I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, Springfield Manor is a gorgeous venue. Laura + Matt were simply the sweetest and took all the wedding day stress in stride. Seriously, it rained for more than 12 hours… SIDEWAYS. Even umbrellas weren’t a possibility if you wanted to stay halfway dry. It was hurricane type rain, friends.
I’m sure Laura wasn’t happy and was stressed but when you’re a bride this stunning, you don’t let anything put a damper on your big day. We made great use of the indoor spaces as well as the large overhangs around the manor. All I can say is these are my people! They take it as it comes and then party hard afterward! Love their style!
From Laura: “Although it was hard for me to get over the downpour rain, in the end, I think it made our wedding unique. The steamy mountains and grey sky made our photos interesting and our colors pop. We had to move the ceremony indoors but the glass garage doors made for a really cool backdrop. The silver lining was no one could really leave the reception space because it was raining THAT hard, so the dance floor was packed all night and we absolutely loved our ban.” I agree with all of this, gorgeous! <3
A sweet first look in the corridor was perfect! Look at their happy faces!!!
A few shots outside, keeping dry under the overhangs. 🙂
Simple. Classic. Stunning. High fives, friends on your color and gown choices!!
Then off to the ceremony site in the barn venue at Springfield Manor.
Fun fact: Their sister-in-law officiated. How special is that?!
Omg! I love you so, Laura! The best!!!!!
If you look closely you can see the rain on Laura’s dad’s jacket. It was raining HARDDDDDDD.
And their reception details were just as beautiful as they are. Plus, LOTTTSSSSS of dancing. So much dancing it was hard to squeeze in and capture it all! If you know me, you know I like to get on the dance floor – for dancing and for photos – and this was a PACKED floor. So much fun!
“The cookie table is also a really special tradition, as all the cookies were made by family members on both sides and came from Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, Maryland, and Georgia. My family spent the morning building the cookie displays and laying out the cookie table” – Laura
Matt wanted to do a choreographed dance, but Laura was cool with winging it. Ha, my kind of girl! In the end, Laura says she was super happy they did take lessons and practice together. They nailed it!!!
Funny enough, I know these two LOVE music because I ran into them at a concert in D.C. a few weeks back! I always get stupid excited when I see my couples in real life… and maybe act a little awkward about my excitement. ha!
Sooooo… the rain even delayed their honeymoon to Antigua, BUT I know they didn’t let it get to them. They said they still had a great time. One last piece of advice from Laura: “Compromise with your significant other, if something is really important to them, make it work. Do what YOU want, don’t feel bound by traditions. And on your wedding day, take a moment to be still and observe all the people you love in one room there to celebrate you – the day will fly by and you’ll be pulled in so many directions, find some time to be present.”
Good words. My goal for 2019 is to be more present. 🙂
Thank you, Laura and Matt, for trusting me on your (rainy) big day! I’m so glad you have great memories (and had an aisle) of your wedding day!
Bride’s Dress: BHLDN | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie | Groom’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse | Catering: Carriage House Inn | Florals: Shelly Black | Band/DJ: The Finns with Sam Hill Entertainment | Dance Lessons: Dance Studio Lioudmila | Cake: Angel Cakes
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