You might remember these beautiful ladies from their “summer light engagement pictures” on the water. Well they got married with some serious style, details, laughter, excitement, and of course, LOVE. They had a completely personalized ceremony in their backyard, officiated by a dear friend, including their own vows, a moment of meditation, and a ring warming ritual ( their wedding bands were passed around to every guest so they may place their best wishes, love, and hope for the new couple upon them)! Kristen & Paigh used their initials “p&k” for their overall wedding motif and totally customized their wedding day with some gorgeous outdoor wedding decorations.
Paigh & Kristen’s Handmade, Personalized Backyard Virginia Wedding
From the photographer:
Everything about this day was beautiful, and I feel grateful to have been a part of it. These ladies started the day off with champagne and lots of laughter, nervous excitement, and hugs. Lots and lots of hugs. Paigh and Kristen had no idea what the other one would be wearing, and the look on their faces as they saw each other for the first time was priceless. They both looked incredible! That dress, the hair, and oh my goodness…those shoes! This is one of the sweetest couples I’ve had the pleasure of working with, and I feel like I made two new friends in the process.
Yes, those shoes indeed ;)
Their decor was really awesome – they made their own version of a wood chandelier!
Paigh & Kristen share all the details:
The motif of the wedding was the letters “p &k” written in a script font. This element was incorporated throughout the wedding planning and ceremony. The “p & k” was on the invitations, “save the dates,” and glasses at the wedding ceremony. One amazing feature was the live size “p&k” hanging at the wedding. The wedding planner and her husband, who were also the best friends of the brides, cut out the letters “p & K” using a laser cutter. This design was used, hanging amongst wild flowers on tweed strands, as a decorative piece between two trees next to the food and cake.
The overall theme is best summarized in three words: natural, simple, and beautiful. Alicia, best friend/wedding planner, incorporated these interests with elegance and an impeccable eye for design. The tones of the wedding were subtle, earthy and natural. The cake was on a stand, which sat on a slice of a tree trunk. Candles, mason jars and wildflowers were everywhere.
The venue was the couple’s back yard and the music for the ceremony was a combination of down tempo and bluegrass. As the couple said their vows, there was a wreath of wildflowers and lit candles hanging above their heads. The wedding official was a close friend who is also a Reiki master and meditation instructor, among many other things! She led the wedding guests in a guided meditation, and ring warming.
I can’t get over the detail in Kristen’s dress. So unique & beautiful.
Essentially, the goal was simple elegance and beauty. Love was the theme and it was certainly felt amongst all!
Ombre wedding cake alert!!
Dinner was provided by a local Richmond chef and owner of Nate’s Taco Truck. The dinner, you guessed it, included several types of artisan tacos, chips, salsa and guacamole. The menu was written on a chalk board framed in antique wood.
Tiki torches and strings of light illuminated the evening following sunset. And a rockin’ bonfire too – where they gave guests smore packages to make around the fire.
Congratulations Kristen & Paigh! Thank you for sharing all the beautiful details of your gorgeous backyard Virginia wedding with us. A special thanks again to What a Lovely Photo for sharing her images.