This classic New Year’s Eve wedding in Richmond was the most perfect way to close the books on 2018 and kick off the New Year with a bang. Scroll down to skip the details and dive right into this killer party of a wedding. For starters, our Richmond couple really knows their way around swanky, cool, and historic Richmond sites. Megan chose the Jefferson Suite at The Jefferson Hotel Richmond as her getting ready site. Located in downtown, this historic Richmond venue was built in the late 1800s. It is wedged between VCU and Lucy’s Restaurant, the place where Megan and Matthew had their first date. AND it is also where Matthew told her that he loved her. There is more to the story, but hang tight. We need to talk to you about their ceremony and reception first. So, the next stop on our couple’s amazing downtown Richmond wedding venue tour is Monumental Church. With neoclassical architecture restored by Historic Richmond, this over 200 year old church is their ceremony venue. Megan’s look as she walks down the aisle is the best. The last stop of our New Year’s Eve wedding is the Training Center at Bon Secours, otherwise known as the swanky reception venue. Perfect for late night events (like this NYE themed wedding!), this space was transformed into classy party space. Oh man, Starry Night Events, Classic Party Rentals of Virginia, and Mosaic Catering and Events worked their MAGIC with this one. You’ll find all the best parts of a classic New Year’s Eve wedding, like sleek lounge seating, gold and acrylic accents, a raw oyster bar, a live band, and an on-stage countdown with the bride and groom to ring in the New Year.
And now for their story. Megan and Matthew were friends for nine or ten years before having that oh wow, I think this is more than friendship moment. As soon as they took the plunge from friendship into love came weekends with family in Deltaville. It was on one of these trips that Matthew proposed to Megan. With the setting sun as a backdrop, he gave her something to hold (no, not the ring. It was a drink) and asked to take her picture with the intention being that instead of taking it, he would propose. It would have been an easy proposal story, except that Megan didn’t want her picture taken. Eventually, though, Matthew popped the question. His bride said, “Yes.” And, their New Year’s Eve themed wedding was so much fun. We had the best time being our sweet couple’s Richmond wedding photographers. Now, let’s take a look at their Classic NYE wedding.
An Anne Barge wedding dress from Annalise Bridal Boutique and Badgley Mischka wedding shoes go so well together.If you follow us on Instagram, you may have seen this on our feed. The Jefferson Suite at The Jefferson Hotel was the perfect getting ready location for our Richmond bride. Did you see that pretty yellow couch? This suite is the largest at the hotel and includes a grand piano!This view from their Monumental Church ceremony venue is so pretty. We love this curved staircase.Dapper groom. Matthew’s suit is from Alton Lane. His cufflinks have the names of his children engraved on them. Such a great way to personalize this RVA groom’s attire.Now, on to the formal portraits and exposed brick backdrops at this historic RVA site of Monumental Church. We love the contrast of the florals and fancy attire with the roughness of the brick. Also: have we mentioned how much we love nose kisses?This vintage inspired couture Lilith wedding dress by Anne Barge and the shiny black suit by Alton Lane are a great combo. Sweet flower girl duo coming up!
And that *may* have been the best moment in the history of Sarah & Dave Photography. Excited brides walking down the aisle are hard to beat.Pretty New Year’s Eve inspired wedding reception decorations are next. Their black and gold wedding colors are so classic New Year’s Eve. Take a look at their globe guestbook. We love this as a guestbook alternative!Did we mention lounge area? Loooooooooove.Appetizers during cocktail hour by Mosaic Catering. We’ll take one of each, please.
Affirmative Groove Band from Sam Hill Entertainment was ROCKIN’ tonight. Our RVA couple’s first dance followed by the groom dancing with his mother. I still cannot get over this photo of Megan singing along to the music. She and Matthew were totally in their element. This was such a great celebration. Best day ever. Right on! Coming up: more glitz and glam by Mosaic and Starry Night Events. Gold candle holders and white floral centerpieces? Check. Menus with gold lettering? Check. Wait, was that gold flatware?!Live Saxophone music by Affirmative Groove. Matthew, we feel the same way about it!The best Richmond Photobooth capture. Live, onstage counting down 2018 by our Richmond bride and groom. Megan and Matt, you really know how to throw a party.
Getting Ready Venue | the Jefferson Suite at The Jefferson Hotel Richmond
Ceremony Venue | Monumental Church
Reception Venue | Bon Secours Training Center
Bridal Dress | Lilith Dress from Anne Barge at Annalise Bridal Boutique
Bridal Shoes | Feather Crystal Embellished Evening Wedge from Badgley Mischka
Glow | Island Glow
Makeup | La’ Cretia Baskfield with Elle Style Studio
Hair | Rachel Shrader with Elle Style Studio
Groom’s Attire | Alton Lane
Planning, Florals, and Decor | Tanya Cornwell with Starry Night Events
Catering, Lighting, Soft Seating, and Rentals | Mosaic Catering and Events
Rentals | Classic Party Rentals of Virginia
Band | Affirmative Groove with Sam Hill Entertainment
Videography | Beyond Videography
Photobooth | Richmond Photobooth
Ceremony Pianist | Steve Lacombe
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