Last year I had the pleasure to work with Lauren and Neal for their beautiful Fall wedding at Woodend Sanctuary. It was truly an honor to have been able to work so closely with Lauren and Neal as their wedding planner. These two are sweet, smart and a perfect match for one another. Their wedding included lovely seasonal blooms in shades of purple and white, and a wonderful team of vendors, including  photographer Victoria Ruan Photography who captured all of the details. Their wedding was featured United With Love, earlier this week see part 1 and part 2.

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Lauren and her bridesmaids started their day getting ready with make-up artist Mimi Tran and hair stylist Jewel Hair Design.

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Meanwhile, Neal and groomsmen were getting ready together in a nearby suite.  Victoria Ruan Photography, Bright Occasions Real Wedding

Prior to the ceremony, Lauren and Neal chose to do a “first look” photo and then take all wedding party and family portraits on the beautiful grounds at Woodend. Love this sweet moment captured by Victoria Ruan.
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Prior to the ceremony, Lauren and Neal signed a Ketubah with family and wedding party members as witness. Their beautiful ceremony took place in the grove and blended both Lauren’s Christian background with Neal’s Jewish upbringing.

Victoria Ruan Photography, Bright Occasions Real Wedding

Victoria Ruan Photography, Bright Occasions Real Wedding

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Victoria Ruan Photography, Bright Occasions Real Wedding

Victoria Ruan Photography, Bright Occasions Real Wedding

Victoria Ruan, did such a great job capturing the day. After the ceremony, guests enjoyed a sunset cocktail hour in the front of the house, followed by the reception with Design Cuisine. Part 2 photos will be posted later this week.

The wonderful vendor team included:

Venue: Woodend Sanctuary

Wedding Planner: Bright Occasions

Caterer (dessert and wedding cake): Design Cuisine 

Photography: Victoria Ruan

Floral Design: Growing Wild Floral

Officiant: Joan Nelson Phillips

Rentals: DC Rental

Ceremony and Cocktail Music: Live Music, Music by Anthem

Reception Music: DJ David Orlando

Hair Stylist: Jewel Hair Design

Make Up Artist: Make-up by Mimi Tran

Wedding Dress & Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal

Invitations: Ruff House Art 

Questions email me at –  thebrightoccasions@gmail.com – www.brightoccasions.com