A Simple, Intimate Wedding at Rockledge Mansion in Occoquan, Virginia

Carly Shoupe (29 and a nonprofit employee) and Harry Tapp (25 and a retail employee) were married at the Rockledge Mansion in Occoquan, Virginia, and

Carly Shoupe (29 and a nonprofit employee) and Harry Tapp (25 and a retail employee) were married at the Rockledge Mansion in Occoquan, Virginia, and their wedding was perfectly captured by Brenda Murphy Photography. Since they met through their ghost-hunting group, they loved the fact that the mansion was rumored to be haunted; as favors they gave their guests skeleton keys as a nod to this hobby. Another theme they incorporated into their celebration was Star Wars. During the ceremony, Carly and Harry's officiant gave a sermon that integrated famous lines from the series, which were also engraved on their wedding bands. Afterward, the newlyweds had a light-saber salute for their entrance to the reception. Carly and Harry kept their decor simple, with a color scheme of wine red and silver. Their wedding attire was also traditional, with Carly in an A-line David's Bridal wedding dress and a wine red sash and Harry in a black tuxedo and a wine red tie from Men's Wearhouse. "It's hard to pick my favorite part of the wedding, because we loved it all," Carly says. "I look back and feel like the entire day was exactly what we wanted and needed."

Carly carried a bouquet with pink and ivory roses, pink lilies and wax flowers.
Carly wore a simple wedding dress with a V-neckline, which she bought from David's Bridal. Her bridesmaids dressed in wine red.
Harry and his groomsmen wore black tuxedos with wine red ties from Men's Wearhouse.
The ceremony was in the ballroom at Rockledge Mansion. The round room features large arched windows, hardwood floors and a crystal chandelier.
Newlyweds at Occoquan, Virginia, Wedding
Since Carly and Harry are avid ghost hunters, they gave their guests skeleton keys as favors.
The newlyweds were greeted by a light-saber salute at their reception as a nod to Harry's love of "Star Wars."
For dessert, guests enjoyed a variety of cupcakes. Chalkboard signs indicated their flavors.
Carly wore a wine red sash with her wedding dress. Music for dancing was provided by Fine Sounds Entertainment.