Needing some modern rustic yet classic wedding inspiration? Keep on reading because you are going to love Sam and Chris’s wedding story! Their wedding was classic and filled with modern rustic charm. The two had their wedding at the breathtaking Culpepper Barn in Virginia Beach, Virginia. When it came to their wedding, Sam and Chris always thought they wanted a more upscale barn venue. After scrolling through Pinterest, they decided they wanted natural greenery, wooden accents, and string light details. Sam and her mom stumbled upon the Culpepper Barn and after talking with the owners and taking a tour - they knew it was the perfect place for their wedding! It is definitely a hidden gem. The couple had their ceremony outdoors under a beautiful tree following their reception indoors in the barn.
Sam and Chris had their ceremony outdoors under a beautiful oak tree. They had such a beautiful intimate ceremony that touched their guest’s hearts. Sam and Chris are both strong in faith which led to their ceremony being the most important part of their wedding. They wrote their own vows and agreed that they wanted a very personalized ceremony that focused on our values and their journey together.
Sam wore a stunning lace long sleeve dress from Milk and Honey Bride which had many details in it. She fell in love with the classic long sleeve look and it went well with the season that their wedding was in. Chris wore a navy blue suit and her bridesmaids wore beautiful dusty mauve dresses from Azazie that complemented the groomsmen’s light gray suits from Generation Tux.
When it came to the couple’s wedding reception, it was everything anyone would want. The Culpepper Barn has been completely renovated, and is a breathtaking modern barn perfect for a romantic wedding! The reception was filled with beautiful decor of candles and a lot of greenery that are perfect for centerpieces. Now if you are looking for a twist for a dessert bar Sam and Chris had a donut bar from Duck Donuts! Who doesn’t love a donut bar? So if you are looking for an alternative to some different desserts, this should definitely give you some inspiration!
Sam and Chris’s cake was absolutely perfect and it was done by their family friend! The cake was rustic yet elegant and personalized with mini donuts and some eucalyptus greenery! Sam’s vision when it came to her bouquet was that she wanted more greenery and fewer florals. Her bouquet was from Bloominous and it came out beautiful and elegant with tons of eucalyptus! If you are looking for a simple yet elegant bouquet then Sam’s bouquet is total wedding inspo!
The couple was surrounded by all their friends and family. Their wedding was so intimate and filled with so much love and happiness! Sam and Chris ended their memorable and amazing night with a sparkler exit. Having a sparkler exit is the perfect send-off for you and your guests. It also makes for a perfect picture! Dana Arnold Photography was there to capture all of the beautiful moments from Sam and Chris’s wedding day that they will cherish forever!