This Ultra Stylish Modern Wedding Is a Color Lover's Dream

Monday, December 9, 2019 Richmond, Virginia

The first wedding ever hosted at The Institute for Contemporary Art in Richmond has our rainbow hearts beating happily! With her background as an artist, bride Melissa wanted bold colors, modern spaces, and a connection to the art community all tied up together in one special day with her groom Erik - and that's exactly what she achieved with the help of Belle Beauty Design and Events. The creative glam details start with Melissa's Vera Wang asymmetrical wedding dress complete with a one-sleeve statement ruffle and continue all the way to hot pink reception details, ikebana-inspired structural florals, and stunning portraits captured by Steven & Lily.

To highlight the Richmond art flair, Erik and Melissa brought in a caricature artist to draw their guests' portraits as part of the reception entertainment as well as gave miniature canvas magnets painted with various floral themes as a uniquely handmade wedding favor. Hand-lettered acrylic wedding signage and table numbers alongside a vibrantly ombré floral head table centerpiece in shades of red, pink, and purple complemented the venue's minimalistic neutral space.

We just love Melissa and Erik's story because it starts with one human in need and another one ready to help. Since they worked together in the same office, when Melissa asked around for moving assistance, Erik immediately offered up his truck. He knew it would be the beginning of something, and they both were in agreement soon after.

The city of Richmond is central to their story, so they celebrated the unique elements of the Virginia capital by highlighting its architecture, the skyline, and their own stylish tastes. From colorful smoke bombs to museum exhibitions to single stem bouquets, we are officially in love with this brand new Richmond wedding venue and this couple's personalized wedding vision for a truly memorable contemporary celebration.

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VENDOR CREDITS
Photography: Steven & Lily | Ceremony Venue: Gambles Hill | Reception Venue: Institute of Contemporary Art | Event Planning: Belle Beauty Design and Events | Florals: Heritage Gardens RVA | Stationery: Faye Street Studios | Wedding Signage & Calligraphy: Eleven 25 Studio | Wedding Cake: Sobrasita Bakery | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals of Virginia | Hair: Mango Salon | Makeup: Kaley Pleban | Special Thanks: Aurelia Studios | Caricature Artist: Brandon Draws Faces | Lighting: The Lighting Professors | DJ: Rudy Lopez | Catering: Mosaic Catering | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang from Carine's Bridal | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Bridesmaid Dresses: Rent the Runway | Alterations: Patti P | Ties: Dillards | Engagement Ring: Eaves Jewelry Design | Submitted via Matchology

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