We could not have asked for a better weekend for an autumn wedding! Nestled in the serene country estates of The Airlie Center in Warrenton, Virginia our staff helped to organize and celebrate the wedding of Tina & Dobromir. The autumn orange, yellow, and brown leaves rustled across the grounds help to accentuate the wedding colors of brown, deep purple, and rustic green. Tina appeared like a Sudanese princess, dressed in a lace empress gown with a diamond waist belt, as she and her father walked down the aisle toward her handsome prince, Dobromir.
The Ceremony: The ceremony was romantic and intimate, officiated by Joyce Cochran of Say I Do Your Way. It was a pleasure to work with professional photographer, Brandy, of Modern Toile Photography, and videographer, Johnny, of Urban Wedding Company; (no longer in business).
The Reception: To keep guests entertained, we provided them with various types of modern and cultural entertainment. As a creative guestbook option, guests provided comments to Tina and Dobromir on comical photos of themselves dressed in character as they excitedly jumped in and out of a photobooth provided by Poshbooths. Cultural touches were added for guest interaction with shishkas (hookahs), and live entertainment by Sudanese singer, Omer Banga. When Mr. Banga was not performing, DJ Harrison Beecher, kept the crowd on their feet playing the latest in modern pop and r&b music. And the food, oh my, I can’t say enough about how delicious the array of dishes provided by the Airlie Center, not only for the reception but for the rehearsal dinner also. The Airlie Center provided five star treatment to our clients and their guest from lodging, to the rehearsal dinner, to the wedding, and the breakfast finale. Lisa Albert and her team were phenomenal! Floral decor for Tina’s bouquet down to the ceremony decor and reception flowers were provided by one of our favorite floral designers, L’Artisan Lily. Janet your craft as a floral designer never ceases to amaze me! Other wedding professionals to help make this day a success that we would like to thank; ceremony and reception musicians, John Ware & Friends; wedding cake by Oh What A Cake; hair stylist, Keisha Willis; make-up artist, Dawn Newsome; shiskah attendant, Rania Montasser; linen rentals, Select Event Group; lounge furniture, AFR Furniture Rentals.
We hope you enjoyed previewing this special event and we hope that have the opportunity to plan a special day for you.
Wedding Collaboration Team:
Planning & Design – Perfect Planning Events | Location – The Airlie Center | Officiant – Say I Do Your Way | Photography – Modern Toile Photography | Floral Decor – L’Artisan Lily | Videography (no longer in business) – Urban Wedding Company | Photobooth – Poshbooths | Wedding Cake – Oh What A Cake | Hair Stylist – Keisha Willis | Make-Up Artist – Dawn Newsome | Shiskah Attendant – Rania Montasser | Linen Rentals – Select Event Group | Lounge Furniture, AFR Furniture Rentals.
Photography Credit: Modern Toile Photography
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