When Two Virginia Lawyers Celebrate Love and History in COVID Times

December 7, 2020 Richmond, Virginia

Originally envisioning a large history-inspired "Virginia is for Lovers" wedding ceremony and reception in Downtown Richmond, Ann-Marie and Kyle had no idea that COVID-19 would change everything. Due to state regulations and for the safety of their guests, these two lovebirds thoughtfully opted to go the micro-wedding route with 30 of their closest loved ones at Seven Springs in Manquin, Virginia after a socially-distanced wedding ceremony at Ann-Marie's home church.

In preparation for their special day, they practically decided not to send out invitations in case of an unexpected reschedule, but made sure their family and friends were completely spoiled on the day-of with personal touches like custom crossword puzzles to celebrate their love of trivia, "Virginia is for Lovers" cocktail napkins, and even epic photo moments with Seven Springs' adorable heritage Hog Island sheep! Ann-Marie and Kyle also wanted to make sure their guests felt comfortable amidst pandemic times, and so with the help of the professional wedding team, they ensured well-spaced out seating and tables in their open air reception area. We loved how they found ways to make things special, yet safe!

With shimmery gold bridesmaid dresses, geometric centerpiece lanterns, oodles of monochromatic flowers, and dreamy moonstone-embedded bridal accessories, there's everything to inspire, especially Kyle and Ann-Marie's radiant joy in every capture by Brittany Lowe Photography.

When reminiscing about their special day, Ann-Marie recalled, "We like to think that somehow our COVID wedding turned out to be even more "us" than our original plan: intimate and historic. In the end, we were married in the oldest Catholic Church in Richmond and had a fabulous and laid back reception at a classic and colonial Virginia estate. It's hard to imagine a more perfect day for a couple of Virginia lawyers."

Bride and groom feeding a baby lamb on their wedding day at Seven Springs in Virginia on Coastal Virginia wedding blog
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Bride wearing white spaghetti strap dress from BHLDN and ivory lace bridal heels for her classic COVID wedding in Virginia
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Small COVID wedding ceremony with socially distanced seating in Richmond Virginia
Small COVID wedding ceremony with socially distanced seating in Richmond Virginia
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Romantic intimate microwedding at Seven Springs in Virginia during COVID times
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VENDOR CREDITS
Photography: Brittany Lowe Photography | Ceremony Venue: Saint Peter's Catholic Church | Reception Venue: Seven Springs VA | Florals: Vogue Flowers | Wedding Dress: Amsale Dimanche via BHLDN | Bridal Earrings & Hair Comb: Eldor Tina Jewelry via Etsy | Bridal Sash: Sabina KW Design via Etsy | Groom's Attire: Jos. A. Bank | Wedding Cake: Sugar and Salt RVA | Transportation: Richmond Limousine | Hair & Makeup: Avenue 42 Style Studio | DJ: Black Tie Entertainment | Bridesmaid Dresses: Adrianna Papell and David's Bridal | Bride's Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes | Cocktail Napkins, Koozies, & Reusable Cups: Sip Hip Hooray via Etsy | Submitted via Matchology

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