Richmond VA wedding

A John Marshall Winter Wedding: Mark & Meredith

On a gorgeously sunny winter day, tucked into the historic downtown John Marshall hotel, Mark & Meredith celebrated their love for each other in the best way possible; an elegant ceremony surrounded by the rich love of their friend and family. From the handsome groomsmen’s gifts to the cozy faux-fur shawls for the bridesmaids, this couple put so much thought into making sure everyone was cared for. We were positively thrilled to document their day, and the fact that it took place in one of our favorite Richmond wedding venues was simply icing on the cake!

John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

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John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

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John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

 

John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

Meredith, you are such a classic beauty; we could have spent the entire day on Bride + Groom portraits!

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 The wonderful thing about portraits before the ceremony is that it takes a little pressure off the couple, leaving them to simply enjoy being married. ballroom_john_marshall_winter_wedding_richmond_photography24

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 The ceremony was heartfelt-and so was their first kiss as husband and wife!

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   Toasts & champagne were a highlight of the reception, but Mark & Meredith clearly had eyes for each other…

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John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginiaAt the end of the evening, we stole the newly minted couple away for our trademark nighttime photo, and a quiet moment for just the two of them. Mark & Meredith, thank you for trusting us with documenting your love story; we hope you are having the time of your life in Paris!!

Venue: John Marshall Ballrooms

Cupcakes: Pearls Cupcake Shoppe

Catering: Homemade’s by Suzanne

A Garden Wedding: Dave & Karen

When the Director of the Richmond’s Historic Garden Week, with the Garden Club of Virginia, gets married – you can bet there were a lot of beautiful floral decorations incorporated into this backyard wedding.  Dave, being a videographer, staged every detail – even the cloud coverage for beautiful light!  The couple began their day with a morning ceremony in the backyard of there home.  In the presence of family they were married by the friend who brought them together.  They wanted to emphasize that their marriage was the blending of their two families and Karen’s daughters had the special role of walking their mother down the aisle.  In the evening they hosted a party at the Kent-Valentine House, the headquarters for the Garden Club of Virginia.  The family celebrated with friends from all over the globe who flew in to be a part of this couple’s special day.With Mosaic catering and a special gift by a friend who happens to own Belmont Butchery , they all enjoyed amazing food in a stunningly classic, Richmond setting.

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DSC_8879_smKaren and her daughters worked all through the spring and summer together to make their yard perfect in time for the wedding.

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DSC_8815_smTheir friend the match-maker was able to be the officiant for their wedding!

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DSC_9234_smAll of the flowers for the reception were straight from the Garden Club of Virginia’s garden and arranged as a gift to the couple.

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A Sunday Park Wedding: Courtney & Brander

 The afternoon started with lots of sunshine; the traditional kind of course, but also the kind that comes from being surround by people who adore you.  And Courtney is clearly adored, surrounded in her bridal suite by a group of sweet, loving ladies who were SO excited to share this special day- let’s just say that the tears started flowing before she even had her wedding dress on.Sunday Park Wedding Photography

Courtney spoiled her bridesmaids with personalized gifts (jewelry and monogramed bathrobes) before we headed to Sunday Park for bridal party photos.
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 Once we arrived at Sunday Park, the girls surrounded Courtney with hugs and smiles, making a gorgeous wedding day even MORE photogenic!Sunday Park Wedding PhotographySunday Park Wedding PhotographySunday Park Wedding PhotographySunday Park Wedding PhotographySunday Park Wedding Photography

 Even the flowers at Sunday Park matched the wedding colors!Sunday Park Wedding PhotographyCourtney, you are SUCH a beautiful bride!Sunday Park Wedding Photography
The ladies headed back to the hotel to wait for the ceremony, so we stole some time for photos with the groomsmen as well.
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Sunday Park Wedding PhotographySunday Park Wedding PhotographySunday Park Wedding PhotographyAfter formal photos, wedding mastermind Windy of LK events made sure we have a few minutes to photograph the reception space, and there were so many beautiful details!Sunday Park Wedding PhotographyWe are obsessed with Pearl’s Cupcakes..they are always beautiful and taste even better than they look!
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Courtney and Brander has an extra sweet first dance, complete with fancy choreographed moved!Sunday Park Wedding Photography Sunday Park Wedding PhotographyAfter dinner, we snuck away for a few photos on the ever-beautiful docks on the Brandermill Waterfront…..Sunday Park Wedding Photography2015-06-18_0013

We might be bias, but we’re pretty sure this is the best bouquet toss moment we’ve ever captured….
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 We’ll end with this photo of Courtney & Brander stealing one last kiss at the end of the evening. Congratulations on a fabulous wedding, and may you share many happy years together!Sunday Park Wedding Photography

 Special Thanks to:

Hair & Make-up: Salon Del Sol

Hotel:  Holiday Inn Express

Ceremony & Reception Venue: Boathouse at Sunday Park

Coordination: Windy of LK Events and Design

Videography: Ginger Topham

DJ: Lew Wright of Choice Entertainment 

Cupcakes: Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe

Maggie & Jeremy: A Waterfront Wedding at The Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing

Through most of the portrait session, we simply asked these two to keep looking at each other.  Their interactions were so sweet and beautiful, they didn’t need much convincing from us to cuddle up and show their fondness and love.  For the day, the couple’s main focus was on their friends and family, many of which traveled all the way from the Caribbean Islands to attend the wedding.  They brought their favorite DJ to Richmond from Philadelphia, to throw a party worthy of a night club.  From the time their guests finished eating, the glow sticks came out and the dancing never let up!  Congratulations Maggie and Jeremy, enjoy your sneak peeks!

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We love it when the guys have fun and get into pictures!

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The center pieces included family heirlooms.  We loved it!

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And they have a sense of humor to top it off!

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Bridesmaid dresses: Weddington Way