Shakespearean-Rustic in Leesburg, Nautical-Preppy in Edgewater, and More

We do the research so you don’t have to: inspiring DC-area weddings from our favorite blogs

By: Kim Forrest

A bride in Chuck Taylors—casual and cute. Photograph by Luke Eshleman Photography

A wedding at the Thomas Birkby House in Leesburg (shot by Luke Eshleman Photography, photo above) features elements inspired by Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing and one of the most awesome playlists I’ve ever heard—and check out how Bree, the blogger behind Capitol Romance, live-tweeted the whole event!
Capitol Romance

The yellow, green, and blue color scheme of this Edgewater, Maryland, wedding is just so preppy and happy. And we love how they named the tables after different types of fish—a nod to the groom’s love of fishing.
Aisle Say

Lush flowers, vintage details, mismatched china, and a clothesline featuring old family photos—perfection.
Style Me Pretty

A sweet ceremony at the court house, followed by a small reception at Lightfoot Restaurant in Leesburg (done on an under-$5,000 budget!), proves that bigger isn’t always better.
United With Love

This Alexandria engagement session is just so well done—the addition of a pennant backdrop gives it an extra touch of whimsy.
The Bride’s Cafe

Is pink your favorite color? Then you’ll adore this bright and joyous UVA wedding. The groomsmen’s orange-and-blue striped socks (a nod to the Cavaliers’ colors) are a nice touch.
Lemon and Lavender

A backyard wedding in Alexandria with lots of DIY details. We see knit heart cake toppers becoming a new trend!
Ruffled

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