Real Richmond Wedding | Cindy and Jenny at Running Mare Farm

Cindy and Jenny
May 15, 2022

Cindy and Jenny met at work in 2018 at a local gym where they both were personal trainers. The two instantly clicked and started chatting away. According to Cindy, “We both felt a comforting energy that kept drawing us into each other. We were friends for a while, but it did slowly blossom.”

On an impromptu hiking trip to Acadia National Park in Maine, the first proposal took place. Cindy recalls, “On our second day, we stopped by a body of water. While I was looking around at all of the fish, Jenny was sneaking around behind me getting a proposal ready. She put the ring on a red heart shaped leaf she found, placed it in the water and then got my attention. When I turned around, I saw a red leaf floating in the water and a big shimmery ring on top. Jenny asked me to marry her, and I of course said yes!”

Cindy had actually planned on proposing in Maine as well. Trying to keep her cool while figuring out how to do it now, she ended up proposing on a different day on another hike. The two hiked up a big mountain and came across an overlook. “I told Jenny I wanted to get a photo of her sitting on the edge and looking off into the distance. That gave me an opportunity to get my ring out. I then pulled out my camera, and snapped a pic when she turned around and asked if she would marry me. She deserved a proper proposal too.”

For the ceremony and reception, they chose an outdoor venue with shelter in case of rain. The ceremony was short, sweet, and secular. For the wedding procession, the couple walked up the aisle together as equals.

Both Cindy and Jenny are very down to earth, nature-loving gals. “We wanted something that reflected that so we went with a rustic and boho theme.” One of the things they wanted to wow their guests with was the flowers. Flowers Make Scents made that happen and had their wedding “look like it was out of a fairy tale.” The wildflower theme was the perfect background while they danced the night away with their favorite people.

Further Credits

Photography: Jennifer Gavin Photography | Wedding Consultant: Connie Armagno, Elite Events | Ceremony/Reception: Running Mare | Caterer: Mellow Mushroom & Chicken Fiesta | Officiant: Casey Dokoupil | DJ: Alicia at Black Tie Entertainment | Gown: Mikaella Bridal, Urban Set Bride | Suit: Alton Lane | Alterations: Pleiades Bridal Design | Shoes/Jewelry: Lulu’s | Bridesmaid Dresses: JJ’s house | Suspenders: LondonJaeApparel | Ties: Thebelleandthebeau | Hair/Makeup: Jennifer, The Veil  | Formalwear: Tommy Bahama & Banana Republic | Stationery: Shutterfly | Cake/Sweets: Pearl’s Bake Shoppe | Transportation: Richmond Limousine

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