Real At-Home Wedding: Merritt and Sean’s Ceremony

I am back, as promised, with my second post about Merritt and Sean’s backyard wedding in Upperville, Virginia.Today we are looking at the ceremony, which was on the lawn right behind the main house. Skyline Tent Company provided the natural wood folding chairs and Lavender Green created the gorgeous floral arch. Many thanks to Katie Stoops for the photos.

Richie Designs took Merritt and Sean’s save-the-date design, a retro-inspired racing poster, and used it on a fan for the ceremony program. The floral arch featured hundreds of white roses in addition to eucalyptus. The arch was flanked by large potted ferns, some of which were elevated.

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Design Cuisine provided pre-ceremony refreshments including watermelon and feta skewers, tea and punch. We placed a floral wreath on the garden statue’s hat.

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Merritt and Sean’s pup Rusty escorted Merritt’s mother down the aisle, and proceeded to sunbathe during the ceremony.

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All photos by Katie Stoops.

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