Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Alexa & Michael's Gorgeous Virginia Wedding!

Earlier this month we traveled down to Arrington, Virginia for Alexa & Michael's wedding. Having seen snippets of the wedding preparations, and never having been as far south as Virginia on the East Coast before, I was super excited for the visit and to see their amazing wedding! 

The Ceremony

The ceremony took place on a gorgeous hilltop on a warm summer day. The forecast threatened chance showers, but the weather was pleasant and didn't pour down for the wedding, thank goodness.

The procession came through this gorgeous, rustic doorway which was actually built by someone in the family. Too adorable!

The gorgeous bride and her darling cobalt heels peeping out from her bridal gown!

The Reception

The reception was almost too adorable for words, so brace yourself!

The wedding had the cutest theme: Herbs! Each guest was given a bottle of Rosemary simple syrup along with some ideas of how to use it: In a cocktail, soda, etc. 

The bride and groom each had a signature cocktail to choose from at the bar. Alexa's drink was the Watermelon Mintrimony, with tequila, watermelon, cucmber, lime, and mint simple syrup. It was sweet and the delicious watermelon flavor completely masked the tequila flavor!

Michael's drink was called the Mint To Be (too cute, I know!). It consisted of bourbon, ginger beer, and mint simple syrup. It was tasty in a more rustic sort of way.

The charming details continued as we reached the table settings - they're garden markers! We were seated at the Thyme Table, which had a pot of thyme we could eat with our meals!

The reception venue from the back garden.

Enjoying my cocktail!

Killing time before dinner, wandering around the gorgeous grounds!

Cornhole is so fun. We even learned a trick: throw it like a frisbee!

The Dinner

Even the butter was darling.

I ordered the Rosemary Lamb, which came with plenty of veggies. It was so delicious and flavorful! It inspired me to cook with Rosemary more often.

Cutting of the cake!

Wedding dancefloor = heels off, bottles everywhere.

At the end of the reception, the newlyweds rode off in their own personal Oak Ridge trolley!

The send off! This was such a fun wedding. It makes me excited for another upcoming wedding in a couple weeks back in California!

Comment Challenge: What was your favorite wedding venue?



  1. This is BEAUTIFUL! This is a wedding I would totally repin ;) xx


  2. Looks like you had a beautiful day Chelsea,everything about it just so gorgeous,and your outfit is just Wow,you look fantastic and i love your shoes,really lovely post,thanks for sharing lovely! xx

    1. Thanks so much Hollie! It means a lot :)

  3. What a fun + gorgeous wedding! :)


  4. Beautiful! Everything looks so perfect! :)

    1. Thanks Priscilla! It was honestly a perfect wedding :)

  5. awww congrats! this looks like a fun wedding!


  6. I must admit, I do love weddings. mainly the decor and venue side. However I am quite anti to the fact how much people would pay for a weddings. nevertheless I suppose it is once in a life time experience and worth all the madness. I love wedding photography and actually did a post about it: http://theallseeinglens.blogspot.com/2014/05/wedding-photography.html ! though I would never want to be a wedding photographer because it is such a demanding type of photography. I normally steal a few shots when I am at a wedding, it is nice to look at in the future.

    This venue looks amazing, love the design of the building. So cute how each of them had their own signature drink. I hope you had some cake though (looks precious), we never get served cake a wedding, I think they want to freeze it for the future hmmm.

    Look like you had fun, I see your toes (just saying).

    1. Thanks Amina! I could see how wedding photography would be super demanding. Can't wait to check out your post! And yes, we did get some cake, and it was delicious! Tasted like a type of tiramisu I think? :)

  7. WOW! What a beautiful wedding and all the detail! I want to steal the doors idea for my own how beautiful! I also like the little garden with the lolly pop sticks for the seating arrangements.

    Hope you had a fantastic day there, it certainly looks like it.



  8. I love this! It is so cute! Using herbs as your wedding theme has got to be the most unique theme I've ever seen! :)


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