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Romantic and Rustic Wedding in Virginia

Posted by Kim on Dec 11, 2012

Karli & Alan

September 15

Keswick, Virginia

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Q & A with the Bride:

What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

Alan and I really love the beautiful landscapes around Charlottesville, and we really wanted to showcase that for all of our out-of-town friends and family. When we pulled into Castle Hill Cider for the first time, we were in love. The beautiful rolling hills, the open fields, the fresh air – we knew that we could not have a single flower or decoration and it would still be beautiful!

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. The first would have to be the cookie table; my dad’s family has a tradition (as do many other families from the Pittsburgh area) of serving homemade cookies instead of wedding cake. My sister and my wedding planner, Beverly, coordinated and decorated the table. There were thousands of cookies! I think there were maybe 10 left at the end of the night.

2. The jars of homemade jams and jellies my mom made for guest favors. At the last minute we decided we could kill two birds with one stone by using them for escort cards as well. 

3. The whiskey bar. Alan and his friends consider themselves amateur whiskey connoisseurs, so the whiskey bar was Alan’s pride and joy – he picked out a selection of types and styles, and everyone loved trying all the different options.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

For our father-daughter dance, my Dad surprised me by singing “My Girl” with the band. It was such a sweet, once-in-a-lifetime moment and I was overjoyed. I don’t think there was a single dry eye!

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Laid-Back and Bright Virginia Beach Wedding

Posted by Kim on Jul 13, 2012

Heather & Bruce

June 15

Virginia Beach, Virginia

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What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The panoramic view of Virginia Beach is beautiful and there isn’t a better place to see the sunset.

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

The flowers, the cake, and my bridesmaids’ earrings

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

It all seems like a blur to me. I do remember when Trevor, Bruce’s son who’s five, interrupted the wedding ceremony before I said my vows and told me “Heather, don’t be shy” it was so cute and unexpected, it made me laugh. 

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Fall Vineyard Wedding in Virginia

Posted by Kim on Jun 27, 2012

Emily & Ryan

November 19

Veritas Vineyard & Winery, Afton, Virginia

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From our Q&A with the Bride:

Which three details from your wedding were your favorites!

1. My bridesmaids and their dresses. I thought they looked so gorgeous.

2. Lights and candles during the ceremony – the ambiance.

3. The flowers! I tried to just let the florist do her thing and it really paid off.

If you could offer one piece of advice for other couples planning their wedding, what would it be?

Just to breathe and not sweat the small stuff. It will all get done eventually, mainly because it has to! And then it is all over and it seems silly that you stressed so much.

Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.

This one is really hard because I can’t stop thinking about the whole day! But probably the first time I finally got to see Ryan the day of.

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Orange County, Virginia Style Shoot

Posted by Jeffra on Jun 06, 2012

About this Shoot: Exciting 1930′s themed shoot in Orange County, Virginia, including some of Orange’s finest wedding professionals. With an array of antique shops and the historic back-drop of Orange County, why not build a wedding around what Orange County is most known for….it’s history.

Wedding season is upon us, and with that, we thought it would be a great idea to showcase what Orange County has to offer in terms of wedding amenities.  What better way to show that than with a styled photography shoot at one of the most beautiful farms in the state of Virginia.

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Co-stylist & decor: Amore Events by Cody | Co-stylist and photographer: Joyeuse Photography | Flowers: Colonial Florists | Architectural Antiques Rentals: Salvagewrights | Bakery: Greenock Bakery | Furniture & Props: Shabby Love Furniture | Birdcage Rental: Lionshare Antiques | Tent Rentals: Gibson Tent Rentals | Venue: Rounton Farm | Caterer: Beggar’s Banquet | Pre-Style Shoot Set-up: Chestnut Hill Bed and Breakfast | Wine: Barboursville Vineyards

Backyard Garden Wedding in Virginia

Posted by Jeffra on Apr 24, 2012

Katy & Jonathan

October 1

Private Residence, Virginia

From the Photographer: ”The groom, Jonathan, is an escapologist. For the uninitiated, that means he puts himself in terribly dangerous positions and tries to escape. Like Houdini . (www.jonathanescapes.com) Once upon a time, as a little boy in Whales, he decided to be a great wizard when he grew up, and has been making magic ever since. He won me over the instant I found out he’d been part of Shark Week. Shark Week, y’all, trying to get the sharks to bite him. His lovely bride, Katy, is his partner both in life and in the world of show biz. Falling in love with her was the one thing he could not escape (and once you see how gorgeous she is, you know why.) Truly a jet-setting couple, making their home alternately in London and California, the couple opted for a simple garden ceremony at the bride’s parents’ home in Richmond, Virginia. Leading up to the big day and doing their best to plan long distance, much of the legwork was left to Katy’s mother. Katy’s parents did a beautiful job landscaping the back yard of their comfortable suburban home, transforming it into a colorful, flower-filled garden. Guests from both sides of the pond were treated to an outdoor ceremony with hay-bale seating; a cocktail hour served from terracotta pots; centerpieces of colorful wildflowers in mason jars; and string lights, mason jar candles, and a fire pit providing light as the sun set behind the house. The simplicity and intimacy were reflected in their bridal parties – with only one attendant each. Young guests were treated to a children’s table of fancy hats and dress up articles to help keep them occupied while their parents enjoyed uncorked red wine at each table or visited the bar. After a hot-buffet dinner, a dessert table took the place of a traditional cake. Hollowed-out pumpkins with pansies planted inside carried the garden theme across the tablescapes. ~Lauren D. Rogers Photography

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