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. 


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


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.


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.