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Tatiana & Justin: A Rustic Wedding in Afton, VA

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Tatiana & Justin in Afton, VA
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Green hydrangeas tied the bride’s bouquet in with the bridesmaids’.
Pat’s Floral Designs, Madison, VA
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Since the scenery was so lush, the couple kept their décor simple with a fabric canopy, candle stakes and pedestal vases filled with hanging amaranthus and hydrangeas.
Pat’s Floral Designs, Madison, VA
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Each ceremony seat back had the couple’s names on it. Scrollwork dressed them up and lavender ribbon worked in the signature hue.
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Guests picked up pretty packets on their way into the ceremony. Each one contained lavender buds and eco-friendly confetti, so guests could shower the newlyweds after they said, “I do.”
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The event planner transformed the space with vaulted ceiling drapery and a wrought-iron chandelier. A gazebo matched the chandelier and gave the room a focal point.
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On the tables, rustic urns filled with grapevines, fiddlehead ferns, grapes, roses and hydrangeas had a Tuscan vibe.
Pat’s Floral Designs, Madison, VA
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Echoing the feel of the gazebo that housed it, the romantic cake was decorated with chocolate swirls and different-sized dots. Bunches of fresh orchids added color.
Maliha Creations, Charlottesville, VA
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Tatiana & Justin in Afton, VA

Justin agreed to take Tatiana in sickness and in health -- before their wedding. Tatiana had the flu the day Justin planned to pop the question at their favorite restaurant, so he cooked up an at-home proposal instead. Justin made dinner, and afterward, he put on “Crazy Love,” by Van Morrison, and gave Tatiana his great-grandmother’s engagement ring. The Bride Tatiana Sainati, 26, marketing and communications manager for a nonprofit The Groom Justin Bell, 26, business school student The Date July 6 A year-and-a-half later, their families from Illinois and Pennsylvania traveled to a Virginia vineyard for an Italian-themed wedding. The pair’s meeting place, a poetry class, influenced the day’s details too.
- Meredith Bodgas
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  • Maliha Creations, Charlottesville, VA

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