Julia & Jon’s Virginia Themed, Monday Wedding at Columbia Firehouse Restaurant

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  • February 25, 2017

Images: Angel Kidwell Photography

I had all intentions of blogging this yesterday, and of COURSE life got in the way (it usually does). I guess a day later really isn’t the worst, though I am interested to see how blogging on a Saturday goes (I think this is actually the first time I’ve ever done it!). I am home all weekend with E doing the single parent dance, while Andy is working the Oscars (I know, let’s not talk about how cool his job is, especially while I sit at some kid’s music hall, covered in milk & crackers), but at least I’ll catch up on emails and CapRo things … right!? Ok fine, I am really just going to watch Jane the Virgin. Here’s a super rad Virginia wedding for you all to enjoy though!

We are getting married at a historic home in Alexandria, VA (the city where we live). Julia is from Virginia and BIG into Virginia stuff (see her Virginia tattoos…) and Jon digs history (um, George Washington is from Alexandria…well that’s sort of a big deal) so it seemed like a reasonable fit. Julia has three members on her side of the bridal party (all friends); Jon has four (his brother, his cousin, Julia’s brother, and a friend.) A friend of Julia’s from her high school will be officiating the ceremony; it will be on the shorter side and very secular. Jon’s father will do a reading. The reception will be at the Columbia Firehouse restaurant, also in old town. The restaurant is gorgeous with lots of brick and dark wood. The food is going to be delicious!

Julia and Jon were married on a Monday –  yes a Monday! They had a very low stress day with plenty of time to enjoy their family and friends. They had an early afternoon ceremony with an evening heavy hors d’oeuvre reception. That left us with lots of time to explore Old Town for photos.

A really cute part of the day, when Julia stepped out of the Lloyd House to walk down the aisle, her heel got stuck in the brick walkway. She did recover quickly, but it was a nice bit of comic relief.

Vendors -> Photography: Angel Kidwell | Ceremony Venue: Lloyd House | Reception Venue: Columbia Firehouse Restaurant | Hair: Lori Howard, Moxie Hair and Body Lounge Charlottesville, VA (also, the maid of honor) | Make-up: Madison Mckeon | Brides Rings: Kristin Coffin | Crown: Anna Marguerite 

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