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Jennifer and Caroline were married at The Vintager Inn in New Kent, Va. on September 20. “We were looking for a rustic venue somewhere in between Northern Virginia and Raleigh, North Carolina where most of our guests were coming from,” Jennifer said. “Our awesome wedding planner, Allison Barnes, found The Vintager Inn. It was not only in the perfect location, about halfway, but also it had everything and more that we were looking for. The landscape and scenery were amazing, and we knew this was something that our family and friends would love. We also knew with good weather that this would be an unforgettable place. The main barn opened up to this picture-perfect view at sunset. Our guests are still raving about it.” One bride wore a sweetheart mermaid wedding gown, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down in loose curls, while the other bride wore a halter v-neck wedding gown, accessorized with her hair in a braided updo. Both wore matching orange Converse tennis shoes! Bridesmaids wore short chiffon dresses in various necklines and carried bouquets of baby’s breath. Groomsmen wore white button-up shirts and dark gray pants, accessorized with a tie and suspenders. All 150 guests were greeted with a tandem bicycle directing the way. “Our ceremony was extremely unique to us,” she said. “We wrote the ceremony and had one of our best friends marry us (she did an amazing job for someone that had never done this before). The script was filled with love and laughter. We took turns sharing some of the things that made us fall in love with each other (all things sweet and hilarious) followed by the hand unity, our vows, and a kiss.” Cocktail hour began followed by the reception shortly thereafter. “We did a fiesta theme for cocktail hour, including a mariachi band, taco bar with tequila shots, and passed taquitos and mini tacos.” Tables were decorated with gray linens, orange napkins, mason jar centerpieces, vintage bottles filled with paper hearts, and pictures from throughout their relationship, surrounded by black chiavari chairs. “There are so many but the moments that stuck out the most were our first look, our guests arriving as we secretly looked on, and realizing later that evening that we were actually married,” Jennifer said. In lieu of a cake, there was cake pops and cupcakes served concluding dinner. Fun fact: they were also favors. The newlyweds’ best advice? “Don’t worry about making other people happy that day,” she said. “The day is about you and to celebrate the love between you and your partner. As long as you two are happy and everyone sees that, everyone will be happy that day too.” At the end of the night, they exited amongst a sea of glow sticks, and jetted off to their honeymoon in Aruba.

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Photography: eKate Photography | Venue: The Vintager Inn | Event Planner: Allison Barnes Events | Shoes: Converse | Hair Stylist: Layers | Makeup Artist: Photo Ready Faces | Officiant: Rose Fox | Ceremony Musician: Danny Wiedermann | Invitations: Flora Poste Studio | Floral Designer: Flowers by Zole | Caterer: Wild Green’s Catering | Cake: Frosted & Co. | Favors: Liquid Courage on Etsy 

Country Chic Style Shoot

Posted by Jeffra on Jul 28, 2010

We’re totally in love with this amazing Country Chic wedding inspiration photographed by olive juice photography. The combination of wild flowers, mason jars, antique furniture, vintage kitchen supplies, and an open field make you want to close your eyes and be transported to this very spot.

Photography and style shoot provided by: olive juice photography

Designs by: Dandelion and Grey

Paper Products by: dapper paper

Idea Board: Country Chic Weddings

Posted by Jeffra on Jul 26, 2010

Place Cards: My Wedding Favors Etc | Invitation: The Stationery Position | Bouquet: Darrin Hackney Photography | Barn: Fireseed Catering and Event Gardens | Bride: Meg Runion Studios | Photography Line: J. Pollack Photography | Napkins: My Simple Details, LLC

Real Wedding: Jessica + Dustin

Posted by Jeffra on Apr 27, 2010

Jessica + Dustin

September 2010

Nashville, TN

Jessica and Dustin are Cincinnati, OH residents but had a destination wedding at Cedarwood.  Justin’s custom designed suit and Jessica’s romantic dress, headpiece and shoes were perfect compliments to their country chic style.

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Venue:  Cedarwood

Design: Cedarwood Design Team

Photography: Amy Campbell of Angela Anderson Photography