Celebrating our 2nd Wedding Anniversary: wedding video + photos

This past weekend, we celebrated our two year wedding anniversary! I’m not sure where the time has gone, but it feels like yesterday we were saying our vows! Brandon is already in full swing of fourth year medical school, so we weren’t able to do a trip anywhere to celebrate- so instead we went to our favorite restaurant and balled out by ordering EVERYTHING we wanted on the menu.

A year ago when we celebrated our first anniversary, I wasn’t regularly blogging or sharing personal posts, so I never shared pictures of our wedding. However, I get questions all the time about our wedding – so I figured I would do a little impromptu post about it and share some of my favorite photos from Becca B Photography (you have GOT to book her if you can). Becca was recommended by my amazing wedding planner, Cody (Amore Events by Cody), who was a dream to work with and was the mastermind behind the gorgeous day.

Andddd before I post all these photos, here’s the video if that’s more of your jam by the wonderful Ian Atkins:

Jackie and Brandon: Forever Starts Today from Ian Atkins on Vimeo.

My number one tip for planning your dream wedding and actually being able to enjoy your day – book vendors you absolutely trust! Get vendors who care just as much about your day as you do and they will go above and beyond to make sure the day is perfect. With that being said – I am linking at the end of this post all of our fabulous vendors in case you are planning a wedding in Virginia!

Also – I know most of you love all the pretty details of events like I do, so I’m adding lots of photos of the details!! Hope you enjoy!

Getting Ready + First Look

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Ceremony

We had to do our rain plan LAST minute, but it turned out being breathtaking. Still not sure how they moved all those rose petals!

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Cocktail Hour + Reception

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Vendors:

Amore Events by Cody – full planning & design
Becca B Photography – photography
Ian’s Creations – videography
Avenue 42 Style Studio – on-site bridal party hair/makeup
The Proper Petal – florist
The Local – rehearsal dinner/wedding catering
Follow Me Dog Training LLC – dog handler
Castle Hill Cider – venue
The Free – live band through Sam Hill Entertainment
The Bloom Trio and Event Musicians – ceremony & cocktail music
King of Pops – pre-ceremony popsicles
Stonegate Event Rentals – vintage furniture
Urban Set Bride – wedding gown
Sara Gabriel– bridal earrings
Pleiades Bridal Design – hand-sewn veil & wedding gown alterations
The Mrs. Box – The Mrs. Box
Bella Belle Shoes – bride shoes
Bella Bridesmaids – bridesmaid dresses
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc. – groomsmen tuxes
Plum Pretty Sugar – bride & bridesmaid robes
The Wells Makery – venue/crest/signature cocktail/table assignment illustrations
Rescue Flats– dancing shoes
MS Events – rentals
Blue Ridge A/V and Lighting – lighting

And a huge shoutout to Etsy for everything in between!

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