This sweet Tuckahoe Plantation wedding was such a beautiful outdoor, fall wedding here in Richmond, Virginia! Have you all ever visited Tuckahoe Plantation? It is such a gorgeous spot, and did you know it's actually Thomas Jefferson's boyhood home!? ...so historic! If you don't have a chance to attend a wedding there, Tuckahoe also offers guided tours of the grounds and hosts plenty of special events like picnics, flower-picking and coming up later this year, a "haunted history" of the plantation in honor of Halloween. At the very least, it is worth a visit just to see their beautiful gardens in full bloom...!
Katie & Zach celebrated their wedding ceremony under a beautiful canopy of trees, on a gorgeous fall afternoon. The sun streamed down through the trees and the breeze rustled the leaves; the ceremony site was so peaceful and quiet. I love the fall inspired bouquets and floral arrangements designed by Boulevard Flower Gardens--the sunflowers are one of my favorite details! Annie Radigan did an amazing job on hair and makeup, and Amy from McBride Events kept the day running smoothly with her planning and day-of coordination. My favorite portion of the ceremony was when Katie & Zach said their vows. Here is what Katie had to say about that exchanging the wedding day vows:
We wrote our own vows, and kept them secret until that day. We didn’t know what the other had written, and hearing them for the first time in front of all of our friends and family made the ceremony incredibly sacred to us. Zach’s favorite line from mine was, “I will always remember our love as it was on this day.” My favorite from Zach’s was “I vow to be yours entirely and forever, with no reservation or exceptions, today and every day, for the rest of our lives.”
After cocktail hour in the garden, featuring lawn games and signature cocktail drinks, friends and family walked over to the open-air reception under the stars! The outdoor reception was held right in front of the house, and featured bistro lights, family style farm tables, mismatched vintage china place settings, and plenty of other thoughtful details. The food was SO GOOD! Brock's BBQ served salads, barbecue, collard greens, and mac-n-cheese. I slipped away with the bride and groom for a moment during dinner to dig up the bourbon that these two had buried--and thank goodness they did, we got so lucky with the weather! I love the Southern tradition of burying the bourbon for good luck on your wedding day and am now officially a believer.
Katie & Zach's Tuckahoe Plantation wedding was such a beautiful, thoughtful celebration and I was honored to be a part of it!
A big thank you to both Carats & Cake and Southern Weddings for featuring Katie & Zack's sweet Richmond wedding! Also, it is such an honor to have these photos published in Southern Living magazine, too!
All images captured on the Contax 645 & Canon 1V with Portra 400 film. Processed by Richard Photo Lab.