Real Richmond Wedding: Marly & Jeremy’s Boathouse Sunday Park Wedding
Marly & Jeremy
October 8, 2016
Marly & Jeremy met and became fast friends while attending James Madison University. Their friendship turned into a crush, and they started dating during their sophomore year. While living together in Texas, the two adopted a dog and named her Maddie after the school that brought them together!
Jeremy proposed on Valentine’s weekend in 2014. He suggested they spend the weekend in Baltimore and arranged a private wine cellar table for two at Aldo’s in Little Italy complete with a violin player. As Vivaldi’s Four Season – Winter played, Jeremy got down on one knee, and Marly immediately said yes!
The two chose The Boathouse at Sunday Park for the waterfront views, great food, and dog-friendly atmosphere. Plus, they were looking for waterfront views and beautiful gardens, so it fit the bill perfectly! The couple and their bridal party chose to get ready at Quirk Hotel. Marly says, “We chose to get ready at Quirk Hotel for its breathtaking architecture and modern styling. It was a bit far from the Boathouse at Sunday Park, but worth the drive. The hotel lobby was the perfect place for bridal and family portraits.”
Their décor was a nod to Marly’s Peruvian heritage and Jeremy’s career as a Pediatric Registered Dietician. Their vibrant florals by Flowers Make Scents incorporated kale blooms and herbs! Marly tells us, “Our home inspired our wedding decor. If you step into our home, you’ll see a mixture of rustic and modern furnishings, bold colors, and geometric accents. We were also inspired by a print of a llama in our home. Stephanie O’Dell with Dejlige created a fun and quirky monogram of two llamas that can be seen throughout our wedding invitation suite, welcome signs, and used as a cake topper.”
The bride names her favorite part of the day as their first dance to Frank Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon.” “We worked with an instructor who choreographed a fun, upbeat fox trot. The first dance marked our first moment as husband and wife, and I loved that we were able to show our family and friends a dance we worked so hard on and were proud of! The dance lessons were a welcomed stress reliever from the wedding planning process. Plus, they marked a new experience we shared together.”
Despite all of their careful planning, rain moved the wedding indoors. Marly says, “We worked with an all-star team of vendors who made the rain plan effortless and perfect for us. They provided us with a sense of comfort and preparedness when Hurricane Matthew decided to join our guest list!”
Rehearsal Dinner: Pop’s Market on Grace | Officiant: The Honorable Frank Santoro | Veil & Earrings: Sara Gabriel, Soliloquy Bridal | Sash: A.B. Ellie, Soliloquy Bridal | Engagement Ring & Band: Jared | Groom’s Band: Fink’s Jewelers | Shoes: L.K. Bennett | Hair & Makeup: Shine Blowdry Bar | Wedding Styling: Bailey Good | Cake: The Buttercream Bee | Lounge Furniture & Copper Bar: Paisley & Jade | Formalwear: Jos A. Bank | Invitations/Paper Goods: Dejlige Creative | Dance Instruction: Phyllis Harris, The Dance Space | Transportation: RVA Trolley | Favors: Cookies from La Sabrosita Bakery & Deluca Gelato