A beautiful fall wedding in Old Town Alexandria, the ceremony was held at historic Christ Church built more than 235 years ago. Afterwards, guests were able to walk a few blocks to the reception at Lee Fendall House. The rustic and simple, green and yellow color scheme was carried throughout the event. The cocktail tables had clusters of yellow freesia in mason jars wrapped with raffia ribbon. There were two different designs for the centerpieces. The first was a cluster of mostly white hydrangea with yellow calla lily & snapdragon accents, placed in a square vase with lime slices. The second design was yellow snapdragons, green hydrangea and white dahlias in a cylinder vase with an aspedistra leaf swirled inside. Lanterns and candles scattered throughout the tent provided a romantic glow as nightfall set in. Congrats Shannon & Paul, what a great wedding!!!
Shannon & Paul
November 8, 2012
Rockwood Manor Wedding
October 12, 2012
Rockwood Manor had been the host of many Magill family reunions for the bride, so she felt at home having her wedding their too. The ceremony had a dramatic backdrop with red and aqua organza fabric draped from a tall branch in the front yard. It was a hot a summer day, so thankfully each ceremony seat had a red or aqua paper fan. For a favor, the couple gave each guest a wine glass that doubled as their place card. Each glass had a wine charm with the guests name and table number. The reception tent popped with aqua linens, red satin napkins and white folding chairs. Congrats Crystal & Chris, what a fun wedding!!!
Erin & Chris
February 9, 2012
Erin & Chris held both their ceremony and wedding reception at the stunning and historic Raspberry Plain in Leesburg, Virginia in the fall of 2011. Their colors were “wine”, gray and ivory with gold accents. The floral centerpieces were large arrangements of white hydrangeas, dark purple calla lilies and orchids. Hanging from the base of the arrangement were swags of crystals and votive candles, giving a romantic glow to the table. On every other table was a set of 3 pedestal vases 28′, 24″ and 20″ tall with a floating candle and wine colored rocks in the base. The room looked so magnificent at night, congrats Erin and Chris!
Susan & Bill
January 25, 2012
Susan and Bill were married at Whitehall Manor on a beautiful day in September. Each detail of the day had been carefully chosen, so the flowers and linens were each the perfect shade to tie together their fall wedding in Loudoun, Virginia. The tables had tall arrangements of white hydrangea, roses, lilies and grapes, with bear grass swirled inside the vase.
Samantha & Brad
January 4, 2012
The striking monogram behind Samantha and Brad’s wedding cake, took your breath away when walking into the Hotel Roanoke ballroom. The tables had alternating colorful arrangements with orange, red and yellow flowers. The tall centerpieces were full round arrangements of white hydrangeas with gerbera daisies and roses providing pops of color. The finishing touch was the white curtain walls and uplighting that went around the edge of the room, creating a romantic glow. Congratulations Samantha & Brad, what a fun wedding!
Megan & Brandon
August 4, 2011
Megan & Brandon’s southern wedding at Whitehall Manor in Leesburg, Virginia was packed with details and custom DIY projects. In front of the house were, “Eat, Drink and Be Married” arrows showing which direction to go. During cocktail hour guests were entertained by “cootie catchers” and a vintage photobooth. The tables were named after activities that the couple liked to do together so posters were made explaining each activity. The centerpieces were three different designs in a variety of colors, pink, purple, orange and yellow. The lampshade centerpiece even lit up to have a totally different look at night. After cutting the cake the candy bar opened and guests were treated to delicious cookies made by the brides dad himself. For the final exit the couple did a sparkler exit out the side doors of Whitehall Manor before departing in their limousine, which I don’t have a picture of, but you can find more pictures from the wedding on the Jessica Smith Photography Blog.
Whitehall Manor Bluemont, Virginia
Brie & Gino
April 30, 2011
Brie and Gino were married on a rainy spring day in April. The morning of the wedding the wind and rain didn’t let up for a second, forcing us to move the ceremony inside. Miraculously, as soon as it was time for the ceremony, the clouds broke and the sun shone through giving the bride and groom time for pictures outside while the guests enjoyed cocktail hour. Flowers were designed by Angela Courser of Corsair Floral & Décor.
Mandie & Alec
March 3, 2011
Mandie and Alec held both their ceremony and reception at the historic Vinton War Memorial outside of Roanoke, Virginia. The Marine wedding held true to its colors in red, blue and touches of gold. The centerpieces were tall arrangements with red roses and branches coming from the top and the low centerpieces were arrangements made of a variety of white mums wrapped in ribbon so guests were able to take a bouquet home with them. Guests also took home canned apple butter from Jamisons Orchard, what a delicious treat!