Real RVA Wedding: Rachel & Nick
Rachel & Nick
September 26, 2015
How They Met
We were both living in Chicago in late 2013 and met on Match.com. We had our first date on New Year’s Day.
How He Asked
We planned a weekend getaway at Wintergreen Resort in the fall shortly after moving to Richmond. Nick proposed on the deck of our condo there, surrounded by mountain views and fall colors. I was absolutely shocked but obviously thrilled!
The Perfect Place
We are members at Richmond Country Club, and that is a place where we (especially Nick!) spend our free time. We liked the idea of having the ceremony and reception in the same place to make it easier and more convenient for ourselves & our guests. We are both originally from the Midwest, so we were already asking a LOT of our guests to come all the way to Richmond!
Bike Race Weekend
I think we’ve all been wondering how the infamous UCI World Championship Bike Race affected local RVA weddings. Rachel says, “Our hotel was the only one who would give us a room block! People LOVED it. The hotel was beautiful and all of our out-of-town guests enjoyed being at the mall where there’s a lot to do. And when the zipper on my mom’s dress broke 20 minutes before we had to leave for the wedding, it was VERY convenient to have Nordstrom right there! The seamstress fixed it immediately and we stayed on time.”
The Best Parts
My favorite was reading our vows or “promises” to each other in front of all of the favorite people in our lives. Even though there were 100 people in the room, it felt very intimate and special. Nick’s favorite was seeing me for the first time.
Rachel says, “Above all, we wanted the ceremony to be fun and memorable and the day to reflect who we are.”
Rachel and Nick chose a gray, navy and blush color scheme and let that inspire their wedding decor.
She enjoyed creating fun programs with games to keep guests entertained.
The couple wanted to make sure their guests got an extra special taste of Richmond: a donut bar by Sugar Shack!
Photography: Julie J. Photography
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals of Virginia
Wedding Consultant: Angela’s Elegant Events
Venue & Catering: Richmond Country Club
Gown: Blue by Enzoani
Hair & Makeup: Pearls & Perfection
Bridesmaid Dresses: White House Black Market
Formalwear: Men’s Wearhouse
Paper Goods: DIY
Flowers: Flowers by Mona Ray
Music: DJ Danja Mowf
Cake/Sweets: Sugar Shack Donuts & Coffee
Transportation: Winn Transportation
Accommodations: Hyatt House Richmond West