Images: Angel Kidwell Photography
Is it too early to pine over Fall weddings? Wait let me answer that for you … NEVER!! The pumpkins, the Fall DIY floral arrangements, the fallen leaves – there’s a lot of Fall wedding goodness in this intimate Virginia wedding feature. The details from the ceremony though are the ones I love the most. The couple’s family had never met before the wedding day (!!) and so Maya & Lee crafted a very personalized wedding ceremony that helped to really intertwine their two families and histories into one. Love it!
Details on wedding elements:
[We wanted] a fun and personal, autumn-themed wedding in one of our favorite area neighborhoods: Old Town Alexandria. We love autumn – the colors, foliage, foods, weather, etc – and love Old Town’s history and charm. Some inspiration and guiding themes: elegant, artsy, global, fun, autumn, creative, rustic, personal.
DIY or handmade details:
[We had] a lot of crafty DIY elements, trying to make it a reflection of our creativity, fun and global backgrounds. Ceremony programs, party favors, postcards/guestbook, table seating signs, table signs, chalkboard signs, and flower bouquet and arrangements.
Click inside for SO MUCH MORE awesome from Lee & Maya’s DIY Intimate Virginia Wedding!
We didn’t have a wedding party, but a number of family and friends were involved. Our wedding was actually the first time our families met, so it was a particularly joyful, personal and special occasion for us. We were so honored to have a number of family and friends traveling from across the world to be with us. Our siblings all walked down the aisle, and we each walked with both our parents. Lee’s sister and Maya’s brother each delivered a reading during the ceremony.
Lee’s brother held the rings and initiated a “ring blessing” ceremony where our rings were passed around to our guests, who each offered a blessing/wish/hope for us while taking a moment to hold our rings and then pass them on to the person sitting next to them. Lee’s two friends were co-MCs at the reception.
Photographer: Angel Kidwell Photography | Cake Designer: Breeze Bakery | DJ: DJ Deedub | Hotel: Hotel Monaco | Dress Store: Katherine’s Bridal Boutique | Ceremony Location: Lloyd House | Caterer: Tasteful Affairs Catering | Reception Venue: The Athenaeum | Submitted via Two Bright Lights