Timeless Ballroom Wedding with Classic Everything

Inspired by the ultra chic and classic, Casey and Brian wanted a simply elegant celebration that also had a very Richmond feel to it. And when you have your ceremony at the beautiful University of Richmond Cannon Memorial Chapel and your reception at the traditional John Marshall Ballrooms, that's an easy thing to accomplish! Captured by Katelyn James Photography and coordinated by Belles & Whistles, their color palette of champagne and slate blue shimmered alongside all of the happy moments.

One of Casey's favorite memories was their first look underneath golden chandeliers away from excitedly curious eyes. It was a private moment just for the two of them, and she shared it best in her own words:

It was kind of like the calm before the storm -- just us in the room getting to see each other and let the emotions come out. It was a powerful moment to lay eyes on your "soon to be spouse" for the rest of your life.

With high and low floral centerpieces filled with roses and greenery, a 4-tiered carrot cake with minimalistic texture in its vanilla icing, and a fabulous green trolley to transport the wedding party around town, Brian and Casey's wedding was a perfect dream for them not only in design but in positivity as well.

Don't sweat the small stuff! I was told that I was surprisingly calm throughout the entire day, and I am so glad that I had that mindset. I had so much fun not worrying about the timeline, the guests, the vendors, et cetera. Let the wedding planner do her job; it is your day! Nothing is going to be absolutely perfect, but at the end of the day, no one notices if something is messed up. Having all of your favorite people in one room is what you'll remember. Make sure you stop and recognize that special thought at some point throughout the night; it will make you feel extremely blessed.

Richmond Virginia wedding party with a fun green trolley
Simple and classic wedding stationery
Gorgeous teardrop bridal statement earrings
Beautiful floral bouquet with anemone and garden roses
Classic blue calligraphy for wedding invitation envelope
Classic ballroom wedding portrait of bride and groom with gold chandeliers
Wedding ceremony at University of Richmond chapel
Classic wedding program with watercolor details
Bride and groom at University of Richmond chapel
Bridesmaids in blue dresses
Faux fur stole for a classic bridal look
Classic pink and gold ballroom wedding reception setup
John Marshall Ballroom wedding in Richmond Virginia
Wedding party in blue bridesmaid dresses and classic navy blue suits
Light blue wedding linen napkins for classic wedding
Simply textured 4 tier wedding cake with floral details
Classic wedding look for a classic Richmond Virginia wedding
Short bride and tall groom portrait ideas
Blue bridesmaid dresses for classic wedding
Classic dessert table with wedding cake and two personal cutting cakes
Sparkler exit from John Marshall Ballroom wedding in Richmond Virginia

Photography: Katelyn James Photography | Ceremony Venue: Cannon Memorial Chapel | Reception Venue: The John Marshall Ballrooms | Event Design & Planning: Belles & Whistles | Florals: Wiley's Florist | Stationery: By Invitation Only | Videography: The Herrintons | Wedding Cake: Candy Valley Cake Company | Cutting Cakes: Shyndigz | Calligraphy: Loria Letters | Linens: Classic Party Rentals of Virginia | Hair: Jak Salon | Makeup: Avenue 42 Style Studio | Transportation: RVA Trolley | Lighting: The Lighting Professors | DJ: Black Tie Entertainment | Wedding Dress: Urban Set Bride | Submitted via Matchology