Allison & Josh

Is it really August already, were has this summer gone??  We have been oh so busy and have lots of great weddings to share, starting with the wedding of Allison and Josh. It is always such an honor when someone’s parents choose you to coordinate their daughter’s wedding but the flattery that follows when they choose you to coordinate both of their daughter’s weddings is the ultimate compliment.  Three years earlier we had the pleasure of working with Allison’s sister, Bethany, whose wedding had some similarities but like most sisters, they were very different.

Allison & Josh married at the beautiful St. James’ Episcopal Church in downtown Warrenton, Virginia.  The weather couldn’t have been more perfect as guests walked towards the church to be greeted by the big red doors & the sound of hymns.  The couple took the time to pray together (without seeing each other) before the wedding, it was such a sweet moment that they shared together and captured beautifully by their photographer, Michelle Lindsay.

After the ceremony guests made their way to Airlie for the cocktail hour and reception.  Café lights hung over the walkway and the sound of the live band welcomed guests as they entered the pavilion.  The flowers and decor were in fall tones of ivory and burgundy with gold accents.  We enjoyed working with Wedding Muse to provide the flowers while Diamond Events provided the decor rentals and coordination, between our two mega inventories we were really able to bring Allison’s wedding vision to life.  It was such a fun evening of dancing, sentimental toasts, surprise performances and not to forget the delicious desserts.  Allison & Josh both love cheesecake and opted for a variety of them for guests to choose from, all of them incredibly delicious and not an easy decision to make, in fact all of the cakes made by Gateau are delicious!!  To light the way back to their room, mini lanterns were displayed for guests to take home at the end of the night.

Congratulations to Allison & Josh!!

 

Ceremony:
Saint James’ Episcopal Church

Reception Venue:
Airlie

Photographer:
Michelle Lindsay Photography

Wedding Coordination & Decor:
Diamond Events

Bohemian Soiree

Morgan and David’s fall wedding at Chantilly Farm was the epitome of bohemian chic. The eclectic event featured bold colors and vintage touches—from the bridal attire to the festive décor. Even the bride’s “something blue” shoes had that boho feel, in ethereal turquoise and gleaming silver.

The bridal party wore bright dresses and bow ties that complimented their bouquets and boutonnières, respectively. The vivid flowers held pops of red, purple, yellow and orange. During the ceremony, against a breathtaking backdrop that overlooked Floyd County, stood a birchwood arbor decorated in fall flowers. In addition to the archway, these flowers also lined the aisles on suspended hooks. In the barn reception, fun fuschia tablecloths, shimmering gold runners, and the regal navy napkins complimented the floral decor.

Equally as bohemian as the color scheme were the event’s vintage elements, which included framed family photos and colored glassware. The lightheartedness of the bohemian wedding continued in the treats that guests enjoyed. The couple celebrated their wedding with a Krispy Kreme donut cake with wooden versions of them on top. “All you need is love or maybe a donut,” proclaimed a nearby sign. As guests danced the night away, they were able to re-energize at the customizable popcorn bar.

Venue:
Chantilly Farm

Photographer:
Chelsa Yoder

Wedding Coordination:
Diamond Events

Morais Vineyard & Winery Wedding

Sometimes when it is 30 degrees outside the best thing to do is “think spring” right?!  Browsing through images of the weddings that we have done and I came across this oh so colorful orange and green wedding with tropical touches at Morais Vineyards & Winery in Bealton, Virginia.  The ceremony took place outdoors with the pergola, which was decorated with strands of crystals and orange Mokara orchids.  The ballroom looked stunning with orange crush linens that had an iridescent shine and provided just the right contrast to the the arrangements which were mostly green flowers with pops or orange.  Last but least, the gorgeous cake!  The flowers used included dahlias, Mokara orchids, spray roses, hydrangea, tick dianthus, hypericum berries and amaranthus.

Venue:
Morais Vineyard & Winery

Wedding Coordination, Flowers & Decor:
Diamond Events

 

 

Katie & Austin’s Stone Tower Winery Wedding

Katie & Austin found the perfect place to host their rustic, elegant wedding within the rolling hills of Leesburg at Stone Tower Winery. In addition to tours and tastings, the local, Loudoun County winery offered the perfect venue for the couple’s outdoor wedding.

Katie and her ladies-in-pink were able to get ready at the venue, with the winery’s beverages on hand. They offered the bride a toast before she walked down the aisle.

Following their vineyard-side ceremony, the couple were able to give their guests a unique, al fresco dining experience. Katie, Austin and their guests sipped signature limoncellos at long tables, under twinkling light strings.

After an evening of dancing, laughter, and celebration, guests sent the lovebirds off to married life through a myriad of sparklers.

Venue:
Stone Tower Winery

Photographer:
Matt Mendelsohn

Wedding Coordination, Flowers & Decor:
Diamond Events

Lauren & Sam’s Oatlands Wedding

Lauren and Sam came to us right after they booked their venue, Oatlands in Leesburg, Virginia (one of our favorite times to start working with a new couple). We helped them every step of the way, booking their caterer, guiding them with their wedding invitation wording, creating the beautiful cascading bouquet that Lauren carried down the aisle and overseeing that their entire day ran smoothly. The ceremony took place in the lower gardens at Oatlands, the peonies were blooming and the gardens were already lush and green (a real treat for early May). After the ceremony the guests made their way up the stairs to the upper gardens for cocktail hour. Guests loved mingling through the gardens and touring the property while Lauren & Sam took pictures. After cocktail hour guests made their way to the tent setup in the front lawn of the mansion. Tall centerpieces with bells of Ireland and candles suspended on the branches decorated each table. Congrats Lauren & Sam, it was a pleasure getting to know you and your family, we wish you the best in your new life together!

Purple cascading bridal bouquet

Purple cascading bridal bouquet

Purple cascading bridal bouquet

Purple cascading bridal bouquet

Green and white bridesmaid bouquet

Purple Calla Lily Boutonniere
White roses, spray roses and greenery

Cocktail Hour at Oatlands

Place Setting with Silver Charger Plate

Tall centerpiece with bells or ireland, branches and hanging votives

Tented Wedding Reception at Oatlands

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Oatlands Wedding - Leesburg Virginia

Photography Credits:
Candice Adelle Photography

Venue:
Oatlands Historic House & Gardens
20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane Leesburg, VA 20175

Wedding Planning, Coordination, Flowers & Decor:
Diamond Events

Jamie & David

Oh where to start, Jamie and David’s wedding was AMAZING, I am not sure how else to say it.  There was not one detail that was overlooked, from the letterpress invitations, to the over the top flowers, the band that kept everyone dancing to the sparkler exit. The ceremony took place in Radford, Virginia in a church that Jamie grew up in and the reception took place on the campus of Virginia Tech (where the couple met while going to college) at the German ClubLetterpress wedding invitations in gold Wedding Accessories Indigo_0333 Inn at Virginia Tech Wedding Pictures Bride in Trolley Bride in Trolley

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Photography Credits:
Indigo Photography

Venue:
The German Club of Virginia Tech

Wedding Planning & Coordination:
Diamond Events

Kristyn and Evan

We are SO excited to share today’s wedding with you!!! This fall has been FULL of amazing couples and as we begin to receive their pictures over the next few months, we will have a lot of pretty to share:)

Kristyn and Evan were such a joy to work with!! They planned their wedding to a “t” and knew exactly what they wanted but as a smart DIYer, they knew they were going to have to step back, relax and entrust an extra pair of hands the day-of their wedding to make their dream a reality.

We LOVE working at Whitehall Manor in Bluemont, Virginia; not only does it have historic charm and gorgeous views of the Loudoun country side, the owner and venue coordinator, Douglas, is a top notch professional and master of weddings!! Whitehall Manor is one of the most well run venues in the entire Washington DC area and their staff always does an incredible job and I can’t forget to mention how delicious their food is. I highly recommend their catering services!!!:)

To make the most of their budget we repurposed the bridesmaid bouquets as centerpieces during the reception.   The arrangements that hung along the aisle on shepherds hooks were also reused as centerpieces.   One advantage that our clients receive, is that when we are onsite throughout the entire wedding, we can repurpose the flowers and decor as the event transitions from one space to another.

I’m SO grateful Kristyn & Evan trusted me to help bring their wedding day to life!!  Enjoy!!

 

Bride and bridesmaids in robes

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Whitehall Manor Wedding

Whitehall Manor Wedding

Whitehall Manor Wedding

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LOVE Mugs

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Wedding ceremony at Whitehall Manor

Wedding ceremony at Whitehall Manor

Arrangement on shepherds hooks along aisle

Arrangement on shepherds hooks along aisle

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Wasn’t her bouquet gorgeous!! It was designed with garden roses, dahlias, lisianthus, ranunculus, white astilbe and seeded eucalyptus.

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Whitehall Manor Wedding

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VENDOR CREDITS
Cake Baker:
Edibles Incredible

Caterer:
Celebrations Catering

Dessert:
Hot Apple Pie
Aldie, Virginia

Photographer:
STUDIO C Photography
Susan Centineo

Venue:
Historic Whitehall Manor
Bluemont, Virginia

Wedding Coordination & Flowers:
Diamond Events