Real RVA Wedding: Kristin & Will
Kristin & Will
Wedding: December 23, 2014
Reception: December 31, 2014
How They Met
A mutual friend introduced Kristin and Will, and they emailed back and forth for several months before finally meeting in person for their first date at Europa.
How He Asked
Kristin and Will were hiking through the scenic hill of Will’s hometown with their pug, Penelope, when Will pulled a ring from his pocket and asked, “Penelope, do you think we can keep mommy around forever?” Kristin said yes!
This adventurous couple got married in their bare feet in a private ceremony on the beautiful beaches of Kauai on December 23, 2014. They then pried themselves away from their honeymoon in Hawaii to host a reception in RVA with their families and friends on New Year’s Eve!
Since it was a New Year’s Eve celebration, Kristin wanted plenty of sparkle! They chose The Renaissance for its perfect mix of Richmond history and old Hollywood glamour. To ring in the New Year at midnight, the couple had confetti cannons that shot gold confetti and a champagne toast.
To add to the New Year’s theme, each table had a resolution card with a gold Roman numeral clock, table number and different resolutions.
Kristin and Will danced to Chicago’s “You’re My Inspiration” as a tribute to Kristin’s father who passed away in 2006.
The Best Part
Kristin and Will will always remember the toasts that her sister and his best friend gave. Kristin says, “Both of these speeches were very sentimental, heart-felt and meant more to us than any gift money could buy!”
From the bride: “Since we were planning a destination wedding, a honeymoon and an RVA reception, we had a lot of moving parts! I wore a short white and ivory BHDLN dress in Hawaii and a different dress for my reception. In addition, we had to hire two photographers (one for each location), two hair and makeup artists for the different locations, two florists, etc. So, to take some of the pressure off, we just approached it as planning the trip of a lifetime and the New Year’s Eve party of the year!”
Wedding Consultant: Emmett Hickam, Richmond Bridal Consulting
Reception Site & Catering: The Renaissance
Hair & Makeup: Lou Stevens Glam Squad
Floral Design: Black Iris Floral Events
Music: Leggz, EastCoast Entertainment
Photography: EmcB Photography
Hawaiian Ceremony Photography: Kine by Design
Bridal Shower Location: Hardywood Craft Brewery
Ceremony Site: Kauai, Hawaii
Gown: Sak’s Fifth Avenue
Shoes: Kate Spade
Jewelry: Kendra Scott
Formalwear: Bella Rosa
Sweets: Pearl’s Cupcakes
Photobooth Backdrop & Props: Sweet Pear Paper
Honeymoon: Kauai, Hawaii