Where to Wed- Part 2: My Top 10 Virginia Wedding Venues of 2018

Where to Wed- Part 2: My Top 10 Virginia Wedding Venues of 2018

In 2018, I worked at lots of new-to-me wedding venues, and it was so fun traveling around Virginia celebrating my sweet couples and designing for them! Last years Where to Wed blog post was such a hit that I decided to highlight my favorites from this year! I have been to many different venues throughout the years, and I thought it would be helpful for any of my engaged readers to share my 2018 top 10 favorites (it was SO hard to choose), and features I love of each!! That way, you can use this as a guide if YOU are still searching for that perfect wedding venue for your big day! So, in no particular order, here are 10 wedding venues that are sure to impress! 

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Ali & Nathan- Upper Shirley Vineyard Wedding!

Ali & Nathan- Upper Shirley Vineyard Wedding!

Ali and Nathan had a beautiful June wedding day filled with sunshine at Upper Shirley Vineyards, in Charles City, Virginia. Upper Shirley is such a beautiful venue, with a ceremony space overlooking the water, a lovely outdoor patio space for cocktail hour, and a stunning, elegant indoor space! This unique wedding color palette is definitely a new favorite of mine!! Shades of purple, mauve, lilac, lavender and pops of dark wine paired with greenery, were the colors as a nod to JMU, where Ali and Nathan met and where their love story began. I especially loved that since I am a JMU alum too (Go Dukes!!) To bring their vision to life, we used lots of garden roses, ranunculus, lilac, sweet peas, stock and more- everything smelled SO good!! Ali's wedding dress was absolutely beautiful, with such a classic and elegant style, and it looked so lovely paired with the wisteria colored bridesmaid dresses- so pretty!! To pull the wisteria shade into Ali's look, we tied off her bouquet in our mauve-lavender toned "Secret Garden" silk ribbon, and it was a perfect match to the bridesmaid dresses. Their wedding day was photographed by Fowler Studios, who did such a wonderful job, and we loved working with the amazing team at Shelby White Events, and Upper Shirley Vineyards as well! These two are just the sweetest, and it was such a joy and honor to be a part of their wedding day! Scroll to the end of this post for a list of all the vendors who brought Ali and Nathan's wedding day to life- and enjoy! :)

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