Virginia Wedding at The Chrysler Museum of Art
April 6, 2011

And we are here again! Wedding Wednesday, the day of the week where we fill your day with loads of inspiration by showcasing seven gorgeous weddings. We have to keep them a bit brief to fit it all in, so be sure to check out the full gallery of each fete to see all the gorgeousness. OK, now that you know the drill let's get this pretty party started.

So this is what happens when a graphic artist, designer, chef of a groom marries a fashion editor bride with loads of style. I'm sure after reading that sentence you are ready to start scrolling on down, and I don't blame you one bit. The shoes, the amazing venue that is The Chrysler Museum of Art, the rings - it's all enough to have you swooning for days. So start the scrolling, and don't forget there are more gorgeous images by Gabriela Herman to swoon over in the full gallery.






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From the Bride... Matt and I wanted our wedding to be more like a fun, summer party than a stiff, formal affair. He’s a graphic designer, artist and chef. I’m a writer and fashion editor. It was important to us that the day feel like an extension of us as a couple. So we decided to get married at a museum in my home state of Virginia, which meant we were faced with the tricky task of Transatlantic planning (Matt and I met in New York, but we currently live in London). We ended up working with a wedding consultant, Emily Peterson, who was really great with handling the logistics. As a result the whole planning process was surprisingly not that stressful.

Matt designed our wedding stationary and had a traditional letterpress printer produce them here in London. He also designed our rings (made by his friend, jeweler Asher Hoffman) in addition to the menu boards, place cards, guest book and favors. One of the hardest things about planning our wedding in Virginia was the fact that our options for some things were quite limited. For instance, we had to search hard for a florist who would order and work with English garden roses (which I’ve grown to love living in the UK.)  Fortunately, we found one. It was also important to us to have seasonal foods on the menu (our wedding was officiated by our friend Hubert, who is an organic farmer). We lucked out with an amazing caterer who was able to incorporate foods from her company's very large garden into our menu, which included steak with blue cheese butter, seared chicken with mango chutney and poached seafood. Our guests still talk about how good the food was.

And last, my dress. That was the hardest search because the bridal options were still pretty dismal when I was looking for something to wear. A friend suggested Lucy Martin, an emerging English bridal designer. I liked that her dresses were clean and simple and could be customized according to the bride’s wishes. She also sources her silks from Italy, which was impressive considering how reasonable her prices are. I changed into a dress by Isabel Marant during the reception.

Wedding Venue: Chrysler Museum of Art / Wedding Photography: Gabriela Herman / Wedding Dress: Lucy Martin / Reception Dress: Isabel Marant / Bride's Shoes: Miu Miu / Groom's Tux: Spencer Hart / Makeup: Ardis Giles / Flowers: Bloom The Art of Flowers / Wedding Cake: Patti Cakes, Inc. / DJ: Big Dose and AJ Slim / Wedding Planner: Emily Peterson of Emily Weddings, Inc. / Caterer: Cuisine & Company / Rings: Asher Hoffman