As we start a new week of swoon-worthy weddings, it only seems fitting to put our best foot forward. And with all the beauty and charm to knock your pretty little socks off, this Richmond affair is just what we need to make Monday morning sparkle. Set at the historic Virginia Center for Architecture, it’s a celebration centered on traditional elegance and classic design paired with the prettiest pale green palette you can imagine. Jodi Miller filled up an entire gallery with picture-perfect moments, and you can see them all right here.
From the Bride…My husband is from Delaware, and I am a Richmond native. When we began dating, I made it my mission to introduce him to all the history, charm and great restaurants Richmond had to offer. As self-proclaimed food lovers, we made a list of restaurants we wanted to explore and literally ate our way through the city. Therefore, when Kevin proposed, we knew we had to have a seated dinner & a historical location. Kevin and I did extensive research before choosing our wedding venue. After touring several plantations, we felt we needed to be in the city where we had fallen for each other.
The Virginia Center for Architecture was perfect for us. Built in 1919, the all brick Tudor is magical on its own, but add a gated courtyard & a cobblestone street and I was love. I knew I wanted a classic, soft palate and crisp, clean décor. We chose pale green and white and anchored our palate with touches of dove grey to keep it feeling fresh. I have helped several friends with their wedding design and I knew how expensive details could be so I focused on DIY projects that would make a big impact for a small budget. My biggest project was the lighting for the tent, it took an army of women four hours but in the end, we had gorgeous custom pendants that filled the tent with warm light. Our theme throughout was to keep it simple and let the space shine.
My husband and I do not like to be the center of attention so we struggled with embracing the traditional elements of a reception. In the end, we decided to host the reception we would love to attend. We made custom corn hole boards, had hula hoops & harmonicas for the kids, and a photo booth for the adults. We danced with our friends and family into the night and as the party was winding down, we announced an impromptu after party at one of our favorite downtown restaurants. Our day was filled with laughter, love and most of all fun! It was everything we wanted and more.
Wedding Photography: Jodi Miller Photography | Wedding Venue: Virginia Center for Architecture | Wedding Planning + Production: McBride Events | Floral Design: Flowers Make Scents | Sperry Tent: Skyline Tent Company | Catering: Champagne Taste Catering | Cake: Shyndigz | Cupcakes: Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe | Invitations: Bella Figura | Ceremony Musician: Thomas Coleman | Officiant: Pastor Webb, family friend | Hair: Courtney, Trilogy Salon | Makeup: Sara of Giorgio Armani Beauty at Saks Fifth Avenue | Wedding Dress: Wtoo (Liane Gown) from Bella Rosa | Shoes: Kate Spade | Getaway Dress: Ann Taylor