Real Richmond Wedding: Taylor and Nick at The Manor House at Kings Charter
Taylor and Nick
July 14, 2018
How They Met
Taylor and Nick met in 2014 on the Virginia Tech Triathlon Club. Nick asked Taylor to their dance called the “Biker’s Ball” one evening while seeing her at the gym. Taylor explains, “We then began going on dates and Nick asked me to be his girlfriend soon after!”
Post-grad, Nick was living in Connecticut and Taylor was in Wisconsin completing her dietetic internship. On July 22, 2017, Taylor flew to Connecticut to visit Nick. They decided to go walk around Elizabeth Park Rose Garden to enjoy the beautiful day. “While we were walking, he asked someone to take our photo, and when I turned around he was down on one knee. I was totally shocked!”
For their mid-summer wedding, the two Virginia Tech grads wanted a venue with fresh flowers, soft colors, and a ton of natural light. They immediately fell in love with The Manor House at Kings Charter. “It was important for us to find a reception venue that was both indoor/outdoor to allow guests to be comfortable.” They were nervous it would be too hot for their wedding, as it was in July, but it ended up being gorgeous, rather than the hot and humid Virginia summer day they expected.
For their colors they kept it soft and summery, going with light pink for Taylor’s bridesmaids.
For their flowers, they brought a bit of personality into their reception. “Nick and I both love to cook together and use fresh herbs. So, I wanted to incorporate this into our wedding!” They ended up putting fresh rosemary wrapped in hemp on top of light pink napkins. The perfect fresh element to their airy reception. To help tie in their families, “we placed pictures of Nick and me around the venue in addition to pictures of family members who had passed away.”
Nick and Taylor had their first dance under the gazebo in The Manor House’s gorgeous garden. Their beautiful summer day ended in a dance party with a sparkler sendoff to end the night. And thanks to their trustworthy vendors, it went off without a hitch. “Everything from the food to the flowers to the DJ, they really made the day perfect.”
Favorite Part of the Day
For Nick, it was their first dance. Nick says, “We did not have much time to prepare for our special dance, however in the time we did spend together, we worked super hard!”
For Taylor, “I loved hearing the speeches from the best man/maid of honor/and my dad. It was also great to see our family and friends we had not seen in a while.
“It was difficult that my family and fiancé were living in different states than me. However, we were able to FaceTime and visit one another so we could iron out the fine details.”
Best Piece of Advice
“Don’t sweat about all the fine details. It will all come together. In the end, the most important thing is beginning your life with your best friend.”
*All Information in our Feature Weddings is provided by the couple*
Wedding Consultant: Mary Jane, The Manor House at Kings Charter (RW VENDOR) | Guest Accommodations (2): The Jefferson (RW VENDOR) | Rehearsal Dinner: Old City Bar | Shower Location: Regency Woods Condominiums Clubhouse | Wedding Photography: Mike Topham Photography | Engagement Photography: Meghan Martin | Ceremony Site: Saint Bridget Catholic Church | Caterer: Edwards Catering | Officiant: Robert Giovenco | Ceremony Music: Allen Bean, Saint Bridget Catholic Church | Gown/Veil: Caryn’s Bridal | Shoes: Macy’s | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal | Hair: Leslie, BRIDEface | Makeup: Jonye, BRIDEface | Ring Jeweler: James Allen | Earrings: David Tutera | Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse | Invitations & Stationery: The Paper Source Richmond | Flowers: Black Creek Flowers | DJ: Xtreme Disc Jockeys RVA, Sean McNamee | Cakes/Sweets: The Mixing Bowl Bakery | Transportation: First Class Limo | Wedding Signage: Paisley and Jade | Guest Accommodations (3): Hyatt Place Richmond Innsbrook