Jenny and Mike dreamed of a vineyard wedding, so when they couldn’t find a local option to fit their needs, they brought the vineyard to them. Their wedding, as captured by Elizabeth Ryan Photography, was a vision in classic fall colors, with hints of wine country sprinkled about. If you’re planning a September or October wedding, you’re gonna want to see this, and you’ll want to check part two right here too!


From Jenny: We wanted our wedding to be classy but fun. I had a vision of a vineyard wedding and since we did not find a vineyard in MD that we liked we brought the Tuscan vineyard style to the waterfront at The Oaks. The bridesmaids dresses were aubergine which is a wine color. We used vines, grapes, and autumn colors in the bouquets, centerpieces, and in our outdoor decorating for the ceremony.

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I am Italian and my father and I traveled to Italy years ago. I fell even more in love with the landscape, and of course the wine! I knew I wanted to incorporate parts of Italy wherever I could. Mike and I hope to travel there sometime in the near future.


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The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Jenny and Mike’s wedding:

Venue: The Oaks Waterfront Inn
Photographer: Elizabeth Ryan Photography
Floral Designer: Catche Fleur
DJ: Silver Sound DJs
Officiant: Rev. David B. G. Flaherty
Cake: Julie Bakes
Wedding Dress: Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection
Hair: Ann-Marie Oliveri of Absolute Hair Design
Make-up: Blush by Cara Gibson
Men’s Attire: Berrier Ltd.
Bridesmaids Dresses: Amsale

Don’t forget to visit our vendor guide for more fabulous Washington, DC area wedding professionals or our real wedding gallery for more beautiful Washington, DC area weddings!

Photo Credits: Elizabeth Ryan Photography

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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