It’s an afternoon of Southern inspired romance today! Kim and Matt’s vintage and rustic inspired wedding in Charlottesville is a breath of fresh wedding inspiration all captured by Aaron Watson Photography. This spring soiree won me over at the first sight of lush florals in the dreamy barn setting of Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards. And you know we love all things local ‘round here, so make sure to take a look at the super cute custom-designed Virginia state outline design with a heart around Charlottesville—too cute!

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From Kim: To incorporate the vintage look, we used burlap on the bridal party bouquets and groomsmen boutonnieres and used antique gold and wooden vases for the centerpiece floral arrangements on the tables. Our florist was amazing and really helped our vision come to life!

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We absolutely love downtown Charlottesville and all the wineries in the area. When designing my save-the-dates, my invitation designer and I came up with the idea of including an outline of the state of Virginia with a heart around Charlottesville. I loved it so much that I decided to incorporate it throughout the wedding design as well. We put the design on burlap pillows to use as decor at our wedding and used it on some of the signage as well.

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

There are SO many choices for vendors that you can get caught up in finding “the best.” Trust me when I say that there are so many amazing vendors that you really can’t go wrong. Ask your friends for recommendations. They will be honest and give you the best referrals!

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Thank you so much Kim and Matt for sharing your wedding reception with us! The following Charlottesville area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:

Venue: Pippin Hill
Officiant: Jerry Greeson
Photography: Aaron Watson Photography
Videography: Lucid Lens
Wedding Coordinator: Orpha Productions, LLC
Stationery: Miss Merkle Designs
Floral Design: Blue Ridge Floral Design
Bridal Dress: Alvina Valenta from Katherine’s Bridal
Makeup: Avenue42
Bridesmaids’ Attire: J.Crew
Groom’s Attire: J.Crew
Catering: Pippin Hill
Food Truck: Carpe Donut
Cake: Maliha Creations
DJ: The Dickens
Transportation: Albemarle Limousine

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: Aaron Watson Photography

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