When it comes to historic venues, the romantic Martha Washington Inn is pretty hard to beat. Overflowing with elegant details, this perfect pair wed on beautiful fall day with colorful leaves rustling about. From their first look on the front porch to the sweet ceremony that followed, JoPhoto snapped it all and it’s waiting for you right here!
From JoPhoto… This Martha Washington Inn wedding in Abingdon, Virginia, is overflowing with elegant details in this historic hotel. Caroline and Joe’s fall wedding was on October 24, 2014, and it was a destination wedding for them, their families, and wedding guests. Most of their guests were from Alabama, and it was a beautiful fall day with orange and yellow leaves rustling across the ground everywhere.
Caroline’s two sisters were bridesmaids in the wedding, and Joe’s brothers were groomsmen. All of the wedding flowers were made by Caroline’s mom.
On the day of their wedding, it was a beautiful fall Virginia afternoon. Orange and red leaves were rustling across the front lawn of the inn, and weekend guests at the inn were milling about. Caroline and Joe decided to do a first look and see each other before the ceremony. Joe wanted to do the first look on the front porch, so as Caroline came out the front door of the Inn, all the guests sitting in rocking chairs on the front porch began clapping and her family and wedding party were all smiling and laughing!
The Martha Washington Inn was originally built in 1832. Over the last 182 years, it has been a private residence, women’s college, Civil War barracks and hospital, and today as a hotel and spa. It is located across the street from the Barter Theatre, and actors used to stay at the inn too. In the 1930s and 1940s, there was an underground tunnel that connected the Martha Washington Inn and the Barter Theatre that actors would use.
Photography: JoPhoto | Cake: Nancy’s Fancy’s Cakes | Catering: Martha Washington Inn | DJ: Night Moves | Film Lab:PhotoVision | Floral Design: Bride’s Mother | Hair & Makeup: Martha Washington Inn Salon | Wedding Dress: Bella’s Bridal | Wedding Venue: Martha Washington Inn