When we arrived into Richmond I told Luke that we couldnt’ have asked for a better day. The sun was shining and the skies were blue. Despite the heat, it was going to be such a great day celebrating Kevin and Lauren at the Mainstreet Station in downtown Richmond. We met up with the bride and groom at a local hotel nearby and immediately got started. I told Lauren that the room was so relaxed and she was such a calm and chill bride. I loved it and I loved watching her smile big as she put on her gown in anticipation.
Lauren’s dress was so lovely! It fit her perfectly. What I loved most about it was that she purchased a skirt to overlay the dress so that she could have two dresses in one. She wore the skirt at the cathedral and then took it off at the reception. She said the skirt was the 5 year old girl in her dressing up her barbies and dreaming about her wedding day. I absolutely loved it and am so glad she did it! What a great idea!
This church is where the two said their vows. The cathedral is a Virginia historic landmark and over 100 years old. The church is absolutely breathtaking when you walk inside and it was absolutely perfect for Kevin and Lauren.
As I was editing the pictures, I fell in love with the one of the little flower girl sitting on the steps looking up at the bride and groom. All day she was entranced by all things wedding. She loved her shoes, her dress, and of course she took her job very seriously. So watcing her reminded me of when I was a little girl and how I myself dreamed of my own wedding day. She was such a cutie and it is probably one of my favorite pictures.
About a year ago, some friends introduced us to the Richmond capital building and we were obsessed! We did their headshots there and I couldn’t get enought of this place! When Lauren mentioned she wanted to do some bride and groom portraits there I might have squealed inside because this building and area is gorgeous. We did however, hit the building when it was at its’ hottest. So we didn’t spend too long there, but the portraits we did get there were worth the heat! We were in full sun and with the blue skies above them, it was perfect!
We drive to Richmond quite a bit more often it seems and we always pass the Main Street Station. I had always wondered what it looked like inside and the two newlyweds gave us that opportunity. This venue is grand and doesn’t need much decor because it is so beautiful. With the Bachelor Boys Band playing some mo town music, the party never stopped.
Thank You Kevin and Lauren for being such an incredibly fun couple. We absolutely loved hanging out and celebrating with you and your families! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness and we hope you both have an incredible honeymoon!
Venue: Mainstreet Station
Wedding Planner: Wedding Co. of Williamsburg ( Jess Aiken)
Floral Designer: Aleen Floral Design
Band: Bachelor Boys Band
Church: The Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Hair & Makeup: Jennifer Saunders
Dress: Annalise Bridal
Suits: Mens Warehouse
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals
Caterer: WhiteHouse Catering
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