The thing I loved most about Kelly & Harry’s wedding submission from Vness Photography was the perfect mix of modern & rustic. I LOVE when couples (or my clients) want to mix themes and styles. They end up being some of my favorite weddings. Kelly & Harry chose the Adams International School for their venue  a rustic VA barn venue that fit their desire to have a backyard party! But their bright blue colors with a splash of chevron patterns really took this one from a traditional rustic Virginia barn wedding to one with some serious modern flare.

Kelly & Harry’s Rustic Meets Modern, “Backyard Party” Virginia Wedding at the Adams International School

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Photographer: Vness Photography / Second shoot: Corina Chevalier | Venue:  Adams International School | Florist: Vogue Flowers | Caterer: Q BQQ | DJ: Tim Jackson, Jackson Pro Audio | Makeup Artist: Ashley Swilley – Drama Artistry | Hair: Jaimie Moeller (Friend) | Dress Designer: Paloma Blanca | Cake: Sweet and Tasty Cakes | Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Our wedding was a chilly, rainy fall day – Oct 12, 2013, in Maidens, VA at the Adams International School (a Montessori school for kids). We selected the venue because we wanted something different and special that felt more like a rustic, backyard party (with a little bling of course) than a stuffy wedding. It was amazing and just what we dreamed of.

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Our colors were navy and gray, partly because my (now) husband is active duty Navy and partly because they looked great in front of the bright red barn in which the ceremony and reception took place. We chose hydrangeas and babies breath as our bouquets and center pieces, largely because I just adore the subtle beauty of both.

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Almost everything, from the table runners to the aisle runner were all DIY. It made it so special to us that we had a hand in making and selecting all our details.

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Click inside for the rest of Kelly & Harry’s rustic meets modern, DIY Virginia wedding!

Our family and friends played a HUGE part in making our day special – from set-up to break-down, they were amazing. We couldn’t have done it without them. The barn was lovely, though it was very plain and drab inside until we spruced it up and made it our own. I think my favorite detail were the perfectly draped Edison bulbs that went across the ceiling beams in the barn. It provided the most amazing soft light.

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We also asked (and she agreed) my Auntie Jan to marry us. We wanted it to be someone special who would incorporate our personally written vows and speak from the heart.

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The entire day was non-traditional with regard to venue and even food (we did BBQ and it was a-maz-ing)! But what was very traditional was the love behind it all.

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Congratulations Kelly & Harry! Thank you for sharing the personal details of your gorgeous rustic meets modern, Virginia Barn wedding! A special thanks again to Vness Photography for sharing their images with us via Two Bright Lights.

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