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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!

John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

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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

John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

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

John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

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

John Marshall Ballrooms wedding photography richmond virginia

 

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

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

Reading a love letter from her almost husband….john_marshall_wedding_001582 john_marshall_wedding_001583 john_marshall_wedding_001584

The look on her father’s face when he saw Jenna as a bride for the first time- what a special momentjohn_marshall_wedding_001585 john_marshall_wedding_001586 john_marshall_wedding_001587 john_marshall_wedding_001588 john_marshall_wedding_001589 john_marshall_wedding_001590john_marshall_wedding_001591john_marshall_wedding_001594john_marshall_wedding_001595john_marshall_wedding_001596john_marshall_wedding_001599 john_marshall_wedding_001600john_marshall_wedding_001602 john_marshall_wedding_001601john_marshall_wedding_001603 john_marshall_wedding_001604 john_marshall_wedding_001606 john_marshall_wedding_001605john_marshall_wedding_001607 john_marshall_wedding_001608 john_marshall_wedding_001609john_marshall_wedding_001611john_marshall_wedding_001610john_marshall_wedding_001612john_marshall_wedding_001613john_marshall_wedding_001614

 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