RW Magazine Couple: Meredith + Bobby at The John Marshall Ballrooms
Meredith and Bobby
March 23, 2019
How They Met
Bobby and Meredith met during their time at Virginia Tech. Meredith was getting ready to start her sophomore year when one of her apartment roommates backed out last-minute, leaving her scrambling to find a replacement. She and her roommates eventually found Tyler, a transfer student, who happened to bring Bobby along for the initial meeting. Meredith, Bobby, and Tyler ended up becoming great friends, but it wasn’t until after college that the two started dating. Eventually, their friendship turned into something so much more.
Bobby popped the question to Meredith by sending her on a scavenger hunt through their favorite Richmond spots. From the VMFA to their favorite diner, the hunt eventually ended in Bobby’s backyard, decorated with lights and flowers. Meredith recalls, “After he popped the question, he took me inside where all of our friends and family were waiting for a surprise party!” Meredith still doesn’t know how they all kept it from her so well.
When planning their March wedding, they knew they wanted somewhere with that Richmond feel. With an ideal indoor location taking out any factors of poor weather, The John Marshall Ballrooms fit the bill.
At their semi-traditional ceremony, they recited their vows, but also as a unity symbol combined different colored glass. It was eventually made into a vase, the perfect reminder for their day.
For décor, they incorporated fresh eucalyptus and lavender. Their florist, Kim Moody Design, made sure it harmonized with their ballroom reception. Various shades of purple were weaved throughout, the perfect pop of color.
The two wanted their wedding to feel personalized. “From having scratch-off lottery tickets as favors to pictures of our cats in the lobby, we wanted signature touches everywhere!” Frank with Bunn DJ Company kept their party going, delivering perfect music to a packed dance floor all night long.
Favorite Part of the Day
“I loved walking into the reception. The ballroom was beautiful and getting to see all our guests excited to greet us was so special. Bobby’s favorite memory was the trolley ride after the ceremony. We had all our family and bridal party together and were able to spend a few minutes with the people who mean the most to us celebrating our nuptials. (He also felt bad for not saying the first look was his favorite and wanted me to add that he liked seeing me for the first time too! LOL!)”
“Decision-making and the pressure to try and please everyone. I realized that while I wanted opinions from friends and family it was ultimately Bobby and I’s decision on what mattered most to us.”
Best Piece of Advice
“Try not to stress over the small details in wedding planning. The most important thing is your relationship with your soon to be spouse. The day will be perfect because you get to marry your best friend!”
*All information in our Featured Weddings is provided by the couple. Richmond Weddings™ is not responsible for discovering and adding vendors who were not on the submission form completed by the couple.* All photos courtesy of Nicole Adele Photography
RW Vendors: Rentals: Kim Moody Design
Additional Vendors: Photography: Nicole Adele Photography | Add’l Shower Location: Edith Bolling Wilson Hotel | Videography: eMotion Pictures Wedding Films | Ceremony Site: Trinity United Methodist Church | Officiant: Pastor Drew Wilson | Ceremony Music: Charles Staples, Todd Beyer, William Kidd | Gown/Veil: Sealed With a Kiss, Randy Fenoli | Alterations: Doris Daugherty | Shoes: DSW | Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie | Accessories: Nordstrom | Hair/Makeup: Nicole Laughlin Makeup Artist & Co., Elizabeth Coker and Nicole Laughlin | Formalwear: Jos. A Bank | Stationery: Xpress Copy and Graphics | Calligraphy: Nancy Bean and Ellen McDaniel | Cake: Pudgy Cakes and Treats | Transportation: RVA Trolley | Honeymoon: Sandals