Kyli+Omar | Tuckahoe Plantation Wedding Photography | Richmond Wedding Photographer

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Kyli and Omar tied the knot in a beautiful celebration at Tuckahoe Plantation in Richmond, Va. Their wedding was a gathering of friends and family from across the world, all there to toast to Kyli and Omar and their big step. Although the setting was decisively Southern with the little flower gardens, rolling fences under ancient trees and countryside views that make Tuckahoe Plantation so beautiful paired with late afternoon light sifting through those ancient trees and coating everything around us, this celebration had a few extra touches meant to honor Omar’s roots and his family. Prayer beads in the groom’s pocket, a professional belly dancer to dazzle the guests and a hookah lounge set up under bistro lighting all contributed to tell the story of Kyli and Omar and their wedding day. A particularly rowdy wedding party got the fun started right from the portraits and the rest of the guests continued the party on the dance floor. And, you know it’s been a good time for all when the happy couple runs through the sparklers with a cigar and drink in hand! All the best to Kyli and Omar as they continue their journey together. Following are my favorites from the day: enjoy!

Venue: Tuckahoe Plantation | Planner: McBride Events | Caterer: Mosaic Events | Florist: FloraCulture | Tent Rental: Commonwealth Event Company

Rentals: Classic Party Rental | DJ: Choice Entertainment  | Cake: Confections Couture | Photo: Photoladylove | Video: Ginger Topham

Officiant: Two Become One Ministry |  Hair/Makeup: Lou Stephens Glam Squad | Belly Dancer: Kalaa | Bridesmaid Jewelry: Christy Evans

Lighting: Mosaic Events | Tuxedos: Men’s Wearhouse | Dress: Jingles

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Lindsay + Phil | Richmond Wedding Photos at The Carillon | Richmond Wedding Photographer

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“One woman, my one woman
One woman, my one woman
And I’m yours
What can I say, what can I do
I love you”

(Ted Nugent – “One Woman”)

It was such a huge honor and such a blast to document Lindsay and Phil’s Richmond, Va., wedding. Their outdoor winter ceremony at The Carillon was breathtaking. The cool weather was made barely noticeable by cozy blankets, grilled cheese and tomato soup snacks, hot chocolate…oh, and all those warm and fuzzy feelings everyone had to get once they saw Lindsay and Phil lock eyes, as Lindsay made her way down the aisle, and both let the emotion of the moment visibly wash over them. With Lindsay being Lindsay of LK Events & Design, I knew every detail of the day would be beautiful and perfect. However, their day was really beyond that. It was a perfect representation of their sweet and fun-loving spirits, the awesome people they are surrounded and supported by, and their connection. MP (my husband and trusted second photographer here) and I love love love these two and we quickly realized at this wedding that we are not alone in the sentiment. And, as far as their connection goes, it’s a beautiful thing to see how Lindsay and Phil look at each other, how they exist together, natural and intertwined, and how good they seem to be at keeping smiles on each other’s faces and laughter in the air. Following are my favorite images from the day. And the quote above is for you Phil! Anyone who knows Phil, also knows how big of a Ted Nugent fan he is (see his impressive air guitar to “Stranglehold” in the photos below) and how hard I had to look to find an appropriate and publishable Ted Nugent quote for this blog post. So much love to you both and I wish you a lifetime of love, laughter and air guitar!

Venue: The Carillon at Byrd Park | Catering: Champagne Taste Catering | Band: The Janitors | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Cake: Megan Becker

Eclectic rentals: Paisley and Jade | Dress redesign from bride’s mother’s vintage wedding dress: Pleiades Bridal Design Studio | Shoes: Kate Spade

Hair and makeup: Emily Hudspeth | Flowers: Mary Henry with M Henry Design | Heaters: Rental Works | String Quartet: Ninja Strings

Suit: Altamoda from Men’s Wearhouse | Bridesmaids dresses and coats: Francesca’s | Stationery: Brittany Averette | Planning: LK Events & Design

Day-of planning assistants: Shelley Smith, Courtney Elliot, Nikki Hanger | Second photographer: Mika’il Petin

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Frazier + Brad | VMFA Wedding Photos | Richmond Wedding Photographer

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“I Love You This Day”

Whenever I meet with a new couple I make a point to ask how they met and fell in love. You see, the beauty of the job is all in the love, and the best way for me to get a glimpse of that love during a first meeting is when people lean back, crack a little smile and let the emotion peak through as they tell me their story. Brad and Frazier’s story had me captivated in a Nora-Ephron-romantic-comedy kind of way. They had known each other through Richmond circles for years and reconnected over a business lunch. Brad invited Frazier to a Super Bowl party, Frazier invited Brad to the ballet…the ballet won. The two met up for their first date and, as they were crossing the street to head into Richmond CenterStage theater, Frazier hooked her arm through Brad’s arm, and they both knew. Just like that. They both felt it. They both just knew. You’re thinking, how can it get more romantic than that? I’ll tell you how: the proposal. Brad didn’t choose just any old place to pop the question, he chose Paris. He chose the city of love and he proposed to Frazier at sunset, on the lovers’ bridge. The tradition is that couples lock love padlocks, called ‘cadenas d’amour’, onto a chain link fence on the bridge over the Seine and then throw the key into the river as a symbol of their eternal love. Well, Brad had their padlock and an iPod, he proposed, she said yes and they danced, on the lovers’ bridge in Paris. “I Love You This Day” is what Brad and Frazier say to each other and it is what they had engraved into their rings. And, their candlelight ceremony at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and their reception at the VMFA were full of romance, love and family. Thank you both for making me a part of your wedding day and I hope you continue to look at each other like you did on this day for many years to come!

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