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DIY Virginia Wedding III

DIY Virginia Wedding III

Finally, it’s time for the reception! From Lindsay, the gorgeous bride:

I could have spent all of my time making things for this wedding. It was a really fun and personal experience. We spent a lot of time on details. However, the one little detail we did not spend much time planning for was the RAIN! Just as I was putting my dress on it started pouring and didn’t stop until the next morning! A lot of our details got wet or moved or forgotten about (even our beautiful ceremony site.) I started to have a bit of a freak out, but guess what? We were still pronounced man and wife and that is ALL that matters. If there is one piece of advice I could give to all the brides-to-be out there, it is to expect the unexpected. Oh yeah, and details are great, but LOVE is better! Happy wedding planning 🙂

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Wedding Vendors (Nokesville, Virginia):

Photographer: Heather España + Second Shooter Marta Locklear / Venue: Bride’s parents backyard / Tent: L & A Tent Rentals / Caterer: Thyme Savor / Bride’s Dress: Marisa / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Bill Levkoff / Flowergirl’s Attire: Miss Priss Tutus

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  • So simple fabulous. I love the tent, it’s something about it and I’m not sure what it is.

  • Thanks for all the great comments everyone! Lindsay will be thrilled — she put so much work into this beautiful wedding. Lizzie: I love capturing clients laughing. I will frequently make an utter fool of myself just so I can get those shots ;-)!

  • Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I love the color palate, and that bird cake is to die for! Boutonniere is super cute too.

    Hey I thought my wedding was supposed to go up today! I hope you don’t forget about me! 🙁

  • I really think that cake is my absolute favorite. Did the caterer do it? I love everything about it…. saving it for inspiration. Really, it’s so perfect… I love it all!!! <3

  • This is very romantic. I am getting married by the end of this year. I hope everything will go on perfectly well. But as what you say, always expect the unexpected. It is true that what matters is that both of you are perfectly in love. What is the use of a grand wedding if you don’t feel love in the air. For me, a simple wedding is perfect.

  • Despite the weather this was a WONDERFUL wedding to photograph. I adored working with Heather (photographer), Lindsey and Ben!

  • Thank you to everyone for your wonderfully sweet comments. You all make me smile 🙂 Special thanks to Heather and Marta. They are AMAZING!!!!
    Emily-the cake was done by my good friend Alex.
    Who wants boutonniere’s? I have tons of supplies left!! Ready to create 🙂

  • Lindsay you are so adorable 🙂 What a fantastic job you did on all of the details, I never knew you had such a creative brain!! The boutonniere’s were seriously awesome. Oh yes . . . and rain is supposed to bring good luck, so that means you and Ben will be in wedded bliss FOREVER! We love you tons and had a great time snooping at all of your pictures . . . lunch soon!!

  • loved the wedding. i’m doing burlap in my wedding as well… is yours for sale?

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