Real Richmond Wedding | Briyanna and Giovanni at The Boathouse

Briyanna and Giovanni
October 10, 2022

Picture this, you finally download that Christian dating app that you’ve been debating, and suddenly… it’s a match! You pick the perfect first date spot: Starbucks! You’re so nervous and want to make a good first impression,  so naturally on your way to the date you stop by a nearby parking lot and start doing push-ups, only to then make it there late. This was the humorous reality  for Briynna and Giovanni. Not only was he late, but Starbucks was super crowded and they had to resort to a taco joint down the street. After the initial first meeting jitters, some yummy food,  post-grub shopping, a movie, and some prayers, Briyanna knew this was her husband.

Fast forward five months and Giovanni was ready to pop the question! He had the ring stowed away secretly waiting for the perfect moment. His extravagant proposal plans were drawn to an end when he became sick with covid. As Briyanna was caring for him and aiding him back to health, Giovanni got down on one knee and proposed! In his words, he, “wanted to do so much more but couldn’t wait any longer.” Of course… SHE SAID YES!

They wanted their wedding to be intentionally Christ Centered. They added a unique personal touch by having a Bible as their guest book for people to leave notes alongside their favorite verses. Communion was taken during the ceremony and was followed by a reading of the symbolism between Christ and the Church and a bride and a groom.

The views and the food were truly a wow factor to their big day. The guests were RAVING about the food, with macaroons, cinnamon buns, and four flavors of cake, how could you not!?  They planned their wedding in just two months and could not have asked for better results.

Since their I do’s, Briyanna and Giovanni are expanding their family with a baby on the way coming in December 2o23!

Further Credits

Photography: Crystal Image Photography | Wedding Planner: Amanda Hurley | Bridal Salon/Veil/Alternations: Elegance By RoyaBridal Shoes: AquazzuraBridesmaid Dress: Birdy GreyNecklace/Earrings: SheIn  | Bracelet: PandoraJewelers: Helzberg  | Menswear: Mens WearhouseStationary: Zazzle | Accommodations: Residence Inn – Midlothian – Richmond West | Florals: Lasting Florals | Cake/Favors: Joy Jr TreatsHair: Monique Brown – Haven Terrace | Makeup: Live Fancy MakeUp  | Rehearsal Dinner: Bonefish Grill – Midlothian