I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

Rustic Charming Virginia Wedding

Real Weddings

Katelyn James was one of the first fine art wedding photographers I ever came across (thanks to my BFF!), and she is certainly one of the photographers who changed my perception of what modern wedding photography is. As most of y’all know, I’m a journalism student, so it’s no wonder that editorial-style wedding photography that tells a story is what makes my heart skip a beat, as well as one of the driving forces behind this blog! Today, I’m thrilled to be sharing the sweet love story of Nikki and Alex, who were married in the backyard of a private residence in my beautiful home state of Virginia. It is beautiful and sentimental, with the perfect amount of rustic chic, and the most gorgeous purple bouquets–all photographed to perfection by Katelyn James Photography. Enjoy!¬†

{Vendors: Photography: Katelyn James Photography| Wedding gown: Bella Rosa| Bridesmaid dresses: J. Crew| Flowers: Louisa Flower Shop| Invitations: Inviting Moments| Favors: Love by Bean}

The flowers, the cake, the cookie bar, the gorgeous bride and groom! If this wedding isn’t the sweetest, I don’t know what is. Thank you so much to Katelyn for letting me share this beautiful wedding!

Which picture is your favorite? I can’t get over the pictures from the bride and groom’s first look, or the shot of them kissing behind their darling cake!








  1. Jadzia says:

    Just goes to show, “Virginia IS for lovers”!! Precious!

  2. Dana says:

    ahhhh i love it!!!! what a beautiful wedding! it has so many of my favorite things!

  3. Leslie says:

    Absolutely gorgeous – beautiful dress! :)xoxo

  4. Lena says:

    What a gorgeous wedding, and such stunning photos! I love the black tie against bales of hay!

  5. What a very gorgeous wedding with stunning details and beautiful flowers, and what a gorgeous couple too – they look so happy!

  6. Kristen says:

    i love the flowers!!!

  7. AW! this is so romantic! I’m completely smitten with the purple palette + the bridesmaid’s necklace!

  8. Rici says:

    Really cool wedding! I love the rustic, colorful feel! The grooms reaction is the best! Love this one! And the hay balls…
    Greetings from Tuscany.

  9. Mary Janr Turnley says:

    I really enjoyed the pictures of this wedding! I do not know anyone in the pictures yet I loved seeing the outdoor – outstanding simple charm setting, beautiful people and flowers! A gorgeous wedding, well photographed. Nice to see the great ideas and details used making it a one of a kind wonderful day. Yes “Virginia is for Lovers”, I agree :)


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