Get Your Neutral Palette Inspiration From This Rustic Rixey Manor Wedding

September 10, 2017 | emy

Dita and Bugra’s classically charming wedding at Rixey Manor featured panoramic views and charming rustic details. The gorgeous wooden door backdrop found at Bride and Joy inspired the rustic theme, contrasted with crystal chandeliers, classic textures and materials like lace and pearls. Champagnes, browns and nudes created a neutral color palette were chosen for a subtle touch to the already beautiful decor. The bride DIY’d all of the flower arrangements with help from her bridesmaids, who wowed in black and ivory Vera Wang. Photographer Alicia Wiley captured the couple and their husky enjoying the sweeping landscape and fields of horses.

The Couple:

Rita and Bugra

The Wedding:

Rixey Manor, Rixeyville, Virginia

The most important thing was that both of us and everyone we care for could take part and be happy on this special day. Everything that happened was feeling both nervous and excited. Seeing everyone coming out one by one from the window during the rehearsal knowing that everything we’ve planned came to this point and all these people were here for me. It helped reduce the nerves on the wedding day. 

We gave out customized playing cards because we both love playing games, so does everyone else. Guests get to keep and use them, when they play it would remind them of us. We also gave out customized mint, guests can use as treat after dinner and save the tin for a personal keepsake.

We weren’t going to do anything special for ceremony until I went to Bride and Joy to shop for decor and found a gorgeous wooden door with a cute little chandelier for our back drop.

We DIY’d all the flower arrangements except bride’s bouquet. I went to a wholesale flower shop with bridesmaids and on the night before the wedding the girls just had fun playing around designing them.

We both love animals and the feeling of nature. Rustic was the style we went with, it went beautifully with the venue.

Processional: Canon in D – Johann Pachelbel
Recessional: …don’t remember we were too excited!
First dance: Gravity – John Mayer

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Alicia Wiley
Venue – Rixey Manor
Catering – Agora DC
Cake – Fluffy Thoughts Cake
DJ – DJ Turk
Invitations – Wedding Paper Diva
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Vera Wang
Groom’s Apparel – Bar III
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Bar III
Rentals – Bride and Joy, Main Street Wedding
Favors – Nice Price Favors


Congratulations to Dita and Bugra on their stunningly happy day and special thanks to photographer Alicia Wiley for sharing these incredible photos with Junebug! For more neutral palette inspiration, check out this metallic and neutral wedding at The Gunter House.

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