Though I’ve never been to Warrenton, Virginia I think I might need to spend some time there. I have had a recent influx of wedding submissions from the area, and it’s only about an hour from Washington, DC. Also, these wedding venues/locations are STUNNING.
Thanks to Ever After Visuals [submitted via Two Bright Lights] we get to share the beautiful wedding of Jen and Jim at the Airlie Foundation Center in Warrenton VA. The couple is extremely close to their family, and it was evident in their wedding pictures that they included this closeness in all the details and events of the day.
The couple and their family spent a lot of time hand-crafting this wedding. Jen’s Godmother spent hours baking all the homemade cookies for favors and the bride’s father spent countless hours hand-carving, sanding, and staining 16 different walnut boxes, branding Jen & James’ names and the wedding date into them as well.
Jen & James’ Handmade Warrenton, VA Wedding at the Airlie Foundation
From the photographers:
If I had to pick a theme for Jen and Jim’s wedding, it would probably be: Family Love. We love how incredibly close to their family each of them are and how, because of that, they had an amazing wedding day. It was very important that each and every person feel loved and cherished throughout Jen and Jim’s wedding. The wedding itself Jen described as a “group effort”.
Jen designed the earrings she wore using small diamonds from a ring of her late grandmother and pearls from her great grandmother given to her by her parents as a birthday present.
Each bouquet had a special pin from Jen’s grandmothers attached to it. Jen’s bouquet attached a pin to her bouquet that Jim’s aunt gave her that belonged to his late grandmother.
Click inside for the rest of Jen & Jim’s handmade Warrenton, Virginia wedding from Ever After Visuals ~ including tons of information about their families efforts on the wedding details!
i will always love jumping pictures. sorry i’m not sorry.
Jen’s dad collected various branches from the park across the street, where he lives, halved them and cut slits to make the card holders and also little stands for the pictures with the name and table number.
During the ceremony, Jim’s living grandmother, Grandma Clute read a special poem and Jennifer’s Godparents also spoke.
The card table has some tree branches on it that Jim and Jen collected on one of their nightly walks.
Each table was named after a direct relative of Jen or Jim and has a painting of them made by Jim’s Mom.
The bride’s grandfather Swan used to grow orchids in a green house so the couple chose just a simple orchid for the centerpiece to honor that memory.
Family members contributed an electic mix of lanterns to light the way to the pavilion — this was actually the first wedding held in Airlie’s newly enclosed Pavilion.
Congratulations Jen & James! Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful, heartfelt wedding that truly captured the importance of your family. I loved all the meaningul elements you wove through the entire wedding day!