Refined at Home Outdoor Wedding | Kendall + Nick

by Abby Jiu

A man walks into a bar... a line from Kendall's vows and a detail painted onto a sign and hung above the bar at their reception. While the now wedded pair like to joke that they found love in a hopeless place, there was absolutely nothing hopeless about their meeting and eventually falling in love. Sealed with a rose petal covering a ring in a pocket sized bible, Nick proposed. There, on a hike, they began their wedding planning journey.

Without a second guess, they wed at Kendall's childhood family home in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Lush green trees, black awnings and wrought-iron gates, these two said, "I do" with 240 of their closest friends and family. 

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Simple and refined, the flower girls made their entrance atop an isle edged in eucalyptus, rose and magnolia filled planter boxes. Overlooking a tributary of the Potomac River, dark wood seating created an aisle; while pews in the front row were from a church in Oxford, Mississippi, where the bride's parents were married in 1974.

Centered around a navy, cream and natural wood color palette, magnolia and cotton motifs were added for a touch of handsome Southern charm. It's no wonder why this was a no-brainer decision, according to their feature in Martha Stewart Weddings

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But the party doesn't even begin there! Celebrating their wedded bliss under an ivy draped tent, chandelier like arrangements made of magnolia. Guest entered a reception filled with wicker backed chairs, tables laced in candle light, covered in Buffalo check linens and magnolia & rose filled garlands with touches of cotton.

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Planning + Design Grit & Grace | Videographer East West Production | Florist Amaryllis Floral & Event Design| Stationery Emily Baird Design | Calligraphy Laura Hooper Calligraphy| Music MyDeeJay | Linens La Tavola | Tent Skyline Tent Company | Officiant Rusty Coram | Catering and Cake Windows Catering | Bride's Wedding Gown Madison James + Global Bridal Gallery | Bride's shoes Kenneth Cole | Groom's Suit and menswear Jos. A Bank | Bridesmaid Dresses Azazie | Garland Girls JJ's House | Photo Booth Bash Booths | Transportation Limousines, Inc.