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A Rustic Winter Wedding in North Garden, VA

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Jeannine & Lee in North Garden, VA
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Cool, wintery greens like eucalyptus and lamb's ears were mixed with ivory roses for a seasonal bouquet.
Pat's Floral Designs
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Jeannine says the faint beading on her lace bodice sparkled like a fresh snowfall.
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Jeannine and Lee set the tone for the entire evening with their formal looks.
Ralph Lauren
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The ladies wrapped up in white faux-fur stoles to accent their long charcoal gowns. For the guys, traditional tuxes with silk neckties gave off a "James Bond style," says the couple.
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A tree-branch illustration foreshadowed the rustic wedding to come.
Red Orange Weddings
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The couple had a traditional church ceremony prior to the barn reception.
Grace Episcoal Church
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A destination wedding made sense for Jeannine and Lee (who are from Maryland and North Carolina, respectively). The foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains were the perfect spot-and still close to their current city of Richmond.
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Candlelit lanterns were perched atop rugged wine barrels, flanking the entrance to the venue.
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An alphabetical seating chart directed guests to their seats at dinner.
Red Orange Weddings
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Guests mingled and danced to a live reception band.
The Dickens, Sam Hill Entertainment
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Since candlelight led the theme of the evening, the tables were adorned with votives and pillars of varying heights, some displayed in rustic lanterns.
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Natural logs held the formal, scripted table numbers.
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The couple took to the floor to "Crazy Love" by Van Morrison.
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Individually wrapped cookies made for a sweet takeaway.

Jeannine & Lee in North Garden, VA

The Bride Jeannine Panzera, 28, an attorney The Groom Lee Younts, 36, an engineer The Date February 4 A winter wedding fit perfectly with the couple's personal style of understated elegance. They achieved the overall look with rich colors (like evergreen, charcoal and aubergine) and lots of intimate candlelight in their upscale barn setting.
- Susan Waits
Their Ingredients
  • Ralph Lauren
  • Red Orange Weddings
  • Grace Episcoal Church
  • The Dickens, Sam Hill Entertainment

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