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July 10, 2011
Lauren+Greg: married!

I am so excited to share Lauren and Greg Valentine’s May wedding, so much so that I included over 100 images in this post just to share all the fantastic details from the day! This gorgeous couple tied the knot in a vintage wedding at the Valentine Richmond History Center (Valentine!) in Richmond, Va. I was honored to work with LK Events & Design whose vision is always impeccably elegant and who gives me loads of beautiful details to play with. I loved everything from Lauren’s mermaid-style dress, beautiful veil (made on the spot by maid of honor and fashion blogger London Ray), both Lauren and Greg’s chill attitude even through a downpour (which thankfully waited until the moment we finished shooting the portraits to come), the fact that the couple’s great friend Simon officiated and I could go on and on. Oh, and did I mention the surprises? For starters Simon, the officiant, surprised his friends by singing their song “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” about halfway through the ceremony. After the first verse, Simon’s voice was replaced by the voice of a female singer who literally made her way up the aisle and serenaded Lauren and Greg while everyone grooved in their seats!  The next surprise came after the toasts with LK’s (from LK Events & Design) gift to the bride and groom (also her good friends). Let me back up for a second to tell you that Lauren and Greg met at VCU, where Lauren was a member of the VCU dance team. Everyone who knows VCU, knows the school’s mascot Rodney the Ram. Well…the second big surprise for the happy couple and their VCU-loving guests was Rodney the Ram gracing them with his presence to dance to the fight song and compete for the garter. Add to this a dancing crowd, a bride in rain boots and a great second shooter in Crystal Randazzo and I was one happy photo lady. Much love to Lauren and Greg who inspire me with their love. Following are many images from the day. Enjoy!

Design and planning: LK Events & Design

Catering: Mosaic Unique Events

Venue: Valentine Richmond History Center

Hair design and make-up artist: Emily Hudspeth

Cupcakes: Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe 

DJ: Bill Gilliam

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals of VA Inc

Stationery: Absolutely Eva

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