A Very Virginia Wedding

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It’s hard to believe nearly three weeks have passed since our magical Memorial Day weekend wedding! Paul and I had the best time the entire wedding weekend, followed by a week in paradise — St. Barth — on our honeymoon.

Now that some of the dust has settled, my name has been changed, and the thank-you-note process is well underway, I thought I’d take a few minutes to share some photographs and memories from our special day!

My husband and I are both from Virginia (he was raised in Arlington; I was raised in Richmond), and we live in Richmond together now. We both love everything about our Commonwealth and wanted our wedding to have a very distinctive Virginia feel. Everything was perfect from start to finish — from the rehearsal dinner at TJ’s at the Jefferson to our getaway car (a pedicab from our friends at Spoken4!) — this Very Virginia wedding was everything we had hoped for and more.

Some special Virginia southern touches included:

  • Bridesmaid luncheon at the historic Bull & Bear Club
  • Rehearsal dinner at the historic Jefferson Hotel (served with Virginia wines and Virginia beers)
  • Reception at the historic Bolling Haxall House
  • Lighted LOVE letters behind the band, courtesy of Virginia Tourism Corporation
  • Favor bags of Byrd Mill Grits (Ashland, VA)
  • Southern cuisine, including grit cakes with collards and bacon, Charleston dip, ham biscuits, and gumbo
  • All Virginia vendors for photography, band, flowers, catering, hair, makeup, paper goods, and transportation
  • After-party at the historic Jefferson Hotel (Lemaire)

Some of our favorite photos are below, and vendor credits are at the bottom of the post. Special thanks to the amazing Cate Gravatt of Violet Iris Studios for capturing our special day — she is a true talent to watch and was so easy to work with. And of course, the biggest thanks of all to our amazing friends and family who made our wedding day so spectacularly wonderful and memorable. We love you all!

Enjoy! Please feel free post any questions in the comments below!

 

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Photography: Violet Iris Studios | Bride’s Dress: Pronovias | Bride’s Shoes: kate spade new york | Bride’s Makeup: MakeupRichmond | Bridal Party Hair and Styling: Hair Theater | Bridesmaid’s Dress: J. Crew | Bridesmaid Earrings: LoveLikeStyle | Tuxedos: BLACK by Vera Wang | Paper Goods: Designed by bride, printed by Pro Printing Richmond | Florals: Anna Marie Mizell | Catering: Catering for All Occasions |Rehearsal Dinner Venue: TJ’s at the Jefferson | Ceremony Venue: Powell Chapel at Second Baptist Church | Reception Venue: Bolling Haxall House | Band: Another Level | Transportation: Historic Trolley from WINN Transportation, Spoken4 | Favor Bags: Stamp from Tie That Binds; Grits from Byrd Mill Grits

 

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