Rain puddles pooled at Rust Manor House as the last sprinkles of rain fell on Laura and Alan’s wedding day. Laura slipped on her rain boots and prepared for her first look with Alan. The first look is one of my favorite moments of the day. Emotions are high and both the bride and groom are excited to see each other and start their magical day.
After the big moment, we wandered the grounds, capturing beautiful towering trees, the gorgeous Manor House, a rustic barn and all the love that was spilling out of Laura and Alan that day.
There were so many wonderful details that made Laura and Alan’s day truly special. Some of my favorites were the guestbook puzzle, colorful program fans, the groomsmen’s fun socks and matching ties, Love/Spice favors, coordinating tree stump escort cards and table numbers, a beautiful 5 tiered wedding cake accented with lush sugar flowers, DIY lighted trees with cherished family members hanging in small picture frames and the gorgeous patterned uplighting that brought the tented reception to life. I hope you enjoy this gorgeous wedding!
Venue – Rust Manor House, Thelma Westbrook
Florist – J. Morris Flowers
Officiant – Reverend Kenneth Knapp
Cake – Cake Panache, Lenora White
DJ/Sound/Lighting – Washington Celebrations, Mike Hooke
Musicians – Washington Celebrations
Caterer – Great Blue Heron
Table Linens – Party Rental Ltd
Bridal Hair – Bridal Hair and Makeup by Goli
Makeup – Kelley Woods
Getaway Car – Chariots for Hire
First Dance Lessons – Dance Factory, Alexandria – Maria Bliznetsova
Wedding Gown – Tre Bella Bridal, Durham, NC