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Even with a hurricane seemingly headed their way, nothing could put a damper on this personalized Williamsburg Winery Wedding captured by Fowler Studios! Leigh and Eric had a beautiful wedding regardless of the weather, and their day was full of personal touches and a lot of smiles.
The bride-to-be was totally relaxed on the big day, with her friends and family having flown from across the country to be there for her wedding. Williamsburg has a special place in their heart, as Eric proposed to Leigh in a cabbage garden in Colonial Williamsburg (they even had some cabbages in the sprays by the altar)! Their love of wine was expressed not only through the venue choice at the Williamsburg Winery, but also through the decorations made from wine corks in their reception! The mother of the bride made them from the corks of wines Leigh and Eric have enjoyed over the years, making them extra personal. The wedding favors, chocolates, came in boxes with wine charms on top. Each guest got a different charm, and the wine list was written by the mother of the bride to let guests know which member of the bridal party preferred that wine! Family history also had a big part in the wedding, as the cake knife was the same one used by the mother of the bride, and the bride’s belt came from the same store that her mother’s family had bought all of their wedding dresses from! Finally, the gorgeous bracelet she wore belonged to her grandmother, who wore it on her wedding day. Leigh and Eric spent their special day smiling, laughing, and celebrating with their closest family and friends.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
From the Bride: The inspiration for our wedding details and design was a German winery my mom and I went to in the town of Bad Durkheim. It was very light and airy with hints of color.
Which local vendor(s) made your day EXTRA special?
I used Fowler Studios, The Catering Company of Williamsburg, and Cakealicious. All of the vendors we used made the day extra special and possible because they did a fabulous job during Hurricane Joaquin.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
While I loved all of the details about my wedding, my favorite things were the cakes. I had four smaller cakes instead of having one giant cake. They all had their own design, flavor, and cake stand. But it all came together because they were all done in the same color palette (cream on white).
What is your best piece of advice for other local brides?
My best advice is to keep it simple, stick to your gut, and listen to your mother. I constantly changed my mind to make centerpieces, bridesmaids dresses, and everything else more elaborate. However, my mom encouraged me to stick to what I liked and to keep things simple; which in my opinion led to a beautiful wedding day, even in a hurricane!
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Venue: Williamsburg Winery // Photography: Fowler Studios // Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal // Shoes: Betsey Johnson // Mens Clothing: Jos. A. Bank // Catering: The Catering Company of Williamsburg // Cakes: CakeAlicious // Flowers: Jeff’s Flowers of Course // Wedding Coordinator: Christy O’Neal with Truly Yours