Welcome back to part two of Nisha and Jay’s stunning, outdoor wedding in the Virginia countryside. Jay and Nisha celebrated their multi-cultural Virginia wedding in Somerset at The Market at Grelen, where they also held their reception under a beautiful tent. If you missed a minute of their sweet ceremony, be sure to check it out here. When it was time to celebrate, guests moved to a farm table-clad tent with rich wooden details (like darling table numbers!). The rustic wedding touches went perfectly in the natural wedding setting and the couple got just what they had envisioned. The little details in this big day made us swoon with delight! The mismatched china patterns made guests feel welcomed into someone’s home, and the little gifts of succulents were just the right touch in the lush, outdoor tented setting. And what’s a rustic wedding without a mason jar complete with chalkboard sign and label for the bride?! Such a cute touch! A big thanks to Ksant Photography for sharing Nisha and Jay’s darling Indian and Jewish Washington DC area wedding with us!
From the bride: The wedding reception included the same theme as our ceremony with the music covering both cultures and the food incorporating elements of both of our backgrounds. Overall, everyone complimented us on the diversity of the wedding and how elegantly we navigated both cultures.
We loved our farm tables at the reception! Jay wasn’t excited about the additional cost of farm tables, but did agree after the wedding that they looked awesome. Our main priority was to have an outdoor wedding with the ceremony under one hour in length. We achieved both of these, but the weather was a bit warm.
Great food was also a priority and we were thrilled with our wedding caterer, Mike Lund Food.
Advice from the bride for other Washington DC area couples:
Wedding Planning Tip 1 – Don’t be late to your wedding engagement shoot if you are doing them at the monuments in Washington DC! We missed the perfect sunrise at the Lincoln Memorial by about 15 minutes, because we were slow getting up.
Wedding Planning Tip 2 – After the wedding, don’t worry about any small things that went wrong on the wedding day. The guests probably didn’t notice and you should be happy it’s over.
Wedding Planning Tip 3 – After the wedding, take care of any leftover items quickly. Don’t let them linger or they will drive you crazy (I know from experience!). [Editor’s Note: These left over wedding items can be writing thank you notes to returning rental items to cleaning your wedding gown!]
Congratulations to Nisha and Jay! Thank you for sharing your pretty tented Virginia wedding with us!
The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Photography: Ksant Photography
Wedding Planner: Real Southern Accents
Transportation: Sunshine Tours
Hair Stylist + Makeup Artist: Moxie Hair and Body Lounge
Bride’s Attire: Diana’s Couture and Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Guess
Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss
Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmonds
Ceremony Venue: The Market at Grelen
Caterer: Mike Lund Food
Henna Artist: Henna Harmony
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Photo Credits: Ksant Photography