Real Richmond Wedding: Derek & Wesley’s Backyard Wedding
Derek & Wesley
June 4, 2016
Derek & Wesley met online in early 2013 and chatted for several months before their first date in August at Kuba Kuba. They still return there every year to celebrate their anniversary! The two bought a house together in June 2015, and Derek popped the question in their new kitchen. Wesley agreed immediately!
Since Derek & Wesley love their home and gardening, they decided to host 100 of their friends and family there. With a theme of a “Garden Party After the Derby” in mind, they encouraged their guests to dress like they were headed to the Kentucky Derby. Derek arranged white hydrangeas and roses from Flowers Make Scents to put the focus on their colorfully clad guests. Their favorite part? “Walking around the front of our house, and seeing all of our guests waiting for us to begin the ceremony.”
Rehearsal Dinner Catering: Maldini’s Ristorante Italiano | Officiant: Brian Griffin | Ceremony Music: string trio led by Naima Burrs | Wesley’s Shoes: Cole Haan | Derek’s Shoes: Aldo | Hair: Farm House Salon | Jeweler: Bygones Vintage Clothing | Invitations & Stationery: Paperless Post | Floral Design: DIY | Cake/Sweets: Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe | Honeymoon: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico