Virginia country-inspired weddings are some of the prettiest fêtes you will see! Need proof? Take Julie and Michael’s elegant and farm-inspired dream wedding in Virginia! Think warm hues of purple and pink set against the dreamy backdrop of Oatlands Plantation and you’ve got yourself one seriously gorgeous wedding. Rebekah J. Murray Photography was there to snap away as Julie and Michael said their “I do’s” in a beautiful outdoor location.
From Julie: We really enjoyed the “first look.” It wasn’t something we had originally planned to do, but we changed our minds as we got closer to the wedding day and were so happy we did. It was so special to be able to spend time together, just the two of us, before we were thrown into the craziness of the rest of the day.
My family is Italian and my husband’s family is Swiss, so we wanted to incorporate both culture’s traditions. In keeping with Italian wedding tradition, we broke a glass together at the end of the ceremony. The number of pieces of glass is symbolizes the number of happy years of marriage you’ll have.
Thank you so much Julie and Michael for sharing your wedding ceremony with us! Be sure to come back later this morning to see their reception. The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Venue: Oatlands Plantation
Photography: Rebekah J. Murray Photography
Wedding Planner: Atrendy Wedding
Floral Design: Toulies en Fleur
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Calligraphy: Audrey Staples
Bridal Attire: Rivini from Hannelore’s of Olde Town
Hair and Makeup: StyleMeBar
Bridesmaids’ Attire: J.Crew
Groom’s Attire: Alton Lane
Groomsmen’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank
Ceremony Music: String Poets
Reception Music: The Rollex Band
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals and Select Event Group
Catering: Federal City Caterers
Desserts: Federal City Caterers (pies) and Cakelove (cake)
Lighting: John Farr Lighting Design
Transportation: Reliable Limousine and Bus Service, LLC
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Photo Credits: Rebekah J. Murray Photography
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