Family Tartan, Heirloom Details, and Vintage Wedding Dress Redesigned, Oh My!

Monday, March 30, 2020 Richmond, Virginia

The official story with Megan and Christian is that they swiped right on Bumble, but the behind the scenes reality is that they had been trying to meet for over 20 years! They had known each other for decades through various events, yet it took a simple dating app to bring the possibility of a romantic relationship to light – and the result is the love story of a lifetime.

It's only fitting that a wedding so many years in the making would feature heirloom details that reminded Megan and Christian of the heritage they both have. The groom wore his grandfather’s monogrammed gold cufflinks, and the bride wore her mother's wedding dress in a modern redesign. They ‘buried the bourbon’ as part of their wedding traditions, and a handfasting ceremony using Scottish tartan fabric from London served as a sweet symbol of their family history. The whole day culminated in a classic handmade style at The Estate at Independence outside of Richmond, and it was captured perfectly by Awesomesauce Photography.

Besides the beautiful heirlooms, we are obsessed with the bride’s faux fur stole, one of the most fun groom's cakes we’ve ever seen (cards, poker chips and a cigar!), and above all, a love that has already lasted decades – with many more beautiful years to come.

Handfasting wedding ceremony using a Scottish tartan to incorporate family heritage in Virginia
Modern bride wearing her mothers vintage redesigned wedding dress as a beautiful tribute heirloom to a handmade Virginia wedding
Classic DIY wedding invitation suite displayed on family Scottish tartan
Heirloom pearl necklace for bridal jewelry at Independence Golf Club in Richmond Virginia
All white DIY handmade wedding bouquet with hydrangeas and eucalyptus
Gold heirloom monogrammed cufflinks from grooms great grandfather for a personal style touch
Classic handmade wedding ideas at Independence Golf Club located in Richmond Virginia
Burying the bourbon Southern wedding tradition at Independence Golf Club in Richmond Virginia
Bridesmaids in navy blue dresses from Amazon and groomsmen in gray suits for a classic DIY wedding at Independence Golf Club in Richmond Virginia
Handfasting wedding ceremony using a Scottish tartan to incorporate family heritage in Virginia
Classic all white handmade wedding bouquets with hydrangeas and calla lilies surrounded by eucalyptus
Outdoor wedding ceremony at Independence Golf Club in Richmond Virginia
DIY handmade bridal bouquet with roses and hydrangeas wrapped in white satin ribbon for classic wedding style
Classic handmade wedding at Independence Golf Club in Midlothian Virginia for outdoor and indoor wedding ceremony and reception
Bridesmaids in navy blue dresses from Amazon for a classic DIY wedding at Independence Golf Club in Richmond Virginia
Simple handmade wedding reception centerpiece with wooden box and black lantern surrounded by flowers with gold table number
Cold weather wedding with bride wearing a faux fur stole and groom hugging her at Independence Golf Club outside of Richmond Virginia
Fun casino themed groom wedding cake with playing cards poker chips and cigar
Classic handmade wedding at Independence Golf Club in Midlothian Virginia for outdoor and indoor wedding ceremony and reception

VENDOR CREDITS
Photography: Awesomesauce Photography | Venue: The Estate at Independence | Live Music: Bachelor Boys Band | Beauty: DND Beauty | Stationery: Vistaprint | Wedding Cakes: Family Friend of Couple | Transportation: Richmond Limousine | Groom's Attire: Alton Lane | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amazon | Bride's Shoes: Payless | Veil & Headpiece: Heirloom of Bride's Mother and Sister | Jewelry: Heirloom of Bride's Grandmother | Engagement Ring: Heirloom of Groom's Grandmother | Wedding Dress: Heirloom of Bride's Mother | Neckties: Touch of Modern | Favors: Bulk Candy Store and Dollar Tree | Watch: Rolex | Cufflinks: Heirloom of Groom's Great-Grandfather | Card Box: Michaels | Guest Book: Shutterfly | Stationery: The Sunshine Garden via Etsy | Florals: DIY from Sam's Club | Candles: IKEA | Garter: Hampden-Sydney College Store | Bespoke Sewing: Robert's Dream | Ring Pillow: AC Moore | After Party Venue: Wood & Iron Game Day | Rehearsal Venue: The Shaved Duck | Wedding Ring: Fink's Jewelers | Groomsmen Attire: Macy's | Monogrammed Floral Wrap: Monogram Rose via Etsy | Submitted via Matchology

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