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Real Weddings: Natalie + Stewart

Whimsical, vintage, and colorful were the three words that Natalie had in mind when she envisioned her wedding, and she certainly succeeded.  This adorable Virginia wedding, photographed by Rebekah J Murray, was set in Natalie’s parents’ backyard and the day was all about fun, fun, FUN!

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Tell me this little guy isn’t precious in his formal attire?

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The bowler hat was a last-minute decision by the couple, and Stewart was a true sport about it, wearing it with aplomb.  These photos are some of my favorites that Rebekah captured from the day!

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All of the little personal and handmade details in the reception make me fall in love with this wedding even more.  The vintage typewriter guest book on a small wooden desk… the centerpieces of lovingly worn hardback books… the handmade “Natalie <3 Stewart” and “Just Married” banners… and last but not least, Natalie’s old record player as the “DJ”; I love the personality of it all and the incredible amounts of fun the guests seemed to have!

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In the scorching mid-summer Virginia heat, water guns could not have been a more welcome and enjoyable wedding favor!

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Natalie and Stewart created a photo station for the reception.  They hung dark velvet on the side of the tent and pinned a big paper moon and little stars to it, and finished with the words of the song “It’s only a paper moon.”  An abundance of props completed the photo booth, and it was a big hit for all of the guests!

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The following Washington DC wedding vendors contributed to Natalie and Stewart’s wedding:

Photographer – Rebekah J Murray Photography
Venue – Natalie’s parents’ home
Florist – The Right Touch Florist
Stationery – Pretty Handsome Paper
Gown designer – Waterford Gowns, purchased from Betsy Robinson’s of Baltimore in Pikesville, MD
Bridesmaids dress designer – L’Atelier
Accessories – Tiffany Pearls (necklace and earrings)
Headpiece – BANDO
Shoes – Manolo Blahnik
Catering – E.L. Willis & Co. Events
Bakery – Sugar Bakers
Rentals and linens – Distinctive Event Rentals
Bicycles – Sun Bicycles
Fur Devon Bowler hat – Christys’ & Co. Ltd
Suit – Dolce & Gabbana
Natalie’s wedding band – Brilliant Earth
Stewart’s wedding band – beyondtherockz

For more DC wedding inspiration and to follow EAD’s two DC-area bride bloggers, visit the Washington DC weddings guide!

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