Anna and Brent’s incredible love story is unlike any I’ve heard before! They technically met before they were even born! Their parents were in bible study together before they were born and became good friends. Their moms were pregnant at the same time – giving birth just two days apart! When Anna’s parents moved, everyone sadly lost touch. Fast-forward to the summer of 2014 when Anna was at a concert with Rachel (now Matron of Honor) and Bent was there with Joe (now Best Man). Anna caught Brent’s eye, and although he was quite nervous at first, ultimately he got her phone number and it wasn’t until after their first date that they learned about their connected past. In Anna’s words, “It was a whirl wind romance! Both of us knew pretty quickly this was it! After spending nine months of living six and a half hours apart while Brent finished his last year of law school, we were ready to be together all of the time.” During a trip to Oak Island, NC with Anna’s family, Brent chose a beautiful lighthouse as the perfect spot to propose, and she of course said YES!
They chose the oh-so-stunning Amber Grove in Richmond for their wedding, and everything was absolute perfection including the weather which decided to be unusually (but pleasantly) warm for October. Every detail was carefully planned and beautifully executed. The flowers from The Proper Petal and desserts from Cakes by Favienne were seriously some of the most gorgeous I’ve ever had the joy of photographing!
I had to fight back tears during the special moment before the ceremony when Brent and Anna held hands and shared a prayer (without peeking), and then again even more so during the ceremony as I watched Brent fight tears of his own as Anna walked down the aisle towards him. She was truly a breathtaking bride. I am so over the moon for these two and feel truly honored I was chosen as their photographer! Witnessing their love for one another and the support of their friends and family was truly a gift. I can only hope that these photos help them relive the exciting emotions and cherish the memories of their special day together.
Enjoy browsing some of my many, many favorites below! And, please be sure to checkout the list of talented vendors at the end too!
CONGRATULATIONS Anna & Brent!
CONGRATULATIONS Anna & Brent!
The amazing vendors and creatives who helped make this day possible….
VENUE + CATERING: Amber Grove (Richmond, Virginia)
PHOTOGRAPHY: Limefish Studio (Charlottesville, VA)
FLORIST: The Proper Petal
DESSERTS: Cakes by Favienne
HAIR/MAKEUP: Lauren Street Gray
BRIDE + BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Tiffany’s Bridal
GROOM + GROOMSMEN SUIT: Men’s Warehouse
BRIDE’S PAINTED HANGER: Limefish Studio
OFFICIANT: Erin Reibel (Pastor at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church in Henrico, VA)
DJ: Jake Battles (Chattanooga, TN)
VIDEOGRAPHER: Sunghye Jung (Charlottesville, VA)
INVITATIONS: By Invitation Only (Short Pump, VA)
S’MORE GIFT TAGS: SavortheMemories on Etsy
GUESTBOOK: Julia Emmanuel (Anna’s Aunt)