A Summer Wedding at Martha Washington Inn in Bristol, Virginia


                                        Molly Barbeau (23 and an instructional aide) and Andrew Barbeau (24 and a kinesiologist) wanted to honor Mol

Molly Barbeau (23 and an instructional aide) and Andrew Barbeau (24 and a kinesiologist) wanted to honor Molly's Southern heritage and Andrew's Canadian nationality at their wedding. To do so, they had a Southern-style fried chicken dinner at their Martha Washington Inn reception and gave bottles of Canadian maple syrup as wedding favors. To incorporate American and Canadian music selections, they asked their guests to include songs they wanted to hear at the reception on the RSVP cards. The flower arrangements had a Southern twist, with centerpieces of baby's breath in mason jars and bouquets of ivory roses and baby's breath. Molly also wore a country-chic Oleg Cassini dress with lace details. Her bridesmaids wore teal knee-length dresses and accessorized with pearl necklaces. For the summer event, Andrew and his groomsmen wore khaki three-piece suits with teal bow ties that matched the bridesmaid dresses. It was important to Molly and Andrew that their wedding be as family-oriented as possible. For that reason, they were married at the Fellowship Chapel in Bristol, Virginia, where Molly's parents were married years earlier. Two Sparks Wedding Photography captured all the day.

Molly and her bridesmaids carried bouquets with ivory roses and baby's breath for the summer wedding.
Andrew and his groomsmen wore khaki three-piece suits and teal bow ties.
Molly wore a strapless, mermaid-style Oleg Cassini dress with beading and lace details. She styled her hair down and wore a lace-trim fingertip veil for the ceremony.
Molly's bridesmaids wore strapless, knee-length dresses in teal. They styled their hair up and wore matching pearl necklaces.
For the summer ceremony, Molly and Andrew gave their guests programs that doubled as fans. The programs were decorated with teal ribbon bows.
The ceremony took place at Fellowship Chapel in Bristol, Virginia. Molly's parents were married in the same chapel years earlier.
The wooden pews on the ceremony aisle was decorated with ivory roses, baby's breath, green garlands and sheer sashes for Molly and Andrew's wedding.
Martha Washington Inn Wedding Portrait
Centerpieces at the reception were decorated with mason jars that were filled with baby's breath for a rustic touch.
As a nod to Andrew's Canadian nationality, he and Molly gave their guests maple-leaf-shaped  bottles of maple syrup. The bottles were tied with teal ribbon and tags that read "Love Is Sweet."
Turquoise-Frosted Wedding Cupcakes
Molly and Andrew's white wedding cake had a middle tier covered in pearls. The middle tier was also decorated with ivory roses, baby's breath and a teal cake flower. The cake was topped with a silver monogram and surrounded by baby's breath.