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Glamorous Wedding at Oatlands Plantation (21 photos)
On a gorgeous September afternoon, Cassandra and Ricardo were married in the Virginia suburbs at Saint Timothy’s Catholic Church. After mass (where we had the father of the bride's only request - the bagpiper!) guests were shuttled to Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg for cocktails, dinner and dancing.
Upon arrival at the Oatlands, the guests picked up their escort card from a moss covered table and signed the guest book - a photo book of Italy, where Cassandra and Ricardo would soon be honeymooning. A classical guitarist played in the background while guests mixed and mingled. During this time, the wedding party and the parents of the bride enjoyed taking portraits using a giant trampoline brought in by photographer Kurstin Roe.
After inviting the guests to join us in the tent for dinner, the wedding party was introduced, grace was said and the father of the bride offered his welcome remarks, bringing a smile to everyone’s face. There was a two course plated meal, followed by a port tasting, cake and champagne, a surprise (for the Groom) ice cream bar, cordials with coffee and giant chocolate chip cookies to send guests on their way at the end of the night.
The dinner tables were a mix of rounds and a long Kings table for the wedding party. The round tables had high and low centerpieces, and the Kings table featured an array of green flowers interspersed with poofs of white hydrangea. The raspberry silk linens were the first and easiest design choice that Cassandra made. They were complimented by gold chivaris, solid white china, black napkins, topped with a raspberry colored spray rose. The tent also featured a lounge area that displayed white couches, black and white polka dot pillows, and raspberry flower bouquets on the tables . Guests that needed to give their feet a rest from dancing thoroughly enjoyed this area to relax. Just outside of the lounge was the cigar station where the groom and his closest friends enjoyed a stogie; laughing and reminiscing over the day’s events.
Event Designer: Bellwether Events / Photography: Kurstin Roe Photography / Entertainment: MyDeejay / Venue: Oatlands Plantation / Church: St. Timothy’s Catholic Church / Florals: Growing Wild Floral Design / Bagpiper: Norm Weaver / Catering: Catering by Windows / Tent: Select Event Rentals / Transportation: Chariots for Hire / Hair Styling: Valon Salon / Make Up Artist: Jan Scott / Garter: The Garter Girl / Bride’s Dress: I do I do Wedding Gowns / Bride’s shoes: Nina / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ann Taylor / Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse / Stationery: Dandelion Patch