Rain is supposed to be good luck at a wedding, but I’m pretty sure that it moving away just in time for the ceremony and then being left with a double rainbow is a lot luckier (and less of a head ache!) That’s what happened with today’s intimate barn wedding captured by Kaysha Weiner. I love how this couple really brought the outside inside with all the branch centerpieces. It is the perfect blend of natural rustic and chic elegance. It a really hard combination to pull off and you definitely wouldn’t guess this is a mostly DIY wedding.
For us our wedding was not only about celebrating our love to each other, but to also be able to share it closely with our families. Initially we fell in love with the property for it’s natural beauty and the ability to do our own decor, share meals and memories with loved ones. Doing your own setup can be a lot of work, but made the event that much more personal and rewarding. We had a vision of rustic elegance that would incorporate the restored barn with the natural surroundings, but have the feel of a formal event. In the end the warmth and intimacy of the indoor reception mixed seamlessly with the outdoor ceremony and truly left us with memories we will forever cherish.
I carried with me a handkerchief that was my grandfathers as well as a business card size copy of his marriage license that he carried in his wallet for the 62 years he was married to my grandmother. In addition I carried the purse my mom carried on her wedding day.
Picking a favorite moment is probably the hardest thing to do as our friends and family each left a special mark on our wedding day. A few moments that will always stand out would be, during the ceremony it threatened to rain and we could hear thunder in the background. It was such a beautiful moment hearing mother nature there with us.
Another favorite moment is when we took our personal photos in a corn field. Stealing away for a few minutes to be alone before the reception was so important and having such a wonderful photographer who we felt so comfortable with and consider a good friend was more than piece of mind but a necessity.
I’m sure like most couples we just wanted our wedding to be a reflection of us therefore choosing the location and our vendors was one of the most important parts. Through out the wedding planning process it became obvious to us that we wanted to do a lot of the work ourselves in order to make sure that our wedding truly reflected us and our vision. Although it was a lot of work, looking back each memory and photo is tied to another memory of friends and family helping in the set-up or tear down. These moments will forever be cherished along with the vows that we exchanged that day.
Photography | Kaysha Weiner Photographer | Venue | The Barn at Flanagan Farm | Catering & Cake | Aurora Provisions | Videography | Latimer Studios | Gown | Ines Di Santo from The White Dress | Shoes | Badgley Mischka | Suit | Ted Baker
I’ve completely fallen for the dreamy fairy-tale like quality of today’s shoot from Arte De Vie and Blue Gardenia Events. The rich marsala red paired with gold is such an elegant combination, but it takes on a romantic feel in this beautiful abandoned space with lush florals. I just love the contrast of the fresh flowers and glamourous details against the overgrown gardens and decaying building. With the pomegranate and velvet details, this would be the perfect inspiration for a fall or winter wedding.
Photography | Arte De Vie | Styling & Design | Blue Gardenia Events | Florist | Fat Cat Flowers | Hair | Adrian Billot from Keith Noonan Salon | Makeup | Midori Professional Makeup Artistry | Signage & Paper Goods | Smallchalk, Minted, and Blue Gardenia Events | Rentals & Decor | Blue Gardenia Events and Fat Cat Flowers | Dress | Marchesa Notte | Shoes | Nina | Model | Christian Tarzetti
If you love color, you are going to fall for today’s bright and colorful spring wedding from Kate Supa. The pink, orange, and gold color palette is so playful and fun and definitely sets the mood for the whole day. The florals are amazing and I love the cute and easy DIY centerpieces.
I chose to do shades of pink and orange, with some touches of gold. I wanted country chic, complete with gold glitter mason jars and candles. Our location was right on the water at a beautiful manor in Mathews, Virginia.
I had a white and pink handkerchief in my bouquet that my Mom gave my sister to use at her wedding. My sister-in-law also carried it on her wedding day.
I really wanted the whole wedding to reflect who we were, and I wanted to be about us and our relationship being centered around God. Our ceremony was personal and showed who we were, so that was the most important to us.
We had a difficult time finding the venue, and everything revolved around that and getting a date. We finally found the perfect venue and got married the same week as my parents did 43 years ago.
Almost all of our decorations were handmade. My mom and some family and friends helped glittered all the jars and candles, I designed the Save The Date and the program. I made the joy sign that people signed as a guest book. Pretty much everything was DIY.
The whole day was amazing. My girls prayed for me before the ceremony and that was definitely a favorite. The ceremony was so wonderful, so hearing things we had written about and to each other was a BIG favorite, and then getting to see our family friends there, some we hadn’t seen in a long time was wonderful. Of course, getting to take a little time away to ourselves to get some pictures taken was great too.
Photography | Kate Supa Photography | Venue | Grand View Manor, Foster, VA | Day-of Coordinator | Brigette Wesson | Florals | Kent Taylor | Cake | Cakes to Remember | Catering | Creative Catering of Virginia | Rentals | Grand Rentals Station | Paper Goods | Angelwing Stationers | Entertainment | Jesse Dutton | Videography | Fowler Studios | Dress | Pronovias from Blush Bridal | Veil | Luann Nagel | Shoes | Antonio Melani | Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie | Groom’s Attire | JF J. Ferrar | Hair | Chelsea Chavis | Makeup | Alissa at Splis Enz | Officiant | Pastor Stuart Hodges