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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Carousel-Inspired Engagement Shoot

    Carousel-Inspired Engagement Shoot

    This fun, colorful engagement shoot is the creative product of some of Northern Virginia’s top wedding professionals. Bride Leigh Maltby is a wedding planner with All the Dainty Details, and had worked with Sarah Sta. Ana of Santa Ana Photography on several weddings. Her fiancee, Mitchell Norton, asked Sarah to

Venues

  • 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

Design

  • 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

  • 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

  • Dreamy Blue and White Tablescapes

    Dreamy Blue and White Tablescapes

    This was a year of outdoor weddings, which wasn’t a problem for Mortgage Hall, which routinely hosts weddings in a large tent looking out over picturesque views. With blue and white damask table linens and rustic cross back chairs, guests at this summer wedding had a perfect place to enjoy

Real Weddings

  • Fall Wedding at Bull Run

    Fall Wedding at Bull Run

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    With fall just around the corner, this is a perfect time to publish a real wedding from one of Northern Virginia’s most popular wedding venues – Bull Run Winery. It’s Centreville location makes Bull Run one of the most convenient venues for the Northern Virginia bride. Gavin and Linh tied

  • A Shadow Creek Wedding

    A Shadow Creek Wedding

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    Samantha and Max Samantha and Max tied the knot on a sunny August day, at one of Loudoun’s most popular wedding venues. Shadow Creek sits on 200 scenic acres, and its converted equestrian barn can seat up to 300 guests. The wedding included thoughtful touches, such as handwritten letters exchanged

  • A Goodstone Inn Wedding

    A Goodstone Inn Wedding

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    Kelsey and Billy’s wedding was filled with vintage details and the stunning greenery of their venue, Goodstone Inn. It included Goodstone’s show-stopping Ivy Wall as a ceremony backdrop, vintage furniture from Paisley and Jade, live entertainment, and their German Shephard, who sported a floral collar for portrait photos. This flat

  • A Harper’s Ferry Wedding

    A Harper’s Ferry Wedding

    Matt and Shalena were married at historic River Chase in Harper’s Ferry on in June, 2021. The ceremony was held in a small, scenic courtyard, against the stone backdrop of the original 1870’s barn, followed by a cocktail hour at the quaint “Rathskeller” – a separate bar area underneath the

Food & Drink

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • Summer Solstice Event

    Summer Solstice Event

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    Westvirjeni’s annual Summer Solstice Celebration is almost here, and we want to help get the word out about this can’t-miss event. Disclaimer – just kidding, there is no disclaimer, we don’t get paid for sharing awesome news! Known for over-the-top gorgeousness, the Summer Solstice event features a VIP tent with

  • On a Budget?  You Can Still Indulge.

    On a Budget? You Can Still Indulge.

    Remember that cute toy that you absolutely had to have when you were 8? Or the shoes you saw in a magazine last week that you literally drooled over? The urge to acquire cute things starts early, and it can be painful when our budget (or parent) doesn’t allow us

  • Your Wedding Budget:  Where to Spend and Where to Save

    Your Wedding Budget: Where to Spend and Where to Save

    Everyone will tell you that you need to have a budget for your wedding, but it’s tough to come up with a budget when you’ve never had a wedding before and you have no idea what anything costs. Most people will comb through Pinterest and bridal magazines looking for inspiration,

  • How Much to Budget for Wedding Flowers

    How Much to Budget for Wedding Flowers

    If you meet with a florist before doing some research, you’ll probably be in for sticker shock. The cost of wedding flowers can vary a lot depending on specific flower choices, but we’re here to help you figure out a basic budget so you will have an idea of what

Most Recent Articles

  • Alvis Farms at Slate Creek
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    Alvis Farms at Slate Creek

    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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  • Fall Wedding at Bull Run
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    Fall Wedding at Bull Run

    With fall just around the corner, this is a perfect time to publish a real wedding from one of Northern Virginia’s most popular wedding venues – Bull Run Winery. It’s Centreville location makes Bull Run one of the most convenient venues for the Northern Virginia bride. Gavin and Linh tied

    Read More

  • Summer Solstice Event
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    Summer Solstice Event

    Westvirjeni’s annual Summer Solstice Celebration is almost here, and we want to help get the word out about this can’t-miss event. Disclaimer – just kidding, there is no disclaimer, we don’t get paid for sharing awesome news! Known for over-the-top gorgeousness, the Summer Solstice event features a VIP tent with

    Read More

  • Blue and White Picnic
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    Blue and White Picnic

    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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