I wanted to accept today’s Virginia wedding at first because of the awesome bright orange and blue color palette (a totally nontraditional and not often seen, choice of colors for a wedding). But once I found out WHY the couple chose the colors, well then, it was a given. Helene shared, “We chose colors that represented our alma maters. Orange for Clemson, Josh’s college, and blue for Penn State, my college. We used the two colors throughout the wedding and I loved the playful feel of the two colors.”
Helene & Josh’s Orange & Blue Northern Virginia Wedding at Top of the Town
Photographer: Documentary Associates | Ceremony Venue: The Textile Museum | Reception Venue: Top of the Town | Catering: R&R Catering | Flowers: Flowers by Cheryl Ann | Bride’s Dress: Watters | Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo | Groomsmen: Black by Vera Wang | Transportation: Diamond Limousine | Invitations: The American Wedding | DJ: DJ R to Da Izza | Cupcakes/cake: Family friend | Makeup Artist: Shaune with Bridal Artistry | Hair Stylist: Sonia with Bridal Artistry | Musician: Harpist, Nadia Pessoa | Submitted via Two Bright Lights
We choose our photographer, because we had seen him work the previous year at our friend, Shannon’s wedding. We loved his photos and realized we barely noticed him at their wedding. We liked that it didn’t feel intrusive, but that we got really great photographs. At our wedding, he got a shot of Josh retrieving the garter from over my shoulder, neither of us remember him even being there at that point!
I wanted a more intimate setting for the ceremony. I’d grown up loving gardens and appreciating the outdoors. We searched for weeks to find a venue that could accommodate the large number of guests we had AND could feel romantic. We found the Textile Museum, it was everything we had hoped, beautiful gardens, interesting architecture and only a few miles from our reception venue.
We made our programs by downloading fonts that matched our invitations. We printed the grams and attached them to popsicle sticks. Honestly, that process was much more tedious than I thought!
Click inside for the rest of Helene & Josh’s Orange and Blue Northern Virginia wedding!