Downtown Elegance Wedding of Burgundy and Blush

After moving to Richmond, Jessica was focused on her career and the cultural experience that Virginia's capital has to offer. But little did she know, a story was being written the very first moment she met Evan in their apartment building's common area. One conversation led to another, and they had their first date while walking downtown along the canal and to the Capitol building. After dating for a year and a half, Evan recreated that special first date and proposed on the historic steps.

When planning their wedding, it was without question that the two lovebirds would have a Richmond-inspired celebration since the city had been so integral in their relationship, and they wanted to share a taste of that with their closest loved ones. Envisioning an urban, modern, and romantic day, Jessica and Evan enlisted the help of his sister to make reality a burgundy red, blush, and champagne wedding dream all over the city: Quirk Hotel for getting ready, St. Joseph's Villa (a former orphanage turned nonprofit dedicated to helping youth) for the ceremony, and Boathouse at Rocketts Landing for the reception.

Captured by Shannon Moffit Photography, the groom in his stylish custom burgundy tuxedo and the bride in her classic ivory lace gown were surrounded by chic bridesmaids in pink and dapper groomsmen in black. Wine-colored ranunculus, peach roses, and pink spray roses set the scene around golden lanterns, wooden box centerpieces, and a gilded, ruffled wedding cake. Basically it's all swoon for days! We especially loved the joy-filled smiles from everyone in attendance, the classic Rolls Royce getaway car, and the sunset views of the James River.

Bride and groom with ceremony confetti
Downtown Richmond Virginia wedding
Brides parents kiss their daughter bride
Peach burgundy bridesmaid bouquet
Richmond bride at Quirk Hotel
Adorable first look with bride and groom
St Josephs Villa in Richmond Virginia
Wedding ceremony at St Josephs Villa
Groom hugging his flower girls
Bridesmaids in blush and groomsmen in black tuxedos
Bridesmaids in blush pink dresses holding burgundy red and peach bouquets
Kate Spade wedding shoes
Gold lantern with wooden table number for wedding centerpiece
Bridesmaids holding paper pinwheels
Gold and white ruffled confetti wedding cake
Bride and groom with classic Rolls Royce wedding getaway car
White and peach wedding bouquets
Bride and groom first dance
White and burgundy red bridal bouquet
Wedding reception overlooking James River in Richmond Virginia
Black bride and groom elegant and romantic wedding moment

Photography: Shannon Moffit Photography | Getting Ready Location: Quirk Hotel | Ceremony Venue: St. Josephs Villa | Reception Venue: Boathouse at Rocketts Landing | Event Planning: Tomeisha Dean | Florals: Black Creek Flowers | Tuxedo: Calvin Klein | Cake: Couture Cake Creations | Hair: Kadouri | Makeup: Makeup by Holly B | Wedding Dress: Casablanca Bridal from Sealed with a Kiss | Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Video: Tristan Means | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

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