A No-Joke April Fools' Day Proposal Turned into This Gorgeous Fall Vintage Wedding

Monday, May 18, 2020 Powhatan, Virginia

When Leo popped the question, Kathryn knew he wasn't joking — even though it was April Fools' Day. It was the first warm day of the year, and the pair were walking their puppers Eustace through the gardens at Virginia Museum of Fine Arts when they said yes to each other after many years together. While they had a sweetly quiet engagement, their fall vintage wedding brought all the boldness through their rich and dreamy color palette.

With its natural stone and water backdrops, The Mill at Fine Creek perfectly highlighted Kathryn's breathtaking long-sleeved lace wedding gown and an elegant cascading bouquet filled with everything from dahlias, calla lilies, to lisianthus. Since one of Kathryn's bridesmaids runs a floral business in New York, it was with that expert talent that they ordered different textures of flowers to match their jewel-toned theme.

With Ch & Sh Fredericks Photography behind the lens, each meaningful moment was captured alongside the beautiful details. We especially adored that Kathryn's father gifted the couple with Dom Pérignon anniversary champagne and that her grandmother has a tradition that she presents family heirloom rings to the bride after the wedding ceremony. Be still our sentimental hearts!

There was so much to love about this gorgeous autumnal celebration set at one of the most beautiful wedding venues outside of Richmond. Between a world-renowned pastry chef and his almond chiffon cake with whipped almond custard and raspberry preserves, mismatched plum purple and crimson red bridesmaid dresses, and handmade signage, this romantic wedding is definitely no joke when it comes to being memorable.

Bearded groom surrounded by happy bridesmaids in plum purple and red dresses for a Mill at Fine Creek wedding in Virginia
Purple and gold foil wedding invitation from Minted for vintage fall wedding in Virginia
Purple and gold foil wedding invitation from Minted for vintage fall wedding in Virginia
Excited wedding party in gray suits and gorgeous purple plum bridesmaid dresses for fall vintage wedding at Mill at Fine Creek in Powhatan Virginia
Vintage inspired style bridal detail ideas for fall wedding
Vintage inspired fall wedding at Mill at Fine Creek in Powhatan Virginia
Gorgeous fall cascading wedding bouquet with orange calla lilies and Dom Pérignon anniversary champagne gift for vintage wedding details
Happy bride walking with her dad during wedding ceremony at Mill at Fine Creek in Virginia
Beautiful fall inspired cascading bridal bouquet with dark pink dahlias and purple calla lilies for the ultimate dramatic floral statement
Vintage inspired fall wedding at Mill at Fine Creek in Powhatan Virginia
Wedding party in gray suits and gorgeous purple plum bridesmaid dresses for fall vintage wedding at Mill at Fine Creek in Powhatan Virginia
Beautiful fall inspired cascading bridal bouquet with dark pink dahlias and purple calla lilies for the ultimate dramatic jewel toned floral statement
Vintage inspired fall wedding at Mill at Fine Creek in Powhatan Virginia
Vintage rustic style wedding reception tables with long wooden table and white chiavari chairs at Mill at Fine Creek near Richmond Virginia
Vintage inspired fall wedding at Mill at Fine Creek in Powhatan Virginia
Wooden farm tables with eucalyptus garlands and dark purple napkins for Virginia fall wedding
Vintage inspired wedding table number in elegant gold frame decorated with small jewel toned wedding centerpiece
Vintage inspired fall wedding at Mill at Fine Creek in Powhatan Virginia
White three tiered almond chiffon wedding cake with whipped almond custard and raspberry preserves decorated with fall colored wedding flowers
Vintage inspired fall wedding at Mill at Fine Creek in Powhatan Virginia

VENDOR CREDITS
Photography: Ch & Sh Fredericks Photography | Venue, Rentals, & Catering: The Mill at Fine Creek | Entertainment: XLS Entertainment | Officiant: Gail Olberg | Florals: Flowers by Liane | Wholesale Flowers: Blooms by the Box | Birdcage Veil: DIY by Bride | Hair & Makeup: Nicole Laughlin Makeup Artist | Stationery: Minted | Transportation: Winn Transportation | Event Babysitting: River City Sitters | Accommodations: The Graduate Richmond | Dance Lessons: Fred Astaire Dance Studios | Wedding Dress: Sottero and Midgley from RK Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Azazie | Groomsmen Attire: The Black Tux | Submitted via Matchology

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