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 |