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Real Wedding Wednesday: Samantha and Dave

On a fateful Wednesday afternoon, at a little Irish pub in Old Town Alexandria, Samantha met Dave and today we’ll look at their beautiful nuptials on Sunny Slope Farm in Harrisonburg, VA.

The day began with getting ready and a first look. I love Dave’s groomsmen’s excitement as they point Samantha in the right direction towards her groom.

It was a “heart skip a beat” sort of moment as they saw one another and went forehead to forehead.

“The first look gave my husband and I a moment just for us, to pause and remind ourselves what it was we were celebrating,” recalled Samantha.

That October day had perfect weather as Samantha’s father and mother walked her down the aisle.

Have you ever seen a cooler venue?! #obsessed

I am also obsessed with their flowers!

What a fun loving group!

The reception took place under a tent where they served beer that they brewed themselves, desserts, and more!

Congratulations Samantha and Dave!

From the Bride:

What was your favorite detail of the day? “We brewed all the beer for the wedding ourselves. Homebrew is a hobby my husband and I have shared for years, and it was such a treat to finally be able to share that with all our family and friends. ”

What advice would you give to a bride to be? “As you begin planning, have a conversation with your partner identifying which elements are most important. We wanted to put our time and budget towards a great photographer and an engaging DJ, for example. By identifying your priorities early, you’re bracing yourself against worrying too much over the sheer number of decisions you’ll have to make. So decide what parts of the wedding experience you want to prioritize, and then don’t sweat the rest of the small stuff.”

Photos by Amanda Blake Photography

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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!