A Classic, Romantic Wedding At Big Spring Farm in Lexington, Virginia

Taylor Weeks (22 and a veterinary assistant) and Isaiah Welch (21 and a Lowe's delivery driver and U.S. Marines reservist) had a specific criterion in

Taylor Weeks (22 and a veterinary assistant) and Isaiah Welch (21 and a Lowe's delivery driver and U.S. Marines reservist) had a specific criterion in mind when vetting wedding venues for their ceremony. “We visited a few places and I wasn’t in love with any of them. I was dead set on finding an outdoor scene by the water,” Taylor says of the search. The couple finally came across Big Spring Farm in Lexington, Virginia. With a large lake and nearby natural springs, they knew it was the one. The couple worked with the venue to create a menu for the day, settling on a buffet-style setup that included fresh green beans, chicken cordon bleu and mashed potatoes. “Isaiah loves lemonade,” Taylor says, "so for the drinks at our wedding we had a lemonade bar with fresh raspberries, strawberries and lemons for added flavor.” The bride's dress matched the classical, romantic theme. Taylor chose an elegant champagne-colored Cinderella-style ball gown with an embroidered illusion neckline by Allure Bridals. Isaiah and Taylor made sure to inject their fun personality into the reception, by including a photo both with fun props for the guests to use. A final parting gift? A candy buffet for attendees to pick and choose their favorite sweets. Taylor’s thoughts on her wedding day? “It was absolutely perfect!”

Embroidered Champagne Wedding Dress From Amanda's Touch
Baby's Breath and Bridal Bouquet Vases
The bride chose pink Juliette roses and white dahlias and peonies for her bouquet. These matched the pink and cream invitations and RSVP cards, which also featured peonies.
"We had a candy buffet for the guest favors," which allowed attendees to mix and match the type of sweets they wanted to take home, Taylor says. The reception also featured a fun photo booth.
A renovated farmhouse served as the bridal suite for the party. The bridesmaids wore one-shoulder blush Bill Levkoff dresses and carried bouquets of delicate white baby's breath.
The groomsmen wore navy tuxedos from Amanda’s Touch, a bridal store in Virginia. “I made all the groomsmen boutonnieres with gold skeleton keys and fabric flowers with cream-colored ribbon tied to the base of the flower,” Taylor says.
The Majestic View at Big Spring Farm
"I began to get butterflies because I knew something was up," Taylor says of Isaiah's pre-proposal plans. But she was "so speechless and surprised and happy" once he asked. The ring? "A white gold princess-cut double halo ring from the Vera Wang Collection."
Taylor and Isaiah were just friends before they began their whirlwind romance. The pair sat beside each other during history class at their Pensacola, Florida, college. After he left for the Marine Corps boot camp, though, "I started to fall for him," Taylor says.
Always and Forever Cake Topper
The exquisite centerpieces were a collaborative effort  by Taylor and her mom. Sparkly gold branches were placed in gold mercury-glass vases for an ephemeral effect.
The first layer of the cake was pistachio, with almond buttercream as frosting. The second was raspberry ganache with buttercream. The final layer was coconut cake with coconut frosting. The couple also served red velvet cupcakes.
Instead of a getaway car, the couple decided on a horse-drawn carriage to make their exit from the reception. Four white horses pulled the decorated white buggy, which had the words "Just Married" painted on the back.