While this was not my first 2022 wedding, it was the first Kentucky wedding of 2022 since relocating to Nashville!! I could not think of a better couple to start off with than Jordan and Adam, and starting in a random March snowfall at that! Kentucky weather is so unpredictable but they didn’t let it stop them from having fun and getting those dreamy photos of their day. This Richmond wedding had all the feelings of elegance from the bride’s classic beauty to the historic church.
Jordan started off the day getting ready in a local air bnb that offered plenty of natural light (this always makes me the HAPPIEST!!) surrounded by her closest friends and family. From a close friend and bridesmaid doubling as hairdresser to her sweet momma being involved every step of the way, it was quite the bride tribe! Not to mention Jordan had thought to include several sentimental details for me like a charm on her bouquet for a late friend and coin from her momma they taped inside her custom Vans shoes!
When we arrived at the church in downtown Richmond, the boys had their own ideas for the getting ready portion of the day. My second shooter found them in the library playing board games to start off their day!! How fun is that?!
After all the getting ready photos it was time to venture in the cold, but pretty snow for some bridal party photos! The members of this bridal party were troopers for sure! Next, we headed back inside and waited for the ceremony to commence. While I’ve lived in this area my whole life, I had no idea this beautiful church existed in the heart of downtown Richmond. It had an almost cathedral feeling with the heightened ceilings and light streaming in from the ornate, stained-glass windows. The setting was breathtaking and perfect for Jordan and Adam’s ceremony. Afterwards during the family formals the officiant was so kind and gracious to me for being a discreet photographer, which always means so much as that is what I strive for, while still capturing all the things!!
Finally it was time for my favorite part of the day… bride and groom portraits!! These were especially cold, but worth it as the snow always adds an extra bright clean look, fitting perfectly with my light and airy style. We started off by incorporating Jordan and Adam’s sweet dogs who cooperated so well and fit in great with the snowy landscape! Then, after the couple shared some sweet moments just the two of them in our favorite glowy spot by the magnolia tree for a pop of green, we set out for some last few portraits with Adam’s epic car! After warming up for a bit, they embraced these last few minutes of sunlight and gave us all the movement and fun energy!!!
To end this beautiful day, we headed to the Copper Fox venue for the reception. This venue has done a terrific job transforming this space from the old theater I visited growing up, to a wedding and event center. The white walls and ceiling with copper accents photographed beautifully!! Also did I mention how great the vendor team was for this wedding? Everyone was so welcoming and worked great together! Even the DJ, who happened to be Jordan’s “crazy uncle” – as he labeled himself, was great and we suggested he start doing this professionally!! He kept the crowd going and everything moving smoothly, with the help of the talented planner of course!! The generosity and fun loving environment continued throughout the rest of the evening. Jordan’s mom even sent me home with bottles of wine as a sweet thank you!
Jordan and Adam, I cannot thank you enough for allowing me to capture your day! Thank you for braving the cold conditions and trusting me to capture your love!! Please enjoy a few of my favorites!
This amazing day would not have been possible without this wonderful team of vendors!
Dress Store | Wedding Gallery in St. Louis
Wedding Planner | Brandan Gravitt
Florist | Revenna Green House
Reception | The Copper Fox Event Center
DJ | Fredi Handshoe
Videographer | Toast Wedding Films
Catering | The Local Taco
Groom/ Groomsman Attire | Men’s Wearhouse
Invitations | Carlson Craft
Dogs | T&T Kennels