Mary Jean and Josh | The Renaissance Wedding

Mary Jean and Josh celebrated their wedding day during COVID which meant downsizing and moving a few things around. They decided to have their intimate ceremony with their closest loved ones and leave the reception for 2021! This day was still so special as Mary Jean got ready and took pictures at her parent’s house before the ceremony- I love it when the getting ready location is close to the bride’s heart and spent with her family and bridesmaids. After arriving at the venue, the couple did their sweet first look outside on Broad st. where we also took all the portraits. I loved the Richmond vibe for this day, along with a Christmas-themed wedding… it’s cozy, colorful, warm, and happy! The ceremony was absolutely beautiful and even better that they added a mini cake cutting to it instead of having the reception that day. Although it wasn’t the day they had pictured for a while, it was still so perfect.

Congratulations to the lovely Mr. and Mrs.- see you at the reception in a few months! 🙂

VENDORS:

Venue: The Renaissance | Florals: Over The Top Flowers | Makeup and Hair: Richmond Hair Artist and Looks By Lex | Gown: Celebrity Bridal

                    

Kaitlyn and Cameron | The Vineyard Estate at New Kent Winery Wedding

Oh, friends… This October wedding of 2020 was one of my favorites! Kaitlyn and Cameron’s special day at The Vineyard Estate at New Kent Winery was beyond stunning. Every detail of this day was so carefully planned out with personal touches and it all went together so so beautifully. Between the napkins with their sweet doggy’s face engraved on it, the unique and beautiful florals, the detail in the bride’s gown, the colors, and subtle hints of Fall at the reception.. it was perfection. The day ended with that golden sunshine we all LOVE and finished out the night with a banger of a sparkler exit!

Kaitlyn and Cam were surrounded by so many loved ones and created one amazing wedding celebration. It’s obvious that their love for each other just grows stronger each day and allows them to blossom together through everything life brings them. I admire the relationship that they have built since high school and adore the sweet way they hold each other, look at each other, and laugh together. Nothing better than being truly forever in love. Cheers to the Mr. and Mrs. and all the blessings coming their way!

VENDORS

 Venue: Vineyard Estate at New Kent WineryFlorist: Eden’s Floral DesignCake: Bakers Saved by GracePhotography: Remy PhotosBand: East Coast EntertainmentHMU: Nicole LaughlinCatering: Cater 2 EventsGown: Lana Addison BridalBridesmaids: Show me your MumuJewelry: AJaffeMen’s Attire: The Black TuxStationary: Minted
                        

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