What do you get when you have a beautiful bride who is a professional makeup artist, a mother who is an interior decorator, and a floral designer as a long time family friend?
You get the beautiful and unique green and gray Woodlawn Manor wedding below.
And with Ampersand Photography on hand to capture every special moment, Laura and Kingston’s lovingly created autumn wedding was perfect in every way. Personally I adore the white pumpkins and the green bridesmaids dresses with their fun cowboy boots. And you must read the story behind the horse shoes as told by Laura below.
Photographer: Ampersand Photography // Tuxedo and Mens Attire: BLACK by Vera Wang // Rehearsal Dinner Venue: City Tavern Club // Dress Store: Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria // Invitation Designer: Foglio Press // Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo // Dress Designer: Judd Waddell // Tuxedo and Mens Attire:Men’s Warehouse // Officiant:Reverand Bob Snyder // DJ: Bialek’s Music // Day-Of Coordinator: Bright Occasions, LLC // Lighting: Davinci Strings // Caterer: Festive Foods Catering & Events // Floral Designer: Gail Lee Flowers // Transportation: Haymarket Transportation, Inc. // Hair Stylist: Nival Salon and Spa // Reception Venue: Woodlawn Manor // Submitted via Two Bright Lights
From the bride:
“Kingston and I met as I was interviewing for a promotion at work, one that would require me to move 500 miles away from my home in Maryland to Knoxville, TN. I found out I got the job a few short weeks after we had begun dating, and I decided to take it, knowing that if it was meant to be, our relationship would continue to grow even over the long distance. Sure enough, it wasn’t long before I knew that this was the man I was going to marry. After a year and a half of seeing each other every other weekend, I returned to DC and we were engaged not long after.
Kingston and I were married at a historic mansion in rural Maryland. We genuinely feel that we are lucky to have found each other, and to represent this we created a “Lucky In Love” theme, which was carried throughout the event via the horseshoe, which appeared on signage, our cocktail napkins and we even had a game of horseshoes during cocktail hour.
We also wrote our own ceremony so that were able to honor and respect his Jewish family as well as my traditional Methodist family. Incorporating elements representing our families was very important to us. I pinned a blue sapphire brooch onto my bouquet (one that my Grandfather brought my Grandmother back from his time overseas during WWII) for my something blue, and I also wore Kingston’s Grandmother’s vintage Harry Winston diamond earrings for our wedding ceremony. We also offered traditional Southern fare as an homage to my family’s Southern roots.”
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