Nadine and Brad’s Blue Valley Vineyard & Winery wedding included a classic, traditional ceremony with pastel colors and gorgeous sunset-photos. The venue is a little bit of a drive from DC, but so worth it! The site is a perfect place to hold a wedding with spectacular mountain views and a tranquil, spa-like setting.
Nadine and Brad surrounded themselves with their closest family and friends to celebrate their wedding. In the hours before the wedding, it poured buckets. As a result, everyone came together to help clear water from sidewalks and chairs to ensure a smooth ceremony. Ultimately, it was just a little bit too wet to have the ceremony outside. Therefore, the ceremony was moved into the lovely interior of the lodge.
During cocktail hour, the Winery staff drove the couple around in a golf cart to various locations on the property for photos. They were so helpful and accommodating.
The reception featured heart-felt speeches from the couple’s parents and friends, and then everyone had the time of their lives dancing and taking photos in the photo booth. To cap off the evening, a donut food truck passed out late-night snacks. When I took pictures of the food truck, I may have mentioned that the donuts looked good enough to eat by the bagful. Then, as I was leaving, the food truck operator gave me a giant bag of donuts to take to my children. So sweet of him!
Finally, this Blue Valley Vineyard & Winery wedding ended with the bride throwing her bouquet from the balcony of the reception space. Then, the bride and groom left via a sparkler exit.
Photography | Olivia Jacob Photography with second shooter Lis Christy (credited with reception room shots and black and white photographs of couple’s first dance and guest catching bouquet)
Wedding Coordination | Terry Kaye Events
Catering | Purple Onion Catering, Vienna, Virginia
DJ | Bryan George Music
Florals | Shelley’s Floral Enterprise, Marshall, Virginia
Hair | Alison Harper & Company, Laurel, Maryland
Photo Booth | Wild Smiles Photo Booth Company
Transportation | PrimeTime Limousine