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A Quirk Hotel Wedding: Michelle + Turner

From the bright love of their families to the design touches curated by Michelle’s expertise (she’s a photographer AND an art director…clearly a woman after our hearts), it was a wedding that came together effortlessly.We could photograph Michelle & Turner for the rest of forever, and never tire of it.  It was an honor to document such a sweet occasion, and the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day!

 Michelle started her morning in the luxurious bridal suite of the Quirk Hotel, where natural light & modern touches made every moment gorgeous.

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

Michelle’s fine art background was expressed throughout everything, especially in her diy bouquets, an elegant nod to the mix of architectural found throughout the venue.

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

 

Michelle’s talented make-up artist transformed a beautiful woman into a breathtaking bride. All while keeping to a timeline, which is like pure gold on a wedding day…

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

Michelle & Turner chose to have in intimate ceremony that blended elegant design touches with a nod to tradition, making their promises under a  custom-made Chuppah .  If you’re not familiar with Jewish wedding traditions, this wedding canopy  is a beautiful symbol of the home the couple will share together.

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The groom was beyond happy to see his glowing bride, and safe to say she returned the sentiments…

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

First kiss as husband and wife!

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

Quirk doesn’t officially open their rooftop space until April, but the staff graciously allowed us to utilize the breathtaking view for an epic portrait session..

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

A happy couple surrounded by equally joyous friends!

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

Overlooking the Church Hill neighborhood they call home, the newly minted couple let it all sink in…

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

Michelle & Turner, the way you look at each other is heartwarming. Genuine affection makes for pretty rad wedding portraits!

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The modern space that makes up the Quirk lobby was the perfect backdrop for Michelle & Turner’s afternoon cocktail hour. The attention to detail in design is incredible; a photographer’s dream come true, and a testament to Michelle’s taste as an art director.

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The opportunity to shoot through the unique wine glass wall couldn’t be missed….

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

Michelle & Turner’s guests enjoyed local oysters, an artisan cheese selection and refreshing hand-crafted mocktails.

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

The evening transitioned perfectly into dinner & first dances.  Turner, your laugh is infectious and it’s clear to see why Michelle adores you!

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

The reception was full of personal touches, from a Polaroid guest book (a nod to Michelle’s background in photography) to a visit from Elvis himself! Michelle’s sweet mom planned this surprise, and she pulled it off perfectly.

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The evening wrapped up with a fond farewell for the bride & groom. It’s clear to see how much this couple is adored by their friends and family.

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Quirk Hotel RIchmond wedding photographer

Special thanks to the staff at Quirk Hotel & make-up artist Antasia Gallagher. It’s a honor working with truly talented professionals. Michelle and Turner, it was a true honor to document your wedding; wishing you a million happy years together!