We met online over 4 years ago.
Sam took me to Tarrant’s on Broad Street for drinks on Friday evening. We went there on our first date. After drinks, we walked past my old apartment building on Broad Street (right down the street from Tarrant’s) and proposed in front of the apartment building because that’s where we said goodbye on our first date. Then, he surprised me with a night stay at the Jefferson hotel.
I got my dress at a shop in Warrenton, VA called Atelier Wedding. It was the first dress I tried on too. I honestly didn’t think I would ever want a strapless dress but I loved the lace detail and the corset. Especially loved the blush undertones in the dress.
We did not have a first look. We texted the night before but did not speak to each other all morning. I really want Sam to be completely surprised when we saw me walking down the aisle. I wouldn’t have done it any differently. I like that he was surprised when he saw me walking down the aisle.
It’s so hard to choose. I love that our dog Ru was allowed to be apart of it since he’s basically our child.
Advice for future couples planning their wedding
Remember that the ceremony and reception is a celebration and not a performance. I think people get worried about walking too fast down the aisle, or messing up their vows etc. And really take in all the moments. The wedding really does go by so fast.
Photography | Awesomesauce Photography
Venue | Studio Two Three
Caterer | Mosaic Catering and Events
Dress Store | Atelier Wedding
Hair and Makeup | Salon Vivace Richmond at The Jefferson Hotel
Groom’s Attire | The Black Tux
Florist | The Flower Guy Bron
Hotel Accommodations | The Jefferson Hotel
Dessert| Pearl’s Bake Shoppe