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  • Summer Wedding at The Boathouse

    Summer Wedding at The Boathouse

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    Emily and Chris’s wedding took place at The Boathouse at Sunday Park, and all-inclusive venue situated on the banks of the 1700-acre Swift Creek Reserve. The couple opted for a soft palette of mauve, peach, and sage green, and filled their reception with unique personal touches, such as a live

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  • Walker’s Overlook Real Wedding

    Walker’s Overlook Real Wedding

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    Emmie and Andrew’s sunny, garden-themed wedding took place in September 2023 at scenic Walker’s Overlook in Walkersville, MD. Their aesthetic was fresh and nature-inspired, with bespoke details such as honeypot wedding favors, vintage baby photos, lawn games, and a visit from the Glazey Days donut truck. Wildflower-inspired florals were provided

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  • Timeless Wedding at Westfields Golf Club

    Timeless Wedding at Westfields Golf Club

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    A timeless, elegant wedding that includes a Grace Kelly-inspired gown, a stunning headpiece and cathedral veil, a vintage-style buttercream cake with an heirloom topper, reception tables covered in ivory petals and gold candelabras, and meaningful incorporation of the couple’s Catholic faith throughout the day.

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  • Colorful Spring Wedding at Rust Manor

    Colorful Spring Wedding at Rust Manor

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    We’ve been saving this bright, fun wedding for just the right moment, and with the weather warming here in Northern Virginia, we think this is the perfect time. From blue floral boots and an abundance of gorgeous spring flowers, to the setting in our favorite secret garden, this Rust Manor

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Photo Shoots

  • Vintage Bridal Editorial

    Vintage Bridal Editorial

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    Juniper Lane is a unique bridal shop that rescues and repurposes vintage wedding dresses. The only bridal salon in Staunton, Virginia, the shop offers a curated selection of vintage wedding gowns from the 1950’s through the 2000’s. They also offer bridal accessories and formal attire for guests, bridesmaids, and mothers-of-the-bride.

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  • Touch of Blue Style

    Touch of Blue Style

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    To dispel the winter blues, we’d like to offer some soft summer blues instead, in the form of this sun and sand-filled shoot from Whimsy Fleur Styling. Inspired by a blue rhinestone gown, the shoot features a dusty blue and soft peach color palette, blue and white place settings, a 4-tiered cake adorned with oysters…

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  • Hacienda Flores Styled Shoot

    Hacienda Flores Styled Shoot

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    This colorful styled shoot from Forever Moments Wedding Planner and Gabrielle Rose Photography was inspired by Columbia’s Festival of Flowers. Shot at Mediterranean-inspired Morais Vineyard, the shoot offers bright summer flowers on a blue and white tablescape, a stand-out cake, custom calligraphy, and three different bridal looks.

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  • Old Town, Alexandria Engagement

    Old Town, Alexandria Engagement

    Great engagement shots from Victoria Neill Photography, captured at favorite Old Town Landmarks Carlyle House and Market Square.

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News & Advice

  • How to Avoid Running Out of Money for your Wedding

    How to Avoid Running Out of Money for your Wedding

    Imagine this nightmare – you’re over budget and you haven’t paid for catering or a photographer yet. Read this before you start buying, and avoid running out of money before you’ve paid for your wedding essentials.

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  • The 5 Worst Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

    The 5 Worst Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

    Looking for places to cut some corners and save a few bucks on your wedding? We get it! Weddings are expensive. But if you cut the wrong corners, you could end up with disaster on your hands. Here are the things you should never skimp on when you’re looking for

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  • Great Ideas for the Groom

    Great Ideas for the Groom

    Here are some of our favorite groom and groomsmen shots, and great ideas for how you can get some awesome shots of your own groom and his pals, and give him some special touches all his own. After all, it’s his day, too!

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  • Fun Dessert Vendors for Your Wedding

    Fun Dessert Vendors for Your Wedding

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    Give your wedding some zing with a cute cart, pop-up dessert bar, or colorful food truck. We’ve rounded up some local favorites to help you find the perfect fun dessert idea.

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Food & Drink

  • Fun Dessert Vendors for Your Wedding

    Fun Dessert Vendors for Your Wedding

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    Give your wedding some zing with a cute cart, pop-up dessert bar, or colorful food truck. We’ve rounded up some local favorites to help you find the perfect fun dessert idea.

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  • Charcuterie!  What is it and why do you need it?

    Charcuterie! What is it and why do you need it?

    Charcuterie – everything you need to know, from how to pronounce it to where to get it in the DMV.

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  • 2023 Wedding Cake Trends

    2023 Wedding Cake Trends

    Some cake inspo, from metallic to watercolor, and where you can find it locally.

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  • Beautiful Food Displays for Your Wedding

    Beautiful Food Displays for Your Wedding

    The most gorgeous edible displays of the year, and where to find them in Northern Virginia.

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Design

  • 5 Ways to Use Blue and White Patterns on your Reception Tables

    5 Ways to Use Blue and White Patterns on your Reception Tables

    Blue and white patterned china and table linens are trending! Here are 5 ways to use these gorgeous patterns, and where to find the vendors that can give you the look.

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  • 2024 Trends:  Something Old, Something Retro

    2024 Trends: Something Old, Something Retro

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    Seen around town – best of the retro and vintage trends, from disco to bridesmaid gowns.

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  • Sweet Southern Toile Styled Shoot

    Sweet Southern Toile Styled Shoot

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    Inspired by French Toile, this styled shoot features perfectly mismatched plates, tea cups, a shabby chic bureau, and bright florals from One Last Avocado. Damask linens, crossback chairs, and vintage brass candlesticks complete the look.

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  • Timeless Wedding Color Palettes

    Timeless Wedding Color Palettes

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    Need color inspiration? Check these timeless favorites out.

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Entertainment

  • How to Make Your Wedding Fun

    How to Make Your Wedding Fun

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    Great ideas for a fun wedding, from lawn games to magicians, along with links to the local vendors who can bring the fun factor to your wedding.

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  • Everything You Need to Know about Photo Booths

    Everything You Need to Know about Photo Booths

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    Everything you ever needed to know about photo booths at your wedding.

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  • Melodious Strings

    Melodious Strings

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    A vendor profile of one of Northern Virginia’s most popular string quartets.

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  • Marigold Bus and Photo Booth

    Marigold Bus and Photo Booth

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    She’s big, she’s beautiful, she’s organge! Learn about Marigold and what she can do to up the fun factor at your wedding.

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Venues

  • Garden Wedding Venues Near Northern Virginia

    Garden Wedding Venues Near Northern Virginia

    If you imagine yourself getting married amid flowers, songbirds, and butterflies, we’ve got a list of great choices. All within an hour of Fairfax, the venues on this list range from a simple community center to a lavish mansion. Something for everyone!

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  • Venues with Mountain Views

    Venues with Mountain Views

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    Here is a list of wedding venues with the best mountain views in Northern Virginia. Say your vows to breath-taking panoramic views from the Blue Ridge to the Allegheny Mountains.

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  • 7 Modern Northern Virginia Wedding Venues

    7 Modern Northern Virginia Wedding Venues

    Great NoVa venues that are NOT rustic barns. Here is a list of Northern Virginia’s top modern venues – venues that are not rustic, historic, or outdoors.

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  • 6 Unique Wedding Venues in Northern Virginia

    6 Unique Wedding Venues in Northern Virginia

    If you’re looking for a fun, unique spot to get married, look no further. Here we have gathered 6 truly unique local venues. From a fairytale cottage to a blinged-out barn, these venues aren’t quite like anything else you’ve seen before.

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Most Recent Articles

  • Vintage Bridal Editorial
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    Vintage Bridal Editorial

    Juniper Lane is a unique bridal shop that rescues and repurposes vintage wedding dresses. The only bridal salon in Staunton, Virginia, the shop offers a curated selection of vintage wedding gowns from the 1950’s through the 2000’s. They also offer bridal accessories and formal attire for guests, bridesmaids, and mothers-of-the-bride.

    Read More

  • How to Avoid Running Out of Money for your Wedding

    How to Avoid Running Out of Money for your Wedding

    Imagine this nightmare – you’re over budget and you haven’t paid for catering or a photographer yet. Read this before you start buying, and avoid running out of money before you’ve paid for your wedding essentials.

    Read More

  • Summer Wedding at The Boathouse
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    Summer Wedding at The Boathouse

    Emily and Chris’s wedding took place at The Boathouse at Sunday Park, and all-inclusive venue situated on the banks of the 1700-acre Swift Creek Reserve. The couple opted for a soft palette of mauve, peach, and sage green, and filled their reception with unique personal touches, such as a live

    Read More

  • Walker’s Overlook Real Wedding
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    Walker’s Overlook Real Wedding

    Emmie and Andrew’s sunny, garden-themed wedding took place in September 2023 at scenic Walker’s Overlook in Walkersville, MD. Their aesthetic was fresh and nature-inspired, with bespoke details such as honeypot wedding favors, vintage baby photos, lawn games, and a visit from the Glazey Days donut truck. Wildflower-inspired florals were provided

    Read More

About Northern Virginia Wedding Style Magazine

Northern Virginia Wedding Style is the ultimate resource for planning a wedding in Northern Virginia! Check out our Real Weddings from local venues, as well as Styled Shoots by wedding vendors and planners serving the Northern Virginia area. We aim to provide the largest collection of wedding photos, venues, vendors, and wedding advice and information specific to Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington, Alexandria, Prince William, Falls Church, and the surrounding areas in Maryland, DC, and parts of West Virginia.