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Colorful Alexandria Wedding

Geomyra Lewis Weddings & Events just schooled me on the beauty of color. I’ve always been more of a neutrals are tops kind of girl, but this happy Virginia wedding has changed my opinion forever. Color is key. Rachel May Photography captured the day which has changed my ways forever, and I dare you to walk away from this gallery without a smile on your face (I guarantee it won’t happen).


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From the photographer… Anou & Siobhan were married in Alexandria Virginia in May of this year. While they were planning their wedding they lived in separate countries and used Pinterest heavily to share their ideas and plan their wedding together. They love design and color and brought that aspect out in their wedding details.

Photography: Rachel May Photography | Wedding Planner: Geomyra Lewis Events | Florist: Anthomanic | Cake: Sweet Creation Vakes | Bridesmaid Dresses: Little Borrowed Dress | Hair & MakeUp: Dawn Newsome | DJ: Crow Entertainment | Grooms Suit: Topman | Brides Gown: Justin Alexander

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Old Town Alexandria Wedding from Love Life Images

When you marry a fashion blogger, you’re in for a super stunning day (and you’re most definitely one lucky groom). Love Life Images captured a wedding fit for the most beautiful of fashion bloggers, planned and perfected by Kelley Cannon Events and I’m feeling inspired. Everything from the seafoam bridesmaids to the sweet flowers the best kind of pretty, and lucky for you, it’s all right here.


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From the bride… When Mark and I started planning our wedding, it became very clear to us that we both had the same priority in mind: throw an epic party. Mark quickly took over crafting a song list that was worthy of dancing and cartwheels (yes, my husband does cartwheels at every wedding we go to!), while I focused my efforts on all the pretty, romantic details of the wedding. To say I got into the details is an understatement! As a fashion blogger, I’m already a bit in love with reading blogs and browsing Pinterest, so it was an easy transition to focus my efforts on wedding planning.

My vision for the wedding? Romantic, whimsical, colorful, and local. After looking at one venue (yes, only one!), we knew we had hit the jackpot. The Hotel Monaco in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia is only a mile from our house. Alexandria is where we feel the most comfortable, the most at-home, so there was something really special about sealing our love here. Many of our vendors work with the Hotel Monaco on a regular basis, so our entire day was a well-oiled machine — despite a huge art festival happening the same weekend that closed down all the streets surrounding the hotel! Fortunately, this busy event only added to Old Town’s charm and made for some fun photos.

Besides finally getting to see Mark at the end of the aisle (a feeling I’ll never ever forget — I’m getting goosebumps just writing this), my favorite part of the big day was seeing all the colorful little details come together. After months of scouring the depths of Etsy and hunting for vintage bottles, it all came together even better than we imagined. I cannot thank Love Life Images, The Enchanted Florist, my Etsy vendors, our crafty moms, and coordinator Kristen Puzzo with Kelley Cannon Events enough for bringing my colorful turquoise and coral vision to life.

Every bride tells you that your wedding day will absolutely fly by. What I’ll remember most is seeing our wonderful family and friends dancing their shoes off, laughing, hugging, and jumping up and down with us from the first song to the last. My feet may never be the same from all that dancing and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I look forward to a happy and joyful marriage — and always having a dance partner by my side.

Photography: Love Life Images | Floral Design: Enchanted Florist | Wedding Dress: Luna Novias | Cupcakes: Occasionally Cake | Invitations: Minted | Ceremony Venue: Hotel Monaco Alexandria courtyard | Reception Venue: Hotel Monaco Alexandria ballroom | Bride's Shoes: Pelle Moda | Hair: PR at Partners | Officiant: Maureen Burke | Bridal Party Robes: Silk and More | Bridal Shop: White Swan Bridal | Bridesmaids\' Dresses: JCrew | Chair Garlands & Cupcake Toppers: The Path Less Traveled | Coordination: Kelley Cannon Events | Groom\'s Attire: Bonobos | Guest "Tree" Poster: peachwik | Hair Pins: Nina | Music: MyDeejay | Placecards & Table Numbers: SwellAndGrand

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Virginia Garden Wedding from Jodi Miller Photography

Today, Virginia is taking over our feed. We started the morning off with this pretty number and now we’re diving into a garden affair full of so many beautiful moments; kissing under blossoming cherry trees, fur babies mixed into the festivities and all with a layer of crazy gorgeous florals by Petal’s Edge. You honestly won’t be able to keep your eyes off them or the snapshots captured by Jodi Miller Photography. Have a look here.

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From the Bride…. April was the perfect time for our wedding because of the cooler Virginia weather and the gorgeous spring blooms. Our ceremony was held at the historic St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the reception was just a short drive down the road to River Farm, the ideal backdrop for our garden reception. River Farm is especially stunning in the Spring with its blooming gardens and beautiful views of the Potomac River.

Our wedding palette included soft pinks, champagne, and grey for the Spring look I imagined. The bridesmaids wore beautiful Jenny Yoo dresses and Greg and his groomsmen wore grey suits from Brooks Brothers with a matching grey tie with a tie clip for a classic look.

We wanted flowers that would look like they were picked from the River Farm garden and our florist helped us create a garden-textured look filled with lots of hydrangeas, roses, peonies, ranunculus, and succulents. To create a vintage look for the tables we used lace overlays for the tables and milk glass and mercury glass vessels.

Other personal details included the vintage stamps used for our wedding invitations, my antique inspired engagement ring, my vintage wedding band created from a cocktail ring from Greg’s grandmother, and the beautiful antique pearl bracelet that was my something borrowed from my mother-in-law. My absolute favorite accessory were my wedding shoes which were the same ones my mom wore 31 years ago on her wedding day.

Lastly, we chose a dog friendly hotel for our getting ready photos so we could include our pugs, Munchie and Rocco, in pictures. I found adorable collars from an etsy store for an adorable formal look for them. My sister, the maid-of-honor also had a bow tie for her pug, Louie.

Photography: Jodi Miller Photography | Cinematography: Michael Brazda Films | Florist: Petal's Edge | Cake: Nilda Wolman - family friend | Ceremony Venue: St. Mary's Catholic Church | Reception Venue: River Farm | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo from Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria | Caterer: The Chef's Table | Hair & Makeup: Modern Bridal Studio | DJ: March Wilner, Washington Talent Agency | Officiant: Father Bert Woolson - Uncle of the Bride | Dress : Anne Barge from Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria | Event Coordination: A Sweet Soiree | Getting Ready Venue: Morrison House | Groomsmen Apparel: Brooks Brothers | Guitarist: Chris Dunn | Invitation Suite: Wedding Paper Divas | Linens & Rentals: DC Rental | Veil & Hair Flowers: Sara Gabriel from Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria

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