RW Magazine Couple: Tori + Austin at The John Marshall Ballrooms
Tori and Austin
January 12, 2019
How They Met
Tori and Austin met while on vacation, it was Tori’s first day and Austin’s last. Austin saw a photo of Tori on a friend’s social media page and insisted that the two be set up. Eventually, he got her number, where they played 21 questions over text. The Sunday Tori returned to Richmond, Austin picked her up for their first date over pizza and beer. Tori says, “How could you go wrong?”
Austin asked Tori to marry him on a Memorial Day celebration with all their besties. They decided to pose for a picture with Austin hopping on Tori’s back. But instead of jumping on Tori’s back, he got down on one knee. Tori turned around and, “screamed, smiled, and ugly cried!”
The two chose The John Marshall Ballrooms for its character, beauty, and warmth since they were getting married in the middle of winter. They said their traditional vows to each other in front of 180 of their closest family and friends, alluding to how marriage is a lot like farming, (Austin’s occupation), you must take care of it for the relationship to grow.
Inspired by her Pinterest boards, they wanted a classy but fun look for their January day. Tori’s girls were in a deep magenta with Austin’s guys in classic black tuxes. “We needed a pop of color in the dead of January!” Their flowers brought in that pop with white magentas and lots of greenery.
With drinks flowing all night, Tori and Austin threw an unforgettable party. Austin even surprised Tori by singing her a song, shocking both Tori and the crowd. Their night ended in a dance party facilitated by their DJ, the perfect ending to their day.
Favorite Part of the Day
“When Austin surprised me and sang to me on the dance floor “Gettin’ You Home (The Black Dress Song)” by Chris Young. the crowd was shocked and surrounded us all!”
“Getting RSVP’s back!”
Best Piece of Advice
“It’s one heck of a good time, Enjoy the ride!”
*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 Kristine Pringle Photographers.
RW Vendors: Caterer/Rentals: The John Marshall Ballrooms
Rehearsal Dinner: Green Leafs | Videography: MOD Edits | Officiant: Rob Voth | Shoes: DSW | Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal, Vera Wang | Accessories: Kendra Scott | Hair: Elle Style Studio, Rachel | Makeup: Kara Waggoner Beauty | Formalwear: The Black Tux | Invitations: Vistaprint | Flowers: King William Florist | Favors: SipSipHoray, Etsy