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A Rustic Homey Wedding in Orange, VA

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Catherine & Mike in Orange, VA
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Incorporating all the colors of the wedding palette, Catherine carried a loose bunch of dahlias, scabiosa, succulents, strawflowers, sage, rosemary, and berries.
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Each girl carried a bouquet of a concentrated hue from the day's varied palette.
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Off-white peep-toe slingbacks complemented Catherine's ethereal look.
Ellen Tracy
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Catherine was drawn to the warmth of her blush tulle gown, and Mike's gray suit blended right in.
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Catherine wanted her eight bridesmaids to feel at ease, so her only request was that they wear dresses within the overall color palette.
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The guys wore their own suite (or pieces of a suit) in either gray, tan or brown, and were all gifted with handmade, garnet-colored ties to pull it all together.
Men's Wearhouse; Assorted; ties: Bacon Handmade Neckwear
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There was no question who would be the flower girl: Abita, the couple's American bulldog.
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Painted wood blocks and a custom illustration added a special touch to the simple, rectangular cards.
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Wooden signs played up the rustic, outdoor locale.
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Since Catherine is from Richmond, the couple chose to get married in Virginia, but treated guests to a weekend getaway in the mountains.
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Naturally arranged flowers in Mason jars hung from shepherd's hooks along the ceremony aisle.
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Small wreaths of herbs and orange indicated the couple's place at the table. The rustic chairs came from a thrift store, and Catherine and Mike now use them in their kitchen!
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To play up the fall wedding, Catherine's sister baked pumpkin, chocolate, and caramel-apple cake pops for the dessert table.
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Catherine and Mike took to the floor to "Come Live With Me" by Ray Charles.

Catherine & Mike in Orange, VA

The Bride Catherine Grier, 25, an AmeriCorps member at CARITAS, a homeless service provider in Richmond The Groom Michael (Mike) Rey, 25, a project manager for a restoration company The Date October 1 Wanting to create a relaxed, spontaneous-looking party, the couple incorporated nostalgic, homey details and an eclectic palette of soft pink, peach, plum, sage, rusty read, gold, cream and, of course, orange (nodding to the location and the season).
- Susan Waits
Their Ingredients
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  • Men's Wearhouse; Assorted; ties: Bacon Handmade Neckwear
  • Momental Designs
  • Carpe Donut

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