Is there anything sweeter than getting married in your childhood home? You are going to love the sweet sentiment and chic details of this jewel tone Virginia wedding captured by Alicia Lacey Photography! The navy, plum, and gold color palette showcases the very best of fall hues. We love the balance of modern geometric details with lush florals, creating an effortlessly romantic reception design.
Our wedding day was so us! Our “theme” was our love story so all details were decided accordingly. Choosing a venue was super easy for us, because Greg actually grew up in the house before it was sold. His parents also had their wedding reception there 30 years ago.
The Mrs. Box in the detail photos was the actual ring box Greg used to propose. The cake topper “I Love You TDDGP” (Triple Double Decker Googleplex) is actually something we say to each other and is inscribed in our rings. I loved the monogram ribbon!
Budget wise, our priorities were photography, florals, and my gown. But what was truly most important was just actually getting married! We wanted it to be a relaxing day and to focus on the start of our marriage.
As wedding photographers ourselves, we really wanted to work with vendors who we could be hands off with and could let them make decisions based on their creative genius! So we actually had no idea what our reception, bouquet, or wedding cakes would look like! I am a huge fan of florals and have worked with The Posey Detail loads of time and I knew she was going to blow me out of the water, which she did! I loved having a first look with my bouquet! Hiring our vendors based on their creative genius was one of the best decisions we made! There is not a single thing that we would change about our wedding day!!!
The china plate for our cake cutting was Greg’s great aunt’s, who was also an owner of Rixey Manor back in the day. The china pattern is also called “Furnival Quail” which is our last name!
Whenever I think of our wedding, I am filled with so much love and happiness! I loved getting ready with my mom and sisters, and Greg’s grandmother, mom, and sister. I loved that our puppy, Lily could be a part of our day! I loved the first look with Greg, my dad, and my bouquet! Writing our own vows was really important to me and while I was super nervous about it, I am so glad we did it! Also, I absolutely LOVED my dress, jewelry, and hair and make up! If I could wear it everyday I probably would!
Photography | Alicia Lacey Photography | Venue | Rixey Manor | Florals | The Posey Detail | Cakes | Sorby Sweets and Passionflower Cake (dog cake) | Cake Topper | Happily Ever Etched | Catering | A Taste of Elegance | Rentals | Main Street Linens | Paper Goods | Invited by Lamaworks | DJ | Nate Clancy | Dress | Sincerity from Sealed with a Kiss | Jewelry | The Magnolia Jewelry | Shoes | ModCloth | Groomswear | The Black Tux | Hair & Makeup | Yisell Santos
Berry and marsala hues are our favorite for fall and paired with navy, it makes for the sweetest combination! If you love flowers, today’s wedding from the bride, Corey, captured by Amy Allen Photography is sure to have you head over heels! The hanging floral installation over the head table is so amazing! But you know we are in love with the handkerchief with pieces of grandmothers’ lace hand sewed by the bride’s mother in law. Such a lovely detail!
We wanted a space that the ceremony could flow to the cocktail hour and reception so we could spend as much time with our friends and family as possible. Our colors were navy, gold and marsala. Flowers played a big role in the wedding (more than I even intended at first) because I loved our florist and her style. The more I saw, the more I asked her to do!
My mother-in-law sewed pieces of her wedding dress and both of Joe’s grandmother’s wedding dresses into a handkerchief and gave it to me the morning of the wedding. One of my bridesmaids let me borrow an antique hairpin (flower with a pearl) and also a vintage compact for the wedding for my something old, borrowed and blue.
It was important for us that our guests see us in the wedding. That is why we did so many DIY projects and I also made a Spotify playlist with most of the music for the evening.
We did a lot of DIY projects. The groom built cornhole boards and the hanging structure over head table. The bride did all the chalkboard and cornhole board hand-lettering (some of it the morning of the wedding, which I would NOT recommend!)
Some of our favorite moments where the ceremony when we were pronounced man and wife, and the dance party with confetti cannons during the last dance (I’ve had the) Time of my Life! We wanted to make the party last as long as possible, so instead of doing a sparkler exit (which takes away 30 minutes from your reception rental) we did the handheld confetti cannons during the last dance. It was a great surprise!!
Photography | Amy Allen Photography | Venue | The Sutherland Estate & Gardens | Florals | Eclectic Sage | Cake | Ashley Cakes | Pies | Slice Pie Company | Catering | Donovan’s Dish | Rentals | CE Rentals & Themeworks | Paper Goods | If It’s Paper | Videography | Charis Weddings | DJ | DJ Ryan the DJ | Dress | Essense of Australia from Coastal Knot | Shoes | Bagley Mischka | Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal | Hair & Makeup | Wink Hair + Makeup | Salon | Bow + Arrow Hair
With rich hues and chic vintage style, this inspiration from Khristel Studios and Champagne & Cedar will have you falling in love with autumn weddings! The mustard yellows, deep reds, and golds are giving us all the dreamy fall feels. Wineries make for a beautiful venue and this winery cellar filled with candlelight and lush florals is the ultimate in romance. Not to mention the utterly gorgeous veil headpiece of our dreams!
Photography | Khristel Studios | Planning | Champagne & Cedar | Venue | Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery | Florals | Stephanie’s Spirale | Rentals | Kreative Treasures & Vintage Glam Rentals | Tabletop Rentals | Plate Occasions | Videography | Redwood Studios | Invitation | Castlefield Design | Dress | Lea Ann Belter | Veil & Headpiece | Blair Nadeau | Jewelry | Hattitude Jewellery | Rings | Emily Gill Jewellery | Makeup | Dolluxe Beauty | Hair | Dylan | Groomswear | Freeman Formal Wear