Lydia and Ryan met on their college class Facebook page the summer before they went off to college. They quickly became good friends and two years later, they started dating. Since then, they’ve shared many life experiences, including periods of long distance between them with Ryan being in the Coast Guard, but their love has only grown stronger. Ryan proposed to Lydia almost exactly one year ago last May and they started planning their wedding at Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg, Virginia.
With the help of their talented planner, Rachel at The One Moment Events, Lydia and Ryan’s visions of an elegant wedding day at the winery came true. Their color palette focused on a gorgeous slate blue, perfect for a mid-May wedding! Since Lydia and Ryan love designs that are clean cut, simple, yet elegant – most of the day was built around this vision. Everything came together beautifully at Stone Tower Winery. Speaking of their venue, Lydia and Ryan told me they knew it would be the perfect place almost immediately. It’s a truly gorgeous venue – wait until you see the views! Throughout the day, these two added special touches as a nod to their families, including building Ryan’s ring around his great-grandfather’s ring, pieces of Lydia’s great-grandmother’s gown on her bouquet, and even Ryan’s father singing during their ceremony. These were such beautiful ways to honor their families.
I’m so excited to share this wedding on the blog today! From beautiful details to an incredible landscape to jawdropping florals, this wedding was such a dream to photograph! Lydia and Ryan, thank you for inviting us to Virginia to capture your wedding! We loved being a part of it and wish you so much joy and love in your marriage. Enjoy your honeymoon in Greece!!
Venue | Stone Tower Winery
Photography | Idalia Photography
Planner | The One Moment Events
Bridesmaid Dresses | Bill Levkoff
Cake | RSVP Catering
Cinema | Paperboys
Calligraphy | The Shaded Maple
DJ | Derek Entrekin
Hair + Makeup | Agape Makeup and Hair
Invitations | Minted
Florals | Holly Chapple Flowers
Men’s Attire | The Black Tux
Officiant | John Woods
Photo Booth | A2Z Music Factory
Transportation | Point to Point Limousines
Wedding Dress | Lihi Hod at Riziks
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