Alli & Connor’s wedding at Maymont Park in Richmond, VA last weekend was simply beautiful. From the clear, blue skies to the sweet ceremony, we loved every moment of their big day. Alli & Connor chose to forego having a bridal party for their ceremony and instead lined the rows of the Italian Garden pergola with chairs for their parents, grandparents and siblings. They exchanged vows they had written for one another and tears were shed as their friends and family witnessed Alli & Connor become husband and wife.
Alli & Connor have spent 8 years of their lives together. They dated all throughout high school, college and as they pursued their careers. Both Alli & Connor have chosen careers where they serve others and we feel that one thing that you notice right away about them as a couple is that they love and serve each other well. When they welcomed us into their downtown Richmond apartment for their in-home engagement session, we were smitten with them and how comfortable they seemed to be together. Although neither of them claimed to love the camera, they both clearly loved each other and we were happy to capture those moments for them. We’re so thankful we got to photograph their sweet union last weekend and watch as they started their next chapter as Mr. & Mrs. Without further adieu, here are some highlights from their day!
We love when our couples choose to exchange letters before they exchange vows. Always a sweet, intimate moment that we get to capture.
The beautiful thing about choosing to have your wedding at Maymont Park is that you don’t have to think about ceremony decor – it’s already done for you! The beautiful and colorful blooms in the Italian Garden were stunning during their October wedding.
Bride arriving for her ceremony on a horse drawn carriage? Count us in!
During portrait time, Connor made a special request for us to capture the moon in some of their portraits. He explained that Alli loves the moon and so we did our best to capture what he had in mind.
How we all feel when they say it’s time to cut the cake…
Congratulations, Alli & Connor!
Michael & Chelsea
Venue: Maymont Park
Planning/Coordinating: Raise the Ruth Events
Photography: Rowlands Photography
DJ: Blend Masters
Catering: Mission BBQ
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