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If you love a barn wedding, then this one is idea filled just for you! It has such lovely detailing. I adore how the ceremony is set up outside of the barn in such a unique way. You will also notice fun ideas like succulent favors, fun signage and vintage hankies for tears at the wedding. I feel that this wedding is so beautiful yet also stylishly simple and elegant.

Here is what photographer Roman Grinev Photography had to say about Edward and Christina’s day…

Kristina and Ed were married on a gorgeous summer, Saturday afternoon at the equally beautiful Smokey Glenn Farm in Gaithersburg. The day started off at their home nearby where Christina and the bridesmaids were all getting ready. Christina opted for a very elegant, yet casual wedding gown, which completely matched her personal style that was evident throughout their home.

I met the guys at Smokey Glenn Farm just before the ceremony, and they were definitely in a very relaxed mood. The part of the farm where the ceremony and reception happened was amazing. Christina and the ladies arrived and it was straight away to the ceremony, which was held just beneath the barn which hosted the reception. All of the details of the ceremony were perfectly suited to the relaxed country feeling of their day.

After the ceremony, we took the bridal party for a quick walk to a few places around the property for some fun pictures. After the photos, we were off to the barn where everyone was waiting in anticipation for the newly wed couple…and the amazing bar-b-que dinner that was being prepared. The barn was decorated beautifully; it was certainly a perfect location for a farm wedding. Christina and Ed had a live band for entertainment and everyone enjoyed them. The reception was perfect for the tone they wanted; casual, relaxed, farm style with people hanging out, listening to the band, playing miniature golf, and eating home made pie for dessert.

Ok, on with this lovely wedding today. Enjoy!

Banners by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Bridesmaids by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Groomsmen by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Bride by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding Flowers by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Ceremony Setup by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Farm Wedding by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Aisle by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Ceremony by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Barn Ceremony by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Kiss by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Shutter Place Cards by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Reception Decor by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Decor by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding Ceremony by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Signage by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Gifts by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Cake Topper by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding Reception by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding Day by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride - Barn Wedding
Table Decor by Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride
Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride - Wedding
Roman Grimev as seen on Hill City Bride - Couple

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Virginia is full of such beauty, and this session highlights it perfectly! Foster & Asher headed with this real life couple to do a session high up on Sharp Top at the Peaks of Otter. It’s such a stunning place to soak in the view and the wonder of nature… it was a perfect place to take this gorgeous couple for a shoot. So, sit back, feel the wind in your hair, and enjoy this beautiful session today!

Bridal Portraits by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
Bridal Session by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
Bridal Shoot by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
Bride and Groom by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
Couple by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride - Bridal Portraits
Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride - Bridal Session
Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride - Bride and Groom
Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride - Mountaintop Session
Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride - Peaks of Otter
Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride - Sharp Top
Married Couple by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
Mountaintop Bridal Session by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
Nature Bridal Session by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
Newlyweds by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
Peaks of Otter Bridal Session by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
Peaks of Otter by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
Photo Shoot by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
Sharp Top Bridal Session by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
Sharp Top by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
Virginia Bridal Session by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
Virginia Session by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride
Virginia Shoot by Foster & Asher as seen on Hill City Bride

 

  • Adam Mullins - Incredible shots. Did the bride get ready after she climbed? Pretty unique location for such a pretty dress :) love it.

The Bedford Columns in Bedford, VA is such a majestic looking manor home with a lovely outdoor setting for a ceremony plus a lovely ballroom. The venue itself is very adaptable to whatever theme you would like, and that is exactly what Katherine and Russ did. They chose fun, quirky elements such as a green, teeter totter wedding cake and firearms for their bridal party photos. And, you will see a little surprise picture in there with this quirky wedding, too!

This wedding was photographed by Evan Hampton Photography, and here is a little about Russ and Katherine and their day…

The wedding took place in Bedford, VA at The Bedford Columns. It was a balmy Virginia afternoon, but the wedding party made it fun. The bridal party wanted to each pose with a gun. This was the countryside of Virginia after all. And Katherine and Russ are big Star Wars fans and wanted a fun photograph to showcase it.

The wedding went well into the night with the arrival of a red supermoon. The happy couple was whisked away at the end of the night and directly off to Disney World for their honeymoon.

Wedding Gown by Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Rings by Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Bride by Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Groom by Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride Wedding Blog
Pre Ceremony by Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Aisle by Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Bride and Groom by Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Ceremony by Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding by Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Dances by Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Couple by Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Bridal Party by Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride Blog
Bride Groom by Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Chalkboard Milk Bottles by Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding Cake by Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Star Wars by Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Exit by Evan Hampton Photography as seen on Hill City Bride

Vendors:

  • Deborah - It was an honor to be a part of their special day. Everything was gorgeous and just their style! I wish them a lifetime of happiness!

  • Sharon Lester - What a great couple !! We so enjoyed hosting this special Day!!

  • Lindsay - What a fun wedding! Love all of the whimsical touches!

Brides (and wedding professionals), it’s that time of year when we are looking at wedding submissions for our upcoming issue of clutch, the bride’s guide to have and to hold. We would love to take a peek at yours if you answer our wedding casting call!

All you have to do is send us something… anything! A link to a photographer’s site or blog post, a Facebook album or an online gallery. If those aren’t an option, feel free to email us a few low resolution photos to info@hillcitybride.com. We can’t wait to see what you send our way!

Wedding Casting Call

  • kerrisa williams - I DIY’ed a ton of my wedding, including invites and save the dates (I have pictures of those but they are not on the wedding photo site)

  • Maty - Hello,
    Is there a deadline for participations?
    Thanks.

  • Jennifer - Maty, feel free to submit it whenever! We are always looking for blog content. For the magazine, we would need it by October. Thank you!

I adore this tradition filled wedding by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography. So much so that we featured it in our 2014 wedding issue! When a proposal starts with a citywide scavenger hunt (including friends coming from far and wide to surprise the bride-to-be at each clue point!) and ends with a party, you know that the wedding will be equally as exciting. That is the story of Kelly and Hubert, who have a love for family and a heart for others. Here are Kelly’s words about their wedding day.

Bride and Groom by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography as seen on Hill City Bride

C – How did your heritage play a role in your wedding day?

K – When we planned our wedding, we wanted to include the traditions of both of our families and how we were raised. We created an altar containing the photos of our ancestors who have passed away. We included the basic “catholic” wedding components as the structure of the wedding. We also included a Buddhist ring blessing. More than anything, we wanted to share our own vows with one another. This was the most meaningful part of the wedding ceremony as it really allowed us to share with one another and with our closest friends and family why we were entering into marriage and our hopes and dreams for the future.

C – What is the purpose of the Tea Ceremony?

K – The bride and groom share a cup of tea with the bride’s family. Typically, a sage piece of advice is shared with the bride and groom (an example from our wedding was from my grandmother who suggested we never go to bed angry at one another and that we work together as a team). Then the same is done with the groom’s family. All in all, it’s a tradition that allows the new couple to connect with and benefit from the wisdom of the older generations and to go into marriage with the blessings of your closest family members.

C – What is the one moment that you loved most about your wedding day?

K – Our vows. We kept them a secret, and it was actually kind of amazing how similar they turned out being! Another would be the last dance of the night, which was to Ed Sheeran’s “Kiss Me.” Even though it was not our first dance, it makes me cry every time I hear it now as I think of our very last dance of the most amazing day of my life.

C – What is one piece of advice you can give to a bride?

K – I’m not sure that this is possible for anyone, but relax. It really isn’t a huge deal if things get messed up. You would much rather be happy-go-lucky and having a great time than stressing out about everything.

C – We adore the fact that you both have a heart for others. Tell us more!

K – My husband and I are both in our last year of residency training. I am interested in children with severe brain injuries. Hubert will be doing a medical mission in Haiti to set up an ophthalmology practice for the underserved. Who knows what the future has in hold for us, but we both went into medicine knowing that it is in service to other people and those people most in need. 

Jeffrey C Gleason Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Flowers Jeffrey C Gleason Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Jeffrey C Gleason Photography Details as seen on Hill City Bride
Bouquet by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
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Jeffrey C Gleason Photography as seen on Hill City Bride Wedding Blog
Socks by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Bride by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Jeffrey C Gleason Photography as seen on Hill City Bride Blog
Jeffrey C Gleason Photography Couple as seen on Hill City Bride

Wedding Couple by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Couple by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Jeffrey C Gleason Photography Wedding as seen on Hill City Bride
Centerpiece by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Wedding by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Catering by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Cake by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Married by Jeffrey C Gleason Photography as seen on Hill City Bride
Jeffrey C Gleason Photography as seen on Hill City Bride Wedding

Kelly and Hubert were very intentional with bringing significance into their elements, and here are a few of their fun ideas!

1. Kelly wanted to redesign her grandmother’s 1953 wedding gown, which had also been worn by her mother. When a number of seamstresses couldn’t match the fabric, she decided to have clutch bags out of the dress instead.

2. Hubert designed Kelly’s ring, which was based on the design from a church in Naples they had visited together. The church has Aramaic writing on it, and the ring has their initials in that same language.

3. Kelly wore her grandmother’s pearl necklace and her sister’s bracelet… both pieces had been worn by those ladies on their own wedding days! 

Vendors

  • Bridesmaid Dresses – Alfred Sung
  • Cake – Albemarle Baking Company
  • Catering – Beggar’s Banquet
  • DJ – DJ Dennis Payne
  • Flowers - Couture design (bride’s bouquet, corsages, boutonnieres), Amore Events (decor flowers)
  • Gown – Casablanca
  • Hair/Makeup – Bristles
  • Lighting/Decor – MS Events
  • Photography – Jeffrey C Gleason Photography
  • Suit (groom) – Mevana
  • Rehearsal Dinner – Lemongrass
  • Venue – Ash Lawn Highland
  • Wedding Planner – Amore Events