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Garden Wedding in Richmond Virginia

August 2, 2021

I was the second photographer for this beautiful garden wedding in Richmond Virginia! I had the pleasure of photographing for Kailey Brianne Photography!

It was incredibly hot for early June but the bride and groom didn’t seem to care since it was their wedding day! They were both full of smiles and happiness!

As the second shooter, it was my responsibility to photograph the bride and bridesmaids getting hair and makeup done. I also photographed the groom and groomsmen getting ready as well as their formal portraits. I was incredibly nervous since I wasn’t the primary photographer! It’s a little scary to give another photographer your images unedited at the end of the night. But I wanted this experience and so I pushed myself to do this! I’m so glad I did! It gave me a different perspective and allowed me to work with an amazing photographer! Kailey’s work is incredible and it was truly my honor to be her second!

This venue is a lovely site for a wedding! The ceremony was in one of the gardens at this venue. It was truly beautiful with gorgeous mature trees surrounding a beautiful archway!! And the reception tent was adjacent to the garden with some of the most gorgeous reception details I’ve seen!

The thing to me that was so special was the gift the groom gave to his mother. The groom’s father is deceased so he had his father’s ring remade into his wedding band and had the remaining gold made into a pendant for his mother. He gave it to her before the wedding and was the sweetest gift! His mother cried when she opened it and I wanted to sob my eyes out as I watched her. It was truly a special moment and I’m so glad I was able to capture that for them!

After an afternoon of getting ready photos and a first look with dad, this beautiful bride walked down the aisle to her waiting groom! Their ceremony was full of a lot of love and joy before they were announced, man and wife! The ceremony was followed by a fun cocktail hour, energetic reception introductions, touching first dances, and sentimental toasts! Enjoy the images from this garden wedding in Richmond Virginia!

Bride getting hair done
Bride getting ready
bride getting hair done
groom's details
groom getting ready
groom helping groomsmen get dressed
groom's watch
groomsmen getting ready
groomsmen adjusting collar
groom's hankerchief and boutonniere

groomsmen getting ready
groom checking his watch
groom sitting in chair
groom portrait
groom sitting in chair
groom giving gift to mom
Groom giving gift to mom
Groom and mother looking at each other

mother's reaction to gift from groom
Mother of the groom crying from son's gift
groom hugging mother
mother and groom portrait
Groom and mother portrait
groom hugging his mom
groom kissing mom's temple
groom and groomsmen portrait
groom walking with groomsmen
groom adjusting watch
groom and groomsmen on porch in garden
groom and groomsmen preparing for garden wedding
groom and groomsmen on porch in garden
groom buttoning suit
groom and groomsmen in garden
groom and groomsmen on porch in garden
groom and groomsmen in garden
groom adjusting jacket

groom and groomsmen on porch in garden
groom and groomsmen on porch in garden
groom's boutonniere
groom on porch in garden preparing for wedding
groom and groomsmen share a drink before the ceremony
groom and groomsmen share a drink before the ceremony
garden reception welcome sign
garden wedding reception details
garden wedding reception details
garden wedding reception details
garden wedding reception details
votive candle in garden wedding reception details
garden wedding reception details
table decor for garden wedding reception details
wedding reception florals
table decor for garden wedding reception details
table decor for garden wedding reception details
table sign on reception table
table decor for garden wedding reception details
Garden Wedding with arch and mature trees
garden wedding in Richmond Virginia
garden wedding in Richmond Virginia
garden wedding in Richmond Virginia
bride and groom first kiss in garden wedding in Richmond Virginia
recessional garden wedding in Richmond Virginia
Mother of the bride in the recessional garden wedding in Richmond Virginia
wedding introductions
wedding introductions
wedding introductions
wedding introductions
wedding introductions
wedding introductions
wedding introductions
bride and groom wedding introductions
bride and groom wedding introductions
bride and groom wedding introductions
bride and groom first dance Richmond Virginia
bride and groom first dance Richmond Virginia
bride and groom first dance Richmond Virginia
bride and groom first dance Richmond Virginia
bride and groom first dance Richmond Virginia
bride and groom first dance Richmond Virginia
daddy daughter first dance
daddy daughter first dance
daddy daughter first dance
daddy daughter first dance
daddy daughter hug after first dance
mother & son first dance at garden wedding in Richmond Virginia
mother & son first dance at garden wedding in Richmond Virginia
wedding toast from matron of honor at garden wedding in Richmond Virginia
wedding toast from matron of honor at garden wedding in Richmond Virginia
wedding toast from matron of honor at garden wedding in Richmond Virginia

toast from best man at garden wedding in Richmond Virginia
toast from best man at garden wedding in Richmond Virginia

bride and groom party dancing at garden wedding in Richmond Virginia
bride and groom party dancing at garden wedding in Richmond Virginia
bride and groom party dancing at garden wedding in Richmond Virginia
bride and groom party dancing at garden wedding in Richmond Virginia

Photographed for Kailey Brianne Photography. Want to see Kailey’s full blog, go here!

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