I’ve been super pumped to share this whimsical orange & green Virginia wedding from Kelly Ewell Photography [submitted via Two Bright Lights] ever since it dropped in my inbox. I fell in love with the fun colors, the bride donning chucks, and all the awesomely fun details they included at there reception – namely legos at the tables for guests to have fun with! The venue was also pretty freaking cool – a library!! A pretty perfect option for couples looking for offbeat, intimate wedding venues in Northern Virginia!

Plus, any wedding that makes mention to Mighty Ducks – certainly sounds like my kind of wedding ;)

Tate & Julie’s Whimsical, Orange & Green Wedding in Fairfax, VA


Catering: RR Catering

Venue: Old Town Hall

The proposal story:

Tate & Julie enjoy geocaching, which involves finding hidden containers using GPS coordinates. They decided to go out to search for a particularly tough cache that they hadn’t been able to find before.

Once they got out to look, they broke off in different directions. Julie was certain she was looking in the right spot, but Tate kept telling her that it was 25 yards further up.

As Julie got closer she saw the cache sitting in a tree trunk. She opened it and started looking through the contents when Tate pointed out a folded up piece of paper that said “Read Me“.

The note was a story about a boy and a girl who liked to go on adventures together and eventually fell in love.

The end of the story trailed off without an official ending, so Julie looked over to Tate a little confused.

It was then that she saw Tate down on one knee with a ring in his hand.

It had been a story about them and Tate had left it there the night before, so he finished off the story by asking if she would marry him. Of course Julie said yes!

Freaking LOVE this proposal story!! Click inside to see the rest of this awesome Virginia wedding ~ including games at the reception [legos!], an AWESOME & offbeat wedding invitation, and paper flower centerpieces!

LOVE Julie’s hairpiece here ~ a huge fan of the “poof” veil alternative

a bride & groom in matching chucks <3

Offbeat Wedding Details:

Tate had several Cambodian family members attend the wedding.

The couple is an incredibly fun-loving couple and many of the details reflected it in their wedding.

how cute are their whimsical wedding invitations!? i love the font, colors & icons!

Using their library wedding venue as inspiration:

They took inspiration to make many of their flowers out of pages from old Shakespeake plays. Old wine bottles held table centerpieces and mason jars held the Lego pieces.

a bouquet with real and paper flowers ~ love it!

they used paper flowers for the centerpieces too!

For example, there was no big dance floor but instead “Instruction Manuals” on the table filled with challenges and games to play.

Each table also had a jar of Legos so that each table could compete in building their own Lego creation.

a library might be one of the COOLEST wedding ceremony venues ever

look how much fun the guests had with legos!

Congratulations Julie & Tate! Thank you so much for sharing your offbeat, Northern Virginia wedding with us. A special thanks again to Kelly Ewell Photography & Two Bright Lights for making this submission possible.

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