Diana and Matt’s wedding day was full of emotion and beauty. There’s nothing better than a couple in love, and a venue with wide, open space and fresh, modern details – this wedding had it all. Surrounded by the sweeping mountain landscape and vibrant autumn colors, the rain held off just long enough for this bride to have the outdoor ceremony of her dreams! Their wedding at King Family Vineyards was such a delight!
Not only do these two have model good-looks, but their playful spirits kept us laughing along with them all day long. Congratulations Diana + Matt!
The First Look
I saw each other for the first time, I was just really excited to spend the rest of the night with her. I hadn’t seen her all day or the night before, so I wanted to get the first look out of the way so I could spend time with her. Diana was a stunning bride, but we love how Matt’s was most excited about spending time together!
Diana: So I wasn’t very nervous before the ceremony because we had already done our first look, but before I saw Matt for the first time on our wedding day I had butterflies like crazy. I know that makes no sense because we have been around each other constantly for the past four years, but I just couldn’t believe that this was actually happening. Right before the ceremony, I was just so excited! I kept thinking about how I had dreamed about my wedding day for my whole life, and it was finally here. It didn’t feel real!
Matt: During the wedding, I felt most joyful when Diana and I were exchanging our vows. Getting to tell her how I will always be there for her was special, and getting to hear our plans for the future was heartwarming.
We always encourage our couples to sneak away for a few moments and get some time to themselves. Diana explains how meaningful it was to her saying, “I honestly think the most joyful moment on our wedding day was right after the ceremony when we had a chance to steal away to the bridal suite and be alone for a few minutes. It was so special to look at each other and realize that we are finally husband and wife!”
Diana: I love being married to my best friend! We’re still recovering from the crazy weekend of events, but I’m just happy to know that I always have Matt by my side.
Matt: So far, marriage has felt pretty much the same as it did before. I’m just happier knowing that I get to spend the rest of my life with Diana, and it’s actually official now.
Virginia wedding venues offer a wide range of photo-worthy backdrops. From scenic vineyards and rustic farms, to elegant estates and historic homes, Northern Virginia isn’t lacking when it comes to indoor or outdoor settings. We’ve created a list of some of our favorite Virginia wedding venues just for Gonzalez J. couples, complete with real wedding inspiration!
Wedding Dress | Wtoo Watters, Bliss Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie
Shoes | Nina
Groom & Groomsmen’s Attire | Joseph A Banks
Hair & Makeup | Charlottesville Makeup Artist
Venue | King Family Vineyards
Florist | The Faded Poppy
Dessert | Duck Donuts!
Venue Coordinator | Kelly Bauer
DJ | Party Masters
Catering | L’Etoile
Wedding Planner | Sara Kite
Stationary | Zazzle