Real Richmond Wedding | Lindsey and Jonathan at Dover Hall
Lindsey & Jonathan
December 17, 2020
Lindsey was encouraged by friends to join a dating app. After some hesitation she finally gave in. She agreed to meet Jon at a local bar for a couple of drinks. Lindsey says, “And the rest is history!”
Jon chose a special location for his proposal. Every fall the two of them head to Loudoun County to their favorite little hunt box cottage. In October Jon booked an overnight trip and proposed that evening. The next day, they continued their tradition of apple picking and visiting a local brewery and winery.
The small intimate wedding was absolutely perfect. “We wanted simple and timeless. Our decor was beautiful, but not overdone. Because the wedding was in the winter and mostly at night, we wanted a lot of candles to create an intimate setting,” recalls Lindsey. The day started with mimosas and snacks in the bridal suite. Following the short and sweet traditional ceremony was a cocktail hour. The menu consisted of tuna poke, beef medallion crostinis, and basil bruschetta. From there they moved onto dinner with a choice of peppercorn crusted beef tenderloin, roasted chicken breast, or seared sea bass. After dinner came night caps and desserts!
When asked about their biggest challenge, the couple stated, “As you can imagine, the restrictions in Virginia created the biggest challenge! We originally planned to have our wedding in June of 2020. Unfortunately, we were not able to have a gathering over the summer, so we shifted to December. When December came, restrictions were not much different. The party wasn’t the big event that we imagined, but thankfully we were able to have a small intimate setting with our closest family and friends.” As far as their best piece of advice – “Be flexible and don’t sweat the small stuff. Your guests will never know if a decoration is missing or if the schedule doesn’t go as planned. As long as everyone is smiling and having a nice time, then it’s a perfect event!”
Day-of Coordination: Water and Wine – Day-of Coordination | DJ: Hunter Omahundro | Gown: White Swan Bridal – Vienna, VA | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Accessories: BHLDN | Hair: The Veil Company | Formalwear: Suit Supply | Stationery: Minted | Flowers: King William Florist | Favors: English Tea Paperie
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