A Romantic Outdoor Wedding at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens in Leesburg, Virginia

Jen Kwon (27 and a content strategist) and Ryan O’Connell (30 and a sales executive) highlighted their picturesque outdoor venue with refined décor and summery greens and whites. “We had planned from day one to keep our décor light, fresh and clean," Jen says of choosing the gardens. The couple’s two friends officiated the ceremony, and friends and family read their favorite poems and songs. The reception felt like a summer party, with live music, barbecue and homemade sweets baked by Ryan’s mother, and an almond-flavored buttercream cake. “It was perfect,” Jen says. “We wanted to keep it minimal and fresh to mimic our personal style and help bring a sense of crispness to a hot August day.”