Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Wedding | Jess and Kemper

Jess and Kemper met on Bumble, although Jess is pretty certain they had met 3 years prior on Bumble but never met up due to busy schedules! Crazy enough, the two also only lived a few blocks away from each other the entire time and most likely crossed paths unknowingly multiple times. The two moved to a different location in Richmond, walked their two dogs daily to the VMFA. Jess had a favorite bench about halfway between the museum and where they walked. On the day Kemper proposed they were on a walk with the dogs and stopped at the bench. As they got up to make their way back home, Kemper made the dogs sit and he proposed! The surprises weren’t over yet, as Kemper had also made reservations at Jess’ favorite restaurant, Stellas. He clearly knew how to plan an extraordinary proposal! They also had a trip planned to fly to Mexico the following day which Jess had assumed was just a vacation. Little did Jess know, until after the fact, that their trip to Mexico was actually a an engagement celebration- such a fun idea!

Jess and Kemper had a beautiful garden wedding at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. They were able to celebrate their love for each other surrounded by their family and friends. The gardens were in full bloom which made the absolute perfect backdrop for both their ceremony and reception. Their sage green bridesmaid dresses looked absolutely beautiful with the spring florals!! Jess did a first look with her father and Kemper. As you can see by the pictures below, both first looks were very emotional and sweet! Their flower girls were so excited to walk down the aisle before Jess walked down with her dad! It was a gorgeous day with a super fun exit of LED sticks and tambourines. Such a fun night, I just loved this wedding!!

Congratulations Jess and Kemper!!

Vendors:Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens| Florals: Tommy’s Garden| Cake: Kuba Kuba and Publix| DJ: Black Tie Entertainment, Tony Cummings| Photography: Remy Photo| HMU: BrideFace Richmond| Catering: Meriwether Godsey| Gown: Chic Nostalgia| Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie| Shoes: Badgley Mischka| Jewelry: Diamond’s Direct| Men’s Attire: Men’s Warehouse| Transportation: James River| Stationary: Minted| Planner: Colleen Cox| Officiant: David Cleland

Alturia Farm Wedding | Sarah + Allen

Sarah and Allen’s wedding day is finally hitting the blog! COVID-19 cancelled just about everything the same weekend of this wedding on March 14th, but luckily we were still able to make it happen! It was the perfect day, filled with sunshine, laughter, wonderful people, great food, and REALLY good live music! Sarah and Allen were beyond easy to work with and made this day so much fun for us. They had been together for 10 years before saying “I do”, so you know they were just ready to become husband and wife already! Once they said their vows and got their pictures done, they were ready to partyyyyyy and they seriously has the BEST band I have ever heard/seen, which just made the party even more fun. I may or may not have been dancing like a fool in the corner with my second shooter and the awesome Alturia Farm staff members while snapping pictures and it was the best. Allen, the groom, also impressed us all with his hilarious dance moves and kept his bride laughing all night…I will never forget this reception. I love when the bride and groom can finally just let loose and enjoy the celebration with all of their loved ones. Is there anything better!? Thankful to have been a part of this special day- congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Belew!

VENDORS

Photographer: Remy Photos | Second Shooter: Colleen Megan Photography | Venue: Alturia Farms | Florist: KW Florist | Cake and other Desserts: Pearls Cupcakes | DJ/Band: The Gentleman & Their Lady | Hair/Makeup: Beauty By Brittany Stagg | Catering: Homemades By Suzanne | Gown: Urban Set Bride | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Azazie | Shoes: Torrid | Jewelry/Rings: Diamonds Direct | Men’s Attire: Mens Warehouse | Planner: Events with Petals & Lace, Karla Crisp | Officiant: Jeremiah Dillon

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