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With the setting decided, other details fell into place thanks to the couple’s innate sense of style. Laura, for instance, knew she wanted to wear dark oxblood-colored lipstick, and used that as inspiration for flowers. Stephen saw a photo of Ryan Gosling in a navy blue suit, which helped him decide what to wear. Laura’s boho dress guided the direction of the wedding’s décor, as in the plant-dyed silk ribbon that draped everywhere from the two-person swing to the front steps. In all, Laura says they couldn’t have asked for a day that was more perfectly “them.” And, just in case you were wondering, yes, the wedding included DQ blizzards. “We had my aunt and grandma make 150 blizzards and drive them from Winchester to the wedding and surprised my Dad with them during the reception,” Laura says. A coworker of Stephen’s (and a friend of Laura’s) helped get them together, urging Stephen to ask Laura on a date. Because they’d both recently gotten out of relationships, they were reluctant to pursue anything new (Laura even made him wait for three hours on their first date!). “However, once we started talking, I knew why [our friend] had introduced us,” Laura says. “It was a perfect match.” The couple opted for food stations—a barbecue table, a lighter table with salmon and Mediterranean fare and a Virginia cheese board and antipasti table—rather than plated entrées, to give guests some variety and encourage mingling. For guests who might be fading after a long day of revelry, Laura and Stephen hired a coffee cart to perk up the party after dinner and cake.
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