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Romantic Lakeside Wedding

With many couples having to postpone or change their wedding due to COVID-19, backyard and outdoor weddings have been pretty popular this year. Just like many couples, Laura and Kyle had to postpone their wedding and decided to have a romantic lakeside wedding at Anna Cabana, a little spot on Lake Anna with the best water views as the backdrop located in Bumpass, Virginia. This beautiful wedding was intimate and filled with so many DIYs that you would think professionals did it! Everything about this wedding was personal and perfect, so if you are looking to have a backyard wedding and needing some DIY inspiration then keep on reading!

Laura and Kyle’s wedding ceremony was filled with many unique details, beautiful bright sunflowers, and blue accents. I mean, look at their wedding arbor, it was absolutely breathtaking! Laura wore a stunning more traditional lacy, princess wedding dress from David’s Bridal, and her bridesmaids wore steel blue dresses that complimented the gray suits for the groomsmen. One unique accent that was incorporated into the couple's wedding that we thought was great was their wedding favors. They gave out different types of flower seeds hoping that their loved ones could plant them and remember the happy memories of the day once they bloomed! 

The couple did everything to make their guest feel comfortable especially during a pandemic. They put out different color masks: green, yellow, and red. Green meaning hugs, yellow meaning elbow touch, and red meaning to stay six feet apart. This is such a great idea to have at your upcoming wedding because it will not only make your guest feel comfortable but help practice social distancing! 

Two stunning DIYs that the couple did for their wedding were their wedding flowers and their wedding cake. Laura's flowers were handmade by her dad's cousin who offered to do them as a wedding gift for them which was greatly meaningful to the couple. Laura’s bouquet was a unique piece of art that was filled with sunflowers and hints of blue florals to add a pop of color. Her wedding bouquet is definitely giving off summer bouquet inspiration! Their wedding cake was also done by a long-time neighbor who made a delicious gluten-free vanilla cake with white icing. Instead of passing out cake for their guests, the couple decided to pass out ice cream sundaes which is a great alternative if you want to save some money on having a big wedding cake. 

Laura and Kyle were surrounded by pure love and happiness. Everything about their wedding was very personal and intimate. Laura’s garter was handmade from her mom's wedding dress and she also wore special flower bobby pins in my hair from her other grandmother. The couple did a unity tree during their ceremony in which both of their families brought dirt from their houses symbolizing the roots where they grew up then during the ceremony the couple added their own dirt to symbolize them branching out on their own. With a little help from their family and friends to make this wedding absolutely special, Laura and Kyle celebrated their beautiful wedding that they will never forget! 

Photographer: Hart of Grace Photography    Venue: Anna Cabana

Dj: Mixed Elements Entertainment     Hair: Sara Curtis

Florals: Angela Gordon   Cake: Shirley Wilson   Makeup: Sarah Helwig

Dress: David's Bridal   Men's Attire: Men's Wearhouse

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