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Capitol Wedding: Kendra & Patrick’s Intimate Wedding Ceremony in Alexandria, VA

Last night I spoke on a panel of fellow editors in Baltimore at the Two Bright Lights bootcamp. I was honored to be asked to speak about Capitol Romance and our submission process. A lot of questions were asked by varying wedding vendors about what editors look for in submissions. I think I might blog a recap of my answers to some of the questions, especially since I wasn’t able to get to answer them all at the bootcamp with 7 other editors there!!

Anyway, one of the questions was about detailed weddings and I was adamant in my response that here on Capitol Romance, we do not require all wedding submissions to have a ton of details. We love to focus on the couples, the couples’ story, and the focus on WHY they chose to have their wedding the way they did. This leads me perfectly into today’s intimate wedding ceremony (yes, just a ceremony). The couple had a big reception/party later, but for them, it was important to have their family and friends surround them, locally to witness their wedding ceremony.

This beautiful, intimate Northern Virginia wedding ceremony was submitted by Anna Bruce Photography via Two Bright Lights.

Kendra & Patrick’s Intimate Wedding Ceremony in Alexandria, Virginia

How they met:

Patrick and I met back in the summer of 2008 through a mutual friend. I was attending UofA in Tucson, while Patrick was going to a community college in Phoenix. During the summer I was back in Phoenix staying with my parents and started going to group get-togethers through our mutual friend. It kind of went like this: I was in to him, but he was in to someone else. Once he became interested in me, I just wanted to be friends. Somehow it worked out, because we have been together ever since!

DIY Wedding Details:

Flowers – My mother purchased the roses at Costco and put my bouquet together

Cookies – My aunt made the personalized cookies and mint chocolates from scratch. The cookies were frosted sugar cookies.

Shoes – Loft Dress – Ann Taylor on the Sales rack

Makeup – Did my own makeup with whatever I had in my makeup drawer

Cake – A friend of ours made the adorable cake from scratch. It was a white cake with a strawberry filling.

Jewelry – Purchased my earrings and necklace at Macy’s

Food – We purchased all the food from Costco

Ceremony and Mini Reception: The Journey, Springfield

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Ryoko & Patricks’ Intimate Northern Virginia Wedding at Taverna Cretekou

This afternoon I am blogging a beautiful little intimate wedding ceremony that took place in Old Town Alexandria, at Taverna Cretekou, a Greek restaurant! This gorgeous Northern Virginia wedding ceremony was submitted by Erin Wheeler Photography [via Two Bright Lights] and though I do not have a lot of details to share with the images, the couple and their ceremony pictures are stunning.

I really loved their cute, custom cake topper and the bright punch of the color orange that they used in their wedding ceremony.

Erin shares:

Patrick & Ryoko were married this past August on a warm summer evening. They decided to have a small intimate ceremony with their closest family and friends. The beautiful ceremony took place outside of Taverna Cretekou in Old Town Alexandria. It was an amazing day to watch the love of these two come together with their family and friends.

Ryoko & Patrick’s Intimate Old Town Alexandria Wedding Ceremony


Floral Designer:  Bloom Fresh Flowers
Reception Venue:  Old Town Alexandria

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