Richmond Wedding Photographer | Alturia Farm Wedding

Ever since I moved, I’ve been so excited to be a Richmond wedding photographer. AJ & Jordan’s wedding was my first Richmond wedding since I moved to the area. Alturia Farm sits right outside of Richmond amongst trees, fields, and gardens. I walked into the bridal suite and was greeted by an energetic group of bridesmaids who were ready to hit the dance floor! The first part of the day sets the tone for the evening and I knew immediately AJ & Jordan’s wedding was going to be one that no one could forget. The amount of love and excitement for these two is contagious!

Alturia Farm has a tradition of couples coming one month before their wedding date to burying the bourbon. This is my first time witnessing this tradition and oh my was it fun. The bride and groom, and their family and wedding party walked over to the site where the bottle was buried and cheered on AJ as he found the bottle! Everyone then took a shot of bourbon before the reception introductions began.

Burying the bourbon most definitely worked. During AJ & Jordan’s vows, thunder was quite literally booming nearby. I told my assistant if it started to rain to run back to the reception space to grab all my clear umbrellas. I was positive there was no way the thunderstorm was going to miss Alturia Farm but sure enough. the storm split and it never rained! It rained all around the area which made for a RAINBOW nearby later on! This portrait is one of my favorites!!

I could keep on going on about all the fun moments from this summer day. You’ll soon why they win the superlative for the best first dance. When it came time for the wedding to end, everyone, including myself, was sad that it was over! Hunter, the DJ, put on a great celebration that had everyone dancing and enjoying themselves to the fullest. Before AJ & Jordan’s limo arrived, they took the golf cart for one last private dance under the stars in a gazebo. They danced to “Die a Happy Man” and soaked up in peace the last moments before their forever started.

 

To AJ and Jordan, I can’t wait to see what this new chapter has in store for you! You two have been AMAZING to work with. I’m so honored to have been there for your wedding day and have been smiling ear to ear while working on your full gallery! For now, enjoy this glimpse into your magical wedding day- hopefully they will help clear up some of the post-wedding blues.

If every wedding is like this in Richmond, I think I will be a Richmond wedding photographer for life.

Rose gold engagement ring and wedding band with silver wedding band. Elegant sage and blush invitation suite from Minted.

Bride popping champagne with bridesmaids in cute rose colored pajama set. Wedding dressing hanging up in bridal suite at Alturia Farm. Blush and sage invitation suite with rose colored stamp.

Detail shot of bridal details. Bride looking up at hanging dress captured by Richmond wedding photographer. Bride getting ready for wedding. Bride wearing strapless lace dress looking at mother while finishing getting dressed. Groom buttoning tux for wedding. Bride's long diamond earrings. Mother of the bride helping bride put on veil by Ashley Eagleson Photography. Bride spraying on perfume. Final moments of bride getting ready taken by Richmond Wedding Photographer. Bride wearing pearl veil. First look with bridesmaids at Alturia Farm. Bridesmaid wearing blush dresses clapping for bride.Bridesmaids helping bride with final touches before getting ready for ceremony at Richmond wedding venue, Alturia farm.

First look between father of the bride and bride. Groom seeing the bride for the frist time under gazebo at Alturia Farm. Bride and groom share a kiss after first look taken by Ashley Eagleson Photography. Bride and groom embrace each other and holding hands. Puppy joins bride and groom for photos at wedding in Richmond. Black and white photo of bride and groom. Bride wearing her hair half up. Editorial photo of bride and groom. Groom hugging bride from behind under pergola taken at Richmond wedding. Bride wearing long dangly earrings smiling back at the camera. Group photo of bridesmaids wearing blush dresses and groomsmen in black suits. Bridesmaids holding bouquets smiling at the camera for Richmond wedding photographer at Alturia Farm. Bridesmaids and bride laughing. Group photo of bridal party in Richmond, Virginia. Groom and groomsmen walking towards the camera at Farm wedding venue in Richmond. Bride and bridesmaid photo. Flying V groomsmen photo. Bride and bridesmaid walking towards the camera. Hexagon wedding arch decorated with eucalyptus and white roses. Mother of the bride walking down the aisle. Groom wearing blush bowtie watching bride walk down the aisle.Bride walking the aisle with her father with tears in her eyes.

Wedding ceremony in Richmond. First kiss between bride and groom.

I love this idea! Instead of doing a sparkler exit, they had guests shower them with eucalyptus as they proceeded down the aisle!

Eucalyptus exit with bride and groom walking down the aisle. Traditional bride and groom portrait at Alturia Farm taken by Richmond wedding photgrapher.. Bride wearing pearl veil embracing groom. Groom bending bride down for kiss.

AJ and Jordan wanted to enjoy their cocktail hour, as they should! Before the ceremony, we were able to finish all the wedding party photos so after the ceremony we just had family portraits!

Bride and groom on golf cart heading towards their cocktail hour! Neon sign over hedge at cocktail hour. Bride and groom unburying the bourbon. Buffalo Trace burbon. Bride and groom taking shots. Reception space in barn at Alturia Farm.

And for the best first dance award… you’ll soon see why!

Barn wedding venue in Richmond.

Bride and groom's first dance. Bride and groom share their first dance. Groom flips bride during first dance. Fun first dance between bride and groom. Mother son dance at wedding recepetion. Father daughter first dance at wedding reception. Black and white photo of bride and groom. Bride hugging groom from behind and laughing into the camera. Bride wearing lace strapless wedding dress smiling into the camera holding white and light blush bouquet. Rainbow behind bride and groom. Bride and groom kiss under rainbow. Editorial black and white photo of couple.

A light rain started to sprinkle at the perfect time! Right at the end of sunset portraits and while dancing inside began!

Groom wearing blush bowtie and black vest. Portrait of bride and groom at barn wedding. Richmond wedding photographer captures bridal portrait. Neon wedding sign. Couple cutting the cake laughing at wedding reception during wedding in Richmond. DJ Hunter Omohundro playing music at wedding reception. Coordinated dance between bridesmaids at wedding reception. DJ Hunter Omohundro playing music at wedding reception.

A special photo with 3 AE Brides!! Scarlet tied the knot last October and Brittany in September! These three met at JMU and it’s been a career highlight getting to photograph and know this friend group. They are all officially married which is exciting but makes me sad to know there won’t be a wedding in 2022 that I get to see all of them!
Wedding reception group photo with Ashley Eagleson Photography.

And onto the last dance…

Last private dance between bride and groom. Last private dance between bride and groom. Bride and groom in limo. Bride and groom in limo.

Thank you to all the vendors who made this wedding a wonderful one:

Ceremony & Reception | Alturia Farm

Hair & Makeup | Cameron B. Carson

Dress Designer | Maggie Sottero Place

Florist | Claire Partin

Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie

Groomsmen Attire | JosABanks

Bridal Boutique | Church Street Bridal

Coordinator | Brandi Hulsey

DJ | Hunter Omohundro

Cake | Family Members, Pittsburg Cookie Table

Catering | Big Herm’s Kitchen

Getaway Car | Limousine

Invitations | Minted

 

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Preserving the powerful and fleeting moments which make your day incredibly meaningful- that's my goal as your wedding photographer. Most couples say the day goes by in the blink of an eye and they wish they could relive their wedding. There’s nothing more meaningful than delivering a gallery with pictures that make the memories come flooding back. 

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