Winter is just around the corner and we can embrace the idea of frosty temps and a little snow when it looks like today’s gorgeous winter Virginia wedding by Stephanie Messick Photography. The color palette from today’s wedding really has us loving the deep tones and textures that make winter weddings so romantic. From the rich red and berry florals against the pastel softness of the bridesmaid dresses to the velvety vintage lounge sets from Vintage Affairs we love everything about their décor!

After getting engaged on a surprise Smoky Mountain trip, the couple wanted to plan a Virginia countryside wedding that would share the beauty of our area with their New England family and friends. They knew that sharing the food, wine, and ambiance of Virginia was key in finding the perfect venue and when they found Stevenson Ridge, they knew it was where they had to host the wedding. The exposed beams, wrought iron chandeliers, two working fireplaces, and cathedral ceilings all lent to creating a homey warm atmosphere perfect for a winter wedding.

One design element we love is the hand written thank you notes attached to hemstitch napkins with velvet ribbons for each guest. Personal touches, including escort cards on corks collected from their favorite wineries, made for little elements that meant a more authentic and special wedding. A huge thank you to Kristin, who is now a member of the Kelley Cannon Events team, and Sam for sharing their warm intimate wedding with us today!

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Congratulations to Kristin + Sam! Thank you for sharing your romantic velvety Virginia wedding with us! The following Washington D.C wedding vendors contributed to this beautiful event:

Coordination: Alexandra Ong – friend of the bride
Photography: Stephanie Messick Photography
Venue & Catering: Stevenson Ridge
Floral Design: Petals Edge
Beauty Team: GoGo Gorgeous
Rentals: Lace Rentals Something Vintage Rentals / Furniture Vintage Affairs
Bridal Salon: Lovely Bride DC / Sash Etsy
Cake: Colonial Cupcakes
Linen Rentals: Select Event Group
Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddington Way
Invitations: Paper Source
DJ: Bialeks Music

For more wedding vendors, please visit our Washington DC area wedding vendor guide and for even more amazing local ideas, check out our wedding inspiration galleries and other Washington DC area real weddings.

Photo Credits: Joe Foley Photography

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