So remember when I went out to Leesburg, VA a few weekends ago to not only witness the beaautiful nuptials of Corrie & Tim, but live-tweet their wedding too!? Well, in case you didn’t catch the live-tweet, fret not, today’s real Virginia wedding feature is going to be chocked full of tidbits from our live-tweet, along with a TON of Corrie’s personal details and stories from the day. All this, masterfully captured by one of my favorite, Washington DC area wedding photographers, Luke Eshleman.
[yes, Corrie is a bride in chucks & yes i am losing my shiz over it]
Corrie & Tim’s fabulous Leesburg, VA wedding at the Thomas Birkby House, was truly unique and 100% them. From the music selections (Mumford & Sons, Dropkick Murphys, Say Anything (!!!!!)), to the Shakespearean theme (“Much Ado About Nothing“), and the social-media elements woven throughout the day, Corrie & Tim put their hearts, soul, and personality into their wedding, and it’s plain as day to see. They also happen to be two of the NICEST people I have ever met, so I cannot wait to share their beautiful home-grown Virginia wedding with you.
*Warning*: between the details from Corrie, some of my own Tweets & Twitpics from the day, and all the gorgeous pics from Luke, it was just impossible to scale this down, so I had to make it a two-parter. However, I don’t think you will mind in the least...
Corrie explains how her and Tim ended up at the Thomas Birkby House in Leesburg, VA for their wedding venue:
When I started planning the wedding, I initially wanted a rural barn wedding in the fall with DIY touches and a casual feel, but that was nixed by logistical concerns: like bathrooms, travel distance, hotel accommodations, degree of difficulty for the elderly, etc. I started looking at venues and eventually looked at what must have been every location ever that had a semblance of outdoor space. January of this year rolled around and venues were starting to be booked up for the fall. Eventually I gave in to some parental pressure and went with the Birkby House over a phone call and agreed to the only open date – July 23rd – in an effort to get the whole stressful thing over and done with.
My shot of the Thomas Birkby House
CapitolRomance 23 July, 4:07pm: Walkin’ down Loudoun Street in Historic Leesburg! http://yfrog.com/h246omzj
Corrie’s beautiful dress from Moni’s Bridal Boutique
This shot inside the old house of Tim getting ready is SO cool. I love the angle.
I just couldnt get behind the idea of spending $1000 on flowers that would wilt and die, so I had my bridesmaids carry white parasols instead of bouquets (useful in the July heat) and my mom ran over to Wegman‘s the morning of the wedding and picked up a pre-made natural looking flower bundle and wrapped it with ribbon for my bouquet (I wanted something to toss!).
A seriously sensible bride – I love it. Happy to find someone that felt like I did about flowers!
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