A Colonial-Inspired Fall Wedding at Colonial Williamsburg in Williamsburg, Virginia

With fall foliage as their backdrop, Liz Uehlinger (left, 34 and a business manager) and Wendy Hickok (35 and a photographer) drew upon the woodland theme for their wedding full of autumnal floral arrangements. For their outdoor ceremony, the couple opted for untraditional music as they each entered with their parents. Liz processed to the string quartet’s version of “Harry in Winter” from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and Wendy walked in to “Storybook Love” from The Princess Bride. During the reception, tables were adorned with geometric orbs, plus arrangements of artichokes, greenery and blooms. Guests received copper mugs with cocktail recipes for their favors. “It was a throwback with a modern twist, much like the rest of the wedding,” Wendy says of their first dance song, “Coming Home” by Leon Bridges. Liz and Wendy embraced their historic venue by taking a photo with a few soldiers from Colonial Williamsburg. The newlyweds also had a visit from a George Washington re-enactor at dinner, as he came to toast the couple. “Wendy’s mother surprised us!” Liz says. “It was so unique and fun.”