Beautiful Bridesmaids From Warner Hall’s Southern Plantation Weddings

“Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get – only with what you are expecting to give – which is everything.”

That’s what Katherine Hepburn said at a wedding where she served as a maid of honor. There’s no doubt about it, for a bride, the women who stand by her side are an integral part of her day.

Over the years, at Warner Hall, we’ve seen hundreds – if not thousands at this point – sisters, childhood friends, college suite mates. We’ve heard heartfelt toasts and even more laughs as the ladies spend the wedding day getting ready together in the Washington Suite and dancing the night away beneath the Virginia sky.

Ever wonder how the bridesmaid tradition started to begin with?

“While they’re invaluable for moral support, throwing awesome bachelorette parties, and helping you get in and out of your dress, bridesmaids used to have a far more serious role in the wedding: protecting the bride from evil spirits,” according to some interesting bridal history here on Brides.com. “Bridesmaids were originally directed to dress just like the bride, and this was intended to confuse evil spirits or those who wished to harm the bride.”

Here, through the images of esteemed photographers who have captured weddings here over the years, we celebrate the many bridesmaids who have stood on our Virginia plantation and by the side of their best girlfriends…to ward off evil spirits!

Photo from the Warner Hall collection!

Photo from the Warner Hall collection!

Photo courtesy of Sara Harris Photography. http://saraharrisphotography.com/

Photo courtesy of Sara Harris Photography.
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Photo courtesy of Kristi McKeag Photography. http://kristimckeagphotography.com/

Photo courtesy of Kristi McKeag Photography.
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Photo courtesy of David Schwartz Photography. http://www.davidschwartzphotography.com/

Photo courtesy of David Schwartz Photography.
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Photo courtesy of Will King Photography. http://www.willkingphotography.com/

Photo courtesy of Will King Photography.
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Photo from the Warner Hall collection!

Photo from the Warner Hall collection!

Photo courtesy of Will King Photography. http://www.willkingphotography.com/

Photo courtesy of Will King Photography.
http://www.willkingphotography.com/

Photo from the Warner Hall collection!

Photo from the Warner Hall collection!

Photo courtesy of Sara Harris Photography. http://saraharrisphotography.com/

Photo courtesy of Sara Harris Photography.
http://saraharrisphotography.com/

Photo courtesy of Catie's Photography. http://www.catiesphotography.com/

Photo courtesy of Catie’s Photography.
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Photo courtesy of Michael and Carina Photography. http://www.michaelandcarinaphotography.com/

Photo courtesy of Michael and Carina Photography.
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Photo courtesy of Heather Hughes Photography. http://www.heatherhughesphotography.com/

Photo courtesy of Heather Hughes Photography.
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Photo courtesy of David Schwartz Photography. http://www.davidschwartzphotography.com/

Photo courtesy of David Schwartz Photography.
http://www.davidschwartzphotography.com/

Photo from the Warner Hall collection!

Photo from the Warner Hall collection!

 

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