Virginia Spring Wedding at The Old Silk Mill
We were so excited to kick off the 2019 Wedding Season with Rebekah and Will’s gorgeous Spring Wedding at the Inn At The Old Silk Mill in downtown Fredericksburg. The mood in there as well as their staff was so incredible that it quickly became one of my favorite wedding venues to date. Please take me back!
This wedding was particularly special because there were also two other GVP couples in attendance making this a sort of fun reunion for me. I got to catch up with the Burlingames (Shouts out to Emily and Alex!) from another spring wedding in 2016 (Rebekah was actually a bridesmaid at their wedding). Then I ran into Rhea and Ben, whom I’ve booked for a September wedding this year at the Hermitage Museum in Norfolk (Will happens to be Ben’s former college roommate and will be a groomsmen in their wedding)!
Rebekah was an absolute joy to work with during the entire planning process. She was very thorough and clear with her vision for the wedding. In addition to having bridesmaids (which are all her lovely sisters), she also incorporated a house party (HP) - A Southern tradition that’s essentially an extension of the bridal party making their wedding even more unique. The only difference is that the HP is not actually a part of the ceremony but everything else in between from getting ready to the big send off. Talk about squad goals - Dressed in maroon, the HP wore a different colored dress than the bridesmaids! One of my favorite moments during the getting ready was when we captured the first look of Rebekah in her wedding dress to her bridesmaids and HP. Their reactions were priceless!
Rebekah and Will wanted to keep things traditional and decided to do a “first touch” before the ceremony. The ambience at the Silk Mill facilitated this moment perfectly. Standing with their backs against each other, they two held hands as they exchanged letters with each other, followed by a prayer. It was such a beautiful and intimate moment, reminding me that every year, without fail, I’m blessed to play a part in the weddings of the most amazing couples.
Looking forward to seeing Rebekah and Will again in September at Rhea and Ben’s wedding!!