This bride has got some seriously amazing style. Her Lazaro gown is vintage glam to the max, and so are her gorgeous pin curl waves! The bride isn’t the only stunner though — the locale is enough to make any girl start running for the nearest countryside. As always, Gabe Aceves did a wonderful job capturing the day!


virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

From the bride, Dani: I wanted a really natural not over done feel. Basically pulled right out of etsy or Anthropologie. I wanted to take my style and make it something Evan would enjoy as well. Instead of super feminine floral shabby chic touches, I added rough burlap and live moss with dirt. I wanted lots of wood and natural elements.


virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe acevesvirginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe acevesvirginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

I began with the color scheme of taupe and neon orange. But there are so many variations of Taupe and orange that it got complicated and at times daunting to stick with the scheme. The bridesmaids dresses were more tan instead of gray brown, etc. So in the end I pulled away from the strict taupe and orange and began adding touches of green and other muted colors here and there. I’m really happy with the outcome. I was going for natural and rough, while being pretty and light.


virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe acevesvirginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Everything will get done. Delegate on your wedding day, because you can’t do it all yourself. And please believe me, everyone IS very happy to help (if you ask nicely ;).


virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe acevesvirginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

virginia vintage rustic garden wedding from gabe aceves

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Songs:
Processional and Recessional were songs performed by our Rabbi David Shneyer
First dance: “Party in the USA,” Miley Cyrus
Wedding party Introduction: “We R Who We R,” Ke$ha

Wedding Vendors (Middleburg, VA):

Wedding Venue: Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast / Wedding Photographer: Gabe Aceves / Day-of Coordination: Stephanie Ferguson / Wedding Dress: Lazaro / Wedding Veil: Claire Dratch / Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff / Stationery: MagnetStreet / Rentals: Six Star Events / Wedding Caterer: Six Star Catering / Wedding Cake: Market Salamander / DJ: DJ Sweetpea / Videographer: Michael Brown (father of the groom) / Bride’s Hair: Amy Grant Vidal Sassoon (McLean, VA)

18 comments

Comments (18):

  • invitesbaby on October 17, 2012

    Love the garden wedding style, and the wedding cake is soooo cute.
  • Tricia on February 1, 2012

    Oh my GOD, I love this whole wedding. Love the dress and the details. Really lovely
  • sam hurd on January 18, 2012

    gabe's work always leaves me floored. so beautiful.
  • Daniel on January 18, 2012

    Great pictures! And congrats to the couple
  • invitation consultants on January 16, 2012

    what a dreamy day! the bodice on the dress is gorgeous!
  • Ann on January 16, 2012

    Very Professional, love the colors. Awesome photos!!
  • ken kienow on January 16, 2012

    amazing wedding gabe! thanks for sharing amanda! :)
  • Leigh Pearce Weddings {Greensboro, NC Wedding Planner} on January 14, 2012

    Love those unique bouquets!
  • Amanda on January 13, 2012

    wait... first dance... "Party in the USA"? I'm torn between 'that is absolutely fantastic' and 'how on earth did she pull that off?'
  • heather on January 13, 2012

    those table numbers are simply adorable! they look like such an easy DIY! love it
  • Atalie Simpson on January 13, 2012

    That dress is incredible!!!
  • gabe aceves on January 13, 2012

    Thanks so much for featuring Dani + Evan's wedding. It was one of my favorites and they are such an amazing, loving couple. Thanks for the wonderful feature Amanda!
  • lydia {ever ours} on January 13, 2012

    love gabe's work and love the flowers in the bridesmaids' hair!
  • Abby Grace on January 13, 2012

    I love the Briar Patch B&B! Gabe- you did a GREAT job capturing their day. Gorgeous!
  • La Vie le Gage Couture Events Wedding Planning on January 13, 2012

    The personal style really shines through! Bride's dress is stunning! Joyce Goeppinger Colorado
  • jillian nicole {uniquely chic events} on January 13, 2012

    That dress is amazing!!! What a beautiful setting and how fun & unique are their bouquets!?:)
  • Nicole on January 13, 2012

    Love the bouquets! Where did you find them?
  • North Carolina Wedding Planner on January 13, 2012

    I love the garden sign! I also absolutely love the way you numbered the tables! How creative! Thanks for sharing!

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