Rachel and Christopher
In December we enjoyed our last wedding of the year with Rachel and Christopher as they celebrated their nuptial mass followed by a cozy winter reception in Northern Virginia.
Rachel and Christopher reached out to Boizelle Affaires in May and we got right to work planning their day.
Their nuptial mass took place at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Warrenton, Virginia. Following the ceremony, the bride, groom, and guests made their way to a picturesque countryside reception at Blue Valley Vineyards.
Rachel and Christopher thoughtfully and intentionally incorporated their countryside location into their printed materials. Their invitation suite, among other items, reflected the countryside location with intricate landscape details. The hints of gold in the design perfectly complemented the whites, greens, and deep reds of their wedding palette. Printed reception table numbers also had a unique twist. Each table number listed one of their favorite saints. We love this personal touch they added to the reception and especially loved that they wanted their DJ to call up each table to the buffet by its saint name – it felt like calling on all of the saints to intercede for Rachel and Christopher’s marriage!
Guests were offered an array of customary Italian desserts in honor of Christopher’s Italian heritage. Of course this included delicious cannolis! The couple picked a winter sangria for their signature cocktail using delicious wine from the vineyard.
Our favorite detail of the day was Rachel’s shoe selections. Her first pair were some lovely Loeffler Randall heels. We can’t get enough of this elegant, ruffled heel. When those feet were ready for dancing she slipped on the cutest bridal tennis shoes to hit the dance floor.
It was the perfect celebration to end the wedding season. Cheers to Rachel and Christopher!
Planning: @boizelleaffaires // makeup: @arrowbellabeauty // Photo: @immarykatherine // Venue: @blue_valley_vineyard @blue_valley_weddings // Florals: @everlastingflowersdc // Cake: @thecakebee // Catering: @chefstablevirginia // Dress: @avalaurennebride