Real Wedding Wednesday: Old Town Alexandria Enchanted Woodland Espousal

While our bride looked stunning and chic in a gown of simple garnishment, a face of fresh makeup, and hair crowned with a thin, vine-like golden headpiece, her groom complimented her expertly in a clean-cut, navy suit. Melissa and Bogdan decided they would celebrate their union in the very heart of Old Town Alexandria at Virtue Feed & Grain. For the wedding, the couple had decided to throw in a bit of their own magic to the woodsy, historical ambience of the local restaurant and bar, bedecking the tables with forest foliage and white floral centerpieces. Recurring appearances of geometric terrariums lent an industrial edge to the rustic atmosphere while concise designs revealed the modernity present in their signage and stationary. This bride and groom certainly knew how to run their own distinct style! Last but not least, we want to send our thanks to Andrea Rodway Photography and the other vendors of this team for lending their talents and resources in capturing all the enchanting moments of Melissa and Bogdan’s special day!

We loved their unique taste and simple choice of setting! Here’s to our happy couple – may you reap a life of continuous merriment!

Photographer: Andrea Rodway Photography | Venue: The Virtue Feed & Grain | Planner & Custom Headpiece: Amelia Lawrence Weddings | Florals: Vintage Floral Design | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Dress: BHLDN |Hair/Makeup: Agape Airbrush Makeup and Hair | DJ: I’m the DJ Nate Clancy | Paper Goods: The Dandelion Patch

Trend Alert! Outdoor Ceremonies

Happy Friday, y’all! We’ve got another big trend to share today: outdoor ceremonies. Studies show that less couples are getting married in religious spaces. As a result, outdoor ceremonies have become more popular. From forest to beach spots, we’ve seen some beautiful locations! Here are a few of our favorite outdoor ceremony looks:

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How stunning is this beach space in California?

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Now that’s an aisle worth talking about!

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Planning for fall? Just add leaves and mountains for a breath-taking view!

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Sunset ceremonies are never a bad idea either!

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We love this creative entrance!

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Theme Thursday: Into the Woods!

Hello everyone!

Sorry if I got that song from Into the Woods stuck in your head, but I couldn’t resist. This Theme Thursday focuses on having a woodland themed wedding! I found all the ways to go about this to be so adorable! Go explore the woods like you’ve always wanted to and create the perfect fairy tale-esque wedding!

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It may be simple, but I am loving this sign!

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The woods really do make for a beautiful view!

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Your cake will fit in well with the woods when it’s wrapped in flowers like this!

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Line the aisle with lanterns for a camping feel!

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This dress is perfect for a mystical woodland wedding!

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This tiara will make you look like queen of the forest on your special day!

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Make things really fun with a s’mores table!

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Twinkly lights around the table will make for the best finish on your woodland wedding!

See how much fun a woodland wedding would be?! I am seriously obsessed! The Dandelion Patch can give you some super cute woodland themed wedding invitations too! Make sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram and Twitter!