Intimate Virginia At Home Wedding

intimate virginia home wedding - jewish ceremony

This couple had a delightful, intimate at-home wedding at a parents’ home in Virginia. When I first toured the home (in the snow!) the clients had one idea on how the event would flow. This happens to me a lot. But I came up with an alternative idea that allowed for savings on tenting and flooring. Despite the home being on a somewhat busy road, the landscaping was dense and mature enough for the front yard to be used for the ceremony without any disruption by passing cars.

We put together a great team for this one. Endless thanks to Heather Ryan for these beautiful photos. I’ve credited all the pros at the end. Come back tomorrow for photos for the reception.

Most of the best visuals at a wedding is on the bride’s side – the shoes, the jewelry, the dress, the bouquet. So when a wedding has two brides, you get double of all that goodness!

intimate virginia at home wedding - Jewish ceremony - chuppah

As you can see, this is an intimate Virginia at-home wedding – just count the chairs! Just kidding, I will tell you how many guests we had. We could accommodate a max of 48 guests at our dinner reception tables, so that is how many wedding guests we had!

Getting Ready At Home

intimate virginia at home wedding - two brides
intimate virginia at home wedding
intimate virginia at home wedding - two brides and pink bridesmaid dresses

Getting Married At Home

For the wedding ceremony, we set up the chairs and chuppah in the front yard. The chupppah was constructed by the couple and their parents, with bamboo from the back yard, tulle, and flowers from Growing Wild. An older sister officiated the wedding, and in addition to the 4 bridesmaids, there were twin flower girls in the processional.

intimate virginia at home wedding - flower girls
intimate virginia at home wedding - Jewish ceremony - chuppah
intimate virginia at home wedding - Jewish ceremony - chuppah - breaking the glass

One of the brides has a Jewish heritage, so we incorporated some Jewish elements into the ceremony. For the end of the ceremony, both brides smashed the glass, to the delight of their guests.

intimate virginia at home wedding - Jewish ceremony - chuppah
intimate virginia at home wedding - Jewish ceremony - chuppah

One more shout out to Heather Ryan for all these awesome photos. Here are the rest of the great partners on this wedding team:

Tent, Lighting, Floor/Stage, Fans: Sugarplum // Catering: Main Event // Florals: Growing Wild // Hair and Make Up: Weddings by Sage // Band: Jackass Flats // Valet: MJ Valet // Drape: Drape Kings // Farm Tables: Elegant Momentz // Cake: Fancy Cakes by Leslie // Generator: Temp Power

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