Outdoor Leesburg Wedding at Oatlands Plantation
May 27, 2011
CasualPlantationSummer Weddings

Okay grooms, listen up. We don't usually hear a lot from you (even though we'd love to!) but we have heard our brides commenting on our pink weddings over and over. They seem to wish and hope and pray that you will be down with the whole pretty in pink feel for the big day. It can totally be done tastefully and can look fantastic - like this Virginia plantation wedding, sent to us from MyDeejay. Growing Wild Floral Co. and Catering by Windows has taken the rose, fuchsia, and blush inspiration and turned it into a masterpiece even the macho-est of men can get on board with. Don't believe me? Check out the gallery for more!

Cassandra and Ricardo

Photography by Kurstin Roe Photography.

From Evan of MyDeejay ... This wedding was such a pleasure to be a part of. Cassandra and Ricardo were adorable and their friends and family were really in the mood to dance once the sun went down.  Janice Carnevale from Bellwether Events put together an amazing team and managed everything brilliantly, which let me focus on my core job of making sure everyone had a fabulous time.  The couple kept all of the traditional formalities on the program and everything was executed perfectly.  It was a great start to what I'm sure will be a long and happy marriage!

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On a gorgeous September afternoon,  Ricardo and I were married in the Virginia suburbs at Saint Timothy’s Catholic Church.  After mass (where we had the my dad's only request - a bagpiper) guests were shuttled to Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg for cocktails, dinner and dancing.

Upon arrival at the Oatlands, the guests picked up their escort card from a moss covered table and signed the guest book - a photo book of Italy, where we would soon be honeymooning. A classical guitarist played in the background while guests mixed and mingled.

After inviting the guests to join us in the tent for dinner, the wedding party was introduced, grace was said and my dad offered his welcome remarks, bringing a smile to everyone’s faces. There was a two course plated meal, followed by a port tasting, cake and champagne, a surprise (for Ricardo) ice cream bar, cordials with coffee AND giant chocolate chip cookies to send guests on their way at the end of the night.

Event Designer: Bellwether Events / Photography: Kurstin Roe Photography / Entertainment: MyDeejay / Venue: Oatlands Plantation / Church: St. Timothy's Catholic Church / Florals: Growing Wild Floral Design / Bagpiper: Norm Weaver / Catering and Rentals: Catering by Windows / Tent and Rentals: Select Event Rentals / Lighting and Furniture: Ampa Events / Classical Guitarist: Washington Talent Agency / Transportation: Chariots for Hire / Hair Styling: Valon Salon / Make Up Artist: Jan Scott / Accommodations: Westfields Marriott / Garter: The Garter Girl / Bride's Dress: I do I do Wedding Gowns / Bride's shoes: Nina / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Ann Taylor / Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse / Stationery: Dandelion Patch

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