Rustic and sweet, Brittney and Nathan's Riverside on the Potomac nuptials were bursting with stylish southern tradition and hospitality. A stunning Virginian afternoon in May made the picture-perfect setting for this intimate affair. Riverside on the Potomac, which offers an array of lovely lawns, sweeping landscapes and vast views of nearby Sugarloaf Mountain and the Potomac River, was the ideal locale for this plein air ceremony and homespun barn-style reception.
The Historic Bank Barn on the premises was outfitted with farm-chic vintage pieces, adding to the antiquated charm of the space. Loudoun Weddings brought in fresh, garden-inspired arrangements with vibrant accents of coral and yellow, brightening the interior of the Bank Barn, making it feel as light and airy as the surrounding expanses of kempt lawns and seasonal gardens. Brittney and Nathan encouraged their guests to 'Spread the Love' with darling little jars of spreads to take home as the sweetest of favors.
A pair of turquoise vintage doors with calligraphed detail made a gorgeous and original focal during the ceremony. As Brittney and Nathan sealed their love with the exchange of vows, the doors represented an opening into their new life together as man and wife. Decked with a luxuriant bundle of florals including Free-Spirit roses, majestic peonies, bright billy balls and airy smatterings of stock, this design detail was an exquisite ceremony highlight.
Carefully curated linens with an array of festive patterning brought the reception space to life. Between lush florals and chevron runners, with table numbers and food signage calligraphed onto cut sections of wood, texture was abundant and varied. These careful details were beautifully woven together utilizing the natural, earthy hues of the wooden barn beams and the coral-infused palette. An aroma of chocolate chip cookies and bitty pies such as pecan and apple brought the sumptuous scent of home into the rustic reception scene.
With a timeless ambience skillfully crafted utilizing natural forms and materials, this Loudoun Weddings event exuded a bright, bold return to the couple's homespun roots, with a touch of elegant sophistication. Even the invitations, simply calligraphed with a flourish of inked vine and accented with a brilliant coral envelope, demonstrated the couple's attention to specific detail and limited palette. We loved pulling this event together, from antique furniture accents to beautifully simple bud vases bursting with color.
Another couple, another love, another successful Loudoun Weddings affair.
Photography by Shauna Ploeger, Photography Du Jour
Florals & Design by Holly Heider Chapple Flowers
Wedding Planning by Wit Weddings
Venue, Riverside on the Potomac
Music, Musical DJs
Transportation, Road Yachts
Bridal Gown, Watters Brides from Ann's Boutique
Groom's Suits, Men's Warehouse
Ring Bearer Pillow, Two Peaches Design
Flower Girl Dresses and Headbands, Posh Peanut Kids
Makeup, Jamie Mangovski
Hair, Brenda Gibb
Cake and Pies, South Street Under
Cookies, Mom's Apple Pie
Catering, Celebrations Catering
Chalkboard Signage & Door Signage, Karen Milnes
Guest Book, Sweet Invitation Co.
Guest Book Pens, Sommer Crawford
Favors/Jam, Chicks Dig It
Invitations, Grey Snail Press
Doors, Barry Gibb
Table Numbers, Brandon Crawford