Good Monday morning to you, my DC-area wedding lovers! Welcome to Lauren and Chad’s summertime vineyard wedding in Virginia! Lauren and Chad really went for the “wine” theme for their wedding, but in a sophisticated way. Be sure to look out for the wine cork DIY’s that Lauren’s family and friends pitched in to help make through the day. They are amazing, unique and really caught my eye! Oh, and they had a live artist at their wedding too! Such a great memory they will be able to cherish forever. With Andrea & Renata there to capture all of the special moments, there is nothing quite like wedding portraits on a vineyard in between the rows of grapes.


From Lauren: We hear that most people need to see multiple locations before deciding on any details, but we were lucky. The first time we went to visit Breaux Vineyards in Virginia, we knew this would be the place. At the time, we didn’t have any specific colors or theme in mind (other than wine), but ultimately knew that we wanted something a bit more modern with plenty of class. Coral and gray ended up being what we finally chose and we couldn’t have been happier.

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From Lauren:  The first main priority was the location. Both of us had the majority of our family ties on the east coast, so focusing there was necessary. Once that was locked in, we began working on the details. If we splurged on something we’d have to say it was our videographer. Initially, we weren’t going to have one but after people were telling us the day was going to go so quick and we wouldn’t remember any of it we wanted to make sure we captured every minute of it – and if that were actually true we’d just watch how much fun we had later!


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Thank you so much Lauren and Chad for sharing your wedding ceremony with us! Don’t forget to come back in a little bit to see their reception. The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Venue: Breaux Vineyards
Officiant: Ron Petrella
Ceremony Music: Olivera Music Entertainment
Photography: Andrea & Renata
Florals: Great Falls Florist
Videography: Blue Sky Films
Bridal Dress: Demetrios
Bridal Veil & Jewelry: Borrowed from family
Bridesmaid Dresses: Allure Bridals
Groom & Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Catering: Grandale Farm Restaurant
Reception Music: AJDJ Services
Transportation: Road Yachts
Cake: Simply Desserts
Favors: Jen Martin

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Photo Credits: Andrea & Renata

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