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Candlelit Winter Wedding | Williamsburg Inn, Virginia

groom kissing his bride on the forehead

It was a gorgeous, crisp evening when Jessica and Joey said “I do” at the Williamsburg Inn last year. They had a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the Wren Building Courtyard, followed by a classy white tent reception in the Oval Garden. While the wedding maintained a classic look and feel, Jessica and Joey put their own personal spin on it, allowing their style and fun-loving personalities to shine through.

Designing a Dreamy Bridal Bouquet 

The bride was absolutely stunning in her runway-worthy beaded gown. Jessica really wanted to have peonies for her bouquet, and we were happy to be able to come through with some beautiful ones for her, even though it was November. We designed her a hand-tied garden bouquet filled with white blooms, contrasted with dark greenery. For “something borrowed,” we wrapped the bouquet with lace from Jessica’s mother’s wedding gown.

A Non-Traditional Wedding Party

Instead of having a traditional wedding party, the bride and groom chose to have all their close friends and family members dress in black. They took photos with these friends before the ceremony, and kept their ceremony very intimate. But they made sure their friends had a blast before the ceremony! They rented a red trolley, complete with on-board champagne, and took their friends around town to take photos.

Nighttime Reception in the Williamsburg Inn Oval Garden

The long farmhouse tables situated under a large white tent made for a picturesque reception setting. We designed the centerpieces with lots of greenery and white blooms. Long-stemmed vases with floating LED candles gave the centerpieces depth. Our team also accented the tables with gold votive candle holders, and gold framed vintage postcards collected by Joey’s close friends.

We absolutely loved being a part of Jessica and Joey’s special day at the Williamsburg Inn! We wish them a beautiful one-year anniversary and many wonderful years together.


Venue: Williamsburg Inn  | Photographer: Rebekah J. Murray  | Dress: Carine’s Bridal Atelier  |   DJ: Astro Entertainment  | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting  | Rentals: Rent-E-Quip & Paisley & Jade  |  Invitations: Minted  | Caterer: Williamsburg Inn  |  Hair: Flawless on Site  | Makeup: BlushTones

long stemmed candle vases and greenery adorning a long farmhouse table under a white tent
bride posing in a form fitting white beaded wedding gown
bride smiling while holding her long veil
bride holding a bouquet of white florals and greenery
close up of groom's boutonniere
giant tree standing next to brick pathway
woman pinning a white boutonniere on a lapel
groom in military uniform looking back at his bride
groom in military blues standing under archway decorated with greenery
bride and groom embracing under a brick archway
bride and groom laughing under brick archway
bride and groom looking at each other while standing on pathway surrounded by greenery
wedding guests walking alongside a red trolley
champagne bottles sitting in bucket of ice
bride and groom walking toward a red trolley
woman holding bouquet looking out the window of a trolley
guests in formal wear laughing and opening champagne inside a trolley
bride and groom kissing under trees
bride and groom walking with wedding guests dressed in black
wedding party dressed in black standing outside the Williamsburg Inn
bride and groom smiling on the lawn
bride and groom walking with their friends up a driveway
bride in a classy form fitting wedding gown holding a white bouquet
bride smiling while holding her bouquet
close up of a white bouquet featuring orchids, freesia, hydrangeas and peonies
bride and groom walking arm-in-arm while woman holds bride's train
far away shot of a red bridge over a lake
bride and groom standing on a red bridge over a lake
bride and groom kissing in between two brick pillars
man in tuxedo sitting in a trolley seat holding a bouquet
bride and groom standing with wedding party in front of a lake
bride and groom walking down a brick path covered in leaves
close up of a man's American flag sock
bride and groom holding swords
bride and bridesmaids wearing fur coats
bouquet of greenery and white florals
groom in military uniform posing with man in tuxedo
wooden sign decorated with greenery
two young flower girls wearing white dresses and flower crowns
bride holding hands with her two flower girls
two flower girls dancing
bride walking down the aisle outside of Wren Chapel
bride and groom reading vows under and archway surrounded by lanterns
postcard in a gold frame surrounded by candles and greenery
four tiered naked wedding cake adorned with white flowers
farmhouse table decorated with long stemmed votive vases, greenery and white florals
white tent decorated with draping Christmas lights
post card with handwritten note in gold wire frame
wooden board holding party favors surrounded by lanterns
outdoor wedding reception under a giant white tent decorated with Christmas lights
outdoor wedding reception at Williamsburg Inn Oval Garden
long stemmed vases with floating LED candles
bride and groom walking with wedding party down a leafy path
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