Most couples wish for a perfectly sunny wedding. But the dreamy mist that hung around Bluemont Vineyards at Candice & Paul’s September wedding certainly makes a case for overcast wedding days!
Bluemont Vineyard is a family-owned and operated farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Perched over 900 feet above sea level, this venue has a stunning view of the Loudoun Valley. The vineyard grows over 45 acres of grapes like Vidal Blanc, Petit Mansent, and Chambourcin. These grapes do well in the mountainous terrain of Northern Virginia.
Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or wouldn’t know malbec from muscat, the views from the vineyard are enough of a draw. That’s why Paul & Candice had their lovely wedding at this rustic venue, less than an hour from Washington, DC.
Paul & Candice had their ceremony on the stone patio overlooking a gorgeous vista of the Loudoun Valley. The day was misty, which cast the whole valley in an ethereal haze that was captured by expert wedding photographer Savannah Brown.
Savannah is a Washington, DC wedding photographer who focuses on the candid moments of the wedding day. Each wedding is unique, and she wants to catch what it is about a couple and their loved ones that makes them special.
The bridal party entered the ceremony site to Speechless by Dan + Shay, and then Candice walked down the aisle to 1,000 Times by Sara Bareilles. Dry eyes were hard to find when the bride made her entrance at this Bluemont Vineyards wedding.
After the ceremony, the party moved to The Stable, the indoor receptions area. The Stable is a rustic barn decorated with twinkly string lights wrapped around exposed wooden beams. Candice and Paul chose to add white draping along the ceiling, making it the room feel like a tent.
After the wedding party burst in to the tune of We Found Love by Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris, the evening took a country turn for all the special dances. Paul and Candice chose When I Said I Do by Clint Black for their first dance.
Then Candice and her father danced to You Are My Sunshine by Johnny Cash, and Paul and his mom chose Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw.
After dinner and first dances, the dance floor was opened up and the party could begin. The guests traded in wine for White Claw, and everyone got in on the action. Steve Hartka with Maryland’s DJ made sure that the party didn’t stop until the event was over!
The couple chose an eclectic blend of music for the dance party, and Steve filled in the blanks based on how the crowd responded to each tune. Some of the couple’s “must play” songs:
- Roses by The Chainsmokers ft. ROZES
- Work From Home by Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla Sign
- Body Like a Back Road by Sam Hunt
- T-Shirt by Thomas Rhett
- Wannabe by the Spice Girls
The night came to a close when Steve played John Denver’s Take Me Home, Country Roads — a fitting end to any Virginia wedding.
Candice and Paul’s gorgeous day just goes to show that perfect weather is not required to have the perfect wedding.
To put together a wedding day soundtrack that reflects all of your musical loves, reach out to us at Maryland’s DJ!
Sunday, May 24, 2020