Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding

December 31, 2017

 

~ Brenna & Kyle | November 18, 2017 ~

Brenna and Kyle married in a Meadowlark Botanical Gardens winter wedding in Vienna, Virginia. The most important things to this couple are their family and their rescue dog. Their winter wedding featured rich, burgundy accents. These included Brenna’s velvet jacket, which was perfect for portraits outside. Also, the bride carried a gorgeous bouquet with wine colored peonies, gray roses, and dark calla lilies.

First Look

Because this was a winter wedding with the sun setting around 4pm, the bride and groom opted for a first look. After that, we took portraits before their ceremony, allowing them to get plenty of beautiful shots with some natural light

a gorgeous bouquet with wine colored peonies, gray roses, and dark calla lilies.
bride and groom opted for a first look
bride and groom opted for a first look
bride and groom kissing after first look
Ceremony

Before their Meadowlark Botanical Gardens winter wedding, the bride warned me that there would be “crying during the ceremony (it’s gonna happen and it will be beautiful.” That is exactly what I love to hear from my couples–the more emotion the better!

The wedding planner covered the aisle in red rose petals. The bride smiled at the groom as she processed down the aisle with her parents. The father of the bride and his daughter shared an emotional hug before she exchanged vows. Because it was so cold, the bridesmaids wore ivory pashminas over their white and burgundy gowns.

wedding chuppah
bride as she processed down the aisle with her parents
bride smiled at the groom as she processed down the aisle with her parents at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding
Groom at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding
bride smiled at the groom as she processed down the aisle with her parents at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding
The father of the bride and his daughter shared an emotional hug at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding
 Meadowlark Botanical Gardens winter wedding ceremony at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding
 bridesmaids wore ivory pashminas over their white and burgundy gowns at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding
 Meadowlark Botanical Gardens winter wedding ceremony at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding
 Meadowlark Botanical Gardens winter wedding ceremony at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding
 Meadowlark Botanical Gardens winter wedding ceremony at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding
 Meadowlark Botanical Gardens winter wedding ceremony at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding
Bride in burgundy velvet jacket and groom kiss at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding
Bride in burgundy velvet jacket and groom kiss at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding
Bride in burgundy velvet jacket and groom at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding
 bridesmaids wore 
white and burgundy gowns
Groom and groomsmen at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding
Reception

The bride and groom have science backgrounds. Therefore, Brenna described her wedding theme as “Old museum.” She further explained that “There will be lots of little things referencing this. For example, a card catalogue for the seating cards, a lab notebook for the guest book, centerpieces with rocks in display cases, etc.”

Also, in keeping with the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens winter wedding theme, the trees in the reception venue were covered in lights. And, gold stars and string lights hung down from the ceiling. Due to the string lights, the photos of the toasts showcase bokeh in the background.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens winter wedding theme, the trees in the reception venue were covered in lights
a card catalogue for the seating cards at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding
bride and groom dance at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding
gold stars and string lights hung down from the ceiling at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
gold stars and string lights hung down from the ceiling at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
father of bride holding paper with speech
happy bride and groom
maid of honor giving speech at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
maid of honor giving speech at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

When I asked the couple what moments they were most anticipating, the bride replied: “Honestly, what I am most looking forward to is seeing my friends and family all together, especially the ones from far away.” Judging by the happiness in their wedding photos, it seems that this bride and groom got their wish.

Meadowlark Botanical Gardens Winter Wedding Vendors

Photography | Olivia Jacob Photography with Second Shooter Ashley Jayde

Coordination & Florals | Vows and Vines Events

DJ | Belt It Out Productions

Hair & Makeup | Up Dos for I Dos

Venue & Catering | Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

 

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