Susan & Cam’s Capital Lawn Wedding

by Meg Keene, CEO & Editor-In-Chief

You must, must go check out this amazing wedding on The Little White Book. I hesitate to call it a budget wedding, because that would strip away some of it’s magical essence. This is the kind of wedding you read about happening 40 years ago, and you sigh, and think “Why can’t that happen now?”
The bride wore her mother’s veil.
Susan planned the wedding in less then a month. She says it’s because she’s lazy, I say it’s because she’s brilliant! This is what she told me about her planning process: “All I knew was that I love both colonial-era style (I have a famous crush on the founding fathers en masse) and the early 1960s. And that I wanted to save all my money for our honeymoon.” See? With the awesomeness?
The couple got married in a small ceremony on the capital lawn in Richmond, Virgina… which is free, all you need is a permit.
They took pictures on a walk about town – that were Isweartogod based on old movie stills.
See, this the the way to toss the bouquet – silly style to your best friend.
The evening ended with a family dinner at a formal restaurant.
And by popular demand, they had a big party with all their friends to celebrate a week before the wedding. (Don’t you just want to hug them?)

And while you are there, you must check out The Little White Book. This is her maid of honor’s wedding, so you know she’s good people!

Meg Keene

Meg is the Founder and EIC of APW. She has written two best selling wedding books: A Practical Wedding and A Practical Wedding Planner. Meg has her BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. She lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two children. For more than you ever wanted to know about Meg, you can visit #NASTY

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  • I LOVE IT!! So classic, lovely and meaningful! Meg- Have you seen this: I just found this blog yesterday, such heart. I LOVE watching people keep it real!! You are a daily read, I love this community and the movement being built around chez practical!!

  • Oh, I love it. Know your priorities and stick to them, right?

  • Wow, I adore this wedding. That’s why I love this blog, because it reaffirms my desire to have a small, thrifty wedding, by constantly showing photos from beautiful events.

  • Ha, thanks guys. I’m going to send this to my mom. She spent a lot of time saying things like “You really should think about X and Y” and I’d spend a lot of time responding with “Moooo-ooommm, leave me alOONNE. I don’t feel like dealing with it!!” And see, mom, it all came together!

  • What a cool wedding – the bride is super cute in the vintage hat/veil!! She totally looks like she popped out of the ’60’s!!

    You rock! Hope you have a nice weekend. Try to to hurt yourself with the big fake plastic ring! You know, you could put an eye out with that thing!! ;-)
    Just teasing!

  • Just read all your archives and yay yay yay- love this blog!

  • Realmarce

    Such a beautiful wedding!!