Blogging late today with some friends in town meeting Evie but I wanted to just start today’s post with a little plug for my favorite wedding show in DC that is this Sunday – The Say I Do Expo. We, unfortunately, will not be able to attend this year, but have been lucky to be a part of it in the past and it’s truly a GREAT wedding show (with FABULOUS LGBT vendors & resources!). Check it out.
And now for today’s real wedding! Brad and Matt have been together for 16 years and engaged for 4. They have a great love of travel, and so the variety of wedding cakes they had designed, each represented a country/city they visited!
The gentleman chose to have their ceremony and reception at The Winery at Bull Run, as they love wine and history~ the venue is adjacent to the Historic Manassas Battlefield. Both of the grooms mothers gave them away!
The theme of the wedding was ‘Five’… Five colors: red is Matt’s favorite, blue is Brad’s favorite, green and purple are their second favorites and gold just ties all of the colors together. Matt also likes to collect Mardi Gras masks, so gold represents that, as well! The five cakes each had photographs that the grooms took, themselves, while visiting each destination. The gift jars, for guests, incorporated the wedding color scheme.
Click inside for the rest of this gorgeous Virginia winery wedding!
Though the entire day was wonderful, one of the most special, and unique, moments came when Matt had a few of he and Brad’s friends perform a beautiful song in American Sign Language. Brad was born deaf. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room during the song~ it was amazing! Oh, and the song? It was Edward Sheeran’s ‘Thinking Out Loud’.
Photographer: Chamberlin Photography | Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Cake Designer: Cakes by Happy Eatery | Officiant: Heart Star Ceremonies | Caterer: Purple Onion Catering Co. | Reception Venue: The Winery at Bull Run | Floral Designer: Flower Gallery of Manassas | Submitted via Two Bright Lights