Jennifer and Bill almost didn’t meet.  After connecting online and setting up a date, Jennifer almost cancelled  in favor of other plans until a friend convinced her to take the plunge.  She did and last March the couple sealed the deal with a classic reception at the beautiful Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg, VA.  They chose a vibrant color palette of blues and pinks and added a few rustic touches to reflect their laid back personalities.  Amie Otto captured all those details, along with the personalization infused into every element, starting with the intimate ceremony.  Check back later this morning for the rest of this elegant wedding celebration!

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From Jennifer: Our theme for the wedding was rustic elegance with a twist of wine! We’re a laid back couple with a love for finding the beauty in things we are passionate about. We wanted an intimate ceremony with the focus on who we are as a couple in our everyday lives.

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Our ceremony was the most personal touch we added to our wedding. It was officiated by two very close friends, and our vows told the true story about our dating in a sweet and very fun way. It was solely about who we are as a couple and how we want to live our lives together, not about what the expectations of us were as a “married couple”. We also asked our friend, singer/songwriter Todd Wright, to sing my bridal entrance song, which was very non-traditional and more about my true feelings for my husband. He also sang an acoustic version of our first dance song, which meant more to us than anything.

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My favorite detail of that day turned out to be the adorable sign my flower girl carried. She couldn’t drop flowers, so I bought a sign that said “Here comes the bride” for her to carry. It was such a hit that many of my friends have since used one!

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Our best man and I plotted a different delivery of the wedding rings. When the rings were requested, the last groomsman began passing a Virginia Tech lunch pail down the row until it got to the best man. He opened it and presented the rings. My husband loved it! We are both Hokies, and that just demonstrated the fun-loving couple we are and what we wanted to share with everyone that day.

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The following Washington, DC area wedding professionals contributed to Jennifer and Bill’s wedding:

Venue: Lansdowne Resort
Photographer: Amie Otto Photography
Videographer: Dolce Studio Films
Floral Design & Decor: Twinbrook Floral Design
DJ & Music: MSE Productions
Cake: Fluffy Thoughts
Hair: Posche Hair
Makeup: Blend
Wedding Gown: Casablanca from White Swan Bridal
Veil: UDesign by HK
Flower Girl Sign and Cake Topper: Morgann Hill Designs

Be sure to come back later today for part two of this gorgeous Virginia wedding. In the meantime, visit our vendor guide for more fabulous Washington, DC area wedding professionals or our real wedding gallery for more beautiful Washington, DC area weddings!

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Photo Credits: Amie Otto Photography

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