Siobhan & Geoff: A Cathedral of St Matthew Wedding

We have to apologies in advance for the amount of pictures we are sharing from this wedding. Normally we pick our favorite twenty or so, but Siobhan and Geoff had such a beautiful day, we are sharing closer to fifty. I think you’ll see why! These two planned an exquisite day. Siobhan started her morning in the luxurious jefferson suite room, which is a bride’s dream space for getting ready. The girls sipped mimosas and laughed over all their favorite Siobhan memories, while the hair and makeup team was on hand to ensure everyone was looking extra gorgeous. Meanwhile, the guys relaxed and enjoyed sipping on top shelf liquor in their suite- Johnny Walker Gold anyone? Geoff clearly has good taste, but we already knew that, since he chose Siobhan to be his wife.

The day was chilly, but the rain held off, and after the ceremony we had plenty of time to make two stops for portraits; one at the White House, and one at Union Station. The wedding party were troopers- we ended up having to hike through all of union station, but it paid off in gorgeous portraits!!  The reception was just as beautiful as the rest of the day; the ballroom was glowing in candlelight and the champagne flutes were brimming when the couple arrived. The toasts were heart warming and the room was filled with love. Siobhan and Geoff, thank you so much for including us in your AMAZING day, and for trusting us to make photographs that capture the incredible love that you share. We wish you a million happy years together!

 

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 A HUGE thank you goes out to Claire Matthews of Soco events. Her execution was flawless-we couldn’t have done this without her!

Ceremony Venue: St Mathews Cathedral

Reception Venue: Mandarin Oriental, Washington DC

Cake: Maggie Austin

Flowers: Edge Floral

Rehearsal Dinner: City Tap House

Hair: Andre Chreky Salon

Make-up: Beauty and the Bride /  Nikki Fraser

Band: Elan Artists

Wedding Planning & Design: Soco Events / Claire Matthews

Cat & Justin: A Virginia Winery Wedding

Cat and Justin flew to Virginia  all the way from their home in Colorado to say their vows and celebrate their love. They were rewarded  in a huge way with plenty of sunshine, lots of dancing, and a wedding day that came together beautifully!  Between heartfelt toasts in spanish and the family style banquet tables for their guests, this wedding was truly centered around family and friends. We were so happy to be their for their amazing day and are thrilled to share just a few sneak peeks. Congratulations, Cat and Justin!new_kent_winery_wedding)001001 new_kent_winery_wedding)001003 new_kent_winery_wedding)001002new_kent_winery_wedding)001004 new_kent_winery_wedding)001005 new_kent_winery_wedding)001006 new_kent_winery_wedding)001007 new_kent_winery_wedding)001008 new_kent_winery_wedding)001009 new_kent_winery_wedding)001010

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 After two weddings in a row from Sharper Palate, we’re hooked- the sweet potato bar is HEAVEN y’all!2014-10-31_0035new_kent_winery_wedding)001028

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  Venue: New Kent Winery

Coordination: Emmett Hickam,  Richmond Bridal Consulting

Officiant: Reverend Ken Lane

Flowers: Flowers by Zoie

Favors (wine charms): DIY

Hair & Makeup: Avenue 42

DJ: Choice Entertainment / Eric Cunningham

Catering: A Sharper Palate

Transportation: James River Transportation

Jenna & Mike: A Classic Richmond Wedding

Jenna and Mike planned and absolutely perfect day. They organized their shot lists, hand picked all the pretty details, and even booked a shuttle to transport them to the capitol building for special photos.  Jenna’s planning was impeccable- but her wedding day far exceeded anyone’s expectations. The weather brought skies fall sunshine that brides dream about when they pick a date in October,  and if anyone deserved such a beautiful day, it’s these two!  The way they look at each other is enough to make anyone believe in love. Their friends and family were warm and welcoming- as the celebration went into the evening, toasts from loved ones prompted plenty of laughter and a few heartfelt tears. It’s a sure sign of  a great couple when they surround themselves with wonderful people!

We went a little overboard with the sneak peeks for this wedding and I think you’ll see why. The John Marshall Ballrooms might be our new favorite Richmond venue…we LOVED shooting here.  Jenna and Mike, congratulations on your marriage; may every day be as happy as your wedding day!john_marshall_wedding_001576 john_marshall_wedding_001577 john_marshall_wedding_001578 john_marshall_wedding_001579 john_marshall_wedding_001580 john_marshall_wedding_001581

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 Ceremony Venue: Centenary United Methodist Church

Reception Venue: The Historic John Marshall Ballrooms

Catering: Homemades by Suzanne

DJ: Will Rollins

Cake: Appletree Cake Co

Flowers: Vogue Flowers

Hair &  Makeup: Ave42 

Jency & Alan: An Adams International School Wedding & Picnic

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Alan & Jency are one of the sweetest couples we’ve ever had the honor of photographing. They are SO in love, and it shows through in everything they do. From the quiet way the speak to each other, to the smile that Alan constantly puts on Jency’s face, it was abundantly clear that these two will last a lifetime.

A few morning showers didn’t put the slightest damper on this gorgeous wedding,  and Jency was calm and collected when we arrived.  As their friends and family trickled in, they were greeted with the music of bagpipes.  Using their rain plan for a cozy ceremony in the main school room of the Adams Montessori, Adam and Jency promised each other forever.  The gentleman wore kilts, and in true Scottish tradition, Alan adorned Jency with a sash of his family colors.

Every detail of the reception that followed was perfection. Picnic lunch baskets for every guest, two dessert tables brimming with delicious confections, and lawn games for all ages, it was a saturday afternoon fit for a king! The guests danced the day away, and so many toasts were given that glasses had to be refilled. We were so happy to be there to capture it all, and send the warmest of wishes to Alan & Jency as they begin their new life together
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   Wedding Dress: BHLDN

 Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew

Hair & Makeup: Flirt Salon

Flowers: Strawberry Fields 

Catering: A Sharper Palate

Cakes & Desserts: Sweetfix

Tent & Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

DJ: Larry Bernstein 

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Adams International Montessori School

 

 

 

Nate & Carrie: A William & Mary Wedding

Nate and Carrie had a gorgeous afternoon to promise each other forever- the kind of sunny fall weather brides dream about!  They started their day at the Williamsburg Lodge before heading to the beloved Wren Chapel for a beautiful ceremony. Everything from the flowers to the selected readings fit the two perfectly; there wasn’t a dry eye in the house when Carrie made her way down the aisle.

Following the vows, Nate & Carrie planned plenty of extra time for photos.  We had the luxury of an entire hour to explore the William & Mary campus, including a bench that Nate helped design during his time at the college! We were thrilled to have such a long portrait session, leaving us with tons of amazing photos. The evening ended with toasts, plenty of dancing, and all their loved ones celebrating together. Congratulations you two, we are so happy to have been a part of your wedding day!nate_carrie_SP001nate_carrie_SP002
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Hannah & Rob: A Virginia Country Wedding



Hannah & Rob are the sort of couple who make you believe that the world is a good place. They resonate love, to each other, and to everyone they meet. We were thrilled to be included in their wedding day. It was filled to the brim with adorable details; they pulled off the country fair theme with such style, we couldn’t get enough photos of the details!

From the homemade photo booth to the lawn games & blue ribbon pies, it was all beautiful. But nothing shined brighter than Hannah & Rob, as they promised each other forever on the very property where Hannah’s parents had said their vows many years ago. Hannah & Rob, we wish you a million happy years together!


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Hayden & Margot’s Boathouse Wedding: Featured On Borrowed and Blue

We are excited to share images from Hayden and Margot’s summer wedding at The Boathouse at Sunday Park featured on Borrowed and Blue!  On June 14, 2014 at the waters edge they celebrated their commitment and vows.  We hope you enjoy these photographs of this gorgeous wedding and stunning couple.

>> Click Here to View Margot & Hayden’s Wedding Featured on Borrowed and Blue: The Boathouse at Sunday Park

Congratulations Margot and Hayden!

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Vendors:
The Boathouse at Sunday Park | Nor Cal Pro Sound Boutique DJ

Sara and Michael: A Dominion Club Wedding- Richmond, VA

When I first met with Sara, (over a year before their big day), I texted Allison as soon as I left the coffee shop; “I really hope we get to work with these two, they seem like wonderful people!”.  It turns out my instincts were right.  and the great thing about wonderful people is that they have wonderful weddings; Sara & Michael are living proof. We got to know these two fairly well over the last year, between their engagement session, coffee dates, and emails to check in on the plans for their big day.  as a testament to Sara’s huge heart, after the wedding she donated her dress to Brides Against Breast Cancer. Even on a day that was supposed to be all about her, she was thinking of someone else. We are impressed with just how laid back and calm Sara always was, even in the midst of the wedding madness! They truly kept their eyes on each other throughout all the details, and their love sparkled throughout the whole wedding day. 

Sara and her girls prepared for the day, tucked away in a room at St Peter’s Baptist church. Sara kept her girls laughing, and even made sure we had time to recreate the cover of Bridesmaid, with a funny twist. These girls rocked that choir room with some serious sass!

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 Having two photographers allowed us the luxury of doing outdoor portraits before the ceremony; while I was with the ladies, Allison photographed Michael and all his handsome details.dominion_club_wedding059

 

 Once the ceremony began, it was as if Sara & Michael were the only two people in the room. All their friends and family looked on as they said their vows, and of course, sealed their promise with a kiss.dominion_club_wedding062 dominion_club_wedding063

 Lucky for us, Sara & Michael had planned plenty of time in their timeline for portraits. We headed over to Dominion Club with the wedding party just in time to take advantage of the pretty afternoon light!

 

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       We had no problem getting personality from this group of groomsmen!

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dominion_club_wedding076              After we went the wedding party in to enjoy cocktails, we stole Sara and her newly minted husband across the water for couples portraits.  With a couple this in love, getting great photos is a breeze!

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  The evening ended on a magical note; they surprised their guests with wish lanterns! As the guests lit the paper lanterns together and released them into the starry night, we’re pretty sure they were wishing Micahel & Sara a million years of happiness.

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Vendors

Ceremony: St Peter Baptist Church

Reception: The Dominion Club

DJ: Nor Cal Pro Sound

Flowers: Honey Bee Florist

Cake: Cakes N Mora

Dress: Bella Rosa

     We would like to send a special thanks to Jamie & Davis at the Dominion Club- they always make sure that our couples have a beverage in hand and a golf cart for photos. You make our job so much easier!