Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Wedding

Jenny and Greg - A Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens Wedding

lewis ginter botanical gardensWhen Jenny, Greg, and I met over coffee to talk about their wedding at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, I knew right away that we "clicked." If I hadn't been sure from the start, I would have been when an hour flew by and we'd spent about 5% of that time actually talking about the wedding. Those are the best consultations, when you get along as people first, when you can see yourselves just being friends enjoying drinks together. Those aren't just the best consultations, they're the best couples who make for the best WEDDINGS.

When I arrived at the Bloemendaal House, my FAVORITE section of Lewis Ginter, I found Greg walking around the patio chatting with his groomsmen, family members, vendors, everyone. I could tell how happy he was, that this was just going to be the best day ever for this couple. When I went upstairs, it was exactly the same. Girls running from room to room, giddy with anticipation. Jenny trying to take care of everyone and everyone telling her that it was definitely supposed to be the other way around.

The wedding itself was beautiful of course. I don't think a wedding at Lewis Ginter could NOT be beautiful. It could be pouring rain and it would still be one of the most gorgeous spots in Richmond. But Jenny and Greg made the day extra special with their complete and utter joy in marrying each other. I just love that. Tears of happiness and nervous laughter, those are the most incredible things to witness. My business cards say I shoot weddings for bright and joyful people because it's that joy that I love the most. Jenny and Greg, I hope you keep that joy alive for the rest of your lives together. You have something very special. Cherish it always!

I hope you both enjoy reliving your special day every time you look at these photos.

2014-07-18_0001 2014-07-18_0002 2014-07-18_0003 2014-07-18_0004 2014-07-18_0005Adore this ring shot. So classic.

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2014-07-18_0022 2014-07-18_0023 2014-07-18_0024Gorgeous place to get married.

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 2014-07-18_0046Woo! Married! :D

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Greg's sister used to bake cakes professionally but has since left that profession. She promised that she would make his wedding cake and HOLY MOLY what a stunner. I think she wanted to go out with a bang ;)

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2014-07-18_0084 2014-07-18_0086 2014-07-18_00852014-07-18_0087 2014-07-18_0088 2014-07-18_0089HUGE thank you to all the incredible vendors and helpers who made this wedding happen!

Venue | Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens - Bloemendaal House Catering | Meriwether Godsey Floral | Vogue Flowers DJ | DJ Kat of KD Productions Officiant | Reverend Kenny Newsome Cake Artist | Angela Brooks Bride's Dress | David's Bridal Bridesmaids' Dresses | Ann Taylor Groom and Groomsmen Tuxedos | Men's Wearhouse