When nature’s beauty meets rustic stylings, the result is the laid-back elegance of today’s wedding in Virginia. Sara and Brett celebrated their “I Do’s” under the dreamiest of barns! (But first: make sure you check out their traditional outdoor wedding ceremony!) Think draped curtains, string lighting, and chandeliers. Not to mention, lots of pretty (and country-fied!) floral designs! Lelia Marie Photography was behind the lens to capture every sweet moment. Aren’t we lucky!?

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From Sara: My vision for my wedding was elegantly rustic. Simple beauty with natural elements. We let the natural scenery of the vineyard guide the design of the stable.

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We made sure to incorporate pink and ivory pumpkins filled with tons of beautiful flowers at the center of every table surrounded by twinkle lights to make the transition of the outdoor ceremony overlooking the bright green Loudoun Valley to the stable seem seamless.

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With the wedding being at a winery I wanted our guests to take home a favor that they would actually enjoy. Handmade satchels of wine mulling spices seemed perfect!

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Sara’s wedding planning advice for other DC-area couples:

Take your time! You can never be too organized. Don’t pressure yourself with a short engagement. I never really understood how much time and planning was involved until I was in the middle of planning one myself.

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Thank you so much Sara and Brett for sharing your wedding reception with us! The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Venue: Bluemont Vineyard
Officiant: Diane Stanley
Photography: Lelia Marie Photography
Floral Design: Shelley’s Floral Enterprise
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Bridal Attire: Impression Bridal from Jeanette’s Bride ‘N Boutique
Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse
Catering: Savoir Fare Limited
Cake: Edibles Incredible
DJ: DJ Evan Reitmeyer
Transportation: Chariots for Hire

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: Lelia Marie Photography

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