Jessica and Jessie wanted a simple southern wedding that was attended by their closest friends and family, and on the day of their wedding they had perfect weather for their ceremony and reception at the Virginia Cliffe Inn.
Carrying a bouquet of dark purple and white flowers and dressed beautifully in a white gown with a small train and accessorized simply with a veil, Jessica joined her husband to be outside to exchange vows in a short ceremony in front of their family and friends. Each had two bridesmaids or groomsmen on their side, smiling happily for the couple. The bridesmaids wore a deep purple that matched Jessica's flowers, and the groomsmen wore traditional black suits with deep purple vests and ties to match the bridesmaids dresses.
Hints of the color Jessica and Jessie had chosen for their wedding could also be found around the reception, including deep purple candles and on their four tiered cake and individual cupcakes with whipped purple frosting.
Before the reception, we had time to get some great photos outside of the Virginia Cliffe Inn and the surrounding gardens. It was so easy working with Jessica and Jessie to capture the joy and love of the day, each reflected in not only their faces but in the ones of friends and family present as well.
Following the reception the newlyweds had a romantic send-off with sparklers that dazzled in the night sky and created a beautiful way for the couple to exit from their exciting and love-filled day.
Congratulations Jessica and Jessie!
Crystal Vandegrift is a wedding photographer covering Virginia, D.C. and Maryland.