Briar Patch Wedding on Leap Day | Middleburg, VA

WEDDING

A wedding at Briar Patch B & B in Middleburg, VA is the perfect escape away from the hustle and bustle of the city.  This year, Leap Day landed on a Saturday and Alison & Chris jumped right in to planning their dream day.  When I first heard they were planning a leap day wedding, I asked if they would only celebrate their wedding anniversary every four years.  They instead replied that they intended to celebrate for two days (28 February AND 1 March) on non-leap years, thus doubling the wedding anniversary fun!

Green Wedding Details for a Leap Day Wedding at Briar Patch B & B in Middleburg, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography

Leap Day Wedding Details in Green and Purple

Leap Day Themed Wedding:

Although initially cautious about making too many frog themed parts to their wedding, Alison & Chris both enjoyed the idea of embracing the theme of leaping frogs tastefully throughout their day.  And they nailed it!

Green Wedding Details for a Leap Day Wedding at Briar Patch B & B in Middleburg, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography

Frog Stamps for Leap Day Wedding Invitations

Wedding invitations were sent using frog stamps from the US Postal Service.

And the ring bearer’s pillow was adorned with a gorgeous rhinestone encrusted frog.

Green Wedding Details for a Leap Day Wedding at Briar Patch B & B in Middleburg, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography

Ring Detail with Frog for Leap Day Wedding

Wedding Day Details!

The colors Alison & Chris chose for their wedding were purple & green.  Alison loved succulents and their wedding florist absolutely brought this look together for their in her bridal bouquet.

DIY Bridal Chuck Taylors, Wedding Shoes at Briar Patch B & B in Middleburg, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography

DIY Wedding Chucks with succulent Bridal Bouquet in Purple & Green

Wedding Day CHUCKS:

No Wedding Look is complete without the perfect pair of shoes.  Alison is a HUGE fan of chucks and knew she wanted to wear a pair down the aisle.  She took on a super fun DIY project for her shoes and bedazzled them with rhinestones & pearls.  Can you imagine how comfortable she must have been dancing all night in a pair of chucks?

DIY Bridal Chuck Taylors, Wedding Shoes at Briar Patch B & B in Middleburg, VA by Erin Tetterton Photography

Bedazzled Wedding Chucks

Wedding at Briar Patch B & B in Middleburg, VA

Wedding Make-Up by Sarah Khan Aristry

The Wedding Dress:

Alison chose a classic tailored wedding dress with plunging neck and low back.  As I often find, although we look for “the perfect place for the dress,” I often still most love the image where is landed most authentically.  For couples getting ready for their Briar Patch Wedding, they have the option to get dressed in this tiny charming cottage.  I love the exposed beams and rustic floors.

Wedding at Briar Patch B & B in Middleburg, VA

Wedding Dress Hanging in Cottage at Briar Patch B&B

Wedding at Briar Patch B & B in Middleburg, VA

Bride with Dress at Briar Patch Wedding in Middleburg, VA

Wedding at Briar Patch B & B in Middleburg, VA
Wedding at Briar Patch B & B in Middleburg, VA
Wedding at Briar Patch B & B in Middleburg, VA
Wedding at Briar Patch B & B in Middleburg, VA
Wedding at Briar Patch B & B in Middleburg, VA

Another view of the super fun wedding chucks!

DIY Chuck Taylors for Wedding Day
DIY Chuck Taylors for Wedding Day
Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch B&B

Chris & Alison weren’t the only ones that got dressed up on their wedding day.  Their pups did too.  This little lady took a quick peak in the mirror to see how she looked.

Wedding Venues in Virginia that allow dogs

Dog included in wedding at Briar Patch B&B

Wedding Venues in Virginia that allow dogs

Chris got ready for this Briar Patch Wedding in Middleburg in the main house.  The main house is full of light and lots of incredible nooks & angles for photography.

Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA
Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA
Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA
Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA

Would a Leap Day Wedding be complete without Frog socks for the groom?  I don’t think so!

Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA

Frog Socks on Groom for Leap Day Wedding

Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VABriar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA

First Look at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Wedding:

Leap Day this year was cool & blustery and although we had hoped for an outdoor first look, it seems the weather had other plans.  Chris and Alison instead chose to have their first look in the ceremony location just across from the cottage.  And it was perfect!

Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA

First Look at Briar Patch B&B Wedding

Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA

Wedding Day First Look

Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA

Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA

These two are pretty much completely smitten with each other….and it shows.  Fun Story about the couple: Alison is the one who asked Chris to marry her!  He said “yes!”

Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA
Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA

We chose to do some of the wedding day portraits inside, due to the weather.  February weddings often call for indoor portraits.  Briar Patch is an excellent location for indoor wedding portraits.

Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA

Bridal Portraits at Briar Patch B&B

Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA
Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA

The Wedding Party is often what makes the wedding the most fun!  This ring bearer and flower girl were so cute!  ….and by choosing a small wedding party, Chris & Alison were really able to spend more time with everyone at their wedding rather than just a few people.

Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA
Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA
Briar Patch Wedding, Middleburg, VA

We popped back into the cottage for a few more photos with their pups.  Dogs are often family too!…and if yours are, then absolutely chat with me about ways to incorporate them into your wedding day.

Virginia Wedding Venues that allow dogs
Virginia Wedding Venues that allow dogs
Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch by Erin Tetterton Photography

Wedding Ceremonies at Briar Patch are held in the building across from the main house.  The area is charming and classic with a chandelier hanging from the ceiling and the coziness of the fireplace behind.

Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch by Erin Tetterton Photography

Ceremony Decor at Briar Patch B&B

Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch by Erin Tetterton Photography
Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch by Erin Tetterton Photography

Chris’s parents have been married for more than 30 years.  It’s such an incredible legacy and it was so sweet to see them still holding hands during the ceremony.

Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch by Erin Tetterton Photography
Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch by Erin Tetterton Photography
Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch by Erin Tetterton Photography
Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch by Erin Tetterton Photography
Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch by Erin Tetterton Photography
Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch by Erin Tetterton Photography
Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch by Erin Tetterton Photography
Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch by Erin Tetterton Photography
Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch by Erin Tetterton Photography

Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch by Erin Tetterton Photography

Wedding Reception at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast:

The Leap Day theme continued into the place cards with frogs across the top of each card.

Leap Day Wedding Details

Alison’s step-mother created these unique and delightfully whimsical centerpieces for each table.  Every single one was different and their own tiny world.

Leap Day Wedding Details

The Wedding Favors for this Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Wedding in Middleburg, VA were tiny potted succulents with pots hand decorated by the bride.

Leap Day Wedding Details

The Wedding Cake was decorated to match the bride’s wedding bouquet and featured gum paste succulents, and anemones. It also featured the couples entire menagerie peaking from beneath a layer of fondant and included caricatures of the couple’s two dogs and three kitties.

Leap Day Wedding Details
Leap Day Wedding Details

Desserts also included Leap Day themed sugar cookies!

Leap Day Wedding Details

Wedding Photography at Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast:

Despite the cool & blustery weather, we still popped out for some

Leap Day Wedding at Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast in Middleburg, VA. Wedding Photography by Erin Tetterton Photography

Leap Day Wedding at Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast in Middleburg, VA. Wedding Photography by Erin Tetterton Photography

Middleburg Wedding Venue, Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast

Middleburg Wedding Venue, Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast

Groom Portraits during golden hour at Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Wedding in Middleburg, VA

Groom Portraits during golden hour at Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Wedding in Middleburg, VA

Succulent Wedding Bouquet at Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Wedding

Succulent Wedding Bouquet at Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast Wedding

Black and white wedding photography in Virginia at Middleburg Wedding Venue, Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast

Black and white wedding photography in Virginia at Middleburg Wedding Venue, Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast

Golden Hour Wedding Portraits at Middleburg Wedding Venue

Golden Hour Wedding Portraits at Middleburg Wedding Venue

Golden Hour Wedding Portraits at Middleburg Wedding Venue

Golden Hour Wedding Portraits at Middleburg Wedding Venue

Winter Wedding in Middleburg, VA

Winter Wedding in Middleburg, VA

Wedding Reception at Briar Patch B and B:

The reception space at Briar Patch is generous and comfortably fit Alison & Chris’s wedding.  In addition to their indoor space, they also have a beautiful outdoor area that would be a dream for a spring or summer wedding.

Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch

What to get your wedding guests actually interested in the bouquet & garter toss?  Alison & Chris re-imaged their own bouquet & garter toss and it was a hit.  Instead of promising a future wedding of your own, they offered super fun booze-y prizes.

Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch
Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch
Middleburg Wedding at Briar Patch

The Wedding Team that brought this Leap Day Wedding at Briar Patch B&B together:

Wedding Venue: Briar Patch B&B Middleburg, VA
Wedding Planner: K Bella Events
Wedding Photography: Erin Tetterton Photography
HMUA: Sarah Khan Artistry
Officiant: Rev. Diane M. Hirsch
Florist: Twinbrook Floral Design
Catering: Helga’s Caterers
DJ: Freddie B.
Cake: Cake’s by Linda

For more winter wedding inspiration, check out this Holiday wedding in Chevy Chase.

Erin Tetterton Photography is a fine art wedding photographer providing wedding photography with a classic taste and a hybrid of fine art and photo-journalistic styles.  Erin loves working with each couple to help them remember each and every unique and special moment of their wedding day.  For more information on wedding photography coverage in Middleburg, VA or the greater Washington DC area, get in touch with Erin Tetterton today.

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