Romantic Southern Cottage Wedding

When I envision my upcoming wedding day, it looks a lot like this Brushy Hill cottage affair captured by Katie Stoops. Filled with furry friends, a blushing bride with a Jingles gown to match, and blooms by Southern Blooms By Pat’s Floral Designs, this wedding is my personified dream. Every single image is beyond dreamy and will leave you in a trance of pretty, right here.

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From Katie Stoops Photography… Kendall & Tito’s wedding took place at a family home, called Brushy Hill, in the mountains of Lexington, Virginia. The home has now been turned into a brand new beautiful wedding & event destination that is available to the public.

From the Bride… Our vision was to highlight the beautiful surroundings, incorporate the laid-back feel of the countryside, and to celebrate our marriage! We wanted our guests to enjoy Brushy Hill the way we do–exploring the property, taking in the views of the Shenandoah Valley, sharing delicious food and drinks, and enjoying the chance to be together. The mature trees, blooming plants and rolling hills are so beautiful as-is, all we needed was lighting to showcase it and comfortable furniture to sit back and appreciate it. We were so lucky the weather cooperated and no tents were necessary–just strings of white lights and up lights in the trees. Climbing the hill is a favorite family activity, so we made it accessible to everyone–and a bit more thrilling–by providing golf carts. The lively band and varied menu really reflected the bride and groom’s personalities. Among the highlights were Alaskan Salmon, a macaroni and cheese bar, a Bourbon bar, and a Kir Royale station.

My favorite part of the day was the exit through the sparklers into the gorgeous 1941 Convertible Buick Roadster, followed by the magical ride in it down the hill on the rolling country roads under the canopy of tall trees and twinkling stars. It was the most peaceful, relaxing, and happiest moment relishing my new husband by my side.

Advice to new brides: slow down and enjoy every moment. Its over before you know it.

Photography: Katie Stoops Photography | Videography: Ginger Topham | Floral Design: Southern Blooms By Pat’s Floral Designs | Wedding Dress: Jingles | Cake: Pearl’s Cupcakes | Invitations: Page Stationery | Ceremony: Brushy Hill | Reception Venue: Brushy Hill | Catering: Southern Inn | Hair & Makeup: Jeannie Cusick | Band: Hot Nuts | String Quartet: Four Seasons String Quartet | Furniture Rentals: Stonegate Event Rentals | Tent & Lighting: Skyline Tent Company

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