I’m head over heels for today’s unique, jewel toned palette! Kristen and Aaron’s Virginia wedding featured purple, red and a whole lot of gold. My favorite! Captured by Porter Watkins, the manor at Belmont Country Club makes for a truly regal backdrop for Kristen and Aaron’s “I do’s.”  When you pair gold with those rich tones, you know you’re in for one spectacular treat! Come back a little later to see even more!

Gold and White Wedding Invitation

From Kristen: Picking the venue was easy, I chose Belmont Country Club because it is owned by the company I work for Toll Brothers. I’ve visited there on many occasions and thought it was beautiful. Once I picked the venue I really just tried to tailor the rest of the wedding around the venue. The Manor home at Belmont is more on the sophisticated side so I went more sophisticated with invitations, having the guys in tuxes and the girls in floor length dresses.

Virginia Wedding Dress

Virginia Bride Getting Ready

One of my favorite details was the monogrammed “B” handkerchief napkin that my sister gave me.

Silver Bridal Shoes Wedding Bouquet Handkerchief

Engagement Ring Shot

Pre Wedding Drinks

Belmont Country Club Wedding Bride and Groom

Belmont Country Club Wedding Ideas Calla Lily Boutonniere

Purple Wedding Programs

I choose the color purple because of the season and I paired it with red and gold because I love jewel tones.

Purple and Red Wedding Flowers Purple Tied Wedding Programs

I did a rose ceremony for my father who is deceased. I carried a single red rose down the aisle along with my bouquet. I also had a photo of my father placed in a chair alongside the aisle. Before meeting my husband at the altar I stopped and placed the single red rose on my father’s chair. We also did jumping of the broom which is traditional at African American weddings

Belmont Country Club Wedding Ceremony

Overall Aaron and I are a pretty goofy couple so my favorite moment was probably when we were exchanging rings. I was sure to put his ring on really nice and tight. The everyone laughed and it really relieved some of my nerves.

Belmont Country Club Wedding Ceremony Jumping the Broom

Belmont Country Club Wedding Ceremonies

The following Washington, DC area wedding vendors contributed to Kristen and Aaron’s wedding:

Venue: Belmont Country Club
Photographer: Porter Watkins Photography
Floral Designer: L’Artisan Lily
DJ: DJ Rich, Bialeks
Cake: Connie’s Cake Creations
Invitations + Stationery: Dandelion Patch
Wedding Dress + Bridesmaid Dresses: Best Bridal

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Photo Credits: Porter Watkins Photography

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