Congratulations to Linnea and Matt on their August Wedding at The Stable at Bluemont Vineyard in Bluemont, Virginia. Matt’s day began next door at The Dirt Farm Brewery with all of his Groomsmen and his Dad. They hung out there waiting for time to pass by. Which I’m sure felt like an eternity. They enjoyed the incredible views and walked through some vines and I’m sure there were many jokes to be had.
Meanwhile Linnea and her girls and Mom were getting all the finishing touches in place prior to the Ceremony. I took the girls out for bridesmaids portraits and I promise it looked like they were in Italy amongst all those vines. It was incredible! Linnea spent a few minutes getting her Flower- Pup Bailey ready with her own decorated harness and leash.
Linnea and Matt’s Engagement Session was featured on the blog back in the Spring! Go check it out!
This day was super sunny and partly cloudy later in the day, but zero chance of rain. So during the Ceremony you can see how full sun looks. I love how the sun backlights the bridesmaids and the bride as they’re walking down the aisle. And, of course, Bailey’s big moment! She did so well and just sat next to the bridesmaids and watched Linnea walk down the aisle. Perfect little flower girl!
Matt just looked on so lovingly as Linnea was escorted down the aisle by her Mom and Dad. Her Parents were clearly so proud. Lots of happy tears by both sets of Parents. Before we knew it, The Ceremony was over and they were MARRIED!
Cocktail hour was filled with lots of yummy or’devres, cocktails, and Giant Jenga to entertain the guests. A lot of guests were taking advantage of the view and catching up. Meanwhile, Bridal Party Portraits, Family Formals, and Couples Portraits were being done. That’s a lot to pack in, but this couple wanted to have a Traditional Timeline, where the first time he sees her is when she’s walking down the aisle. Their experience always comes first, but we discussed all of this well in advance.
Their Couples Portrait Time was incredible! Since we had worked together previously during their Engagement Session, they recognized what I was asking them to do. We spent about 10 minutes getting some of the most stunning portraits I’ve ever taken! I absolutely love them! They were Rockstars!
Bridal Party Introductions, First Dance, and Toasts all happened back to back before their guests began to enjoy some delicious gourmet tacos. Linnea is also gluten free, like me, so it was such a treat that I was able to eat almost everything!
Then the Dance Party Started! I learned about a new country line dance. (Read as…I have 3 kids and do all of my dance party activities at weddings! ) Everyone stayed on the dance floor all night! Ian with Digital Sound Services played songs that related to every generation. He was a wizard! I highly recommend checking his work out!
They had a lovely cake made by Honey Bee Pastries in Leesburg, VA. It started out nice and polite and then Linnea let Matt have it. All in good fun though. And the florals were provided by Affordable Arrangements both on the Cake and the bouquets and boutonnieres, which were lovely.
The night ended with a Sparkler Exit that ended at a white limosine. They were both still all smiles and full of gratitude after a day full of so many emotions.
Venue: The Stable at Bluemont – Amy Thunell – Amy@bluemontvineyard.com
Florals: Affordable Arrangements – Weddings@affordablearrangments.com
Photographer: Lydia Teague Photography – Lydia@LydiaTeague.com
Cake: Honey Bee Pastries – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hair: Jenny’s Salon – @jenny_hairsalon
Makeup: Makeup by Melissa Franklin – @mfranklinstudioandboutique
Thank you for choosing me as your photographer! It was a pleasure working with you and meeting all of your family and friends! Wishing you both all the best!