A country club wedding dressed in purple and yellow is pretty much a safe bet for pretty inspiration, and this next little soiree was no exception. These University at Albany alums were inspired by their alma mater’s school colors for their traditional wedding in Virginia. (But, before you go on, make sure to check out their outdoor wedding ceremony first!) So grab your cup of ‘jo and cozy up to these gorgeous images from Photography by Marirosa.
Instead of giving guests favors that they may throw away or collect dust, I wanted to give them an edible treat to take home. My mother, mother-in-law, and cousin’s wife helped bake Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies. They were a hit! I found the recipe on Pinterest and there weren’t any left by the end of the night.
Joslyn’s wedding planning advice for other DC-area couples:
Some thought I was crazy to start planning within the first few months of our engagement, but it definitely paid off. I never had that overwhelming “wedding stress.” I ordered my dress and bridesmaids’ gowns with plenty of time, and had time to fine tune all of the details. I got as much done as I could, as early as I could. The week before I was able to enjoy all our family and friends coming into town, instead of stressing over seating charts or escort cards.
Thank you so much Joslyn and John for sharing your wedding reception with us! The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Venue: Evergreen Country Club
Officiant: Reverend Dan Thompson
Photography: Photography by Marirosa
Stationery: Cards and Pockets
Floral Design: JP Wedding Flowers
Bridal Attire: Celia Grace from Soliloquy Bridal Couture
Veil: Sara Gabriel
Hair and Makeup: Hair by Kimberly
Bridesmaids’ Attire: Bill Levkoff from Weddington Way
Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: Combatant Gentlemen
Music: Background Solutions Entertainment
Dessert: Cupcake Novelties
Transportation: Lake Manassas Limousine
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Photo Credits: Photography by Marirosa