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Sometimes when you work for the Governor, he volunteers to marry you.
And to that you always say, “yes”.
On June 17th, surrounded by their closest friends and family, Meghan and Matt were married by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe at Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond.
We had just a little bit of rain… and WAY more love.
(So much love, in fact, they were literally surrounded by it… on all sides.)
And it couldn’t have been a better expression of their love for Virginia or for their love of each other.

Giant thanks to the newlywedded  Mr. Jeffrey Ocampo for second shooting.

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VENDOR LOVE
Wedding Planning | CCS Events
Venue | Tredegar Iron Works
Bridal Attire | Modern Trousseau
Groom’s Attire | Indochino
Hair and Makeup | Ave. 42
Florals | Tommy’s Garden
Catering | Mosaic Edibles
Cake | Pearl’s Bake Shoppe
Officiate | Governor Terry McAuliffe
DJ | Xtreme DJs
Rentals | Lighting and Sound Co.

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I don’t even know where to begin with this one.
It’s too good for it’s own good.
Jeff and Paulyn know how to throw a wedding and throw a wedding right.
Just about 60 people. Everything RVA-inspired. Plenty of portrait time. Enamel pins as favors. Ice cream breaks.  Libby Hill Park AND Quirk Hotel.
AND the most kickass lineup of vendors around.
For real. No words. Just hundreds of my favorite photos.

BIG GIGANTIC HUGE thanks to Emma from Of Fate and Chaos for second shooting (since the groom just so happens to be my go-to second shooter in RVA).

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VENDOR LOVE
Wedding Planning | Wood Grain & Lace
Bridal Gown | BHLDN
Bridal Jewelry | BHLDN
Veil | Urban Set Bride
Bride’s Shoes | Aldo
Groom’s Suit | J. Crew
Groom’s Tie | Asos
Bridal Hair and Makeup | Ave. 42
Groom’s Hair | High Point Barber Shop
Ice Cream Stop | Charm School
Ceremony Venue | Libby Hill Park
Officiate | Doug Bowman
Ceremony Musicians | Silverleaf String Quartet
Floral Design | Amanda Burnette
Reception Location | Quirk Hotel
DJ | Rudy Lopez
Cake | Whisk RVA
Transportation | RVA Trolley
Rentals | Paisley & Jade
Invitations | Paperless Post
Trolley Signs and Wedding Enamel Pins | Bride’s Brother: Jared Beck
Richmond Map | Brian Villalon
Richmond Tote Bags | Studio Two Three

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Three events. Two Days. And just about 1,000,000 moments of happiness.
Sarah and Ankur married at Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, Virginia… actually, technically, they married twice.
One part Indian Wedding Ceremony… One part Western Family Ceremony… and TWO nights filled with  HUGE GIANT DANCE PARTIES.
I love a good dance party… and this was basically two solid days of dancing.
I could get used to being a Virginia Indian Wedding Photographer. Sign me up.

The Sangeet was held Saturday night before the wedding(s) at the Charlottesville Senior Center
and the Baarat, Indian Ceremony and Western Ceremony were all held on Sunday at my most favorite Castle Hill Cider. 
Sarah and Ankur requested almost no portraits and really just wanted moments from the entire day… and despite the rain, I think we managed to do exactly that.
I really tried to NOT make this the world’s longest blog post… but it is three ceremonies worth of moments… so, no promises.

BIG GIANT HUGE THANKS TO Steve Dalgetty of the one and only An Endless Pursuit for coming out on Sunday and shooting all day with me on his day off.

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Candice and Norman are getting hitched this fall in a big ole giant wedding in Richmond.
I’m talking awesome giant church and a kickass ballroom…
and I’m stoked to be a part of it.
We spent an afternoon in their home and around their favorite spots in Richmond.

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This sweet fam. I can’t even. Alicia is a dear friend and super talented photographer.
I stopped by her home to get my Margot snuggles in on the way home after a wedding.
I managed to snap a few photos between all of the catching up.

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These two are the most fun.
I’ve already decided I’ll probably be spending their wedding day alternating between laughing and doing 90s dances.
They are getting married over Labor Day weekend… so their wedding photos will not be far behind.
And I cannot friggen-fraggen wait.
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Chelsea is a really wonderful photographer who I have had the pleasure of getting to know in the last few months…
(Just in time for her to move and leave and go to the other side of the state.)
She wanted this time documented. Her family’s first home.
To remember the moments inside the walls of her home she and her husband loved so dearly.

We played in the hall.
And had a little snack break.
We read books and took a walk and dug in the dirt.
We threw away mulch in the trashcan (because that’s what kiddos do) and laughed together.
The Andersons lived in their home as they did everyday.
And it was perfectly perfect.

Best of luck in western Virginia, Anderson fam.

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Brittany and Andy are high school sweethearts.
(And the cutest couple on the face of the planet.)
They were married on their 9th anniversary in Columbia, South Carolina along side their families and friends in Brittany’s dream pink and
gold Cinderella wedding. After their “I do”s in Brittany’s family church… they partied harty at 701 Whaley (which is such a dreamy wedding venue).

So many thanks to Emma from Of Fate and Chaos for shooting with me.

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VENDOR LOVE
Wedding Planner |
Liz Hefka // By Invitation Only
Bridal Gown | Maggie Sottero purchased at Jo Lins Bridals
Groom’s Attire | Men’s Warehouse
Hair and Makeup | Kate Blake Artistry
Ceremony Venue | Corpus Christi Catholic Church, Lexington, SC
Officiate | Father Raymond Carlo
Organist | Linda Mooney
Floral Design | Something Special Florist
Reception Venue | 701 Whaley
DJ | Big Time Entertainment 
Photobooth | Photobooth by Snap

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