Laid Back Weekend Wedding: Rebecca & Bentley

Ave Nocturna Photography

October 11, 2013


Rebecca and Bentley’s low key and relaxed wedding was held at Celebrations in Moseley, Virginia. They had a full weekend of festivities, starting with a picnic on Saturday, a brunch together on the Sunday morning and the wedding ceremony and main reception on the Sunday afternoon.


“We wanted a wedding that was laid back, light and airy, so we tried to reflect that in the decorations, music and food”, explained the bride. “It also happened to fall on Bastille Day, so we had a sort of French theme as well. We loved the whole vibe of our day. Everyone had such a good time and still talks about how much fun they had. We have friends and family who are still telling us it’s the best wedding they went to, and that’s because we wanted to make sure our guests really had an awesome time. We made a whole weekend out of it so by the time of the wedding, people who had never previously met were hanging out, dancing, and having a great time!”


The bride made her own dress and they DIYed the majority of the décor. “We were really not concerned at all about what we were supposed to do for our wedding”, she continued. “We just wanted everything to have a unique vibe to reflect our personalities, and for everyone to enjoy themselves.”


“We spent a lot of time adding unique and personal touches with the table decorations, favors and invitations. For inspiration, I spent a lot of time looking at inspiration blogs and DIY tutorials, but always adopted them to make them my own. We plashed out on the venue but saved money on our clothes. I made my dress from scratch, and I used some of my mom’s dress in the creation of it. Bentley wore my grandfather’s tails, which looked like they had been tailored just for him!”