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Couple holds hands outside of Virginia barn wedding venue

A vow renewal saved the day for this 2020 wedding. The couple planned a two-part celebration that concluded with wedding vow renewals and a HUGE surprise!

Wedding Vow Renewals: Turn Your Wedding Into a Special Two-Day Celebration

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Groom lifts bride at Virginia backyard wedding

You can design your wedding any way that you imagine it. If you’re wondering how to have a backyard wedding just the way you like it, then read this story!

How to Have a Backyard Wedding: Virginia Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Venue, Weddings

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Couple stands in archway of Virginia wedding venue

Keep reading for this videographer’s answers to the top questions to ask a wedding videographer as you select one for your wedding day!

Top Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Wedding Videographer

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Red Fox Inn Wedding

Indoors or outdoors, from winter to summer, this rustic Virginia wedding venue is the perfect setting for your big day.

Red Fox Inn – Rustic Virginia Wedding Venue

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These DC Metro Area garden wedding venues are such a perfect combination of the best parts of both city life and nature. You may find your own hidden gem!

Top 10 Garden Wedding Venues in the DC Metro Area

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Couple cheers at velvet winter wedding

This couple found the perfect balance for their winter-themed wedding between what the venue had to offer and their own added touches of velvet and fur.

Classic Tuxedo Wedding with Velvet Winter Twist

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Couple kisses at festive winter wedding

One of the things that brought this couple together was bonding over Christmas. Having a festive winter wedding during Christmastime only made sense!

Festive Winter Wedding at The Red Fox Inn

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Couple holds hands in front of vintage car at postponed wedding day

If your wedding day ended up being postponed due to the limitations of 2020, or if you are in the middle of a wedding postponement, then this is for YOU!

What To Do if Your Wedding Day Is Postponed

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Couple kisses in light store at wedding first look

Wedding first looks are an opportunity to slow down in order to enjoy your wedding day in real time. It is a moment you won’t want to forget!

A Photographer’s Top Reasons To Do Wedding First Looks

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Couple poses with dog at Virginia wedding venue

Airlie House and Farm, an outdoor wedding venue in Virginia, played the perfect complement to this couple’s personal touches on their big day!

Virginia Outdoor Wedding Venue | Airlie House and Farm

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The DC Metro Area has some killer spots perfect for an adventurous elopement. These are a few of my favorites!

Where to Have an Adventurous Elopement in the DC Metro Area

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Couple kisses at Dover Hall estate wedding venue

What if I told you that Dover Hall, the English Tudor estate in Richmond, VA (just outside of Washington, DC) may be the castle of your wedding dreams?

Whimsical Styled Wedding at Dover Hall in Richmond, Virginia

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