Eco-Friendly Rust Manor House Wedding | Leesburg, VA | Megan and Ryan (and Mina)

Wedding couple with their dog at Rust Manor House | Dog-friendly wedding venue in Northern Virginia

This rainy day Rust Manor House wedding was absolutely perfect. With a beautiful happy couple, lots of eco-friendly details, and the sweetest Dog of Honor, you can’t go wrong! I knew Megan and Ryan weren’t going to be fazed by a little bit of rain on their wedding day. When we went hiking in Shenandoah for their engagement session, it rained on us then too - but they were total troopers on both days!

Just minutes before their ceremony was scheduled to begin, it was absolutely pouring. We actually were all set up to do the ceremony on Rust Manor House’s covered porch! But Megan was determined to get married in the courtyard, so everyone grabbed umbrellas and made the walk down to the giant tree. Mother Nature was definitely looking out for these two, because the rain suddenly lightened up and the tree canopy provided enough cover that umbrellas weren’t even needed anymore!

Since Ryan and Megan both love the outdoors, it was important to them to make their wedding as sustainable as possible. Their rings are from a sustainable jeweler (Brilliant Earth) featuring conflict-free diamonds, recycled gold, and a beautiful leaf design on Megan’s engagement ring. All of the centerpieces and place cards/favors were living plants, so that guests could take them home afterward. The centerpieces also featured wood slabs taken from an oak tree that fell on Megan and Ryan’s house earlier this year! (Talk about making the best of a bad situation!) And Megan’s gorgeous bridal bouquet was actually made of sola wood flowers – created out of shavings from tree bark!

These two are also big Star Wars fans, so they found little ways to incorporate that into their wedding day. You’ve got to check out their Star Wars cake topper (which features their dog Mina too!) and they had fun light sabers and storm trooper masks for their photo booth.  Their love for all things Star Wars (and Marvel) came up a lot during the toasts too! It’s so special when couples personalize all the aspects of their wedding day, and Megan and Ryan definitely did an amazing job of that.

Thank you Ryan and Megan for letting me be a part of your big day!

Wood sola flower bouquet and wedding invitations
Conflict-free diamond wedding rings from Brilliant Earth
Bride having her hair done on her wedding day
Bride and her dog getting ready for the wedding day
Dog of Honor waiting for the wedding ceremony to start
Bridesmaids laughing while they get ready
Hair and makeup being done in the bridal suite at Rust Manor House
Zipping up the wedding dress
Bridal portrait in the bridal suite at Rust Manor House in Leesburg, VA
Detail shot of bride’s bracelets
Dog sleeping on the bridal suite rug while bride gets ready at Rust Manor House
Lace details on bride’s wedding dress
Everyone working together to get the bride ready
Bride walking down the staircase at Rust Manor House | Leesburg Wedding Photographer
Dog following bride down the stairs
Groom waiting for the bride with his umbrella | Rainy wedding day in Leesburg, Virginia
Bride walking to the groom for their First Look at Rust Manor House
First Look in the rain with umbrellas
Rainy wedding day First Look at Rust Manor House
Bride and groom standing in the rain with umbrellas
Rainy wedding day kiss under umbrellas
Wedding dog at dog-friendly venue in Leesburg, Virginia
Happy couple in front of their wedding venue | Rust Manor House wedding photos
Wedding kiss in the rain
Walking their dog on their wedding day
Wedding dog with bride and groom’s feet
Bride giving the groom a kiss on the cheek
Groom giving bride a kiss | Leesburg wedding photography
Wedding couple walking in front of the flowering trees
Teal and white wedding bouquet made of eco-friendly sola wood flowers
Bride and her dog | Wedding dog photography
Dog of Honor on the wedding day
Bride and groom with their dog in the Rust Manor House garden
Bride and her dad walking down the aisle with her dog at Rust Manor House in Leesburg
Groom watching his bride walk down the aisle during their outdoor ceremony
Wedding guests tearing up during the ceremony
Eco-friendly green wedding under the tree at Rust Manor House in Leesburg, Virginia
Intimate wedding ceremony in Leesburg, VA
Wedding ceremony site in the garden courtyard of Rust Manor House
Bride and groom holding hands during the ceremony
Candid photo of bride laughing during the ceremony | Candid Northern Virginia Photographer
Wedding dog watching the ceremony
Rust Manor House wedding ceremony in the courtyard
First kiss as husband and wife
Husband and wife walking toward Rust Manor House after the ceremony
Signing the marriage license
Green wedding in Leesburg, Virginia
Happy couple surrounded by greenery on their eco-friendly wedding day
Bride and groom kiss on the magnolia garden deck at Rust Manor House
Newly married couple with the wedding dog at Rust Manor House
Romantic moment between the bride and groom
Wedding couple and their dog on the magnolia garden deck at Rust Manor House
Rust Manor House porch set up for cocktail hour
Succulents as sustainable wedding favors and decorations
Candid photo of bride during cocktail hour
Reception tent at Rust Manor House decorated for eco-friendly wedding
Mr. Right and Mrs. Always right chair signs for bride and groom
Teal wedding decor in reception tent at Rust Manor House
Star Wars cake topper
Wedding guests playing with Star Wars masks and light sabers in the photo booth
Date night idea jar for wedding guestbook
Bride and groom thanking their wedding guests
Wedding guests talking and laughing during the reception
Candid shot of bride chatting with wedding guests during reception in the Rust Manor House tent
Husband and wife laughing during the toasts
Wedding guests laughing during the toasts
Candid laughter from the bride and groom during their Rust Manor House wedding reception
Wedding cake with Star Wars cake topper from Fluffy Thoughts Cakes
Bride and groom kiss after the cake cutting | Rust Manor House wedding photos