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Real Wedding Wednesday: Kelsey and Jake

Hello, my dear wedding lovers! I have missed sharing wedded bliss with you all while I was out with my new baby (peek at her here).

I am excited to be back and have lots of gorgeous days to share with you all and the first of which is Kelsey and Jake’s wedding at the Hahn Horticulture Gardens in Blacksburg, on May 11th, 2019!

Kelsey was a vision in her white spaghetti strapped gown. I love the lace details and the mesh in the v-neck part of her neckline.

She met her groom, Jake, while on vacation with a friend in England!

They were inseparable the whole first evening and hardly went a day without talking there after.

After 4 years of long-distance, they finally made the leap over the big pond and were married!

Don’t they make a perfect couple?!


I love the formal look of the tuxedos and black bridesmaids dresses! Very elegant.

The inspiration for their outdoor reception was an English Garden! I’d say they achieved it ?!

Congratulations Kelsey and Jake!


From the Bride:

What was your favorite detail from the day? “My favorite detail of the day was getting both of our families together for the first time and seeing everyone have so much fun!”
What advice would you give to a bride to be? “My advice would be to not sweat the small stuff because on that day you are not paying attention to anything other than your husband, your family and having the best day of your life!”
Photographer: Lindsey Rickards
Venue: Horticulture Gardens
Planner: Amy Hill
Florals: Flower Haven
Hair + Makeup: Melinda, CharMarie
Bridal Gown Designer: Melissa Sweet
Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulu’s
Groom + Groomsmen Suits: Jos A Bank
Caterer: Hilltop Grocery
Cake / Sweets: Mockingbird Cafe
DJ: Joe Kessinger
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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!