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.
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!
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