Oatlands Historic House and Gardens May Wedding | LEESBURG

photography, Weddings

May 6, 2019

may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple

Oatlands Plantation May Wedding :: ASHLEY + JONATHAN

How exciting is it when a few years of sparks flying and some texts suddenly turn a quick trip to Richmond into a Saturday afternoon drink conversation about forever?! We love love stories. Scroll down to head straight to Ashley and Jonathan’s Oatlands Historic House and Gardens May wedding. Or, stick with us for a few minutes to hear all about how they met and their proposal story!

You guys, did you catch their Middleburg engagement photos? Ashley is a professional horse rider, and so of course her Loudon County engagement photo session had to include her furbaby! It is the most photogenic horse we have ever photographed. We swear it knew when to strike a pose. She and Jon were just the chillest, happiest couple despite all of the rain that day. As you can expect, this couple’s wedding day was just as fun. First off, their Northern Virginia wedding venue is the picturesque Oatlands Historic House and Gardens. Their catering was provided by Eleven Courses Catering and included fancy grilled cheese sandwiches and a mashed potato bar! Yum! Their Leesburg DJ was not an actual dj, but a live band that gave an epic performance. And, our bride used the same makeup artist for her engagement photos and wedding photos. #genuius

Their proposal story: These two met in college and kinda hit it off, but the connection was not quite there. One would be interested in the other, but that person was already in a relationship, and so on. Until one day. Ashley was living in Richmond and Jonathan decided to visit. No big deal, it wasn’t like he was planning anything… or was he? They wound up having a drink and that was the day that he mentioned forever. Six excruciating months after he purchased the ring, their proposal happened at Virginia winery, Cana, in front of all of their friends and family. Yay!

So, Cana Vineyards & Winery proposal > Equestrian engagement session in Middleburg > Oatlands Historic House and Gardens wedding in May in Leesburg. These two really know their way around Virginia countryside venues. We had so much fun being Ashley and Jon’s Leesburg wedding photographers. Enjoy some of our favorites from their stunning spring wedding day!

oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography ava laurenne wedding dress bride getting ready photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography ava laurenne wedding dress bride getting ready photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography wedding ring trio with box and bride getting ready photos
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography ava laurenne wedding dress bride getting ready photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography blue jeweled badgley mischka wedding shoes and pink and white wedding flowers
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography ava laurenne wedding dress bride getting ready photo

We love this moment with Ashley and her mom. You will never guess that these photos are from a little side hallway stairwell!

oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography ava laurenne wedding dress bride getting ready photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography blue jeweled badgley mischka wedding shoes
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography ava laurenne wedding dress bride getting ready photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography ava laurenne wedding dress bride getting ready photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography wedding ring trio with box photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography ava laurenne wedding dress bride getting ready photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography ava laurenne wedding dress bride and bridesmaid getting ready photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography ava laurenne wedding dress bride getting ready photo and blue wedding invitation with bridal jewelry flatlay photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography wedding bouquet and bridal jewelry flatlay photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography ava laurenne wedding dress bride getting ready photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography mother of bride putting veil on bride getting ready photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography mother of bride putting veil on bride getting ready photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography bridal bouquet with pink peonies and white hydrangeas and roses
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography bridal bouquet and ava laurenne wedding dress bridal portrait photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography bride photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography bride photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography bridal bouquet with pink peonies and white hydrangeas and roses
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography bride and bridesmaids wedding party photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography bride and bridesmaids wedding bouquets photo

Hot pink bridesmaid dresses by Bella Bridesmaids for the win! Light pink and bright pink flowers combined with colorful bridesmaid dresses, historic Virginia venue, and lush gardens. You cannot go wrong with this combination.

oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography bride and wedding party portrait photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography bride and bridesmaids wedding bouquets photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography bride and bridesmaids wedding party photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography bride and bridesmaids wedding party photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography bride and bridesmaids wedding party photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography boutonnieres photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography groom photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography groom and wedding party photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography groom and wedding party photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography groom and wedding party photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography groom and wedding party photo

Our couple decided to skip first look photos. Instead of having a first look, they shared this moment right before the ceremony.

oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography alternative first look photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography alternative first look photo

Let’s take a look at some of our favorites from their bride and groom portrait session. Oatlands Historic House and Gardens has no shortage of gorgeous spots for couple and wedding party photos.

may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple

This one is a favorite! Oh man, that view!

may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographers formal portrait of couple
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography couple and wedding party photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography couple and wedding party photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography couple and wedding party photo
oatlands historic house and gardens may wedding in leesburg va by sarah & dave photography couple and wedding party photo

Wedding ceremony coming right up! The gated entrance and stately white and black Oatlands Plantation mansion awaits.

may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of gate
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of gate
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of white plantation historic home house
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of plantation home house and plant with white flowers
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of gate
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of plantation home house and evergreen conifer needles
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of white plantation historic home house

The ceremony site was Boxwood Terrace at Oatlands. Picture this: historic garden venue surrounded by topiaries, winding rows of boxwoods, and pretty much every sort of flowery magic imaginable. Or – just take a look for yourself.

may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of plant and topiary in garden
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of plant and topiary in garden

Isn’t the Boxwood Terrace at Oatlands Historic House and Gardens stunning? Our Leesburg couple had their vow ceremony in front of the green arched hedge.

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may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of bride and father of the bride walking down aisle
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of bride and father of the bride walking down aisle
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of plant and topiary in garden
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of bridesmaids in pink dresses with flowers
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of bride and father of the bride walking down aisle and groom and best man looking
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of bride and father of the bride walking down aisle
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of couple holding hands and wedding party in blue suits outdoors
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of couple holding hands outdoors vow exchange
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of couple holding hands outdoors vow exchange
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of couple holding hands outdoors vow exchange
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of couple holding hands outdoors vow exchange
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of couple holding hands outdoors
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of couple kissing
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of couple walking down the aisle just married
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring by sarah & dave photography richmond wedding photographer photo of couple walking down the aisle just married

Yay! Congrats you two! Now, let’s get this party started. Be sure to check out their hanging floral chandeliers. What’s that? Did we say flower chandeliers?! You guys, they were so pretty!

may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer seating chart escort name cards table with floral arrangement outdoors
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer wedding reception decor pink and blue table centerpieces and name cards
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer wedding reception decor white chairs hanging floral arrangements floral and twig centerpieces blue gray
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer floral and twig pink and blue table centerpieces
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer escort name carts seating table arrangement photo
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer menu table arrangement chart wedding reception table decorations with floral and twig centerpieces and hanging floral chandeliers blue and white decor
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer wedding reception decor pink and blue
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer floral and twig table centerpieces
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer wedding cake and wedding flower arrangement
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer personalized wine glasses
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer leesburg caterers food photo and menu closeup
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer leesburg caterers food photo

Yummmmmm. Next up, the grand entrance of our newly married couple.

may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer bride and groom enter people dancing
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer bride and groom entrance
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer bride and groom first dance and entrance
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer bride and groom first dance
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer bride and groom first dance
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer toast speech glasses raised
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer toast photo and father daughter first dance photo
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer toast speech glasses raised
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer toast speech and groom and mother of the groom first dance photo
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer toast speech and groom and mother of the groom first dance photo
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer wedding party speech
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer couple laughing
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer wedding party speech
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer couple smiling
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer wedding cake cutting
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer wedding cake cutting

And then, THIS HAPPENED. Our Leesburg couple are big fans of the band, Burnt Sienna, so it is only natural that they would rock out at their wedding reception, riiiiiight? Live music at weddings is basically one of the many reasons Dave and I have a happy dance. The runner up is a tie between baby toes, a new cardigan, coral charm peonies, and everything else that is even remotely related to being a wedding photographer, living in Richmond, and being married to Dave. I digress. Let’s pretend for a quick second that Burnt Sienna is playing on a stage at a wedding reception. Take a look and dance right along with us.

may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer burnt sienna band
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer burnt sienna band
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer burnt sienna band
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer burnt sienna band
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer burnt sienna band with bride and groom
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer burnt sienna band
may wedding at oatlands historic house and gardens in the spring pink blue and silver wedding colors bride and groom smiling at each other by sarah and dave photography richmond wedding photographer couple singing

COORDINATOR AND VENUE | OATLANDS HISTORIC HOUSE AND GARDENS

FLOWERS | AUDRA GANNON FLORAL DESIGN

HAIR | TOTAL BABE HAIR COMPANY

WEDDING GOWN | AVA LAURENNE BRIDE, AVA LAURENNE PRIVATE COLLECTION

MAKEUP | BLUSHIN’ BEAUTY

BRIDAL SHOES | BADGLEY MISCHKA

BRIDESMAID DRESSES | BELLA BRIDESMAIDS

CATERING | ELEVEN COURSES CATERING

RENTALS | CAPITAL PARTY RENTALS

CEREMONY MUSIC | DAVID ANDREW SMITH

BAND | BURNT SIENNA

VIDEOGRAPHY | ELLEN BEE PRODUCTIONS

INVITATIONS | CARDS & POCKETS

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