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  • Picnic at Swan Point

    Picnic at Swan Point

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    Swan Point is a small, outdoor-only venue that offers lovely water views. With a maximum capacity of 50 guests, the venue is ideal for a micro-wedding, such as the one styled here by Picnic & Unwind in collaboration with a group of local wedding vendors. Beginning with a ceremony spot

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  • Alvis Farms at Slate Creek

    Alvis Farms at Slate Creek

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    This styled shoot comes to us from Hart of Grace Photo and highlights the natural beauty of Alvis Farms at Slate Creek. Alvis Farms is a slightly off-the-beaten-path venue that offers an abundance of pastoral views, a field of cows for cool farm photo opps, and indoor barn seating as

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  • Rustic Citrus Watercolors

    Rustic Citrus Watercolors

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    This fresh, colorful styled shoot comes from photographer Danielle Towle, who recently relocated to Virginia from New Hampshire.  With a bold citrus color palette and some of our favorite vendors, this shoot is a great segue to summer.  Vendors include a bridal shop that donates all of its proceeds to

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  • A Photo Session with Blue the Dog

    A Photo Session with Blue the Dog

    We here at NoVa Wedding Style are known to be dog lovers, and we’ve been wanting for some time to post a photo session with a really cute dog. When we came across a photo of Blue the dog on Lindsay & Co. Photo’s Instagram page, we immediately asked if

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Venues

  • 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. 1. Lefay Cottage Lefay Cottage is just over an

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  • 6 Authentic Farm Venues

    6 Authentic Farm Venues

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    Virginia is home to some of the best rustic farm venues in the country, and here are 6 of our favorites. We chose them for their authentic rustic features, such as historic barns with original woodwork, functioning grain silos, and resident farm animals. These venues are perfect for the bride

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  • 6 Great Wedding Venues within 30 Minutes of Fairfax

    6 Great Wedding Venues within 30 Minutes of Fairfax

    Thought it was impossible to find a great venue close to the heart of Fairfax County?  Think again!  Here are six venues and something for every taste and price point, from barn to modern atrium, all within a 30-minute drive from Fairfax City.  Here are our top choices for the

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  • Hope Flower Farm and Winery

    Hope Flower Farm and Winery

    Hope Flower Farm and Winery has all of our favorite things in one place – flowers, beautiful vistas, historic buildings, and not one, but two traditional red barns. This Northern Virginia wedding venue isn’t *just* a wedding venue – it offers year-round events, a winery, a bed and breakfast, and

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Design

  • Timeless Wedding Color Palettes

    Timeless Wedding Color Palettes

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    Choosing a color palette for your wedding can be difficult. A color palette sets the tone for your day and informs many of your other decor choices. If you’re stuck on what to choose, here are four wedding color schemes that are timeless and good for all seasons. 1. Pink

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  • Picnic at Swan Point

    Picnic at Swan Point

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    Swan Point is a small, outdoor-only venue that offers lovely water views. With a maximum capacity of 50 guests, the venue is ideal for a micro-wedding, such as the one styled here by Picnic & Unwind in collaboration with a group of local wedding vendors. Beginning with a ceremony spot

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  • Blue and White Picnic

    Blue and White Picnic

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    Blue and white tablescapes have been trending this year, and this spring photoshoot by Picnic N Peonies and Lucy Blossoms is one of our favorite examples. Check out more work from Lucy Blossoms and Picnic and Peonies in our recent styled shoot feature, Rustic Citrus Watercolors. Vendors: Picnic:  Picnic and

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  • Flower Shower

    Flower Shower

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    A Bridal Shower at Hope Flower Farm This exquisitely-designed bridal shower by Priscilla Hawn of Sweet Memories by Design took inspiration from the fields of flowers at Hope Flower Farm. The shower included an assortment of flower-themed foods, a farmhouse table beneath hanging pots of flowering greenery, jewel-toned tableware, and

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Real Weddings

  • Rustic Whimsy at Winding Creek Farm

    Rustic Whimsy at Winding Creek Farm

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    Ben and Peiyao were married on November 6, 2022 at Winding Creek Farm in Lovettsville. The couple incorporated cowboy boots, floral prints, and vintage touches in this unique and whimsical wedding. Marigold the Photobooth and Bus made an appearance, as well as lawn games and a 3-tiered cake by Cakebee.

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  • Disco at the Torpedo Factory

    Disco at the Torpedo Factory

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    Disco balls, sparkles, fireworks, and retro charm at Alexandria’s Torpedo Factory – this reception has it all!

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  • A Tropical Wedding at Kalero

    A Tropical Wedding at Kalero

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    Bold colors are definitely trending this year, and we’re excited to share this fun take on a tropical theme. This Real Wedding comes courtesy of Sweet Caroline Photography, and was held at Kalero Vineyard in Purcellville. With Hawaiian shirts and exuberant florals from Westvirjeni, the couple created their own tropical

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  • Independence Day Wedding at The River View

    Independence Day Wedding at The River View

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    Helen and Jeremy’s Independence Day reception at The River View at Occoquan was a bold, colorful affair that began with our favorite orange photobus and ended with fireworks over the river. This is the first of two real weddings from River View, one of the most popular and accessible venues

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Food & Drink

  • Beautiful Food Displays for Your Wedding

    Beautiful Food Displays for Your Wedding

    Everyone loves a beautiful presentation of their wedding dishes, so we’ve collected some of our favorite looks. From flowers you can eat to food that looks like flowers, check out these gorgeous displays. Want the same look? All these caterers are local, and as usual, we’re naming names. First prize

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  • El Board Sweet and Savory

    El Board Sweet and Savory

    Charcuterie has come a long way from a simple appetizer.  The trend has been picking up speed for several years now, and local charcutiers are now offering all kinds of creative boards – including boards that aren’t even boards.  El Board Sweet and Savory, our vendor spotlight this week, offers

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  • Vintage Charm with The Easy Pour Mobile Bar

    Vintage Charm with The Easy Pour Mobile Bar

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    This styled shoot was held at Rillhurst Farm and highlights the show-stopping blue Easy Pour mobile bar as well as various scenes from around the farm. With two bridal looks, stunning vintage decor from Bride and Joy Rentals, and wooden flowers by From Maggie With Love and Oh You’re Lovely

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  • Mobile Bars

    Mobile Bars

    Check out these fun mobile bars! You can add some pizazz to your reception by serving beer from a vintage VW Beetle, a re-purposed horse trailer, or a chic white cargo bike.

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Entertainment

  • Melodious Strings

    Melodious Strings

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    Nothing says elegant like a string quartet at your wedding, but that doesn’t mean your music selections can’t also be contemporary and fun.  Melodious Strings offers a repertoire ranging from Bach to Ed Sheeran, and specializes in custom arrangements.  That means couples can request any song they want and the

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  • Marigold Bus and Photo Booth

    Marigold Bus and Photo Booth

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    When photographer Sarah Santa Ana decided to get a photo booth, she knew she wanted something interesting. Little did she know it would turn out to be a 3000lb, bright orange VW bus! But when she saw Marigold online at a Michigan dealership, the vintage bus immediately stood out. She

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News & Advice

  • Galentine’s Day with Westvirjeni

    Galentine’s Day with Westvirjeni

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    Westvirjeni’s social events are known for stunning designs and eye-catching florals, and this Galentine’s event did not disappoint. Vendors chatted, sipped cocktails, snacked on beautifully displayed charcuterie and snacks, and posed for photos. A Natural Portrayal Photography took the photos below and Nova Wedding Style is delighted to share them.

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  • The 5 Best Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

    The 5 Best Ways to Save Money on Your Wedding

    The average cost of a wedding today is $28,000. As if that’s not daunting enough, in Northern Virginia the average cost is over $45,000. If your budget isn’t that high, here are some ways you can have a wedding for a fraction of that price. Read on for the 5

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  • Timeless Wedding Color Palettes

    Timeless Wedding Color Palettes

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    Choosing a color palette for your wedding can be difficult. A color palette sets the tone for your day and informs many of your other decor choices. If you’re stuck on what to choose, here are four wedding color schemes that are timeless and good for all seasons. 1. Pink

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  • 2023 Hottest Wedding Trends

    2023 Hottest Wedding Trends

    2023 will be the Year of the Wedding, as couples who have waited out the pandemic return to Nova’s venues in full force. Wedding fashions have gotten a jump start in the post-COVID wedding boom, with couples going bigger and bolder than ever. The newest trends are bright, fun, and

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Most Recent Articles

  • Beautiful Food Displays for Your Wedding

    Beautiful Food Displays for Your Wedding

    Everyone loves a beautiful presentation of their wedding dishes, so we’ve collected some of our favorite looks. From flowers you can eat to food that looks like flowers, check out these gorgeous displays. Want the same look? All these caterers are local, and as usual, we’re naming names. First prize

    Read More

  • 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. 1. Lefay Cottage Lefay Cottage is just over an

    Read More

  • Rustic Whimsy at Winding Creek Farm
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    Rustic Whimsy at Winding Creek Farm

    Ben and Peiyao were married on November 6, 2022 at Winding Creek Farm in Lovettsville. The couple incorporated cowboy boots, floral prints, and vintage touches in this unique and whimsical wedding. Marigold the Photobooth and Bus made an appearance, as well as lawn games and a 3-tiered cake by Cakebee.

    Read More

  • 6 Authentic Farm Venues
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    6 Authentic Farm Venues

    Virginia is home to some of the best rustic farm venues in the country, and here are 6 of our favorites. We chose them for their authentic rustic features, such as historic barns with original woodwork, functioning grain silos, and resident farm animals. These venues are perfect for the bride

    Read More