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Real Wedding Wednesday: Erin and Joe

Hello wedding lovers! Kick your shoes off and get ready to dive into a beautiful rustic barn wedding with me!

Erin started her wedding day to Joe last August by getting ready with her bridesmaids.

Would you look at her gown?! She is absolutely stunning!

The couple made sure to include a first look in their wedding day timeline to make sure they had time for photos before their guests arrived.

There’s nothing like that first kiss on your wedding day ?!

Erin and Joe met in their 9th-grade math class! “We were friends throughout high school and college, however, we didn’t begin dating until the fall after we both graduated college in 2013.”

Y’all know we love when old friends turn into lifelong lovers!

They had their ceremony outside at the Riverside on the Potomac in Leesburg, VA.

It was a perfect day for celebrating their marriage!

And they had the most glamorous bridal party by their sides for the big moment!

Then they were off to the reception on a golf cart with drinks in hand!

The reception was romantic and rustic and absolutely Pinterest worthy!

They danced, dined on donuts, and had an evening they’ll never forget! Congratulations Erin and Joe!


From the Bride:

What was your favorite detail of the day? “My favorite detail of the day was the flower arch Joe and I got married under. Oscar from Petals to the Metal Florist did such an amazing job on it. I watched him put the flowers on the arch by hand from the house, and it was like watching an artist at work. I had talked with Oscar about what I wanted to the flower arch to look like, but he created something beyond what I could have asked for.”
6) What advice would you give to a bride to be? “As a bride, you have a lot of big emotions on your wedding day. You feel joy, happiness, overwhelm, nerves. If I could give one piece of advice to a future bride on her wedding day, it would be to allow yourself to feel whatever arises and let it move through you. Don’t fight any of your feelings, lean into them and live in the moment, whatever arises.”


Day of Coordinator: Events with Delia-Anne

Food and Rentals: Smokin Willy BBQ

Photographer: James Ton Photography, assisted by Hannah Foster Photography

Flowers: Petals to the Metal Florist

Dessert: Mama’s Donut Bites (Food Truck)

Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music: Sage Jazz DC

Dinner & Reception Music: DJ Mark Maskell

Wedding Dress Purchased From: The Bridal Room (McLean, VA)

Wedding Dress Designer: Stella York

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The author: Tilley Hanson

Tilley is the life and style blogger behind 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!