were in it. “It was exactly how I had envisioned it would look,” Rachael said. “As a bride, you work so hard to make your dream wedding come to life, and when you see it all come together, it’s the best feeling in the world.”

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Photography: Photography by Marirosa | Venue: Historic Rosemont Manor | Event Decorator: Yours Truly Lighting and Decor | Floral Designer: Country Way Floral & Event Design Studio | Invitations: The Dandelion Patch | Cake: Market Salamander | Makeup Artist: KLH Makeup Artistry | DJ: Musical DJs

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