Independence Golf Club Wedding | Danielle + Mike

Danielle and Mike’s Independence Golf Club wedding was a wild, wonderful time! From the minute I saw the bridesmaids step off their bus, I knew they were ready to get the party started. And party they did – dancing the night away, riding in golf carts, and popping champagne with their best friends!

These two both went to JMU, but it wasn’t until post-grad that they got to know one another. When Danielle started a new job as an accountant, she immediately recognized Mike (her new BOSS!) from college. After spending too many hours together at work, they started dating and the rest is history. 

I loved that their mid-September Independence Golf Club wedding day was equal parts fancy AND fun. The bridesmaids wore gorgeous light blue gowns and their bouquets had pretty pops of coral. Danielle sported classy Bella Bella bridal pumps for the ceremony, then changed into customized Converse for the reception. Their cake was a traditional white wedding cake, but they did something different for favors: scratch-off for the lucky guests. 

Danielle also gifted each of her bridesmaids a pair of pink Vans sneakers to change into for the reception, so they had no excuse not to be on their feet! Not that they would have wanted an excuse – the dance floor was packed and poppin’ all night with help from Level Up Entertainment.

This was such a fun one, and I’m so glad I got to capture all the action. Thank you, Danielle and Mike! Cheers to the Chelenas!!

Xo, Remy

VENDORS: Venue: Independence Golf Club | Venue: Estate at Independence Golf Club | Florist: One Sweet Day | DJ: Level Up Entertainment | Hair: Transformation Artistry | Makeup: Avenue 42 | Gown: Lovely Brides Exclusive Lovers Society Gown | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Shoes: Bella Belle | Men’s Attire: Indochino | Transportation: TNT Limo & Executive Sedan/ Winn Transportation | Save the Dates: Minted | Invitations: Papeterie Fine Stationery & Gifts

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King Family Vineyards Wedding | Sara + Vignesh

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! 

Xo, Remy

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.

          

    

Wrightsville Manor Wedding | Kris + Taylor

Kris + Taylor’s story has sounded like a fairytale from the very beginning! Taylor’s mom met Kris – the boy who lived downstairs at her new apartment complex- while Taylor was out of town. She talked him up to Taylor and encouraged her to introduce herself, to which Taylor replied “if it’s meant to be, it will be.” And it WAS.

After lots of small talk along their identical running routes, Taylor invited Kris to join her and her parents at an NC State football game. He said yes, and eventually, she would too – when he proposed in front of a castle in Switzerland! 

The stars aligned yet again for their wedding day. All week, the forecast had called for 100% chance of rain the entire day. I woke up the morning of the wedding begging God and Mother Nature to give us a break, and my prayers were answered!! We embraced the rain and winds when we needed to, but the timing was always perfect. We got plenty of gorgeous, rain-free portraits outside, and had plenty of fun inside. The reception was insane.. from the decor and florals executed by the most amazing planner and florist, plus the entertainment from the wedding party and the band, to rainy nighttime portraits and still going for the sparkler exit in the rain… all I can say is, it was an unforgettable night!

Congratulations sweet friends! Thank you for allowing me

Xo, Remy

VENDORS: Venue: Wrightsville Manor | Florist: Designs by Dillon | Band: BOUNCE! | Hair/Makeup: Beauty Crew Mobile | Wedding Gown: Sareh Nouri | Reception Dress: Retrofete | Catering: Spoonfed Kitchen | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Amsale| Rings: Diamonds Direct | Men’s Attire: Jos A. Bank | Invitations: Minted | Officiant: Vanessa Ervin | Videography: Light Cannon Films | Planner: Alex Noble – A. Noble Events and Design

        

 

Williamsburg Wedding | Emily + Brian

Emily and Brian (aka Brantley) grew up in the same hometown without ever knowing one another; their moms even worked together! It wasn’t until Emily went to meet Brian’s friend that she was introduced to him. Brian later invited her to a party where they really connected, he called out of work the next day so they could spend it together, and from that point on they were inseparable!

Two years into dating, Emily’s mom requested a family trip to Anna Maria Island, Florida. She had vacationed there as a kid and wanted to go back one more time. Brian knew he wanted to propose on the vacation, so he asked Emily’s dad for his blessing three months in advance and then got down on one knee at the perfect moment while on their trip. How cute!! I love the sentiment behind the location and the romantic setting. 

Emily and Brian’s Williamsburg wedding was full of surprises. From storms that rolled in right after their ceremony (amazing timing), to being forced to chug Smirnoff ices during speeches, they took it all like champs and laughed the whole way through!! When the rain lightened up just before dark, we escaped for portraits down by the water. We were blessed with the most epic sunset, and I’d like to think Emily’s mama in heaven had something to do with it 🙂

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Brantley! It was such a joy to be a part of your day!

Xo, Remy

VENDORS: Venue: Amblers House on the James | Planner: Wedding Co of Williamsburg | Florist: Flower Cupboard | Dessert: Cindy’s Cakery; Carrot Tree Kitchens | DJ: Astro Entertainment | Hair/Makeup: Brittney Tawney/ Nikki Phillips | Gown: Truly Yours Bridal | Catering: The Catering Company| Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Birdy Grey | Jewelry/Rings: Olive and Piper | Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Invitations: Minted; Cardinal and Straw | Videography: Reagan Studios (Keith Reagan) | Officiant: Phil Murdock | Rentals: Big Top Entertainment | Favors/Gifts: Sip Hip Hooray

          

Celebrations at the Reservoir Wedding | Katie + James

This was such a special day for me as I got to witness some old friends from high school commit to forever together!! Katie and James have known each other since freshman year. In 2019 after nine years together, James finally popped the question by planning an oceanfront surprise with all their closest friends and pizza- is there anything better?

Their wedding took place at Celebrations, nestled underneath vibrant fall leaves with the sparkling water of the reservoir behind them. Their very large bridal party created such a fun party atmosphere from beginning to end. The night was filled with energy, poolside dancing, romantic moments, and the best exit! I am so thrilled for these two and honored they chose me to capture this day.

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Taylor! Love you guys!! 

Xo, Remy

VENDORS: Venue: Celebrations at the Reservoir | Florist: Flowers Make Scents| Dessert: Copy Cat Cakes | DJ: Black Tie Entertainment | Hair/Makeup: Shequllia Brooks/ Plush Makeup | Gown: Tiffany’s Bridal | Catering: Celebrations at the Reservoir | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Revelry| Shoes: David’s Bridal | Rings: Olive and Piper | Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Invitations: Shutterfly | Officiant: Joe Dozier | Planner: Christina Duty

           

The Estate at Independence Wedding | Corinne + Logan

Corinne and Logan met in the summer of 2005. When the school year started, Logan asked Corinne to the homecoming dance on September 24th. They dated on and off throughout high school before deciding to go their separate ways. But they stayed in touch over the years, never losing the love and support they had for each other. 

Fast forward to 2015: Corinne graduated from Virginia Tech and moved back home to Richmond. She invited Logan to come see her first “big girl” apartment in the city. He agreed, and visited her 10 years to the date they went to homecoming – September 24th, 2015. The chemistry was as strong as when they first fell in love and the rest was history 🙂

These two finally married and it was the most perfect day!! That dusty rose and pops of color they chose really popped against the pristine green golf course at Independence Golf Club and I LOVE the final images. They had a beautiful sunny day for their ceremony, followed by a fun-filled evening of donuts and dancing.

Congratulations, Corinne & Logan! Cheers to your future!

Xo, Remy

VENDORS: Venue: The Estate at Independence | Florist: Cultivate Event Co | Dessert: Duck Donuts | Band: BowTied Weddings | Hair/Makeup: BRIDEface | Gown: Wtoo by Watters | Catering: The Estate at Independence | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Azazie| Shoes: Amazon | Rings: Brilliant Earth | Men’s Attire: Indochino | Transportation: Winn Transportation | Invitations: Minted | Officiant: Rev. Andrea Skeens | Reception Uplighting: The Lighting and Sound Company | Neon Sign: Howdy Dudey Neon

The Estate at Independence Virginia Wedding
The Estate at Independence Virginia Wedding