A Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Wedding | Richmond, Virginia

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A Botanical Gardens Wedding in Richmond | Steph & Will

What an incredibly beautiful wedding I have to share with you today! I want you to meet the amazing Steph and Will! I am always in awe of how I get the most amazing couples to work with, and these two and their wedding is no exception. I feel so lucky to have Steph and Will as one of my couples! :)

When they first met, it was in their workplace, and in Stephanie and Will’s words, it was a “done deal” pretty quickly. :) They just knew were meant for each other!

“We just love doing life together!” They told me. “We love being outdoors, being on the water and beach, hanging out with our dog and two cats. We love family time and snuggling on the couch, and going to wineries and breweries together as well!”

I asked Steph to tell me the story of the proposal. “I sort of had a feeling that it was coming,” she told me. “Will was more rushed to get out the door than usual, acting a little different than he does on a normal Sunday morning!

“He took me on a walk with his sister down to Belle Isle at the James River. And as we approached one of the openings on the rocks, he suggested we walk down to see the view! That’s when he got down on one knee, and asked me to marry him.

“He had invited both of our parents to hide out in the bushes and trees, and they all popped out afterwards to congratulate us. I was in total shock. We all went out for brunch to celebrate the joining of two families. :) It was an absolutely amazing day!”

And so was the day they tied the knot! :) The morning of the wedding, it seemed like it was going to rain…but it turned out to be a perfect day with not a drop from the skies! The ceremony was so special because Will’s sister was the maid of honor and Will’s dad was the best man! Isn’t that such a sweet way to incorporate their families?!

Steph and Will, I just love you two! Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your incredible day! :) I can’t wait for you to see your full gallery, but for now…enjoy a few of my favorites from your wedding! Love and hugs to both of you!


Venue: Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens

Hair & Makeup: Salon Vivace

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse

Bakery: Baker’s Kitchen by Alvina

DJ/Entertainment: Dyanmite DJ’s