The Ultimate RVA Wedding | Lily + Nick

Ah! I am so excited to finally share this gorgeous day with you all! I call this one the ultimate Richmond wedding since we took pictures in so many awesome locations around the city and there were quite a few special RVA elements added throughout the day! We started at the Graduate Hotel where the girls were getting ready, then we all made our way to Libby Hill for the first look and portraits… that’s when King of Pops showed up and saved us all from fainting from the heat, haha! Such a fun way to cool down- they were loving it as you can see from the photos. After that everyone hopped on a pretty white trolley which then landed us at their beautiful church for the first look with Lily’s father (you WILL cry when you see those) and then the sweetest ceremony. After that we made our way to Main Street Train Station for more bride and groom portraits and then the reception to follow! I’ll tell you what, it was a busy busy day, but SO much fun, especially since the couple was so enjoyable to be around!

Lily and Nick were so easy to work with, they loved to be silly together and were just overly cute together, I couldn’t help but be happy around them! Sometimes you just know when you’re soulmates with a bride and Lily was totally one of those brides, haha… she gets me! She was organized, timely, easy to talk to, fun to be around, and I just appreciated how thankful and loving she was towards me and the other vendors. I felt so grateful they found and hired me to document such a wonderful time in their lives.

Congratulations to Lily and Nick! Love you, friends!!!

VENDORS:

Photography- Remy Thompson Photography

Planner- Water and Wine

Reception Venue- Main Street Train Station

Florist- Black Creek Flowers

Cake/Desserts- Sweet Stella Cakes and Three Sweets To The Wind

Band- Klaxton Brown (East Coast Entertainment)

Hair and Makeup- Transformation Artistry- Ashlyn Landrum

Catering- Champagne Taste Catering

Gown- Annalise Bridal by Rebecca Schoneveld/Marni Gown

Transportation- RVA Trolley

Videography- Tyler Q Tucker Video

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Historic Mankin Mansion Wedding | Lindsey + Peyton

My all time favorite couple got married in September and their wedding was incredible! I just adore sweet Lindsey and Peyton, along with their family and friends. The entire day from beginning to end was so joyous, I loved being able to capture this very special day for them. I’ve known both of them for a long time from growing up in the same area and having been friends with both of their older siblings! Who by the way both gave the best speeches I have seriously ever heard… they were both so moving, personal, and funny! They hit all the emotions, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. It was truly a memorable, heartwarming, exciting day that I was grateful to be a part of.

Lindsey looked absolutely STUNNING, Peyton totally nailed the groom model poses, and the entire bridal party was so much fun to work with! The dreamy details, pink florals, and all the flowery sun shining portraits made my little photographer heart very happy… but the best part about their day was seeing their love for each other shown in so many different ways, especially when they could finally let loose and dance the night away together! The night ended with an epic sparkler exit and what I think might be a record for how many people were a part of it! That group knew how to party and I loved every minute of it!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Gryder- love you friends!!!

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