Since the countdown to Christmas is on, it’s a perfect time to share Amanda and Aaron’s seasonal inspired wedding in Virginia. (Make sure to check out their intimate winter wedding ceremony, too!) They created their own winter wonderland (with pops of red and green, of course!) and Amanda Adams Photography was on hand to capture every sweet moment!
From Amanda: My favorite memory of the day… my kids! I always enjoy dressing them and styling them for my personal photo shoots with them. I envisioned my daughter’s long blond hair with cascading flowers and Alicia was able to make that wish come true. She took my description of what I saw in my head and was able to make it a reality. My son just loves to dress. He really was born in the wrong era. He loves dress shoes and hats. He in so many ways reminds me of my late grandfather with that, so I just had to put him in knickers. I mean how could you not!?
My something borrowed was my great aunt’s vintage seal fur cape and let me say that thing was so warm and beautiful. It really made me feel so elegant during our outside photos!
Amanda’s wedding planning advice for other DC-area couples:
Don’t rush into choosing your vendors. Having a good relationship and being comfortable with them will serve you well from the planning phase all the way through your wedding day.
Thank you so much Amanda and Aaron for sharing your wedding reception with us! The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Venue: Belle Grove Plantation
Officiant: No Ordinary Ordained
Photography: Amanda Adams Photography
Wedding Planner: Tammy of Belle Grove Plantation
Floral Design: Alicia Jayne Florals
Bridal Attire: Justin Alexander from Ellie’s Bridal Boutique
Veil: Glamorous Bijoux
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Bill Levkoff
Hair: The Loft Salon
Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Catering + Linens: Belle Grove Plantation
Cake: Cakes in Art
For more vendors, please visit our Washington DC area wedding vendor guide and for even more local ideas visit our wedding inspiration galleries or check out our other Washington DC area real wedding features.
Photo Credits: Amanda Adams Photography