There is so much beauty in this Southern vineyard wedding in Bluemont, Virginia! Aileen and Lloyd’s day was full of gorgeous rustic details that suited their small town beginnings. Though these two both grew up 20 minutes apart it wasn’t until they both attended Radford University that they met in geology class. Rustic, whimsical and southern were the three words they kept in mind when planning their wedding and between the mason jars, blush pink bridesmaid dresses, soft flowers and a venue filled with twinkling lights and lace, their wedding day came together like a dream. We thank Hay Alexandra Photography for sharing these lovely images! Read below for more of Aileen and Lloyd’s story.
More on Aileen + Lloyd (as told by the photographer):
Southern has always been a part of their lives. Aileen grew up in Warrenton and Lloyd in Haymarket but it wasn’t until College that the two happened upon one another in geology class at Radford University. Aileen sat two rows behind Lloyd and found him on Facebook using the class list. She decided to message him in class and told him she sat right behind him every class and couldn’t pay attention because of him! And that’s where their love story began.
Six and a half years later Lloyd decided to do everything Aileen told him not to do when it came to the proposal. He knew Aileen would suspect too much if he followed her directions on how to propose so he did it his way. She had specifically told him to never propose to her in a restaurant and so he did just that. One night, Lloyd and Aileen went to their favorite Italian restaurant with friends. Aileen ordered a martini before dinner and when the waiter brought it out to her, there was a ring inside. Aileen was speechless. She was 100% surprised and will tell you “I didn’t even have my nails done!”
Photographer: hay alexandra photography / Event Venue: Stable at Bluemont Vineyard / Event Planning + Floral Design: Event Studio / Ceiling Draping: Elegant Momentz / Hair Stylist: Hair and Makeup by Mandy J / Cinema and Video: Video Scrapbooks / DJ: Above and Beyond DJs / Dress Store: Blush Bridal Boutique / Floral Designer: Event Studio / Caterer: Savoir Fare Restaurant & Catering / Cake Designer: Shugar Shugar / Submitted via Two Bright Lights