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Virginia Boathouse Wedding

If you’re anything like me, you’re always up for a little wedding inspiration with a vintage twist. That’s exactly what we got in the form of today’s wedding from Dixie Pixel Photography and Vogue Flowers, who both worked wonders on Joanna and Otto’s wedding day at a Virginia boathouse (such a great idea for a wedding venue!). Let’s dive right into the goodness, yes?

Virginia boathouse wedding - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

From the bride, Joanna: In the planning process, we envisioned a 1930s Hampton(ish) garden party. Flowers and gold were two of the bigger elements. The bigger items that were DIY were the invitations (my personal fave), faux mercury glass for the votives and vases, the table numbers which were actually drink names of the era, the Mr. & Mrs. signs on the chairs at the sweetheart table and the guest book which were Replica vintage postcards that we’ll keep in a box to read til our first anniversary.

retro inspired invitation - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

bridal accessories - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

Louboutin wedding shoes - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

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pink green bouquet - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding
Flower recipe: Bride’s bouquet: pink peonies, green hypericum, trick, green amaranthus, hot pink/purple dendrobiums, hot pink mini calla lilies. Reception arrangements: roses, white hydrangeas top sprayed hot pink, dark pink stock, hot pink carnations, curly willow tips sprayed gold, sago, salal.

Virginia boathouse wedding - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

beaded wedding gowns - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

bridal processional - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

ceremony first kiss - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

escort cards - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

Virginia boathouse wedding - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

Virginia boathouse wedding - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

chair back ideas - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

glam receptions - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

centerpiece arrangements - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

chair backs - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

wedding cake details - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

Virginia boathouse wedding - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

gold cake details - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

scalloped wedding cakes - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

wedding cards - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

Virginia boathouse wedding - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

champagne towers - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

champagne towers - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

Virginia boathouse wedding - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Elope if you want to keep your sanity! Hahaha… JK. Don’t underestimate the undertaking a wedding is. Try to stay as organized as possible to help minimize your stress level. I created an email account that my fiancé and I could go to access, so everything was in one place. Also, there are apps you can use to keep track of vendors, guests, budget etc. if you’d rather not have a paper binder. I personally like “IDoo” app the best (for iPhone).

Virginia boathouse wedding - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding

bride and groom - photo by Dixie Pixel Photography http://ruffledblog.com/virginia-boathouse-wedding


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: Bach’s Cello Suite No.1 i-Prelude
First Dance: “Make a Memory,” Bon Jovi
Father/Daughter Dance: “Daddy’s Little Girl,” Michael Bublé
Mother/Son Dance: “A Song For My Son,” Mikki Viereck

Wedding Location: Midlothian, VA / Photographer: Dixie Pixel Photography / Floral Design: Vogue Flowers / Venue, Caterer, Lighting, Rentals: The Boathouse at Sunday Park / Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero / Wedding Shoes: Christian Louboutin / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy / Tuxedo Rentals: Simply Modern Bridal (Jim’s Formal Wear) / Wedding Cake: Cakes in Art / DJ: Kevin Heath of Fantasia DJs / Officiant: Charles Fink / Wedding Invitation Supplies: Paper Source, Cards & Pockets, WDesignGallery / Transportation: Bioride

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    That is one of most gorgeous gowns I have ever seen! Perfectly fitted without being skintight and perfectly ornate without being flashy. The train is unbelievable! You have amazing taste, my dear.

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