Sweetly Eclectic Handmade Barn Wedding

August 22, 2018 Richmond, Virginia

When poets and actors get married, you know you're in for a real romantic and personal celebration of two people tying the knot. Poetry largely influenced Ingrid and Hamilton's wedding day at the Adams International School outside of Richmond, including a beautiful spoken word poem that Hamilton wrote just for the occasion and a reception filled with vintage books and a hand-lettered banner with a quote from one of the bride's favorite poets, Rumi. With a rustic setting, the knowledge that their wedding financially contributed to the unique local school, and handmade details galore by their families, it was a particularly special memory for these two lovebirds.

One of our favorite details that you can't tell from the lovely images captured by Of Fate and Chaos is that as part of the ceremony, the mothers of the bride and groom placed a wedding quilt over the couple to invite guests to shout out all the many things that they wished for the couple. Some exclaimed lots of love, children (to much laughter), and a life full adventure. And because of their way with words, Ingrid and Hamilton both spoke of their union as more of a rebirth -- shedding the old skin that they have carried and coming together as one. It made it so befitting that they would take their wedding quilt and use it as a unique guest book for their loved ones to share their own written messages!

As if you couldn't tell already, there was everything joy in every nook and cranny of this Virginia barn wedding planned by Marylee Marmer Events, and we are just a simple heart mushy mess after hearing their story and seeing their happy memories. So to contribute to their love of poetry, we can't help but share one of our personal favorites when we saw the way Hamilton and Ingrid look at each other. Swoon!

Take a lover who looks at you like you are maybe magic.
- Frida Kahlo

Handmade wedding at Adams International School outside of Richmond Virginia
Adams International School wedding barn in Virginia
Getting ready moments at Virginia Barn Wedding in Richmond
Bride and her sweet Frenchie pup on the wedding day
Unique wedding rings for handmade eclectic celebration at Adams International School
Beautiful wedding ceremony altar area with a wooden church window and florals and greenery
Tented wedding ceremony at Adams International School in Virginia
Wedding shawl ceremony tradition with beautiful quilted fabric
Groomsmen in leather brown suspenders
Handmade barn setup for cocktail hour with paper flags and paper lanterns hanging above
Bridesmaids in mismatched dresses of pink and aqua for outdoor barn wedding in Virginia
Eclectic sweetheart table with magnolia wreath and handmade Mr and Mrs signs
Adorable bride and groom moment with their wedding party
Bridal gown with low back and long sleeves for a relaxed barn wedding
Unique quilt blanket wedding guest book idea for guests to write a poem or message
Carved vintage books in the shape of a heart for wedding centerpieces
Wedding sweetheart table with fun photo of bride and groom wearing paper doll clothes
Adams International School barn wedding in Central Virginia
Sweet handmade wedding at Adams International School in Richmond Virginia

Photography: Of Fate and Chaos | Venue: Virginia Barn Wedding at Adams International School | Wedding Planning & Florals: Marylee Marmer Events | Videography: Vincent Cannizzarro | Catering: Boka Tako Truck | Officiant: Lisa Rogers | Ceremony Music: John Stringer | Makeup: Bridal by Victoria | Jewelry: Gabriel New York & Wallis Reid | Bride's Gown: Ti Adora by JLM Couture | Stationery: Minted | DJ: DJE | Musician: Andrew Alli | Desserts: WPA Bakery | Bride's Shoes: BCBG