Katherine and Jordan’s sweet outdoor Virginia wedding features tons of metallic details with a few sparkly touches that all add up to an incredibly elegant and glamorous wedding. Laura from Events in the City planed and designed this Virginia affair where the color palette was based off of the bridesmaids’ metallic golden gowns with David Abel Photography on hand to capture all the glam and sparkle! Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg made for a perfect fit for the pair, who wanted something relaxed and convenient for guests. And, after you’re done perusing through their stunning wedding, be sure to check out their wedding trailer from Josh Fowler Cinematography.

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From Katherine: For our wedding, we really wanted something classy and elegant. My inspiration for color palette actually came from my bridesmaid’s dresses. I found them online (through Pinterest, of course) and the color was stunning (goldy/bronze). So once I picked those out, I knew I wanted that color as my base for the wedding color scheme.

Virginia Bridal Accessories David Abel Photography

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Metallic Gold Bridal Party

Our main priorities for the wedding were photography and venue. I was given advice from an old boss, that you cannot get this day back, and you want to remember it as best you can. So hire a photographer you are in love with. One who captures the day as you would want to see it. So I hired our photographer almost two years in advance (we had a long engagement). 

All White Bridal Bouquet David Abel Photography Metallic Bridal Dress Sash David Abel Photography

Lansdowne Resort Wedding David Abel Photography

Our venue was also very important to me. I wanted a place where the ceremony and reception could be held at, so my guest would be able to have convenience with everything all in one location. I also wanted a place my guest could stay overnight at. I wanted it to be easy for the guest to just enjoy themselves, to not feel rushed, and to just enjoy this time with family and friends.

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Virginia Wedding Ceremony

Virginia Wedding Portrait David Abel Photography

And, now we have Katherine and Jordan’s wedding video trailer from Josh Fowler Cinematography


Thank you so much Katherine and Jordan for sharing your wedding ceremony with us! Don’t forget to come back later this morning to see their reception. The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Venue: Lansdowne Resort
Officiant: Wed by Design 4 U
Photography: David Abel Photography
Videographer: Josh Fowler Cinematography
Wedding Planner: Laura, Events in the City
Ceremony Music: Sage String Quartet
Stationery: Say Hello Designs
Floral Design: Brookhill Florist
Rentals and Linens: DC Rental
Lighting: Frost Lighting Co.
DJ: DJ Taylor Haycox
Hair + Make Up: Claudine Fay
Bridal Hair: Amanda, ROY Hair Salon Day Spa 
Cake: Christine McDaniel
Favors: Pie Sisters
Bridal Attire: Jim Hjelm from Kleinfeld Bridal
Bridal Shoes: Betsey Johnson
Veil: Kleinfeld Bridal
Bridesmaids Attire: Watters
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Jos. A. Banks

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Photo Credits: David Abel Photography

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