If you’ve stepped foot in Virginia you know that history is everywhere. It’s hard to go down a road that doesn’t have a battlefield or historical marker beside it. It’s one of the many reasons why I love Virginia. History is a living breathing element of everyday life. It also means some really beautiful historic homes have become wedding venues. Cha-ching. Like, Berkeley Plantation, just outside of Richmond for example.
Berkeley Plantation sits on the James River and boasts some pretty big events. Like the official “First Thanksgiving,” and birthplace of William Henry Harrison our ninth President, and where “Taps,” was first played. EVER. You know, little things like that. It’s Georgian architecture and 18th century style remind you of old world. Because it is old world. So when Laura and Tim told me that they were going to have their wedding at Berkeley Plantation I nearly died of excitement.
Laura just happens to be my cousin by marriage. Which is pretty sweet because I think she’s pretty amazing. She and Tim really compliment each other with their genuine love, Game of Thrones obsession, awkward laughter, and love of family. I am a firm believer that a wedding day should reflect the couple and all their uniqueness. And that’s exactly what their wedding day was. It was simple, elegant, fun, with a dash of nerdiness, and a pinch of bluegrass. A lot of it was in the simple but important details. Everything from the string band, barbeque catering, to the boxwood clippings from Laura’s Grandmother’s garden as favors.
Congrats Laura and Tim! You’re wedding day was absolutely stunning and a beautiful start to what I’m sure will be an amazing marriage. Thank you for letting me be part of it! After all, “Love is the only true adventure.”
Venue: Berkeley Plantation
Caterer: Deep Run Roadhouse
Florist: Black Creek Flowers
Dresses: Urban Set Bride
Band: Locus Honey
Makeup/Hair: Brittany Stagg