A Stately Richmond Virginia Wedding | Ashley & Tommy

November 24, 2020

Richmond Virginia Wedding at a museum


For their Richmond Virginia wedding, Ashley and Tommy chose the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. As a lover of art myself, I adore how they incorporated the local culture and history into their wedding. It was definitely a statement wedding with royal purple color tones, beautiful marble architecture and, of course, a day that simply overflowed with happiness.

About the Virginia Museum of History and Culture

Before 2018, the Virginia Museum of History and Culture was known as the Virginia Historical Society. It is an amazing resource for the history of Virginia. It’s hard to find a better place to experience the entirety of the history of Virginia. The museum is also an excellent location to book all sorts of events including weddings like Tommy and Ashley’s. A museum might sound like a counterintuitive place for a wedding but as theirs shows, it couldn’t have been better. Like I mentioned, I am obsessed by how they blended history and culture with their own love story. The museum’s huge theater auditorium was amazing for their movie-like wedding ceremony.

Richmond Virginia Wedding with couple at the steps of a museum

Groom twirls bride for Richmond Virginia Wedding photos

The Happiest Couple

As you can see in their photos, Ashley and Tommy were one of the happiest couples I have had the privilege to photograph. Their Richmond Virginia wedding photos give me all the feels. I was so thankful to be a part of their wedding! The sun was shining and there was a smile on every face. Ashley and Tommy share an interest in movies, video games and other nerd culture. So, the Historical Society was the perfect backdrop for the theme of the wedding: “Our Night at the Museum.” Tying in with the movie theme, Ashley even walked down the isle over a red carpet! Too cool.

Bride and groom's first dance at Richmond Virginia Wedding

Richmond Wedding

A gorgeous wedding party with royal purple hues

The wedding party was an absolute honor to work with. Their handpicked outfits mixed with the purple color palette was breathtaking. The muted purple made its debut with the bridesmaid dresses, bouquets and boutonnieres alike. And do you see that gorgeous wedding dress with its stunning belt? Ashley was glowing through it all.

An exquisite Richmond Virginia wedding

Thanks of course to Ashley and Tommy as well as to the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.

Looking for a photographer for your own Richmond Virginia wedding? Feel free to contact me to get the process started. If you’re still early in your wedding planning process, you can also check out my Instagram for wedding location inspirations and to see more of my work.

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I see the beauty in imperfect things. As a Christ-follower, faith is central to my life, work, and connections. I am fueled by joy, known for my bubbly and sunny disposition, and always with a warm hug. Imperfect beauty inspires my love for all things vintage, abstract art, and real love stories. I love moments full of grit and emotion; life off the beaten path; stunning views along the shore; and the juxtaposition of New York grunge and laid back Cali-vibe. 

As a mother of two, I am very familiar with how quickly life’s most important moments fly by too quickly. I will calmly and seamlessly guide you through frames that will endure. I strive to capture your memories with one-of-a-kind images full of meaning. I cannot wait to connect with you! 

I bring all of these elements to my time with my couples. With over a decade of experience in the industry, I know how to gently guide you through poses that are natural and beautiful. The transition into this sentence doesn’t make sense. Throughout your day, you will feel the love from those there to celebrate
 you two. 
When I’m not photographing weddings, I enjoy long walks in the neighborhood with my husband, my kiddos Tuxie and Sunny, and my labradoodle Hokie.. Also, I am a huge dog-lover! I’m pretty sure heaven is full of dogs. I can’t wait to connect with you, and yes, your pup is always welcome here! 


Richmond Virginia Wedding at a museum
Richmond Virginia Wedding at a museum
Richmond Virginia Wedding at a museum
Richmond Virginia Wedding at a museum

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A Stately Richmond Virginia Wedding | Ashley & Tommy

A Stately Richmond Virginia Wedding | Ashley & Tommy

A Stately Richmond Virginia Wedding | Ashley & Tommy

A Stately Richmond Virginia Wedding | Ashley & Tommy

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