Kate & Robert | Inn at Willow Grove Irish Wedding

Kate & Robert | Inn at Willow Grove Irish Wedding

Inn at Willow Grove Irish Wedding

I wish I could hide the 14 day weather forecast from my couples so they don’t obsess and stress in those final days before their wedding.  I know I can’t because I was an outdoor July bride that also obsessed and stressed about the forecast before my wedding.  It wouldn’t be such a big deal if it was right and didn’t change 14 times before the actual day.

Kate and Robert I know were checking the forecast and stressing about their outdoor Inn at Willow Grove wedding.  I was checking it and stressing too, the morning of the wedding it was 90% chance of showers around 5pm.  Yay right in time for the ceremony :(.  As the day went on the rain held off and kept holding off and I kept thanking our lucky stars!  Kate, Robert and their guests enjoyed gorgeous weather for their garden ceremony and butterfly release!  While the rain did eventually come it was kind enough to hold off till dinner and then only lasted 15min.  Why can’t the weathermen predict that, instead of stressing us out just tell us hey it is going to rain but it will be a 15min shower after your outdoor activities are over.  They figured it out in Back to the Future 2 so along with hoverboards becoming mainstream I hold out hope ;)!

Kate and Robert created a garden butterfly theme for their wedding including a release of live butterflies at the end of the ceremony!  There were also these really cool wind-up paper butterflies they gave as favors along with seed papers in the shape of… you guessed it butterflies!  They carried the garden theme over to the reception with one of the yummiest cakes I’ve ever had by decorating it with wildflowers.

I also loved the Celtic touches they had throughout including an emerald Claddagh ring for Kate and an band etched with triquetras for Robert.  They also included a traditional handfasting ceremony which was a first for me!  All in all it was a beautiful day and everything went off as planned, I hope Kate and Robert look back fondly through the years and remember the beautiful day when two families became one.  I wish them a lifetime of happiness and laughter!

To see more of  Kate & Robert’s wedding at The Inn at Willow Grove in Orange, Virginia, check out the slideshow below! (Click here if you don’t see the slideshow below)


The following wedding vendors contributed to Kate & Robert’s wedding:

Ceremony & Reception Venue: The Inn at Willow Grove
Photography: Melissa Arlena Photography
Officiant : Deb Porter I Do’s To Remember
Cake: The Inn at Willow Grove
Catering : The Inn at Willow Grove
Florist: Sugar Magnolias
DJ: Washington Celebrations
Coordinator: Elegantly Chic Events

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