DC area wedding venues come in all sizes and styles, from formal to casual and fun. Today’s couple brought whimsy to create their perfect outdoor Virginia Vineyard wedding. Virginia and Michael’s guests enjoyed food trucks, yard games, a two hour cocktail party, an amazing band, and even funnel cakes during their outdoor affair. The pair had sunshine and clear skies as they said “I do” in front a cheering group of friends and family. We love the colorful touches to their wedding day, and read through below to hear more about their love story. Thank you to Carley Rehberg Photography for sharing their wedding day with us via Matchology today!
What is your proposal story? “We were in the audience for a “Love and Marriage” show on a cruise. Before the show, there was a raffle for a bottle of champagne, and my (Virginia) number was called as the winner. Once I was on stage, the MC gave me the option of the bottle of champagne, or a “mystery prize” behind the curtain. I chose the latter, and out came Michael, who got on one knee and proposed to me.”
From the bride: “We wanted a whimsical, carnival-esque theme. We chose bright colors (mint, peach, coral, and goldenrod). Our focus was fun: a short ceremony, two-hour cocktail hour, yard games & activities. Dinner was provided by food trucks (tacos & BBQ), and dessert came from a funnel cake truck.”
“Our goal was for ourselves and our guests to have a fun and memorable experience. One of our very early visions was having a bounce house, but logistically that didn’t end up working out. We actually ended up splurging on food. While food trucks sound like an economical option, due to state alcohol laws, we were obligated to use a traditional catering company in addition to the two food trucks we wanted. It added up, but it was worth it!”
Favorite Part of the day? “We had so many favorite parts. The ceremony was beautiful and unforgettable. We loved having a long cocktail hour, as it gave us a chance to spend more time mingling with our guests. One of our favorite memories was on the dance floor. We had told the band we were fans of the show “Parks and Recreation.” They surprised us by playing a live version of “5000 Candles in the Wind,” which was hilarious and so much fun! “
Advice from the couple: “Figure out what you can / want to control, and do your best to make it your own. Let go of some things. At the end of the day, just make sure it’s a fun day for yourselves and your guests”
The following Washington DC wedding professionals contributed to this Virginia vineyard wedding:
Photography: Carley Rehberg Photography | Venue: Old House Vineyards | Floral: Randy’s Flowers by Endless Creations | Stationery: designed by the bride | Wedding Cake: Funnel Cake Cafe | Beauty: Mane Street Salon |Catering: Serendipity Catering | Catering: South of the Border Food Truck | Catering: The Bone BBQ | Band: Bachelor Boys Band | Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux | Bridesmaid Dresses: Etsy | Bride’s Shoes: Naturalizer | Wedding Dress: WTOO by Watters | Headpiece: Etsy | Submitted via: Matchology