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

Westwood Country Club Wedding | Amanda and Dustin

Amanda and Dustin’s wedding took place at the Westwoood Country Club last August. Amanda and Dustin met through the dating app and on their first date they went to see  Thor at the movie theater together. Less than a week later, they  followed up that date with dinner. This was the date that the starts truly aligned for them! From that day forward, they were inseparable and spent nearly every day together. Down the road, Dustin planned the best birthday party surprise on his birthday! After a day of bowling with friends and family, Amanda’s friends diverted her to the bathroom to distract her from what Dustin was planning. Meanwhile, their friends and family set up the engagement in order to get an amazing photo op for the moment Amanda said “yes!”

Amanda and Dustin planned a beautiful wedding with the most gorgeous blues! They had an intimate (COVID) wedding with family and friends and this stunning venue was perfect for it. I adore this sweet couple and love that I could celebrate this special day with them. Congratulations Amanda and Dustin!  

Vendors: Venue: Westwood Country Club| Florist: Kimberly and Danielle Cornish| Cake: Lovele Sweets| DJ: Russell Neuman| Makeup Artist: Felicia Lynne| Hair Stylist: Amanda Moran| Catering: Westwood Country Club| Gown: BHLDN by Anthropologie| Jewelry: Boone & Sons| Men’s Attire: Indochino| Stationary: Minted| Videography: Corey A. Gray| Planner: Events ‘N Weddings by Selma Cuadros| Officiant: Grace Lunn


 

Kingsmill Resort Winter Wedding | Sara + Kyle

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

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