Today’s inspiration comes from our Publisher’s daughter’s wedding held on November 11, 2017 at Rixey Manor near Culpeper in Rixeyville overlooking the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Of course when you are the daughter of Virginia Bride Magazine’s owner and publisher expect that the wedding is going to be a DREAM wedding!
This is part 2 of a part 4 series, today we take you through a behind the scenes look at the groom and his bridal party as they get ready for the big day.
Check back next week for the ceremony!
All photography by Tim Souza Photography
The below photographs show us how a great photography team can capture and stage those special moments that happen during the rush of the wedding day as everyone gets ready, a story really, of your wedding timeline. These are memories that you will want to capture in order to remember your day, as it goes by so fast!
Vendor Sources include:
Venue for rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, weekend accommodations for bridal party and family members, brunch, hot chocolate bar, bar tending staff
Engagement, bridal portrait and all wedding photos
Rehearsal dinner and all wedding day events videoed
Music, Music, Music and More Music
Ceremony music, reception music, professional up lighting, signature gobo, master of ceremony, after party music
Custom save the dates, invitations, and menu cards
All flowers for ceremony, reception, bridal party, family members
Appetizers, main courses, and drinks
Wine and champagne
Linens, chargers, glass ware, napkins
Lanterns for guest tables, display easels
Rustic farm tables for head table, antique buffet for desserts, table signs
Monogrammed cookie favors, cupcakes, and wedding cake
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Hair styling for bridal party, mother of the bride and groom, grandmothers
Make-up for bridal party
Essense of Australia designer wedding dress for ceremony and reception
Sophia Tolli designer wedding dress for bridal portrait and pre-wedding social media, David Tutera earrings and bracelets
Mother of the bride dress, bride’s maids dresses
Bachelorette wine tour, post wedding transportation by limousine to The Salamander Resort
The Hospitality House Hotel Fredericksburg – Bachelorette party accommodations
Short Honeymoon- ( following wedding weekend) The Salamander Resort and Spa– Middleburg, Virginia
Long Honeymoon- ( Summer of 2018) The Marriott, Aruba
Dog tags, a gift from Danielle to PJ, when they started dating, worn by the groom during the ceremony.
The wedding day was 11/11/17 which has significance, notice the date on the tags 8/11/11.
The Wedding Rings- purchased at Sycamore Jewelers.
The Father of the groom and also best man, assists Paul ( PJ) with his tie.
and PJ returns the favor by helping Dad.
One of the groomsmen’s boutonnieres- by Vogue Flowers.
Father and son moment.
PJ reflects on the upcoming day.
Mom and son share a kiss.
Two of the groom’s party waiting for the day to begin.
The groom’s party plus the couple’s chocolate lab, Dutch.
Great pre-wedding shots of the groom and his grooms men.
Check back next week as we feature the ceremony and ceremony decor.
If you are planning a wedding in Roanoke Virginia, Richmond Virginia, Fredericksburg/Northern Virginia, The Shenandoah Valley, Coastal Virginia or in Charlottesville Va, we can help with your wedding planning and ideas.
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