Today’s Virginia wedding literally took my breath away the first time I saw it – each detail is just more beautiful than the last, from the stunning baby’s breath bouquet to the gorgeous burlap and birch chuppah to a touching handmade wedding ketubah. Libby and Joshua were married last May at Bluemont Vineyard in Virginia, which proved to be the perfect backdrop for the natural, laid back vibe that Libby and Joshua wanted for their outdoor wedding. Libby worked with Holly Chapple Flowers on all of the floral arrangements and to bring her wedding vision to life, while enlisting Madalina Lesan Photography to capture the memories from the big day.
From Libby: We wanted the wedding to be beautiful, outdoors, laid back, and for it to feel like us. I fell in love with the idea of baby’s breath and incorporated it throughout the wedding. The wedding needed to be outside and big enough to fit all the poeple we wanted there. Being able to have everyone there was a priority for us. I loved everything about our wedding, and so many people told us that it was a perfect representation of us as a couple, and I loved that. I just really kind of fought for my vision, which I would recommend to other couples planning their weddings.
My cousin is a graphic designer and made our beautiful invitations.
I fell in love with the idea of a baby’s breath bouquet. I loved that I had baby’s breath, my groom’s boutonniere was baby’s breath, and my little flower girl had a baby’s breath kissing ball. I also love toile but I didn’t want a lot of it in the wedding because it is more me than it is us. Our flower girl wore an amazing toile pillow case dress from etsy that I loved, and she was my toile element.
My maid of honor hand painted our ketubah (jewish wedding contract). It was based on a picture of us from one of our road trips, which we love to take. I think it was the most beautiful and unique ketubahs I have ever seen, but I am obviously partial.
Joshua and I didn’t wear shoes! My husband had to borrow his brother’s sandal to break the glass at the end of the ceremony.
My chuppah. I ordered the beautiful poles online. Burlap acted as our table runners, so we decided to cover the chuppah with it too. I love how the open sides symbolize us opening our home to loved ones. I also loved having our brothers and friends hold the chuppah poles, as it symbolizes the support they have and do offer us on our journey.
I loved our succulent escort card favors that I got from a seller on etsy.
My husband went to high school with Flounder from DC 101 and he was our DJ!
A definite highlight was the slideshow my husband surprised me with. He had our friends and family contribute pictures and videos. There is a picture of us sitting on the floor of the barn watching the slideshow. I loved it. Our wedding was a true celebration. Everyone was so on board and just seemed to believe in us and want to celebrate with us. It was a total love fest.
The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Libby and Joshua’s wedding:
Venue and Catering: Bluemont Vineyard
Floral Design: Holly Chapple Flowers
Photography: Madalina Lesan
Dress: Ulla Maija by Ann Maier from The Bridal Garden
Videography: Megan Sofia Weddings
Wedding DJ: DJ Flounder from DC 101
Succulent Favors: For similar designs, try Succulent Love
Photo Credits: Madalina Lesan Photography