Time for another dose of Kate and Nick’s Virginia vineyard wedding reception from Rob Garland Photographers. If you missed their handcrafted outdoor wedding ceremony, check it out, then head back here to see their stunning fall reception, complete with homegrown centerpieces and a homemade cake. Fall is shining in all it’s glory at this wedding and I just adore the white pumpkins peeking out from the dinner tables!
From Kate: We wanted to add as many personal touches as possible and luckily had many talented and helpful family and friends. They grew and arranged all of our flowers and decorated the venue, baked our cake, and crafted our arbor from local cedar. They helped us grow baby white pumpkins, created the save-the-dates, invitations, and programs, and put together party favors, vinyl look-alike CDs of our favorite love songs.
The main priority was to have FUN! We had a bourbon bar during cocktail hour to highlight our favorite spirit and chose a live band that we knew would get people dancing! We splurged on a venue that included many in-house amenities like a wedding coordinator and caterer so it wouldn’t be as stressful managing the day-of logistics.
Kate’s advice to other DC-area couples:
A great photographer was a high priority, so we interviewed a few before choosing someone who not only understood our style but who we liked as a person. The photographer would be with us at some of the most intimate times, so we wanted someone unobtrusive who would make us feel comfortable.
The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Kate and Nick’s wedding:
Venue: Veritas Vineyard & Winery
Catering + Beer: Starr Hill Brewery
Photographer: Rob Garland Photographers
Flowers: DIY by friends & family
Cake: Made by a family friend
Guitarists: Andrew McEvoy and Ron Alig
Band: Sam Hill Entertainment
Dress: West Main Bridal
Guest Transportation: University Transit Service
Getaway Car: Sports Car Rentals
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Photo Credits: Rob Garland Photographers
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