This morning’s offbeat, Washington DC area wedding comes to  us from a seriously talented DC area wedding photographer, Rebekah J. Murray. I have followed her website/blog/photography for a while now, so I am just over the moon to be able to feature one of her real weddings! And boy oh boy is it a good one. Offbeat, detailed, DIY, eclectic, and nontraditionaleverything I love and more. [Thanks to Two Bright Lights for the submission!]

Rebekah shared:

I can’t remember ever photographing a wedding with a more playful attention to detail. Stewart and Natalie were married at her parent’s beach house near Chincoteague, Virginia, in the smidge of a town called Assateague. (it consists of Front St., Back St., and Courthouse St. So cute!) Natalie had grown up visiting this house and it was only fitting to have her happiest day surrounded by her happiest memories. Their vision from the start was to have as much fun as possible and (besides the near-melting heat) it was a smashing success. The eclectic, handmade details and bright colors made it feel like a vibrant afternoon at a carnival fading into a nostalgic summer evening.

This amazing wedding was also featured over on the awesome “Elizabeth Anne Designsblog ~ so for more details from Natalie [and full vendor listing] hop on over to the feature there.



gorgeous shot of Natalie’s dress hanging from a tree

i love this shot of the bride’s [blue!] shoes on the window sill!



how amazing is Natalie’s hairpiece!? the colors, the size, the ruffles, everything

Stewart awaits the First Look at his bride-to-be

Read more to see the rest of this eclectic & whimsical intimate Virginia wedding, including some awesome squirt guns at the reception, vintage details, and more from Rebekah J. Murray Photography!

 another great shot of those blue bridal shoes!

love “groom sees bride for first time” shots!

*Prepare Yourself* for some seriously awesome portraits, in a barn and with one very cool red balloon

love the simple, multi-colored balloons lining the fence to the outdoor ceremony. perfect example of cheap & easy DIY outdoor ceremony decorations right here!

the quote on this program is amazing. as are those adorable owls.


what a beautiful ceremony altar and i love the bridesmaid holding the HUGELY colorful bouquets!

a typewriter guestbook! awesome. guests type a message to the happy couple.

i don’t care how many times i see it, i will always love chandeliers in tents

this is a perfect example of a simple, DIY wedding centerpiece. you don’t have to go crazy with flowers/expense to achieve a beautiful centerpiece. sometimes, simplicity is best

hands down, my favorite thing about this real wedding ~ water guns at the reception tables!!!

no surprise that this couple also had a pretty amazing (and eclectic) photobooth setup


gorgeous & homey fabric banner over the drinks table

Love this shot ~ so, flippin’ adorable!!!

 Congratulations Natalie & Stewart! A special thanks to Rebekah J. Murray for sharing this beautiful, eclectic & handmade wedding with us [submitted via Two Bright Lights]. 





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