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Katie & Andy’s DIY Backyard Woodland Wedding in Virginia

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Katie & Andy fell in love with the house that Katie’s grandfather built. The house is set within the tranquility of Great Falls and you will all soon see why Katie & Andy picked this place as their wedding venue. Not only is the house GORGEOUS, but Katie spent her childhood in this house – learning to bake, garden, and spend time with family. This venue held so much family emotion and history, it made for a PERFECT backdrop for their wedding day. Thanks to Douglas Pettway for this real Virginia wedding.

Katie & Andy’s DIY Backyard Woodland Wedding in Virginia

DIY Virginia backyard wedding

Photographer: Douglas Pettway | Venue: Grandparents house/backyard | Cake: Tea Time Delicacies | DJ: Friend | Catering: Tea Time Delicacies | Flowers: Tonya at Occasional Flowers | Hair/Makeup: Paola Rios | Shoes: DSW (Nina) | Dress: Jeanettes Bridal | Centerpieces: DIYed by Groom

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She spent much of her childhood there learning to cook, garden, and grow vegetables. Their house was always the location where the family got together for holidays, birthdays, and weekend dinners. When Katie met Andy, he also feel in love with the beauty the tranquility of the rare property in Great Falls. Katie’s grandfather built the house and designed all of the landscaping. They alone take care of the garden with no outside help for the last 48 years. They are two of the hardest working people we know and it is reflected in their property.  Their house has always been so special to us that it was the obvious, and the only place we considered for our wedding.

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Their house is also the place where Andy proposed. Katie thought she was going over to help work in the garden but Andy surprised her by planning a proposal with friends and family.

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We choose purples, yellows, and greens as our colors after we decided to get married in the spring. We thought they would complement the outdoor spring colors: the foliage, the flowers, and the green buds on the trees.

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Click inside for the rest of Katie & Andy’s DIY, backyard Virginia wedding.

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Capitol Wedding: Shannon & Jeremy’s Purple Fairy Tale Wedding at Murray Hill in Leesburg, VA

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Today’s Washington, DC area wedding feature is somewhat dreamlike and totally fairy tale inspired.  Shannon & Jeremy used a mix of rustic details with shades of purple to create a stunning wedding at the gorgeous, historic Murray Hill in Leesburg, VA.  The entire wedding was captured by Softbox Media Photography [submitted via Two Bright Lights].

Shannon & Jeremy’s Rustic, Fairy Tale Wedding at Murray Hill in Leesburg, VA.

Vendors:

Floral Designer:  Twinbrook Floral Design
Caterer: Savoire Fare
Event Planner: A Sweet Soiree
Dress Designer:  Galina Signature
Equipment Rentals:  Capital Party Rentals
Event Venue:  Murray Hill

About the couple:

He’s a Caps fan from VA, she’s a Pen’s fan from Pittsburgh but they don’t let that get in the way of their love! In fact, they even celebrate it!

The wedding was a the gorgeous historic Murray Hill in Leesburg, VA and Courtney of A Sweet Soiree really helped them to roll out some amazing details.

Perhaps my favorite part of the ceremony was the Oathing Stone. The bride and groom and guests were all given stones to hold. In Celtic tradition, you hold these stones during the ceremony and all your well wishes for the couple are said to permeate the stone.

At the end, you deposit them in a beautiful urn for the couple to take home with them where they’ll be surrounded by all the love and prayers of their guests for their married lives!

^love this unique wedding ceremony idea!

Click inside for the rest of this beautiful fairy tale inspired Leesburg, VA wedding by Softbox Media Photography!

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