“3 words describe their style … fun, silly, and modern”

Kicking off Tuesday with a super fun & modern Northern Virginia wedding at a new area venue, the Lorton Arts Center. It’s not a surprise that a couple whose relationship was built on photo bombing and playing “chubby bunnies” turned to that same fun and silliness for their wedding.

Wedding party portraits filled with mustaches, a photobooth full of costumes, the hot pink and bright blue color palette and a non-stop dance party reception rounded out Bethany & Rob’s amazing wedding. A special thanks to Michelle VanTine Photography for submitting this awesome, modern VA wedding feature [via Two Bright Lights].

Bethany & Rob’s Silly, Fun & Modern Northern Virginia Wedding


Catering: Main Event Caterers

Venue: Lorton Arts Center

Photography: Michelle VanTine Photography

Photobooths: Bash Booths Photobooths DC

Whoopie Pies: Confections Cupcakery

 About the couple:

Rob and I met at our church’s summer retreat in 2008. I was hanging around a bonfire with my friends, when I saw an opportunity to participate in one of my favorite sports- “photo crashing”. I jumped in the background of a picture that Rob was taking of the crowd.  He caught me crashing his photo and introduced himself. He challenged my friends and I to a game of “chubby bunny” (you stuff as many marshmallows in your mouth as you possibly can and try to say “Chubby Bunny”.I don’t know if it was our mutual love for photo crashing or chubby bunny, but our friendship was solidified that night.

After three years of friendship, we had this genius idea to try dating each other, which was even more fun!

About their wedding:

We wanted our wedding to reflect our love for having fun and our loving for traveling! Rob is an animator, so he created a you tube save the date for us featuring places we had traveled together-.

He also designed our invitations which were cartoon magnets of ourselves. You could dress cartoon versions of us with different accessories- including sunglasses, a mustache, or a scuba mask. Rob also made the programs which folded into airplanes to go with our travel/adventure theme.

From Michelle VanTine Photography:

The wedding was in Lorton, in an festive river-side main street similar to Old Town Alexandria. The reception was really was hoppin’! This is a new-ish reception venue to the DC-area and I’m so happy to maybe be the first to introduce many to it. Workhouse Arts Center is a beautiful space. Large, well lit, decorated with lovely contemporary art, and apparently very well priced.

chaotic & candid + mustaches = my favorite wedding party pictures

the hot pink scarves and shoes totally pop against the periwinkle bridesmaids dresses. MODERN. love it.

Two of our favorite parts of the ceremony was our “cake” and our photobooth. Call us crazy- but Rob and I do not like cake, so we served cookie sandwiches from Confections Cupcakery. They also made us a large whoopee pie for the cake cutting!

Click inside for the rest of this super fun & modern Northern Virginia wedding!

Family involvement:

My mom painted wooden versions of Rob and I for the cake topper!

Bash Booths provided our photo booth which is larger than most photobooths. Our friends had a blast trying on crazy costumes and taking pictures.

The groom, Rob, is in design and he made this (photographed) this illustration of the two of them… how fun!

in love with these photobooth pics!

how’s this for an exit!?

And the perfect ending… the bride and groom left on roller shoes as everyone released neon balloons, so fun!

Congratulations Bethany & Rob! Thank you so so much for sharing your awesome & modern Northern Virginia wedding with us! I loved all the insanely fun & colorful details of your wedding day. A special thanks again to Michelle VanTine Photography & Two Bright Lights for making this submission possible.



  1. Congrats…we soo miss you at the TA aka RRC Bethany; may you have all the happyness and love the two of you can hold in your hearts & hands.

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