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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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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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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 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

Virginia, wedding, Wedding Resources, Wedding Venue

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Couples marries at ivy wall at Goodstone Inn

Having your indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony at Goodstone Inn is like having a first choice and back-up location all wrapped into one!

Woodsy Ivy Garden Wedding at Goodstone Inn

Destination Wedding, Virginia, wedding, Wedding Resources, Wedding Venue

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The opportunities are endless with so many spots for epic wedding photos at Poplar Springs Manor in Warrenton, VA.

Epic Wedding Photos at Poplar Springs Manor

Virginia, wedding, Wedding Venue

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Nick + Hillary They seem to complete each other in all ways. Their elegant & rustic wedding was held at Shadow Creek in Purcellville, VA. It was much warmer today than their winter engagement shoot around the monuments! We kicked the day off “poppin” some champagne with the guys, then had the most beautiful ceremony […]



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