When you think about a marriage, how will you divide your contributions? Fifty fifty, you might think or at least hope. But what if the reality is that things aren’t split quite so equally. Will you marriage still be a success? Of course it will. Marriage is a partnership and a joining of lives. It’s not about making a deal or keeping score, but making a life. A life that has its ups and downs, ebbs and flows. One that might ask you to give more when another is in need, only to have that act returned in your favor when the tables are turned. That’s what a true relationship is.
Those thoughts were the core of what the officiant spoke to Joy and Matt has be presided over their ceremony. I always love hearing how ceremonies are personalized and what messages of love and hope and faithfulness are imparted to the newlyweds. I particularly liked this thought from Pastor James because it’s so true. Whether your relationship is weeks old or decades old, love is always about making a life together.
Joy and Matt’s ceremony was so heartfelt and meaningful, and it was only outdone by the love they were shown by all their friends and family. It was a gorgeous wedding celebration at Morven Park, and made so elegant by their pink and purple decor. Of course they had to have a bit of fun too, so their “party animal” place cards really set the mood to kick off the night.
So I hope you enjoy some of the highlights from Joy and Matt‘s Morven Park wedding!
Special thanks the team that helped make the day great:
Venue: Morven Park
Ceremony: Leesburg Presbyterian Church
Wedding Planner: Roberts & Co. Events
Caterer: Purple Onion
Florist: Joy & Co. Floral
Band: The Original Moonlighters
Cake: Buttercream Bakeshop
Invitations: Parklife Press
Hair and Makeup Artist: Amazing Occasions
Bride’s Dress: Love Couture Bridal
Photographer: Kelly Ewell Photography
Meet the Photographer: Hey there! I’m Kelly Ewell, a Northern Virginia wedding photographer who specializes in engagement, wedding, and anniversary photography. I live in Leesburg, VA with my husband and rescue pup, Piper. When I’m not at weddings, you can find me at the local wineries or renovating our farm, 48 Fields! I’d love for you to connect with me on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.