Brittany and Kevin are such a cute couple. These high school sweethearts are CNU grads and Brittany is a Phi Mu alumna. Most of you know this- but I, too, married my high school sweetheart, am a CNU grad (GO CAPTAINS!) and a Phi Mu alumna…..I can’t make this stuff up!!! Brittany and I were just meant to be. It’s too bad we weren’t in college at the same time because we would have been besties for sure. From the moment I met these two, I knew I was going to enjoy every minute I spent working with them- and I was right!
Brittany & Kevin found a gorgeous wedding venue, Shadow Creek Weddings & Events, located in Purcellville, VA. This venue captures rustic chic beautifully. From a gorgeous cream colored barn-like facade, to wood beamed ceilings, to vintage lounge seating scattered about- this venue is a show stopper and was the perfect fit for what Brittany envisioned for her special day. Aside from her venue, Brittany had only booked her photographer, Jared Ladia (who is fabulous- just look at these gorgeous photos!!!) when we started working together. Her wedding was 6 months away- and we had a lot to do!
I can’t forget about this killer bridal party! Love the girls wine colored dresses with the guys grey suits! And those bouquets- <3 <3 <3. Gorgeous!
Brittany & Kevin had a number of very sweet and memorable moments leading up to their ceremony. The two exchanged gifts and letters, which was so precious!
They also met between the doors of the venue and held hands for a brief moment, which was so intimate and beautifully captured by Jared.
Lastly, Brittany and her dad had a first look. The look on their faces will absolutely make you cry. Go grab some tissues now!!!
We were right on schedule (duh!) and the ceremony was beautiful!! I do need to take a second to mention the ceremony musician, Taylor Carson. Y’all…he is wonderful!! Not only was he brought on board weeks before the wedding, he was also a pleasure to work with, played every song right on cue, and has an incredible voice. I like to think I have a pretty decent ear for talent and I would definitely recommend Taylor to anyone in the northern part of the state. You won’t be disappointed!
I always have a favorite moment at each wedding. One of my favorite moments at Brittany & Kevin’s, was when I got to join in on a Phi Mu tradition that takes place whenever a sister gets married. Every sister at the wedding, circles around the bride and sings to her. Being able to partake in this tradition with one of my sweet clients was a first for me and is one I will cherish forever!
I was also very excited to be able to give Brittany & Kevin a small gift during the reception. Rain can always bring people down, especially on their wedding day, but it’s supposed to be good luck!! I was able to bottle some of that luck for them so that they could make it a highlight of their day, instead of a disappointment.
“Here is the rain that will bring good luck, to go with your love that will last a lifetime.”
Of course, they also have these awesome umbrella pictures to cherish that I just have to share!! Aren’t they the cutest!!
Sadly- as all weddings do- it came to an end! This sweet couple had a fun sparkler exit and were off…well not really. They actually did a “fake” exit. and just looped around the parking lot so they could come back inside and do a triple check of the bridal suites to ensure they had all their stuff. Tricked ya!! 🙂
Photographer: Jared Ladia
Caterer: Georgetown Catering
Florist: Rick’s Flowers
Hand Lettering & Sign Rentals: Leah Letters
Officiant: Jim Burch
Ceremony Musician: Taylor Carson
Videographer: Delta Studio Productions
Hair & Make-up: Jenny’s Salon
Baker: Fluffy Thoughts Bakery