Planning: Lauren Harbin for Chancey Charm
This fall wedding was one of the highlights of my 2019 season. You could not plan a more perfect date with the rich foliage, temperate weather, and beautiful event spaces at Sylvanside Farm.
Cayla and Adam met while in the Peace Corps and their love story continued when they moved to Washington D.C. While wedding planning, they knew they wanted the day to feel inclusive, warm, and fun! With family and friends being at the center of their hearts, they opted for “VIPS” rather than a traditional bridal party and had a family friend and Peace Corps peer officiate their wedding. Adam and Cayla opted for private vow readings before the ceremony and a romantic first look in front of the Sylvanside’s pond.
The day began in the Hunt Box and Cottage, two on-site lodging options where the couple, family, and friends stayed for the wedding weekend. Blushaway’s makeup and Dare To Be Unforgettable’s hair team was conveniently in the on-site salon while Affordable Arrangements florals arrived for ceremony and reception set up. Cayla wanted a rich berry palette for her day filled with purples, blues, and touches of gold accents.
On the wedding day, Elizabeth M Photography and her team were giddy over the rich foliage and Cayla’s hair. The Azazie ink blue dresses were striking against the farm’s greenery and the mens’ dark red ties were a perfect pair to the berry hues in the girls’ bouquets.
Cayla and Adam chose to get married between two trees that perfectly framed the Stone Barn. For ceremony music, they had a good friend play the cello right at the edge of the pond. After the heartfelt ceremony, guests were greeted with signature cocktails and two surprise guests…Clydesdales! Two of Sylvanside Farm’s famous hoofed residents.
After cocktail hour, guests were invited into the Poplar Barn for the reception. Once again, rich berry hues were used in the florals, linens and signage to create a bright and warm table- scape. The barn was filled with vintage seating, a dance floor, and two bars for guests to enjoy for the rest of the evening. The night ended with good friends and family circled around the venue’s bonfire right outside the barn. It was an honor to be a part of this couple’s vendor team and I could not have asked for better creative partners. Cheers to Cayla and Adam!
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Planning: Lauren Harbin for Chancey Charm Virginia
Venue: Sylvanside Farm
Photography: Elizabeth M Photography
Florals: Affordable Arrangements
Hair: Dare To Be Unforgettable
Bridal Gown: Anya Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie
Catering: Rochelle Myers Catering
Entertainment: Black Tie Entertainment
Cocktail Hour Acoustic Guitarist: Calvin Thomas
Ceremony Cellist: Kenny Denmark
Transportation: Reston Limousine