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Virginia Wedding Inspiration- Part 2 Publisher’s Daughter’s Wedding

Today’s inspiration comes from our Publisher’s daughter’s wedding held on November 11, 2017 at Rixey Manor near Culpeper in Rixeyville overlooking the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Of course when you are the daughter of  Virginia Bride Magazine’s owner and publisher expect that the wedding is going to be a DREAM wedding!

This is part 2 of a part 4 series, today we take you through a behind the scenes look at the groom and his bridal party as they get ready for the big day.

Check back next week for the ceremony!

All photography by Tim Souza Photography

The below photographs show us how a great photography team can capture and stage those special moments that happen during the rush of the wedding day as everyone gets ready, a story really, of your wedding timeline. These are memories that you will want to capture in order to remember your day, as it goes by so fast!

Vendor Sources include:

Rixey Manor

Venue for rehearsal dinner, ceremony, reception, weekend accommodations for bridal party and family members, brunch, hot chocolate bar, bar tending staff

Tim Souza Photography

Engagement, bridal portrait and all wedding photos

Something Blue Films

Rehearsal dinner and all wedding day events videoed

Music, Music, Music and More Music

Ceremony music, reception music, professional up lighting, signature gobo, master of ceremony, after party music

A Paper Wedding

Custom save the dates, invitations, and menu cards

Vogue Flowers

All flowers for ceremony, reception, bridal party, family members

BHK Catering

Appetizers, main courses, and drinks


Wine and champagne

Beer Hound Brewery

Craft Beers

Classic Party Rentals

Linens, chargers, glass ware, napkins

Bride and Joy Rentals

Lanterns for guest tables, display easels

Darling D’s Events

Rustic farm tables for head table, antique buffet for desserts, table signs

Sweets and Soirees

Monogrammed cookie favors, cupcakes, and wedding cake

Classic Hits Entertainment-

Rehearsal Dinner Music

Leslie Mitchell Salon

Hair styling for bridal party, mother of the bride and groom, grandmothers

Jolina Does Make-up

Make-up for bridal party

Becky’s Bridal

Essense of Australia designer wedding dress for ceremony and reception

That’s My Dress Bridal

Sophia Tolli designer wedding dress for bridal portrait and pre-wedding social media, David Tutera earrings and bracelets

Six Pence Bridal

Mother of the bride dress, bride’s maids dresses

Fredericksburg Limousine

Bachelorette wine tour, post wedding transportation by limousine to The Salamander Resort

The Hospitality House Hotel Fredericksburg – Bachelorette party accommodations

Short Honeymoon- ( following wedding weekend) The Salamander Resort and Spa– Middleburg, Virginia

Long Honeymoon- ( Summer of 2018) The Marriott, Aruba


Dog tags, a gift from Danielle to PJ, when they started dating, worn by the groom during the ceremony.

The wedding day was 11/11/17 which has significance, notice the date  on the tags 8/11/11.

The Wedding Rings- purchased at Sycamore Jewelers.

The Father of the groom and also best man, assists Paul ( PJ) with his tie.

and PJ returns the favor by helping Dad.

One of the groomsmen’s boutonnieres- by Vogue Flowers.

Finishing Touches.

Father and son moment.

PJ reflects on the upcoming day.

Mom and son share a kiss.

Two of the groom’s party waiting for the day to begin.

The groom’s party plus the couple’s chocolate lab, Dutch.


Great pre-wedding shots of the groom and his grooms men.

Check back next week as we feature the ceremony and ceremony decor.


If you are planning a wedding in Roanoke Virginia, Richmond Virginia, Fredericksburg/Northern Virginia, The  Shenandoah Valley, Coastal Virginia or in Charlottesville Va, we can help with your wedding planning and ideas. 

Virginia Bride Magazine features the best Virginia Weddings and Virginia Bridal Shows. Get  it all in one place. Check our blog posts regularly for the latest bridal shows in Richmond VA, Roanoke, Va. The Shenandoah Valley, Fredericksburg Va, and in Charlottesville.


The author: Angeline Frame

Angeline is the owner/publisher of Palm Beach Weddings Magazine and Virginia Bride Magazine and the show producer for The Greater Virginia Bridal Shows. She has a degree in Public Administration and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. A former model and wedding venue owner- she loves all things wedding , fashion and decorating. In her spare time she likes to write, travel and get new ideas to share with brides.