If you didn’t catch part one, Veronica & Tom’s portrait session, I suggest you check it out now. 😉
When I first met with Veronica & Tom last year, we bonded more or less immediately over travel stories and our mutual love for Harry Potter. They told me about their dream to throw a wedding that was a little bit Southern, since they met in Tom’s home state of Virginia, but mostly a casual, elegant, garden party wedding. And when I walked into the garden on their wedding day, it was exactly as they described it to me almost a year earlier. There were moments when I felt like I had stepped into a Jane Austen novel. It was a casual, candid, joyful wedding and every single person I chatted with had wonderful things to say about Tom & Veronica.
One thing I want to point out: Veronica & Tom hand picked a wonderful group of people to take care of them on their wedding day, and it was fantastic to be a part of that group of people. It was wonderful, because each and every person was great at what they did. Alyssa, at Belle Journee Events, not only coordinated the day effortlessly, but also ran and grabbed my sweater out of *my* car for me when I realized I left it there and was getting cold during the toasts, because she knew I’d need it. I’d go on and on about every person there, but instead, trust me when I say they were all amazing, and check them all out at the bottom of the post!
Veronica & Tom, thank you for having me along, it was such an joy getting to know you, your families, and your friends!
Funny story. I usually ask each member of the wedding party to take an individual photo with the bride or groom, so they have something fun together. Usually we take one nice, posed, photo – like the one on the left – and then something a little more casual. Sometimes they’re silly, sometimes it’s just a hug, or big grins. This bridesmaid leaned in and gave Veronica a big kiss on the cheek. And then realized…she was wearing lipstick and had given her a good lip print! All was well, the lipstick came off, and this photo on the right was the moment when they both realized what happened. 🙂
Venue: Private Residence // Planning & Coordination: Belle Journee Events // Catering: A Couple of Chefs Catering // Baker: Batch Bakeshop // Florist: Garden of Eden Florals // Hair & Make Up: Fratelli Salon // Veronica’s Dress: Claire Pettibone // Bridesmaids Dresses: Various // Officiant: Tom’s Dad // Tom’s Suit: Suit Supply // Groomsmen’s Suits: Gap, JCrew, The Tie Bar // DJ: Epic Vibe // Rentals: The Attic, Event Rents, Design Events