We're throwing it back to Courtney and Michael's beautiful garden wedding today because they had one of my all-time favorite September weddings and celebrated their second anniversary earlier this month!  Did you know that the Virginia Zoo has a hidden gem of a garden reception space tucked back on their grounds?  Courtney and Michael were on a budget but knew what their priorities were.  They DIY'd their centerpieces and flowers as well as the lighting (with the help of some family in the days ahead of the wedding) and Michael's mom made their naked cake for them.   But Courtney knew that she wanted to splurge a little bit on a second reception dress that was less formal and better for gettin' down on the dance floor and Michael really wanted an awesome getaway car for their special exit!  If you're a JMU alum (like Courtney) you'll understand the significance of their streamer exit.  Check out their beautiful wedding pictures by Heidi Calma below!

Vendor Guide:
Photography: Heidi Calma Photography
Partial Planning and Design: Events By Jacklyn
Venue & Catering: The Virginia Zoo
Entertainment: DJ Echo
Hair: Nina Bellamy
Makeup: Shannon Holmes
Videography: Jeron Morrow