Welcome back to part two of Stephanie and Keith’s rustic Virginia wedding! Before you soak in all the pretty to come, make sure you check out their outdoor wedding ceremony first! This couple is beyond adorable and infused their wedding with a heavy dose of casual elegance and a whole lot of personality. I love that their wedding even had its own Instagram hashtag—too fun! This chic barn wedding reception, captured by Meredith Hanafi Photography, features one pretty detail after another that are all sorts of amazing!
From Stephanie: We had lawn games, drinks, and the yummiest BBQ to create a fun atmosphere, and a soft, pretty look to make it all feel different than your average backyard tailgate. Light fall touches and natural materials and colors were contrasted by a clean, but strong black and white graphic theme, all on a raw, but comfortable mountain farm setting. We loved pops of orange, but didn’t want everything to feel too pigeonholed into a “fall” theme, so we ended up with a couple of mint accents here and there.
Stephanie’s wedding planning advice for other DC-area couples:
A lot of people tell you to hire a day-of coordinator, but we both decided that there were a couple of other things we would really like instead, so I created an intense Google doc that I named ‘wedding master plan,’ and included copies of everything: the written ceremony, design sketches of ceremony and reception details, vendor and wedding party contacts, as well as a detailed (slightly OCD) schedule of the weekend. I sent it out to the wedding party and key members of our families that were helping with our day. It might not have been the perfect replacement for a professional, but our day went smoothly enough.
Thank you so much Stephanie and Keith’s for sharing your wedding ceremony with us! The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Venue: Khimaira Farm
Photographer: Meredith Hanafi Photography
Floral Design: Belles Fleurs the Special Event Florist of Charlottesville
Bridal Attire: Soliloquy Bridal Couture
Hair and Makeup: Brogen DeLaine Zotov
Groom Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
DJ: DJ Josh Nicol
Catering: Valley Pig Pickin’
Cake: Main Street Bakery
Beer: Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company
Puppy Bow Tie: Silly Buddy
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Photo Credit: Meredith Hanafi Photography