Welcome back to the second half of Holley and Robert’s old-world-meets-black-tie wedding in Virginia. (Before you go on, don’t miss their wedding ceremony and video trailer right here!) There’s no denying that Holley and Robert’s elegant wedding in Virginia isn’t short of gorgeous details: think personalized calligraphy place cards, luxe gold, tons of candlelight all planned to perfection by Ashley Baber Weddings. See it all captured by Jennifer Hughes right here (And don’t miss Holley’s advice to other couples planning a wedding in the DC area – it’s great advice and we couldn’t agree more!)

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From Holley: In lieu of traditional place cards, we assigned each wedding guest a compliment or fun saying on their place card with their name stating anything from “Fabulous frock, Hadley” to “Save me some bourbon, Michael.” Ours said “Looking good, Holley” and “Feeling good, Bobby”!

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

Take in the moment after the wedding. We rode in a horse drawn carriage from the church to the hotel. We had a nice 30 minutes to ourselves to reflect and be excited just the two of us… and a bottle of champagne.

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

Ceremony Venue: Shrine of the Sacred Heart
Reception Venue: The Omni Homestead Resort
Photography: Jennifer Hughes
Videography: Shaking Hands Productions
Wedding Planner: Ashley Baber Weddings
Stationery: The Preppy Pink Pony
Calligraphy: MM Ink Studio
Floral Design: Gillespie’s Flowers & Productions
Bridal Attire: Vera Wang from The Bridal Salon at Saks Jandel
Hair and Makeup: Avenue 42
Shoes: Valentino
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Lela Rose
Groom’s Attire: Brooks Brothers
Ceremony Music: West Virginia Brass Quintet
Reception Music: Soul Expressions
Rentals: Fesitve Fare
Catering: The Omni Homestead Resort
Linens: La Tavola Fine Linen

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: Jennifer Hughes

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