Virginia wedding

Real Wedding Wednesday: Chris and Alisa

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Spring is always filled with engagements and weddings, but I know many of you ladies out there are planning fall nuptials and I wanted to give you “pumpkin” to talk about ;). Who am I? Tilley, your wedding loving blogger!

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Today’s bride and groom, Alisa and Chris, were married last October. The month was special to them because their first date was on Halloween and he even proposed to her by using pumpkins to spell out “Will you marry me?” Chris waited at the last pumpkin, down on one knee. #adorable.

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Alisa chose this gorgeous sweetheart neckline dress, with lace details and a jeweled waistline. I love how her hair is styled half up with cascading curls. Such a effortlessly beautiful look.

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With her veil on and bouquet (complete with fun ribbons) in hand, she was ready for their first look.

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Chris waited for his bride and rocked a gray suit with cranberry tie.

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Alisa beamed from ear to ear when she saw him for the first time that day. She shared with me that they had originally planned on not doing a first look but she was so glad they did. With their ceremony taking place at 6:30pm, it allowed time for a stress-free photo session and of course, more time to hug and love on each other before the big moment.

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Can I just say, the photos turned out beautifully.

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What a stunning couple!

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Those fall colors (heart eyes emojis)!

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The flower girls donned, if I might say, EPIC flower crowns.

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The bridesmaids wore champagne colored dresses so the florals could be the star of the show.

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The groomsmen wore gray and straight edge ties.

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They were married at a church in Smithfield, VA and partied the night away at Smithfield Station.

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The reception was filled with fun, rustic decor…

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…and of course, tons of pumpkins!

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Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs.!

From the Bride:

What was your favorite detail of the day? “My favorite detail were the notes my husband surprised me with all day. He had given them to my sister to give me in the morning, at lunch and before I went for the first look. So special and unexpected! All of the ‘event’ details were things I had planned for months and expected…it was the unexpected that surprised me and made it that much more special!”

What advice would you give to a bride to be? “Don’t get so caught up in the stress of the wedding that you don’t enjoy every minute! It is so easy to become over concerned with details or budget, but the most important thing is that you will be married at the end of all of this! Don’t lose sight of that blessing.”

Photos by: Jennifer Gulley

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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