Our wedding was 20 days ago. Time is flying. We are settling back into reality (or trying to), and before my memory escapes me I want to share our spring wedding highlights. Will and I got married on April 28th in Middleburg, Virginia. It truly felt magical and dream-like.
Of course, there were days leading up to it when I was super stressed out and I wondered how it would come together. In the end, all the hard work and coordination of everyone involved paid off. I cannot thank enough everyone who helped me along the way or listened to me vent when I was stressed out about something. It still means so much and I appreciate it more than you know. The wedding planning process can have a lot of ups and downs, so having people support you through it is such a blessing.
First, here are a few pre-ceremony pictures.
Side note: If you are in the throes of wedding planning, I hope these details give you some inspiration and confidence that it will all come together. I will share some advice in the coming weeks as well, but if you have any questions, feel free to drop a comment or reach out to me – seriously!
Also, I have mentioned certain vendors and products below because I truly loved working with them and their work. I did not have any obligation to mention anyone in any way. And to my vendors mentioned below – you all rock and exceeded our expectations!! We could not have asked for a better group of people to work with for our wedding.
Our Spring Wedding Highlights
- Date: April 28, 2018
- Colors: Blush and Dusty Blue
- Ceremony & Reception Venue: Goodstone Inn & Restaurant
- Ceremony Music: DaVinci Strings
- Processional: A Thousand Years
- Bridal Processional: Canon in D
- Recessional: Sunshine of My Life
- Photographer: Joffoto
- Flowers: Vintage Floral Design
- Month of Coordination: Belle Fete Events
- Band: Black Tie
- First Dance Song: Love Me Tender
- Dress: Paloma Blanca
- Shoes: Badgley Mischka
- Additional Details: Vow Books (pictured below)
For the ceremony, I wore Badgley Mischka (similar here) shoes I got off Poshmark. They were the last pair I could find online that were my size and had a block heel. But, right before our first dance I decided to put on a comfier and sturdier set of heels that were the same height. That was probably one of the best decisions I made that night because my feet didn’t hurt at all and they made it so easy to walk in the grass!
Now, here are some post-ceremony and reception photos.
My Favorite Wedding Detail of the Day
It is quite hard to choose, but perhaps my favorite detail of the day was my dress. As I mentioned above, the designer was Paloma Blanca, however, I was able to get the sleeves from the wedding dress of my grandmother and namesake added to my dress. I also wore the veil that my grandmother made for my mother’s wedding day, which has also been worn by my aunt and three cousins. My grandmother passed away when I was seven, so having these pieces integrated into my wedding day look made me feel extra special and connected to her.
Are you married or planning your own wedding? I would love to hear all the details! Are there certain, special parts or details of your wedding or a wedding you recently went to that you loved? Please share in the comments! And like I said earlier, if you have any wedding planning questions, feel free to ask. There is definitely a learning curve with it, and I wish any brides to be out there the best of luck.
P.S. Here are my tips for brides to be!
20 thoughts on “Our Spring Wedding Highlights”
You’re a beautiful bride. I love that you used your grandmother’s dress and veil.
Congratulations to you both! Your special day looks absolutely picture perfect!
Congratulations on your beautiful day! You were an absolutely lovely bride!
loved how you were able to include your grandmom’s dress in your own; and you look beautiful too. love that bit of blue (shoes) 🙂
love that you were able to include a part of your grandmom’s dress to your known! and you look beautiful; love all the photos.. and that something blue in your shoes 🙂
Your dress is stunning and the flower bouquet is just perfect, Spring weddings are the best colorful and so romantic. Congrats!
Well, congratulations! You are a wife. I can tell from the photos you guys will grow old together. So much chemistry, its admirable. This wedding was amazing looking. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Congrats and you look so stunning! What a beautiful day!
Thank you so much Christie 😊
That is so nice you could include your mom’s and grandmom’s veil. You lookd so gorgeous. Loved these wedding photographs.
Thank you!! It is fun to incorporate family pieces 😊
I really like how you were able to integrate some nostalgia into your wedding day by adding pieces of your grandmother’s and mother’s outfits into yours and they really seemed to blend in seemlessly. We had over 800 people at our wedding and it was crazy fun being able to reconnect with all our family and friends!
Congrats! You were a beautiful bride. I’m coming on my 7th anniversary and I remember how stressed I was leading up to the wedding. But now I only remember how great it way. So amazing that you wore the veil your grandmother made for your mother. I got engaged with my grandmother’s engagement ring diamond (re-set) and we only realized later that we by coincidence got engaged on her birthday!
You were simply a stunning bride! We got married three and a half years ago and it is amazing how the time flies! The first year went by in a blink and was so wonderful. Each year just seems to get better!