Opals, Christmas Proposals, and OutKast Tunes

March 15, 2021 Richmond, Virginia

What happens when a 12th century priory-turned-English manor from Shakespeare Country is literally transported brick-by-brick across the Atlantic and rebuilt in Richmond, Virginia? The most perfect backdrop for Holly and Colin's timeless engagement session that's what, and we cannot even believe this exists so close to home!

While looking for a location for their engagement session with Molly Lichten Photography, these two immediately fell in love with The Virginia House's gorgeous grounds and old world charm. If you've ever doubted that fairy tales exist in Richmond, then have another look because you'll be convinced with these smiles radiating that one-of-a-kind love.

Colin and Holly met at a party while attending Old Dominion University, and it was knowing all the words to an OutKast song that they connected and have been together ever since. Before COVID took hold of our world, Colin took Holly to a popular bar in Richmond that specializes in Christmas-themed decor and drink specials. And because Christmas is Holly's favorite time of year (hello, perfect first name ever, too!), he knew that it would be the ideal setting for a memorable proposal, so after a festive evening, they were surrounded by twinkly lights when Colin asked the big question with a rose gold engagement ring donning an opal framed with petite diamonds.

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VENDOR CREDITS
Photography: Molly Lichten Photography | Venue: The Virginia House | Event Planning: Elle Loren & Co | Hair: Circle Square Salon | Dress: Slate & Willow via Rent the Runway | Groom's Attire: Men's Wearhouse | Earrings: Bancroft via Stitch Fix | Shoes: Steve Madden | Engagement Ring: Sunday Island Jewelry via Etsy


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