Liz-Julio Wedding-Rust Manor House, Leesburg, VA, US
Rachel E.H. Photography beautifully captured Liz-Julio Wedding-Rust Manor House in Leesburg, VA, US. The real wedding below featured a gorgeous location, beautiful wedding dress, lovely flowers and decorations, giant games, caricaturist, and a couple in love. In addition, photographer provided a beautiful recap of the day below.
Event Date: July 8, 2017
From Rachel E.H. Photography:
As soon as you drive down the long, tree-lined road leading to the elegant, colonial style Rust Manor House in Leesburg, VA, you’re transported to another time. That feeling of seclusion cocooned Julio and Liz’s guests into being fully present as they celebrated with the happy couple on their wedding day.
Julio and Liz met in high school, and after seven years of a strong, loving relationship, Julio decided it was time to pop the question! The proposal, as the wedding, was truly a family affair. The couple enjoyed a family lunch together before taking a walk to the water’s edge in Alexandria, VA, with a view of the Potomac River, where Julio dropped to one knee to propose to the love of his life.
A few months later they were welcoming guests to the elegant Rust Manor House in Leesburg. Liz spent the afternoon getting ready alongside her best friend and maid of honor, Jen. Once she was fully dressed and made up, she welcomed in her sister, mother, brother, and father for a group first-look that brought tears to all of their eyes! From there it was down the aisle to meet her handsome groom, waiting for her under the grand old oak tree. Liz was most excited to see Julio’s face as he caught his first glimpse of her in her wedding dress, and the look did not disappoint!
After their sweet ceremony, which included a unity candle and a hands ceremony, the newlyweds hosted guests on the manor house lawn for cocktail hour and yard games. Guests enjoyed super sized versions of Jenga and Connect Four, along with corn hole and giant bubble makers. There was even a caricaturist!
After dinner and magic hour portraits, Liz and Julio cut their wedding cake and invited guests to join in tasting all the sweets on the dessert table, including donuts, cupcakes, and cookies!
The couple ended the night by taking a few intimate moments together at the top of the staircase before hugging and kissing their guests as they headed out the door, down the tree-lined road, and back into the real world.
Liz-Julio Wedding-Rust Manor House:
Venue: Rust Manor House
Photographer: Rachel E.H. Photography
Other: About Faces Entertainment
Cake Designer: Cupcakes Actually
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: After Hours Tuxedo
Bridesmaid Dresses: Nordstrom
Dress Store: Simply Modern Bridal
Dress Designer: Stella York
Invitation Designer: Basic Invite
Caterer: Great Blue Heron Catering
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Rachel E.H. Photography:
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