Bride and groom kissing under a willow tree at Amber Grove during summer wedding in Richmond, Virginia

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Monika & Wes were ecstatic to finally celebrate their wedding day at Amber Grove. This was my first time visiting their venue and I could immediately see why they fell in love. Amber Grove is set into the rolling hills just outside Richmond Virginia, and was perfect for pictures at every angle. Despite it being one of the hottest days of the year, they had the best attitude and were ready to soak up every moment! The highlight of the day was their ceremony backdrop! As Monika walked down the aisle to Wes in front of a massive oak tree, you could see their joy overflowing to finally be married. The hanging lanterns and live string band, made for the most romantic and perfectly shaded ceremony.

Their wedding weekend included a collection of friends and family who traveled from all over the county, and even a special shout out from Tony Bennet the UVA basketball coach! These two are seriously the most interesting and dynamic couple I’ve ever met! They have lived enough adventures to fill 20 lifetimes, and are just getting started! Wes is a combination of wildly athletic, aka running a 50 miler with no training, and an amazing artist who had a hand in creating almost every detail throughout their wedding venue. Monika has the kindest heart and even dropped everything last year to be a traveling nurse and help care for Covid ICU patients. It was clear to see how excited and ready to celebrate they were! Their reception dance floor had some of my favorite all time moments!

Keep scrolling to see an inside look at Monika & Wes’s elegant summer wedding date at Amber Grove.

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Thank you to all the vendors who made Monika & Wes’ wedding day such a success!

VENUE: Amber Grove

VIDEOGRAPHER: Birchfields

CATERING: Amber Grove Venue

CAKE: Vivi’s Cakes and Candy out of Charlottesville

EVENT RENTALS: Amber Grove Venue

CEREMONY MUSIC: Lyric String Quartet

DJ: Brandon Hamilton at Mixed Elements Entertainment

FLORIST: Flowers Make Scents

HAIR: Elle Style Studio

MAKEUP: Flora Shala ( Ella Style Studios)

WEDDING DRESS: Jenny Yoo “Bennett” Urban Set Bride

BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: BHLDN

GROOM/GROOMSMEN ATTIRE: Jos. A. Banks

INVITATION DESIGN: Minted 

I have loved getting to photograph a few more weddings near Richmond Virginia. Check out another one of my recent favorites from New Kent Winery HERE.

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