About This Wedding

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Every wedding tells a story, and this overwhelmingly gorgeous day is one you want to curl up with and read over and over again. Cramer Photo is a true master of capturing all of the little moments that a couple shares on this day, and of telling a story so very beautifully of their love. We love the details that make every wedding unique, but at the end of the day all that matters is the love you share with your new husband, and the love of your family and friends. What better place to celebrate this love than at this gorgeous country home in one of the prettiest spots in all of Virginia.

Frances & Thad had a magical day at the ever enchanting Belle Haven. Their wedding day reads like a dream, and I will certainly have these images dancing through my head for days. Frances was an absolutely stunning bride, and her look was so very timeless. Their intimate ceremony was held inside the house, and it was just the most lovely place to stay warm and cozy on this crisp fall day. The vintage teacups, mismatched chairs, and gorgeous blush florals were the perfect finishing touches on this soiree. Congrats Frances & Thad, we wish you a lifetime of love and happiness! Ps- Frances also has an amazing yoga/lifestyle/healthy living blog, find it at http://lilablog.com/.

A few tidbits from Frances....

My wedding dress was my maternal grandmother's gown from 1942. The veil was bought on etsy and was originally from 1917. My shoes were from BHLDN. The pink cocktail dress from 1950s was purchased from Dear Golden on etsy. Thaddeus' suit was J. Crew.

The Edwardian emerald and pearl necklace was borrowed from The Jewelers Eye in Charlottesville.

Our friend Aaron Hill played the oboe. The rest of the music was played on an ipod. My entry song was Sigur Ros, "III". Our exit song was "Ho Hey" by The Lumineers.

The flowers were purchased wholesale and arranged by my mother, my godfather Otis, myself and Jan (the owner of Belle Haven) in family heirloom silver vases and assorted ditty pots.

All the plates, serving dishes, utensils, linens, tea cups, trays and serving ware were either family pieces or items I personally collected at antique stores throughout VA in the year of our engagement.

The skeleton keys were all collected in Virginia and in India. Some were actually from my family home. I did all the "calligraphy" (she quotes that because it is her handwriting, we think it's perfect!)

I made the save the dates, the flower girl basket and the petal cones.

The invitations and table numbers were from Love vs. Design in Brooklyn.

Welcome notes by Jen Fleischer of Charmed Designworks in Charlottesville.

Hair by Austin Burns, a stylist at Moxie.

My vintage dresses were altered by Janice at Posh Style.

We did not have an official planner or day-of-coordinator, instead a family friend helped with organization on the wedding day. I personally did all the vendor organization and "styling" and I had so much fun doing all of it. I can't imagine relinquishing that incredible creative opportunity to someone else, though I was exceedingly grateful for the help of many friends and family in the days surrounding our wedding.

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