Whimsical, vintage, and colorful were the three words that Natalie had in mind when she envisioned her wedding, and she certainly succeeded.Â This adorableÂ Virginia wedding, photographed by Rebekah J Murray, was set in Natalie’s parents’ backyard and the day was all about fun, fun, FUN!
Tell me this little guy isn’t precious in his formal attire?
The bowler hat was a last-minute decision by the couple, and Stewart was a true sport about it, wearing it with aplomb.Â These photos are some of my favorites that Rebekah captured from the day!
All of the little personal and handmade details in the reception make me fall in love with this wedding even more.Â The vintage typewriter guest book on a small wooden desk… the centerpieces of lovingly worn hardback books… the handmade “Natalie <3 Stewart” and “Just Married” banners… and last but not least, Natalie’s old record player as the “DJ”; I love the personality of it all and the incredible amounts of fun the guests seemed to have!
In the scorching mid-summer Virginia heat, water guns could not have been a more welcome and enjoyable wedding favor!
Natalie and StewartÂ created a photo station for the reception.Â They hung dark velvet on the side of the tent and pinned a big paper moon and little stars to it, and finished with the words of the song “It’s only a paper moon.”Â An abundance of props completed the photo booth, and it was a big hit for all of the guests!
The following Washington DC wedding vendors contributed to Natalie and Stewart’s wedding:
Photographer – Rebekah J Murray Photography
Venue – Natalie’s parents’ home
Florist – The Right Touch Florist
Stationery – Pretty Handsome Paper
Gown designer – Waterford Gowns, purchased from Betsy Robinson’s of Baltimore in Pikesville, MD
Bridesmaids dress designer – L’Atelier
Accessories – Tiffany Pearls (necklace and earrings)
Headpiece – BANDO
Shoes – Manolo Blahnik
Catering – E.L. Willis & Co. Events
Bakery – Sugar Bakers
Rentals and linens – Distinctive Event Rentals
Bicycles – Sun Bicycles
Fur Devon Bowler hat – Christys’ & Co. Ltd
Suit – Dolce & Gabbana
Natalie’s wedding band – Brilliant Earth
Stewart’s wedding band – beyondtherockz
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