Allison and Matt exchanged vows under a delicate arbor of flowers overlooking the Northern Virginia countryside at Bluemont Vineyard.
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The Bride and The Groom
Allison Miller and Matt Dobbins were first introduced while attending Virginia Tech. Their greek houses were next door to each other, and as Allison says it brought a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘boy next door’. Six years later, Matt proposed during a romantic picnic in Virginia’s wine country.
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Soft and Sweet Invitation Suite
The couple selected letterpress invitations custom designed by local creative group Meldeen for their big day. The invitations featured scripted lettering and light grey ink.
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A Wonder in Watters
The bride’s strapless gown from Watters featured washed silk organza with tonal silk taffeta and intricate mother-of-pearl beading on the bodice. A cotton grosgrain sash tied around the waist to complete the look.
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A Little Guest Guidance
During the reception, guests filled out cards offering “Words of Wisdom For the Happy Couple” that were formatted with fill-in-blank responses. Guests could keep their responses as light-hearted or serious as they pleased.
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Perfect Wedding Pies
In addition to a white bride’s cake, the dessert table featured an assortment of homemade pies from Hill High Country Store.
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Virginia Tech Colored Kozzies
Allison and Matt paid homage to their undergrad roots at Virginia Tech by offering guests Hokie colored koozies for reception beverages.
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Personalized Place Settings
The couple and their wedding guests enjoyed a Southern-inspired seated dinner following the ceremony. Each place setting featured a personalized menu folded into the napkin with delicate sprigs of dried lavender.
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5 Things You'll Find At Southern Weddings
If you don't see the groomsmen in seersucker suits, we bet that you'll find a guest (or twenty) in pale blue stripes and a bowtie. From our large bridal parties to monogrammed everything, Southern weddings have some special charm. And, of course, you're sure to have a great time.
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Soft and Springy Tablescape
“I wanted our wedding and reception to feel springy and soft, romantic and personal,” the bride says. “Our florist from Event Studio was amazing and basically just said ‘Trust me’. I couldn’t have been happier with how everything turned out. When I first saw the venue on the day of my wedding, it took my breath away.”