Jesse and Lisa are both foreign service officers specializing in international development and met while they were both serving in Islamabad, Pakistan. After working together for quite some time abroad and dating for a year back home in the states, the couple got engaged on the banks of the Potomac last winter. Knowing that they wanted family and heritage to be the most important element of their wedding, they set to planning their Leesburg Virginia wedding at Morven Park with Rex and Regina Events.
To honor Jesse’s Mexican culture, the wedding included several Mexican ceremony traditions as well as details woven into the reception decor such as blue and white talavera vases and maracas. As an incredible surprise, guests were also treated to a salsa lesson later in the evening during the dancing portion of the reception. In a particularly special touch, Jesse and his friends played Mexican folk music during the cocktail hour while guests played a variety of lawn games in front of the mansion. To honor the bride’s family, a display of her great, great grandmother’s wedding veil was the centerpiece for the escort card table and her 99 year old grandfather gave the blessing for dinner. The couple also wanted to include international touches to represent their current and future lives together so they included pictures from their travels as table numbers, international themed late night snacks and drinks, fans from Thailand to hold the escort cards, and even a bi-lingual wedding invitation. We love how exceptionally personal and special the elements of their wedding day were, and thank you to Michelle Lindsay Photography for sharing a glimpse into this fun filled day!
Can we pause these amazing photos to say how uber talented Michelle Lindsay is? We love all of the candid moments she captures of her couples, and you can feel the love radiating off of Lisa and Jesse in their photos!
Congratulations to Lisa and Jesse! Thank you for sharing your fun and family filled Leesburg Virginia wedding with us!
The following Washington DC area wedding professionals contributed to their wedding:
Wedding Planner: Rex and Regina Events
Photographer: Michelle Lindsay Photography
Beauty: Bridal Artistry
Church: Holy Trinity Church Leesburg
Reception Venue: Morven Park
Catering: RSVP Catering
Floral Designer: J Morris Flowers
Tents: Ace Party Rental
Ceremony Musicians: Leesburg String Ensemble
Reception Entertainment: Olivera Music
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