In all honesty, my jaw dropped the minute I saw these gorgeous images from Sarah Culver Photography. Yes, folks. It’s that good. Libby and Joe’s farm wedding in Virginia is a rustic dream come true. (And you will just have to check out their outdoor farm wedding ceremony!) Between the simple pink and orange blooms adorning the wedding cake to the custom stamp for their cookie favor bags—it’s seriously hard picking a favorite part of their wedding day at Khimaira Farm.
From Libby: I think one of the most important ways we achieved this vision was in the choice of our venue. The first time we visited Khimaira Farm, we immediately felt comfortable and we knew our guests would, too. The open air barn with multiple decks, areas to explore outside, and the beautiful backdrop created a vibe that did much of the work for us. The soft color tones created the light, summery feel we envisioned.
Joe’s mom baked hundreds of Italian wedding cookies as favors to be put out towards the end of the night. We used a sketch created by Joe’s cousin to stamp the cookie bags and create a temporary tattoo that everyone received in their welcome bags.
Libby’s wedding planning advice for other DC-area couples:
Don’t feel rushed when you first get engaged. Take some time to really figure out together what is meaningful and important to you. If you figure that out in the beginning, it will be easier to re-focus when you find yourself discussing the pros and cons of a certain type of fabric for table runners. A foundation in what is really important to you is key!
Thank you so much Libby and Joe for sharing your wedding reception with us! The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Venue: Khimaira Farm
Officiant: Laura Cochran
Photography: Sarah Culver Photography
Floral Design: Nature Composed
Stationery: Paper Source
Bridal Attire: Sincerity Bridal
Hair: Shear Success
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Ann Taylor
Groom’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Ceremony Music: Kentavius Jones
Reception Music: DJ Josh Nicol
Rentals: Festive Fare
Catering: Mosaic Catering + Events
Cake: Whole Foods
Transportation: Richards Bus Lines
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Photo Credits: Sarah Culver Photography