Kim and Brendan’s VMFA wedding was one for the books. Kim dreamed up the most classy, chic, fun, and colorful wedding day with so many amazing vendors! She packed in 3 dress changes, 3 venues, and 1 visit from her fur baby – also named Remy – all before their getaway in an antique Bentley.
In true Richmond fashion, they took the RVA Trolley from their ceremony at Pro-Cathedral of St. Peter to the reception at VMFA. Once inside, guests could get a caricature of themselves or watch as a live painter painted a scene from the church!
These two dated for 12 years before Brendan proposed. Then, they had to reschedule their big day due to COVID. Their faces walking down the aisle showed how long awaited this day had been, and how happy they were that it was finally here! Congratulations, friends!
VENDORS: Ceremony Venue: Pro-Cathedral of St. Peter| Reception Venue: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) | Florist: Tommy’s Garden | Cake/Cupcakes: Pearl’s Bake Shoppe | Cookies: Donna Wellman with That Much Sweeter | Pies: Proper Pie | DJ: Elliott Ness with East Coast Entertainment | Hair: Kia Lee, Healthy Hair Studios| Makeup: CHUSBEAUTY by Christal Knight | Ceremony Gown: Tiffany’s Bridal | Reception Gown: Annalise Bridal, Made with Love | Getaway Gown: Alice + Olivia | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Saks Fifth Avenue | Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes (Ceremony), Badgley Mischka (Reception)| Rings: Carreras Jewelers, Cool Natural Jewelry| Men’s Attire: Peter Blair | Transportation: RVA Trolley/ Richard Bradshaw (Getaway Car) | Invitations: Faye Street Studios – Emily Ripka | Planner: Emily Mathews | Officiant: The Reverend Monsignor Walter Barrett, Jr | Alterations: SEAMS Alterations | Signage: Letterful – Molly Walker| Live Wedding Painting: Sincerely Sarah Studios – Sarah Tisdale | Caricatures: River City Caricatures |
Sara and Vignesh’s big day was one of the most unforgettable weddings of my career! They honored both of their cultures with double the ceremonies and double the fun!
Sara and Vignesh first met at work. They kept it platonic and professional, but when Vignesh broke the news that he was transferring to New York City, Sara was heartbroken. She visited him shortly after his move and had the best weekend of her life. They ate, drank, and packed everything they could into that long weekend. The rest was history – they’d see each other every two weeks, exploring all the cities Vignesh would move to during his two-year work rotation. They eventually settled down together in Richmond, and he proposed on their getaway trip to Asheville, NC!
We celebrated Sara and Vignesh at King Family Vineyards with back-to-back Hindu and Western ceremonies! One of the coolest parts of my job is getting to witness wedding traditions from other cultures. I was so grateful to be part of such a beautiful experience, especially for two incredibly kind, wonderful people like Sara and Vignesh!
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Narayanaswamy! May your future be as full of love and blessings as your wedding day was!
VENDORS: Venue: King Family Vineyards | Florist: Harmony Harvest | Dessert: Cake Bloom & Carpet Donut | DJ: Squared Away Entertainment (Matt Chambers) | Hair/Makeup: Avenue 42 | Gown: The One Bridal Salon | Catering: Bollywood Bistro & Exchange Events | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie| Shoes: Loeffler Randall | Rings: Lindsay Leigh Jewelry | Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Transportation: Albemarle Limousine | Invitations: Kara Ann and Co. | Western Ceremony Officiant: Dave Norris| Hindu Priest: Hindu Center of Virginia (Kannan Iyer) | Planner: Night and Daye Events (Sarah-Daye McDougall) | Favors/Gifts: Virginia Cookie Co.
Sara and Kyle ended my 2019 wedding season with quite the celebration and it definitely did NOT disappoint! I didn’t have the pleasure of getting to know this sweet couple before the wedding like most of my other bride and grooms, but when we finally hugged each other on wedding day it felt like we knew each other forever! Sara found me on social media forever ago and once she started following me, she said she knew she had to have me photograph her wedding- how amazing is that!? I felt so honored and loved, plus it just made me even more excited for their special day!
These two were so incredibly kind, lovable, silly, fun, and over the moon in love with each other. I couldn’t help but smile putting this blog together because the day was overflowing with joy from the moment I arrived until they danced their booties off at the reception. There were so many cool and special aspects to this wedding day which you’ll see throughout the pictures below- from the stunning details and personal touches, to the saber arch exiting their beautiful catholic ceremony, the soft golden hour portraits on the beach plus romantic sunset shots, the surprise bagpipe entrance into the reception, the bride’s brother singing and playing their first dance song, and I could go on and on about how amazing it was, but you’ll just have to see for yourself!
Congratulations to this wonderful couple! I can’t wait to see them again in 2021 for one of these bridesmaid’s getting married next!!! 🙂
VENDORS: Venue: Kingsmill Resort |Florist: Williamsburg Floral | Cake: Kingsmill Resort | Band: Blue Tips Rhythm Revue | Hair/Makeup: Flawless on Site and Blushtones | Gown: Justin Alexander |Dress Topper: BHLDN | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Eliza J | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Rings: Tiffany & Co. | Men’s Attire: Vera Wang | Invitations: Paper Source