2019 WEDDING FAVORITES

We worked with some pretty amazing couples in 2019! Here are a few of our favorite moments…

DAVID & LAUREN

A little sneak peek from David and Lauren’s wedding day at Burlington Plantation! This is such a beautiful property and we had the most amazingly perfect weather… and really, this crew was just so. much. fun. Narrowing down which photos to post here took some serious effort.

 

A giant cheers to the new Mr. and Mrs. Townsend! We absolutely loved spending the day with you guys!

 

CEREMONY/RECEPTION:  Burlington Plantation / Charles City / Richmond / Virginia  |  EVENT  PLANNING:  LK Events & Design / Alexis Milby  |  FLOWERS: Petals and Twigs  |  BRIDE’S MAKEUP:  Cameron Carson  |  BRIDE’S HAIR:  Lou Stevens  |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER/ BOUTIQUE/ ALTERATIONS:  Justin Alexander / The Little White Dress / Elim Tailors and Boutique  |  GROOM’S ATTIRE:  The Black Tux Nordstrom  |  BRIDESMAID DRESSES:  Alfred Sung  |  CATERING:  A Sharper Palate  |  RECEPTION DJ:  Black Tie – Jason Paige |  CAKE:  Williams Bakery  |  TRANSPORTATION: Winn Bus Transportation

 

MARK & AMY

Perfect cloud cover for an outdoor summer Richmond VA wedding, the sweetest golden retriever, a stunning invitation suite created/painted by the the bride’s mother, a personalized ceremony by the groom’s father, dozens of gorgeous floral arrangements, a fireworks show, ice cream truck, and the happiest laid back couple… this Willow Oaks Country Club wedding was full of all my favorite things to photograph 🙂 Congrats Amy and Mark!!!

 

CEREMONY/RECEPTION:  Willow Oaks Country Club, Richmond, Virginia  |  EVENT  COORDINATOR:  CCS Events   |  CINEMATOGRAPHY:  Altamira Film Co. / Ross Gerhold  |  INVITATIONS, PROGRAMS, MENUS:  Nancy Kemp  |  FAVORS:  Barbara Bliley & Nancy Kemp  |  FLOWERS:  M Henry Designs  |  BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP:  Avenue 42 |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER/ BOUTIQUE/ ALTERATIONS:  Paloma Blanca / Urban Set Bride / SEAMS Alterations |  BRIDESMAID DRESSES/ BOUTIQUE:  Amsale / Bella Bridemaids Baltimore CEREMONY MUSIC:  Somerset Duo  |  RECEPTION BAND:  Horizon  |  ARBOR/DECOR RENTALS:  Paisley & Jade & Classic Party Rentals of VA |  DESSERT:  Shindigz (CAKE) & Gelati Celesti (ICE CREAM)  |  FIREWORKS:  Dominion Fireworks  |  TRANSPORTATION:  Richmond Limo

 

DANNY & WHITNEY

An intimate courtyard ceremony at the Bolling Haxall House in Richmond VA and a giant dance party reception to celebrate afterwards! Danny and Whitney, we loved spending the day with you!

 

CEREMONY/RECEPTION:  Bolling Haxall House, Richmond, Virginia  |  EVENT  COORDINATOR:  Stewart Berry Designs   |  BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP:  Lou Stevens Glam Squad |  CEREMONY MUSIC:  Charles Arthur  |  RECEPTION DJ:  Black Tie DJs

 

CAM & ALEX

Loved spending the day with these two at these iconic Richmond venues, The Jefferson Hotel and the University of Richmond Cannon Memorial Chapel… wishing you many many years of happiness together Alex and Cam!

 

CEREMONY:  Cannon Memorial Chapel at the University of Richmond  |  RECEPTION: The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Virginia  |  EVENT PLANNER:  Simply Charmed Events  |  BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP:  Avenue 42 |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER & BOUTIQUE:  Anne Barge / Annalise Bridal  |  FLORIST:  Blooms by the Jefferson |  BAND:  The Dickens

 

2018 WEDDING FAVORITES

We captured lots of unforgettable moments in 2018… big ones, little ones, romantic ones, serious ones, funny ones, and lots of in between moments when no one realized we were watching. It’s basically impossible to narrow it down to a small set of favorites, but below are a few of mine! And if I had to do it over again tomorrow, I might choose completely different images. But today I was focused on the moments… with a few pretty scenes and timeless portraits mixed in there. Which is pretty appropriate since that’s exactly how I’d describe my style of photography 🙂

 

Thank you to all of these awesome couples and their friends/families for trusting us with capturing these memories for them!

 

Charlottesville, Virginia: King Family Vineyards, Early Mountain Vineyards, Veritas Vineyard and Winery, James Monroe’s Highland  /  Richmond, Virginia:  Historic Tredegar Iron Works, Bolling Haxall Hall, Cannon Memorial Chapel, Commonwealth Club, Omni Hotel, Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Jefferson Hotel, Hollyfield Manor  /  Gordonville, Pennsylvania:  Stolzfus Homestead and Gardens

BLAINE & SARAH

Blaine and Sarah’s wedding day was our last wedding of 2018! Technically, their wedding day is September 15th- the day they were originally planning to get married at Tredegar Iron Works. But Hurricane Florence rolled through Richmond that week and forced them to rethink their plans. Instead of asking so many of their out of town guests to travel in the terrible weather, they decided to postpone their celebration and just have a small ceremony that day. But two months later, a change in venue, and lots of replanning by Jennings Whiteway and her amazing team at Belles & Whistles, they finally got to have the celebration they always wanted… below are a few of our favorites from the day!

 

CEREMONY/RECEPTION:  Bolling Haxall House / Historic Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond, Virginia  |  EVENT PLANNING:  Jennings Whiteway, Belles & Whistles |  BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP:  Lauren & Megan  |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER & BOUTIQUE:  Anne Barge from Annalise Bridal  |  FLORIST:  Wiley’s Florist  |  BAND:  Queen City Band |  CAKE:  Westhampton Pastry Shop  |  CATERING:  Champagne Taste Catering  |  SIGNAGE / PROGRAMS / INVITATIONS:  Riot & Revel  |  LIGHTING:  The Lighting Professors  |  RENTALS:  Classic Party Rentals / Paisley & Jade  |  TRANSPORTATION:  James River Transportation

JOSH & HAILEY

When the setting and day are this beautiful, and the Bride & Groom are this genuinely happy, photos like these are easy to come by…

CEREMONY & RECEPTION:  Hollyfield Manor, Richmond, Virginia  |  BRIDE’S MAKEUP:  FBJ Weddings  |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER:  Maggie Sottero  |  BRIDE’S DRESS BOUTIQUE:  Urban Set Bride  |  BRIDE’S DRESS ALTERATIONS:  Pleiades  |  GROOM’S SUIT:  Men’s Warehouse  |  FLORIST:  King William Florist  |  DJ:  Kendall New  |  CAKE:  Lark Baking Co   |  CATERING:  Traditions Fine Catering  |  SIGNAGE, PROGRAMS, GUEST BOOK SIGN, COLORING BOOKS:  DIY by the Bride

Josh and Hailey, we loved spending the day with you guys!!

 

ALEX & BRIELLE

On their 1st Anniversary, a look back on Alex and Brielle’s stunningly beautiful wedding day!

What can I say about this day that Brielle’s Mom, Marie (Owner/Designer at Headpiece.com), hasn’t already expressed in her monthly blog series, other than, it was such an honor to work with all of these amazing people. They really poured their hearts into creating a elegant and timeless celebration, with some of the most unique and creative details that perfectly reflected Brielle and Alex’s personalities. The photos below will give you a little glimpse into their day, but you should definitely head over to Marie’s blog for lots more photos and the story behind the celebration (see links to these below!).

Brielle & Alex, Happy One Year Anniversary! Thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of your day!

 

Headpiece.com :  Going to the Chapel

Headpiece.com :  Not Your Average Wedding Reception

Headpiece.com :  My Designer Heart

 

And don’t forget to check out our post on Brielle’s Bridal Portrait Session at Tuckahoe Plantation for more gorgeous details!

 

CEREMONY:  Cannon Memorial Chapel, University of Richmond  |  RECEPTION:  Historic Mankin Mansion, Richmond, Virginia  |  VIDEOGRAPHY:  Something Blue Films  |  EVENT COORDINATION:  Marylee Marmer Events  |  BRIDE’S VEIL & ACCESSORIES:  Custom made by the talented Marie Hunt (the Bride’s Mother), of Headpiece.com  |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER:  Lea-Ann Belter    |  BRIDE’S DRESS BOUTIQUE:  Something Bleu Bridal  |  BRIDE’S DRESS ALTERATIONS:  Atelier Teresa Cristaldi |  BRIDE’S BRACELET:  Heirloom  |  BRIDE’S EARRINGS:  Ti Adoro  |  BRIDE’S SHOES:  Collaboration by Bella Belle & Headpiece.com  |  BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP:  Avenue 42  |  GROOM’S tux:  Jos. A. Bank  |  BRIDESMAID DRESSES:  Jenny Yoo  |  FLOWER GIRL DRESS:  Isabel Garreton  |  FLORIST:  Gather  | CEREMONY MUSIC:  James River Duo  |  TRANSPORTATION:  Richmond Trolley / Winn   |  DJ:  David Sporn “DJ Dook”   |  CAKE:  Mixing Bowl  |  DONUTS:  Sugar Shack  |  CATERING:  Garnish  |  RECEPTION DECOR: Custom Vinyl Dance Floor Overlay by Bombshell Graphics / Centerpiece Street Signs made by Kathy Barnett / Seating Arrangement Display by TA Culpepper / Laser Cut Cake Topper and Signs by Made Pretty With Paint

BEN & KRISTEN

One year later and I still love reliving this day- Happy Anniversary Kristen and Ben!

 

CEREMONY:  St. Mark’s Episcopal Chuch, Richmond, Virginia  |  RECEPTION:  Branch Museum  |  EVENT PLANNING:  Jennings Whiteway, Belles & Whistles |  BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP:  Rachel Shrader & Kara Waggoner, Elle Style Studio |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER & BOUTIQUE:  Tulle, The Brides Project  |  GROOM’S SUIT:  Custom  |  FLORIST:  Wiley’s Florist  |  DJ:  Bill Gilliam  |  CAKE:  Sweet Fix  |  CATERING:  White House Catering  |  LIGHTING:  The Lighting Professors

 

JESSE & BRIANNA

Virginia is for lovers… lovers of basketball, epic dance parties, and this awesome couple. Jesse and Brianna met while working for the VCU athletic department, and although their jobs have taken them all over the country, they returned to Richmond, where it all began, to get married. I could probably create an entire blog post of just their dance floor, but the rest of the day was too beautiful not to share!

 

Check out The Herrintons’ sneak peek of the day here!

 

CEREMONY/RECEPTION: The Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, Virginia  |  VIDEOGRAPHY:  The Herrintons  |  BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP:  Welsy Mourino & Kara Kight, Elle Style Studio |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER & BOUTIQUE:   Ines Di Santo & The Bridal Finery  |  GROOM’S SUIT:  Michael Kors  |  FLORIST:  Blooms by the Jefferson  |  DJ:  EastCoast Entertainment /Brent King, Cruz Productions  |  CEREMONY MUSIC:  String Quartet of Northern Virginia  |  PHOTOBOOTH:  Richmond Photobooth  |  LIGHTING:  The Lighting Professors