Real Richmond Wedding | Angel and Zach at The Estate at River Run and The Boathouse

Angel - Zach - Samia Minnicks Photography

Angel & Zachary
October 8, 2020

Angel and Zach first met in 2015 at Cosby High School. Both were in the marching band; Zach played clarinet and Angel was in color guard. As mutual Star Wars fans, their first date was at the movies to see The Force Awakens.

Angel - Zach - Samia Minnicks Photography

Several years later, Zach proposed to Angel in front of the USS Wisconsin in Norfolk right before the Navy ball. A photographer was there taking photos of the moment and Angel’s mom and grandfather even captured the whole thing on video!

The pandemic began during their planning process so original plans of a large wedding had to be pushed aside. When searching for a ceremony venue, Angel found The Estate at River Run and immediately sent it to Zach, who was deployed at the time. They agreed it was perfect and exactly what they were looking for.

Angel - Zach - Samia Minnicks Photography

The newlyweds danced out of the ceremony to “Now That We Found Love” by Heavy D, then moved to The Boathouse at Sunday Park for the reception. Of course, they worked Star Wars into their wedding with embellishments on the cake, themed music, and lightsabers from home.

Angel - Zach - Samia Minnicks Photography

Like many others, both stated that planning during a pandemic was challenging. On top of that, Angel was finishing her last semester in college and Zach was deployed. Angel says, “I had a lot on my plate, but I made it work and it was beautiful! No matter how hard you try and how much you plan, not everything will go as planned and that’s okay.”

Just two days after the married, the couple moved to Fayetteville, NC.

Angel - Zach - Samia Minnicks Photography