I am super excited to share today’s Northern Virginia wedding for a few reasons. One, I know one of the bridesmaids (hi Bekah!!) and she is marrying one of my really good high school friends this year. Two, it takes place at the Lee-Fendall House, a stunning outdoor Northern Virginia wedding venue I am working at with Holly & Andrew this June (!!). And three, it features groomsladies with the COOLEST detail that I think we will certainly see more grooms ladies use in the future.

Lauren & Tom used the summer, outdoor garden scene to their benefit, incorporating beautiful shades of green and sunflowers into their wedding design [and adding some modern fun with a splash of hot pink]. The whole wedding was captured beautifully by Vita Images [submitted via Two Bright Lights].

Lauren & Tom’s Summer Garden Wedding at the Lee-Fendall House in Alexandria, VA


Hair Stylist:  Hair Design By Diane
Floral Designer:  Trader Joe’s

About the couple:

Lauren and Tom  chose to wed on a perfect sunny summer afternoon in the historic gardens of the Lee-Fendall House in Old Town Alexandria, Va. These college sweethearts met, dated, and fell in love at the University of Maryland. It is also the special place Tom chose to propose to Lauren on the weekend of their six-year anniversary.

A sneak peak of that awesome groomslady detail I mentioned above …

First look time! I love that Tom used his tie to cover his eyes – so cute!

Boom!! I LOVE THIS detail! Tom had his groomsladies use ties as belts to incorporate all the designs/colors. So awesome, right?!

This unique couple went against tradition and created a stunning bridal party. Not only did they have four bridesmaids, in a romantic bright pink, standing up for Lauren, but Tom included three “groomsladies” in addition to his groomsman. These “groomsladies” coordinated perfectly with their effeminate grey dresses and matching ties around their waist, just like Tom’s around his neck.

Click inside for the rest of this summer garden wedding at the Lee-Fendall House in Alexandria, VA from Vita Images!

Lauren also designed everything from the Save the Date reminder, to the guest invitation to the wedding program. Everything Lauren created reflected both her modern style and her love for the color green. It was inspiring to see the personal touches that went into their ceremony and reception details.

Lauren also included colorful touches with yellow sunflowers in their reception, all from the wedding party bouquets.

Vita Images had the pleasure of photographing and designing the reception book of this happy young couple. It was a huge hit during the wedding and many guests left well-wishes inside.

Congratulations Lauren & Tom! Thank you for sharing your beautiful, outdoor Northern Virginia wedding with us. A special thanks to Vita Images & Two Bright Lights for making this feature possible.




  1. Cute! Love all the green! And yay for using the same bakery we did! And for taking e-pics at UMD! And the ties is definitely a cute idea! Another twist on the idea would be using the ties to make cute headbands too

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