We did SO much laughing during Katherine and Taylor’s engagement session at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture! In just thirty minutes we got enough images for a full gallery of giggles and sweet, romantic moments.
The history museum, located in the heart of Richmond’s Museum District, was a beautiful backdrop for their engagement photos. I love the clean and neutral color of the building, the classic columns and architectural details, and of course the blooming hydrangeas!
Katharine wore a perfectly bridal, trendy, white mini dress, and Taylor opted for a blue button-up that really made their light eyes pop. I managed to find both pink and purple blossoms around the property for some very on-brand Remy Photos ring shots of Katharine’s new favorite piece of jewelry! And right at the end of the shoot, we lucked out with a stream of gorgeous golden light.
The best memories and the warmest smiles are captured when the couple just has FUN and treats their engagement session like a date night… where I’m the third wheel. It was truly a joy being that third wheel for the night with these two! Congratulations, cuties!
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!!
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
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.
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
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