Julia and Trey
September 29, 2018
How They Met
Julia and Trey met through a mutual friend in June 2014. The mutual friend, which Julia had known since kindergarten, invited Trey, who was interning in Richmond over that summer, to go out with them. The two hit it off immediately. Their first date was that same week since he was going back home after his internship. Julia explains, “He met me at a bar in the mall since I was working retail part-time. We hung out all night and went out again the next day!”
Trey asked Julia to be his wife on December 3, 2017. They had gone to JMU that weekend, even though Julia wasn’t too keen on going. But, the promise of going to Bold Rock Cidery in Charlottesville the day after, got her to agree to go. “Thank God I went, because he proposed to me that day!” Julia couldn’t have been more shocked, and she was even more shocked when their families surprised them at the cidery. “Bold Rock had already held a special place in our hearts, it’s beautiful and we had done a couple birthdays there…and now we’ll always have it as our proposal location!”
Julia and Trey chose their venue, based on its accessibility and location in Richmond. “I wanted something outdoors, but not woodsy, with a rich history.” They found exactly what they wanted in the quaint and gorgeous Linden Row Inn.
As for the theme, the two wanted the venue to speak for itself. “I didn’t do a ton of extra decorating since the venue already looked beautiful with the brick and greenery.” They also loved how the bistro lights made everything glow in a romantic soft light. As for their colors, they went with different shades of pink and mauve. “To be honest, that was probably one of the harder decisions. I kept going back and forth but landed on three colors for the dresses, and everything else kind of fell into place from there!” The groomsmen looked dapper in their dark navy suits, which complimented their colors perfectly.
At their outdoor ceremony, the two said their vows in front of a flower curtain hanging on their arbor made by their florist. This highlighted their florals, one of Julia’s favorite details. “They were a beautiful mix of light and dark flowers with some berries mixed in.”
The lighting for the day looked exquisite, thanks to a last-minute save by The Lighting & Sound Company.
One of Julia’s favorite aspects of the day was the cross stitch of her and Trey. “It was a gift from my sister’s boyfriend and was one of my favorite things on display that day. I can’t tell you why I loved that thing so much…I just did!”
Their early fall night ended, with their closest family and friends dancing underneath the stars. With the bistro lights giving their night that romantic glow, Julia and Trey had the wedding day of their dreams.
“I like to think I’m not someone who has a spending problem, but it wasn’t easy keeping to a budget! It seemed like little things would come up all the time that you just don’t think about when you’re budgeting, such as paper products, accessories, gifts…etc.”
Best Piece of Advice
“Take time to look around and enjoy the day. It goes by so fast! I also don’t think it’s necessary to spend big bucks on everything!”