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Real Wedding Wednesday: Alli and Steven

Oh, boy, do I have an amazing wedding for y’all today!

Alli and Steven were married last October at Alli’s families private residence in Beaverdam, VA.

After getting ready with her sweet pup, Alli got photos with her bridesmaids then headed off to her first look with hubby to be, Steven!

I love how she incorporated the blanket scarves into the bridesmaid’s looks!

She was perfection in lace with a gorgeous braided updo to show off her gown’s neckline.

When asked about their first look, Alli said, “We liked the idea of having a private moment to ourselves and get out all of the tears, butterflies, screeches, etc out so when it came time for the ceremony, we were able to relax a little bit.”

Alli and Steven met through their jobs. Alli had tried to set him up with her sister because he is a bit younger than her but Steven stood her sister up! “I later found out it was because he was in love with her older sister!” Alli said.

After their stunning portraits, it was time to walk down the aisle!
With her father by her side, Alli grinned from ear to ear as she went to meet Steven at the altar.
With a kiss, they made their love official! How cool is that giant frame for an altar?!

Their reception actually took place inside Alli’s uncle’s airplane hangar on the property that they had cleaned out for the occasion. Amazing, right?!

It was filled with sweet treats and of course, lots of dancing!

When the evening came to an end, the happy couple left in a helicopter which I think is a first for us on the VA bride blog! Congratulations Alli and Steven and thank you for sharing your amazing wedding day with us!

From the Bride:

What was your favorite detail of the day? “Overall, my favorite detail was that I was able to get married on my family’s farm, a place that I had been going to since I was a little girl and always said I wanted to get married on. That was very special to both Steven and me. Because we didn’t get married at a venue, we had to touch every detail of our wedding, which made it truly unique and “ours.” From installing electrical outlets to hanging the lights to building the arch, to power washing the hangar, we did it all! In addition to that, we left via helicopter, which was such an amazing exit!”

What advice would you give to a bride to be? “Everyone always says to try and enjoy the day, which of course is most important. But, I would also encourage brides-to-be to cherish the moments leading up to the wedding as well. It was such a fun time for Steven and me, but also my family and friends. I have so many great memories leading up to the wedding that I will never forget.”

Photography: Victoria Heer
@victoriaheerphotography
 
Wedding Coordinator: Mad Dash Weddings 
@maddashweddings
 
Catering: Rocklands
@rocklandsbbq
 
Flowers: Flowers Make Scents 
@flowersmakescents
 
Hair and Makeup: Lou Stevens
@_loustevens_
 
Dress: Karen Willis Holmes
@kwhbridal
 
Rentals: Paisley and Jade
@paisleyandjade
 
Classic Party Rentals 
@cprofva
 
Graphic Designer: Sierra Coleman
@creatherlauren
 
Band: East Coast Entertainment 
@eastcoastentertainment
 
Helicopter Exit: HeloAir
 
Pies: Sugar and Salt RVA
@sugarandsaltrva
 
Favors: Mama’s Donut Bites
@mamasdonutbites
 
Bartender: Louie’s Mobile Mixology

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The author: Tilley Hanson

Tilley is the life and style blogger behind TilleysThreads.com. Recently married, she found a love for all things wedding related! The little details from a big day are her favorite and she loves to share advice to help every bride in her journey of becoming a “Mrs.”! Tilley’s life motto is the same as her blood type: B+. Follow along to see more of her fun and sassy posts on things that make us swoon!
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