Lee and Marshall’s Wedding

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I’m not sure if a wedding can get more “Richmond” than this one, from our transplant point of view anyway.  You could say that it starts with the names Lee and Marshall, names with a familiar ring here, steeped in local history and memorialized through monuments and city streets.  But to us its Lee and Marshall’s style, creativity, charisma and love of all things old and industrial that makes this wedding quintessential Richmond.  We were originally drawn to this city because of art and aesthetic but we stayed here because of the people we met.  Any groom that does the robot with his mom during the mother-son dance and any bride that encourages us take family portraits underneath a train trestle is, simply put, pretty dern cool.

Both the ceremony and reception took place at our favorite venue in the city, Main Street Station.  The trains that pass over, through and under the building delight guests young and old.  We love the dramatic architecture and, of course, a little trainspotting…

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Bright yellow accents against silver and grey dresses and suits bounced beautifully with the concrete and streetlights directly outside.  And you gotta love the contrasting nail polish, these gals had it going on from head to toe, literally!  Again we had the pleasure of working with… take a wild guess… the amazing Windy.   It was no surprise that the day went off without a hitch…

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It was fun to shoot for Lee, an art director for R Home Magazine , who encouraged us to play a little bit with the seating area where people wait for their train.  I promise to share her bridal portraits next week…

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Afterwards we took a quick jaunt to the site of Lee and Marshall’s engagement in Church Hill.  We took photos on and around the bench where Marshall proposed to Lee with the grand city view before us.  How perfect that the crepe myrtles, such a prominent symbol of Richmond summers, were perfectly blooming right over the bench…

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Here’s a slideshow of our favs from the day and if you would like to be notified when all the photos are ready for viewing, click here.

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