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

 

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

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

 

BILL & ASHLEY

Bill and Ashley’s wedding day was spent at the beautiful Stolzfus Homestead and Gardens, a historic barn venue close to their hometown, surrounded by family, friends,  and even a double rainbow. So grateful that these two invited us to Pennsylvania to capture the day! A few sneak peeks below…

 

CEREMONY/RECEPTION: Stolzfus Homestead & Gardens, Gordonville, Pennsylvania  |  BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP:  Underground Artistry |  BRIDE’S DRESS:  David’s Bridal & Jenny Yoo  |  BRIDE’S SHOES:  Sam Edelman  |  BRIDE’S JEWELRY:  BHLDN  |  GROOM’S SUIT:  Jos A Bank  |  FLORIST:  Petals & Pearls  |  CEREMONY & COCKTAIL HOUR MUSIC:  Sean & Glenn Sutor  |  RECEPTION DJ:  Portable Soundz  |  CATERING:  Hess Catering  |  CAKE:  Bakers of Buffington 

TOM & HEIDI

From Heidi’s gorgeous custom made marigold dress, to the appearance of the one and only Gelati Celesti ice cream truck (Tom’s family’s business), to the South African floral inspiration (a nod to Heidi’s childhood upbringing), to the amazing paper flower wall at their reception (created by Tom’s mother)… Tom and Heidi’s wedding day was anything but ordinary, and was visually STUNNING! Proof below in case you’re not convinced…

 

CEREMONY/RECEPTION: Boathouse at Rocketts Landing, Richmond, Virginia  |  EVENT PLANNING:  Ciera Pope, The Hive Wedding Collective  |  BRIDE’S HAIR & MAKEUP:  Heather Marshburn, Avenue 42 |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER:   Elaya Vaughn by Kate Pankoke  |  BRIDE’S SHOES:  Gucci  |  BRIDE’S JEWELRY:  Heirloom  |  GROOM’S SUIT:  Suit Supply  |  FLORIST:  Photosynthesis Floral Design  |  DJ:  Broddy Johnson  |  DESSERT:  Gelati Celesti   |   CEREMONY VOCALIST:  Shayla Winn, Richmond Peace Education Center  |  RECEPTION DECOR:  Kim Rosser, Mother of the Groom  |  SIGNAGE & PROGRAM DESIGN:  Kara McCoy, Kara Anne & Co  |  PHOTOBOOTH:  Richmond Photobooth

BEN & ALLISON

It’s not every day that you find the person you want to spend your life with in high school, but these two are so obviously perfect for each other. Allison and Ben’s wedding day included two of the best pups, Charlottesville mountain views, classic stylish details, one of my favorite families, and lots of longtime friends who have become their family. A little glimpse into this beautiful day below…

 

CEREMONY/RECEPTION: James Monroe Highland, Charlottesville, Virginia  |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER:  Amy Kuschel  |  BRIDE’S DRESS BOUTIQUE: Annalise Bridal Boutique  |  DRESS ALTERATIONS:  Fariba  |  GROOM’S ATTIRE:  Men’s Wearhouse & BHLDN  |  HAIR & MAKEUP:  Glo-Out  |  FLOWERS:  Julia Green, Bride’s Aunt  |  CATERING:  BBQ Exchange  |  CAKE:  Hot Cakes  |  DJ:  Sound Enforcement  |  CEREMONY MUSIC:  Friends  | RENTALS & LIGHTING:  MS Events

 

CHRIS & KELLY

I knew Chris and Kelly’s wedding would be fun from the first day we met. Everything they described was right up my alley- a laid back day at the Historic Mankin Mansion, a personalized outdoor ceremony, Moscow mules flowing like wine, and a packed dance floor. What I didn’t know, was that there would be the coolest celebrity EVER in attendance. And neither did Chris and Kelly- it was a pretty awesome surprise. You’ll have to scroll down to find out who, but if you’ve spent any time in Blacksburg, Virginia (GO HOKIES!), you won’t be disappointed. Chris and Kelly, thank you for trusting me and Travis to capture your day- it was a blast!
CEREMONY & RECEPTION:  Historic Mankin Mansion  |  EVENT PLANNING/COORDINATION:  Dianne Jamieson with D’s Party Designs  |  FLORIST:  Black Creek Flowers  |  HAIR/MAKEUP:  Lou Stevens Glam Squad   |  BRIDE’S DRESS BOUTIQUE:  Urban Set Bride  |  BRIDE’S DRESS DESIGNER:  Maggie Sotterro  |  BRIDE’S DRESS ALTERATIONS:  Seams Alterations  |  BRIDE’S SHOES:  Badgley Mischka  |  GROOM’S SUIT:  Men’s Wearhouse  |  OFFICIANT:  Friend |  CEREMONY/RECEPTION DJ:  Debonaire Entertainment  |  CATERING:  Champagne Taste  |  CAKE:  Cakes by Favienne  |  RECEPTION DECOR:  Classic Party Rentals  & DIY by Bride and Groom  |  TRANSPORTATION:  Winn

EVAN & JENNY

Happy one year anniversary to these two today! Evan and Jenny’s Trinity United Methodist Church and Boathouse at Rocketts Landing wedding was definitely one of my favorites from last year and you will know why as soon as you see the photos. There was so much heartfelt emotion that day- it was so wonderful to witness and fun for us to capture. I think we all deserve to be as happy as Evan and Jenny were on their wedding day.

Cheers to year 1- and Happy Birthday Jenny! Have fun reliving the day!