Though the details of this wedding are slightly more on the traditional end of things, it was the couple’s story that I was drawn to, and why I chose to feature it. The couple wanted something sophisticated and elegant and “expressive of who we were as a couple”. <- boom. That right there is what says it all. Go ahead and be traditional – if that’s who you are as a couple, then that is totally right on with me!
The couple chose the Inn at Fredericksburg Square for their venue and included a classic color palette of pale pink, ivory, slate grey, and black. I think my favorite detail of this wedding though was what Jennie shared about their choice for flowers. I got teary reading this:
All of the flowers were wrapped with chiffon lace detailing from my grandmother’s wedding dress that she had designed herself. It was really important to have a part of my grandmother with us since she wasn’t able to meet John. I know she would have loved him.
Jennie & John’s Classic, Intimate Fredericksburg Virginia Wedding
About the couple:
John and I met via e-harmony in March of 2011. That June, I bought a fixer upper house in historic downtown Fredericksburg and we spent the summer renovating the entire house. We spent endless nights putting up drywall, fixing electrical outlets, pealing wallpaper, painting walls, etc… We used that time to really get to know each other and to share what we both wanted in a relationship. Buy the end of the summer, we were happily engaged with a ready to move in house. Most people think 5 months into a relationship is too soon to get engaged (I had thought that too!) but when you know, you know. It was a pretty easy choice to make.
^Is it me, or could this easily be the premise for a Rom Com?! Spending a summer renovating a house together? I want to do this!
Details on their wedding elements:
Overall we wanted a wedding that was sophisticated, elegant, a little traditional, and expressive of who we were as a couple. We chose the Inn at Fredericksburg Square for many reasons, but mainly because of its “wow” factor. The first time we stepped into the building we were amazed by the beauty and elegance of the interior. Its’ location in historic downtown Fredericksburg was also ideal.
We chose a soft pink, ivory, slate gray, and black because of the juxtaposition between the delicate pink and ivory with the edgier slate gray and classic black.
The flowers were a special touch in that we added olive leaves which symbolize glory, peace and abundance. On a more personal level, the leaves represented an important life experience I had while studying art in Paros, Greece. All of the flowers were wrapped with chiffon lace detailing from my grandmother’s wedding dress that she had designed herself. It was really important to have a part of my grandmother with us since she wasn’t able to meet John. I know she would have loved him.
Click inside for the rest of this beautiful, intimate & elegant Virginia wedding in Fredericksburg Virginia!
Friend & family involvement in their big day:
My mother was a BIG help in making sure everything ran on schedule with the wedding planning and my Aunt Anne Thomas was our minister during our ceremony. We are always going on adventures together, so it meant a lot that she could marry John and I and kick start our life’s adventure together.
Oh hey their gorgeous venue decorations – so timeless!
Congratulations Jennie & John! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Virginia wedding with us. A special thanks again to Ampersand Photography for sharing her beautiful images with us, via Two Bright Lights.