sophisticated country wedding series: 1: intro

In just under one month from now, Eric and I will no longer hold the title of “newlyweds.” We will celebrate our one year anniversary. We’ll be an old married couple! Our wedding was held on a sheep farm in Lovettsville, Virginia. We had, what I like to call, a sophisticated country wedding. The ceremony was held under a huge Butternut tree just in front of the farm’s pond.

After the ceremony, the guests headed up the hill to the vineyard where there were cocktails for the adults

and hay rides for the kids.

The evening continued in the barn with dinner and dancing.

I had so much fun preparing for the big day. I really allowed my creative side to run free and tried to add personal touches for display and enjoyment throughout the day and evening. In celebration of our one year anniversary, I will be posting a series called “sophisticated country wedding.” I’m looking forward to this series. I am so happy to share my ideas with other brides-to-be and will take any opportunity to revisit our wedding day all over again.

Wedding pictures photographed by Becky Wario Toute Ma Vie Photography

96 Responses to “sophisticated country wedding series: 1: intro”

  1. Lauren Says:

    Such a fun day! I loved every moment leading up to and during that special day. I can’t believe it’s already been a year!

  2. joy Says:

    Your party planning ideas are always amazing! Thanks for showing more inspiration and sharing these pics from your special day!

  3. Hubby Says:

    That was the best wedding I’ve ever been to! Thanks to you, of course :)

  4. Lauren Says:

    just wanted to also say that I LOVE the picture of you and “hubby” dancing under the lanterns…how did you ever get all those lights and lanterns up there!? They look amazing! ;)

  5. elle @ pret-a-party Says:

    Hi, Happy SITS day to you! :) you had me at “wedding”. beautiful pics!

  6. Saundra Says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed the wedding! You look lovely!

  7. Jamie Says:

    Happy SITS day!:smile:

  8. Hippomanic Jen Says:

    That looks like such a fun day. Enjoy your SITS day!

  9. Tara Says:

    The dance pic is my favorite! Wonderful skills SITS-ta!

  10. Esther Says:

    I always wanted a country wedding. The photo of you and hubby dancing with the floorboards in the background is lovely.

  11. Stephanie Graham Says:

    Absolutely breathtaking!

  12. Lilly Says:

    Beautiful photos. Enjoy your SITS feature day!

  13. Lavender n Lattes Says:

    What a beautiful wedding!

  14. Cheryl Says:

    just beautiful!! What a great way to celebrate the biggest day of your life.

  15. April Says:

    Your wedding was gorgeous!! Love your pictures! Congrats on being the Featured Blogger on SITS!!!

  16. aimee Says:

    Beautiful wedding! I love that dress.

  17. Pam Says:

    I love the hayride for the kids!

  18. Megryansmom Says:

    Congrats on being the featured blogger. Great pictures.

  19. Kimberlee Says:

    A hayride! How fabulous!

  20. My First Kitchen Says:

    How cute this is! What a beautiful day! I hope you enjoy your SITS day!!!

  21. Poetikat Says:

    What a wonderful day for you! Sounds like my kind of wedding. Anywhere where animals, or farms are involved – I could get into that!

    I love your dream of being able to look out the window and see sheep. That would definitely be idyllic!

    Beautiful blog!


  22. trashalou Says:

    gorgeous pictures, thanks for sharing.

  23. Dee from Downunder Says:

    that looked like a fun day! Have a great SITS day

  24. Andrea (Creative Junkie) Says:

    happy one year anniversary!

  25. Brooke Says:

    What a beautiful post. Weddings and good photography are one of the worlds most happy things. Keep up the amazing work!

  26. Preston Says:

    You had dinner and dancing in a barn after your wedding? How awesome. That is so cool!

  27. Liza Says:

    The hayrides for the kids was such a great idea! Must have been so much fun!

  28. Kelly Says:

    Wow! What an absolutely breath-taking wedding. You did an oustanding job. I loved planning for my wedding too. :)

  29. Anna Lefler Says:

    Gorgeous! Love the black-and-white photos…

    Happy SITS Day!

    :^) Anna

  30. Barbara Says:

    Happy SITS day! I have throughly enjoyed “browsing” your site. I did not stop with the three wedding posts. I love your wedding ideas. Congrats on one year.

  31. brandy Says:

    Absolutely gorgeous setting. Of course I’m a little biased being a Virginia girl myself…

  32. noah's mommy Says:

    The Hay Ride for kids….Awesome….idea…it’s nice to see children being thought about as well….Congrats on the one year Anniversary….and happy SITS day…..

  33. ElleBee Says:

    Happy SITS Day! What a beautiful wedding! I can’t wait to read the rest of the posts.

  34. Tabitha Blue Says:

    Gorgeous photos!! I love weddings!!!

  35. Denyse Says:

    What a beautiful occasion! I love your attention to detail and the way you made everything sooo personal.

  36. Danielle Says:

    Great photos! Looks like it was a beautiful day!!!

  37. Elizabeth Says:

    What a beautiful day! Happy Anniversary. :)

  38. Tidymom Says:

    What a creative beautiful wedding!!


  39. Kara Says:

    SO Beautiful!!!

  40. KGW Says:

    Hey SITSTA! Outdoor weddings are the way to go. I had mine in my mother’s backyard. Fabulous!

  41. Beth @ Blissful Blunders Says:

    Oh my word! How beautiful!! I can’t wait to read the rest!

    *sniffles* I just love weddings.

    Happy Friday!!! Happy SITS Day! And, Happy Anniversary!

  42. Hollie Says:

    I agree, what a great idea to have hay rides for the kids!

  43. Angela Says:

    Wow your wedding was beautiful. How cool and unusual that you had your reception in a barn!

  44. spleeness Says:

    Aw, everyone just looks so happy in the pictures. Congratulations!

  45. Katie Says:

    Here from SITS! Gorgeous wedding!!

  46. Laura Says:

    I love the lanterns!

  47. Karol Says:

    That looks a great time! I would’ve love to had a outdoor wedding!

    *happy SITS day!

  48. Marrdy Says:

    Amazing and Beautiful!

  49. Stacey @ The Blessed Nest Says:

    This looks so gorgeous! What a special day! Happy SITS day, also! :)

  50. sassy stephanie Says:

    Wow. What a dream wedding! I love it!

  51. Nikke Says:

    Happy SITS day to you!

    beautiful wedding pictures and looks like a fun one too!

  52. Honey Mommy Says:

    That looks wonderful!

  53. Kate Says:

    Great stuff girl! Love love love it. I too had an outdoor wedding, we prayed for no rain that day, and G-d answered our prayers!!

  54. Jacquie Says:

    That is beautiful! I wish I had the time to prepare to have had a wedding as lovely as yours!

  55. april kennedy Says:

    looks like a beautiful day…can’t wait to go see more!

  56. Jaden Says:

    Happy SITS day! I am trying to load your wedding pics right now, but it’s taking a bit… I’m sure they will be beautiful :D

  57. Legal Diva Says:

    What a memorable day- just beautiful. Congratulations!

  58. Michelle Says:

    All I can say is wow……you blog is filled with all kinds of goodness. :)

  59. Michele Says:

    Beautiful pictures! They really capture the moment.

  60. meg Says:

    Dropping by from SITS & enjoying your lovely wedding photos (Happy Anniversary, BTW :smile: )

  61. Diamond Says:

    I love the black & whites! So sophisticated!

  62. emma Says:

    love it! love the wagon ride, especially!

  63. Amy Says:

    Lovely photos, love the black and white
    Happy SITS day! :D

  64. Shannon Says:

    How cool! I can’t wait to read more about your wedding…

  65. Lmerie Says:

    What a beautiful day – looks like a great celebration.

    Glad you were featured today – love your blog!

  66. Heather Says:

    I love weddings and everything to do with them. Your pictures are gorgeous!

  67. Jamie Says:

    Beautiful wedding…I’ll bet the kids loved the hayrides! Sounds like an amazing time!

  68. wendy Says:

    looks beautiful. I’m off to read the rest.

    Happy SITS day!

  69. Jennifer Says:

    Great pictures! Thank you for sharing! And Congrats on being in the SITS spotlight today!

  70. Kimberlee Says:

    happy SITS day! love the pics

  71. Shanda Says:

    Congratulations on being featured today!! Very fun wedding – it means so much more when you put your heart and soul into each aspect of it.

  72. ChezChani Says:

    Lovely wedding, beautiful pictures. I have no wish to get married but someday I just want to wear the dress.

  73. Andrea Says:

    Mmmmm butternut tree…can you tell I’m hungry while reading this?

  74. Renée aka Mekhismom Says:

    It looks beautiful. Happy SITS day and I look forward to seeing the rest of the photos.

  75. Jennifer Modlin Says:

    BEAUTIFUL SHOTS!!! Wow what a great wedding

    - Jennifer

  76. Live.Love.Eat Says:

    What a beautiful wedding. I love anything outside the norm. This is awesome!!!! Happy SITS day!

  77. HeatherY Says:

    What a beautiful wedding! Looks like the perfect day!

  78. Rhea Says:

    Gorgeous photos! The ceremony site, under the tree by the pond, is beautiful. Can’t wait to hear more about the wedding!

  79. Reluctant Housewife Says:

    Beautiful pictures… Blogging about it is a great way to chronicle your memories.

  80. Melissa Lester Says:

    Beautiful site and wedding; I can’t wait to see more of both!

  81. girly stuff Says:

    Great pictures! I like the black and whites.

  82. Shannon Says:

    So amazingly adorable…on to the next entry!

    Happy SITS Day!

  83. Robyn Says:

    Hope you are enjoying your SITS day! I am off to savor your other posts. ~ Robyn

  84. angie Says:

    Love your wedding photos! I’m definitely coming back to check out all the wedding links!

  85. Becky Says:

    Awesome pictures!!!!! It looked like a very beautiful wedding.

    Happy SITS Day!!!

  86. SarahLCC Says:

    Thanks for the peep into your wedding!

  87. Kim Says:

    I love weddings, this is great! I also love B&W photos, so, this is double great! I can’t wait to check out your PJ pants tweet-orial. It’s getting chilly and I’m a sucker for comfy pants and handmaking Christmas presents. THANKS!!

  88. Mariah Says:

    So VERY pretty, I love dancing in the barn

  89. Michelle Says:

    Hmm… I’m beginning to think I’d be lumped in with the kids, as I think the hay ride sounds like fun. Sheep farm is definitely a unique venue, but the few pictures here show people having tons of fun and totally enjoying the spot. You look gorgeous and happy — congrats!

  90. Blicky Kitty Says:

    Holy Macaroni! That dress is gorgeous and you look amazing in it.

    Looks like a fun party. My invitation must’ve gotten lost in the mail…

  91. Sherry Says:

    It looks like you had a wonderful day. Congrats on your anniversary! I love the theme too.

  92. mrsbear Says:

    What a great idea to have hay rides for the kids. Beautiful setting too.

  93. Toni Says:

    What a beautiful wedding and Gorgeous photos! The ceremony site, under the tree by the pond, is beautiful. Can’t wait to hear more about the wedding!

  94. Kritta22 Says:

    Coming over from SITS! You are amazing with your pictures!

  95. Stacey Says:

    Congrats on being featured on SITS! What a gorgeous wedding and pictures!

  96. Nikki Says:

    Your pictures are stunning, lovely. Stunning.

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