I had not been to Celebrations at the Reservoir before, so when I met Valerie and Kevin there a few weeks before their wedding to give them their engagement album we walked the property and selected a handful of spots for photographs on their wedding day. The property is absolutely stunning and complemented their style perfectly. Peggy and I met them at the Richmond Wedding Experience Bridal Show the previous January and we hit it off immediately. Peggy was struck by Kevin's bold, blonde mustache and nicknamed them "blondestache," lol! Fortunately for everyone by the time their engagement session rolled around Kevin had removed the fuzzy creature growing above his upper lip. Unfortunately though I don't think the nickname will ever be lived down, darn.
The fall leaves were magnificent and the bride and groom were gorgeous. The decor was simple yet elegant and perfectly accentuated Valerie and Kevin's personality. Peggy and I had an awesome time capturing the day. Both families and their friends invited us into the celebration as if we were on the invite list. Which was good because Peggy told them at the bridal show that we were coming to the wedding even if we were not photographing it!
The day flew by and was filled with so many laughs and a few tears as well. As I watched Valerie and Kevin on the day I could see how great they are for each other. There were pre wedding jitters on both their parts but it all disappeared the first time they saw each other as Valerie walked down the isle. Throughout the day I could see these little looks they gave each other as if to say, "it's all great, it's me and you." It was so beautiful.
I love their photos and hope we were able to capture enough of those little glances so that whoever views them can see what we saw.
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Special thanks to the following vendors:
Venue and catering: Celebrations at the Reservoir
Dress: miLA Bridal
Tux/Suits: Jos. A Bank
Salon: Shine Blowdry
Flowers: Vogue Flowers, Richmond
Entertainment and lighting: Black Tie Entertainment