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August 12, 2019

Fairytale Wedding at The Boathouse at Sunday Park :: GENEVIEVE + TREY

Genevieve and Trey’s fairytale wedding at The Boathouse at Sunday Park in Richmond VA was literally out of a storybook. For instance, the scrolling gold letter design in their invites and magical pumpkin carriage reception decor reminded us of Cinderella’s ride to the ball. Also, their light pink and baby blue wedding colors reminded us of all of the Disney princesses. Not to mention, our Richmond bride looked very much like a princess herself walking down the aisle in her flowy wedding dress with sparkly Badgley Mischka peep toe shoes. It all looked so pretty against the waterfront views of Swift Creek Reservoir in The Boathouse’s ceremony garden. As a Richmond Wedding Photographer, this day could not have gotten any better.

pink and blue cinderella disney princess inspired wedding invites - invitation flatlay for richmond wedding in the summer at the boathouse at sunday park - gold lettering with scrolling and pink ribbon
wedding dress, bridal jewelry and fluffy pink flowers by richmond va florist vogue flowers at wedding venue, the boathouse weddings
chanel perfume with light pink florals and bridal veil accent with light pink satin ribbon by richmond wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography - photo of bridal details

Behind The Scenes With Our Richmond Bride: Genevieve

Our Richmond bride was a pro. She had an extra copy of her wedding invitation suite (which includes: the RSVP, the invites, and wedding details card), her bridal jewelry, perfume, bouquet, wedding dress with pretty hanger, and shoes all together. Having all of these bridal details all set and ready to go made our job as their RVA wedding photographer a breeze. As soon as we arrived at the wedding venue, we were able to quickly capture all of getting ready photos. If your wedding day schedule is tight or you just want a few extra moments to celebrate with your crew before walking down the aisle, doing this will help you ace your wedding day schedule.

wedding invites and chanel perfume - bridal detail photos at june summer wedding in rva
ivory satin badgley mischka wedding shoes with kitten heels and peep toe and jewels flatlay - bridal details photo at summer wedding venue in rva
bridal portrait and photo of perfume - wedding details photo of rva fairytale wedding story at the boathouse at sunday park
pink floral arrangement - bridal details photo shot - bridal bouquet - floral arrangements - light pink - jewelery
happy bride getting ready at the boathouse weddings - the boathouse at sunday park

You guys, Genevieve and Trey are the literal sweetest. This RVA bride is a nurse. Not only that, but when she found out our sweet foster daughter was in the PICU, she made it a point to ask us about her ON HER WEDDING DAY. She made sure to tell us that they would be keeping her in their prayers. Can you even?

wedding dress with pink straps hanging at the boathouse weddings rva wedding venue and photo of bride's bouquet of light pink florals against veil
pink ring box flatlay and wedding rings against bridal veil and a few green sprigs of leaves and light blue backdrop
happy bride getting ready with mother
peep toe bridal shoes with jewels and ankle strap - ivory satin and kitten heels
wedding rings photo - wedding ring trio - against gold "love" lettering on wedding invites
getting ready moments and bridal details photos - pink velvet ring box with leaves and wedding rings, engagement ring trio set and mother of the bride putting jewelery on our richmond bride - we love this moment
light pink bride bouquet with light blue and lace garter

RVA florist, Vogue Flowers made some of the prettiest, fluffiest, light pink floral arrangements that made the perfect backdrop for some fairy tale inspired detail photos. For example, this one with Genevieve’s light blue and lace garter.

wedding rings against pink flowers and bride hugging her mother - black and white photo
wedding flowers - light pink and green against veil
light blue bridesmaid dresses and bride - getting ready photo
peep toe bridal shoes - wedding shoes for bride - pearl jewellery with diamonds - earrings
beautiful richmond bride :)
swoon worthy pearl and diamonds jewelry - earrings - bridal detail photo with veil
happy bride getting ready moment at the boathouse at sunday park - rva wedding venue in the summer with waterfront views of swift creek reservoir
dream ring
badgley mischka wedding shoes with peep toes, kitten heels, and ankle strap - alongside bride and bridesmaid wearing light blue bridesmaid dress - getting ready moment and detail wedding day photo by richmond wedding photographer Sarah & Dave Photography

Disney Inspired Wedding Colors: Light Pink and Blue

About their blue and pink wedding colors… Right off the bat, there was zero question that our Virginia couple’s wedding was inspired by Disney. The light blue bridesmaid dresses looked like the same color as Cinderella’s dress at the ball. And, the light pink looked like Aurora’s ballgown dress. Or, was it Ariel?

light blue bridesmaid dresses, white bouquets and bride wearing white wedding dress with light pink florals
wedding party portrait - black and white - the boathouse at sunday park - the boathouse weddings
the perfect crew
light blue bridesmaid dresses and bride and wedding party bridesmaid photo
happy prewedding photo of bride and wedding party bridesmaids at rva wedding venue in the summer - fairytale wedding day at the boathouse at sunday park by richmond wedding photographer sarah & dave photography
groom and groomsmen wearing navy blue suspenders bowties and gray suit pants photo
groom and wedding party groomsmen photo - light grey gray suit pants, navy blue suspenders, and bowtie at rva wedding venue the boathouse at sunday park by sarah & dave photography, rva wedding photographer

Y’all, we can’t even with our RVA groom and his light pink bowtie that matched our bride’s bouquet. His groomsmen’s light blue bowties were the perfect match with their navy blue suspenders and grey suit pants. There’s something about a pastel wedding color theme that just makes us swoon every time.

groom and groomsmen photo - getting ready portrait

Creating Magical RVA Wedding Day Photos: Rain or Shine

Now, let’s talk about the weather and these formal portrait and wedding ceremony photos coming up. All week, we prepared for rain and thunderstorms for our Richmond couple’s wedding day. I reassured our bride that we would work our magic rain or shine. But then, the night before their wedding, the forecast suddenly changed. As a result, we had the most perfect bright sunny day that made for the best RVA summer wedding photos. Even the sailboats were out at Swift Creek Reservoir! Basically, if it’s supposed to rain on your wedding day, it is still possible to have beautiful wedding photos. And, if the weather somehow magically changes into sunshine, it may just make some of the prettiest wedding photos – like on Genevieve and Trey’s big day.

formal portraits of bride and groom at the boathouse at sunday park
bride and groom
cute richmond wedding photos at the boathouse at sunday park - formal portraits
kiss kiss
fairytale wedding - fairy tale wedding inspired at rva wedding venue
flower girls with white dresses, gold slipper shoes, light blue bows, ringbearer and groom wearing navy blue suspenders and light grey suit pants - red hair - at richmond wedding venue - outdoors - at the boathouse weddings - the boathouse at sunday park - wedding party photo - by richmond rva wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography
wedding party - formal portrait outdoors in b-&-w
say cheese!
wedding party portrait at the boathouse at sunday park in rva
happy bride and groom walking - the boathouse at sunday park wedding in the summer - in june - fairy tale wedding inspired inspiration - light blue bridesmaid dresses - by richmond wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography
cute richmond couple at summer wedding venue
flower girl wearing gold slippers shoes, huge light blue bow in hair and carrying white basket - walking down the aisle looking at camera - fairytale wedding - princess inspired at richmond wedding venue the boathouse at sunday park - the boathouse weddings - by rva wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography

We are still talking about the adorable bows that the flower girls wore walking down the aisle. They are so cute!

cute kids - smiling flower girls carrying chalk sign at wedding and red haired ringbearer wearing suspenders and little suit pants in gray and navy
flower girls carrying here comes the bride sign at the boathouse at sunday park - richmond wedding venue - outdoors - summer wedding in june - richmond rva - fairytale inspired wedding
adorable ceremony moment
bride walking down the aisle with father and groom crying - so sweet!
adorable flower girls and ringbearer during wedding ceremony
proud dad and bride walking down the aisle photo at the boathouse at sunday park in richmond rva in the summer - june wedding
light blue bowties, navy blue suspenders, gray grey suit pants - groom and groomsmen attire - groom crying during ceremony
wedding ceremony - waterfront views of sailboats - blue skies - clouds - outdoors ceremony at the boathouse at sunday park
wedding ceremony photo in black and white - outdoors in richmond rva
wedding ceremony
first kiss as a married couple with blue skies and sailboats in the backdrop
Sailboats! How perfect is this first kiss moment?
sailboats - swift creek reservoir waterfront views at the boathouse weddings at sunday park by rva wedding photographer sarah & dave photography
rva bride and groom portrait
black and white wedding photo - bride and groom kissing - wedding portrait outdoors - rolls royce - fairytale wedding inspiration at the boathouse at sunday park in richmond rva by wedding photographer sarah & dave photography - june wedding - summer wedding - cute wedding portrait
happy couple outdoors in rva virginia
rolls royce - wedding transportation in richmond rva the boathouse weddings photo - fairy tale wedding photo inspiration by rva wedding photographer
bride and groom
cute couple
formal portrait - wedding - outdoors - rolls royce - fairy tale inspired wedding in richmond virginia
bride and groom outdoors at richmond virginia wedding - waterfront views - the boathouse weddings in the summer in june by wedding photographer
fairy tale inspiration wedding ideas pink and blue light pale soft wedding colors palette in pastels
richmond wedding in june - summer wedding photo outdoors at the boathouse at sunday park by richmond wedding photographer - couple in front of rolls royce holding hands - formal portrait - wedding ideas and inspiration - black and white photo - fairytale wedding ideas - by sarah & dave photography
richmond virginia va couple wedding day portrait outdoors with rolls royce at the boathouse wedding venue
purple flowers - wedding detail photo shot outdoors
happily ever after wedding sign in gold and wedding cake topper - rva wedding cake bakery and wedding venue at the boathouse weddings by rva wedding photographer sarah & dave photography

Their Light Pink and Gold Fairytale Wedding Reception at The Boathouse

The “Happily Ever After” wedding sign and wedding cake topper in sparkly gold was just the perfect touch to Genevieve and Trey’s fairytale wedding at The Boathouse Weddings. Genevieve planned and executed every detail to perfection. Their RVA wedding venue looked so pretty with all of the light pink decorations.

Also, can we just talk about the chicken and waffles and the shrimp and grits they chose for their brunch inspired wedding catering menu? You guys, The Boathouse food does not disappoint. We love working here so much that we included it in the list of our favorite RVA wedding venues here on our blog.

fairy tale wedding inspired tablescape reception table centerpieces in light pink and gold
wedding reception - couple enters
cinderella inspired wedding at the boathouse in richmond virginia - light pink and white wedding reception decor
bride and groom dancing - first dance at wedding reception photo
bride and groom dancing - couple dancing - eyes closed - twirl - wedding reception - first dance
fairy tale inspired wedding story book wedding gold happily ever after wedding cake topper and light pink wedding reception theme decorations at the boathouse at sunday park in the summer by richmond wedding photographer sarah & dave photography
light pink and white wedding cake rva wedding cake bakery
bride and father dancing at wedding reception
groom and mother mom dancing at wedding reception
cheers toasts speeches - wedding reception detail photo
speech at wedding reception at the boathouse at sunday park
cutting the cake photo at richmond wedding venue
cutting the cake photo at wedding reception the boathouse at sunday park by richmond wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography
couple smiling - dancing at rva wedding in the summer
iridescent bokeh, richmond wedding in the summer at the boathouse at sunday park, people laughing at wedding reception
wedding reception
groom laughing at wedding reception at the boathouse weddings wedding venue by rva wedding photographer sarah & dave photography
wedding reception photo
wedding reception photo
black and white wedding reception photo at the boathouse at sunday park wedding venue in richmond virginia in the summer - flower girls dancing with bride holding hands - happy - joy filled - by rva wedding photographer sarah & dave photography
wedding reception photo at the boathouse weddings in richmond virginia by rva wedding photographers sarah & dave photography
couple dancing
bubble exit at the boathouse at sunday park richmond wedding venue in the summer in june - fairytale wedding inspiration ideas by rva wedding photographers, sarah & dave photography
bubble exit

Genevieve and Trey, we had the most magical time being your Richmond Wedding Photographer. We pray that your fairytale wedding at The Boathouse at Sunday Park is only the start of the best years of your life together. Also, thanks for having a bubble exit at the end of your wedding reception and a brunch inspired menu. They’re definitely two of our favorite wedding day additions. Oh, and the Rolls Royce transportation was straight out of a storybook. Like, can we ride with you the next time? Congratulations on your marriage!

couple kissing in rolls royce formal exit at the boathouse weddings reception in richmond va by rva wedding photographer, sarah & dave photography

Wedding Venue, Coordinating, Catering | The Boathouse Weddings

Hair | Ciao Bella Salon

Wedding Dress | Davinci Bridal from Celebrity Bridal and Formals

Alterations | Oh Sew Unique in Chesterfield Virginia

Bride’s Shoes | Badgley Mischka Bride

Florals | Vogue Flowers

Bridesmaid Dresses | David’s Bridal

Flower Girl Bows | Little Lopers

Wedding Cake Bakery | Catering By Ukrops

DJ | DJ Steve Mobile DJ Service

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