A Fall Hanover Tavern Wedding| Richmond Wedding Photographer
Jessika and Carlos finally tied the knot at their Hanover Tavern Wedding last weekend! The weather was absolutely gorgeous and it was the perfect fall day for their celebrations. Jessika is one of my coworkers at my day job, and I was so thrilled when she asked me about doing her wedding photography! It was definitely a fun day of hanging out with her and her bridesmaids Alex and Alex, who were also coworkers of ours! After getting ready at Jessika’s mom’s house, we all packed up to head to the Virginia Cliffe Inn for Jessika to get into her dress.
One of the first things we saw as we pulled up was their get away car parked out front! Jessika and Carlos actually met thanks to this car. One of Jessika’s friends mentioned that his old manager, Carlos, got a new sports car, and that they should go and check it out. Jessika went to go and see the car, and she and Carlos hit it off immediately! It soon blossomed into a beautiful relationship, full of laughter and plenty of time talking about their shared love of cars. Carlos popped the question in front of Jessika’s family, and they were all so excited to welcome him into the family! They had spent months getting that fateful sports car ready to use as the getaway car, and they were so excited for it to be included on their wedding day.
Getting ready was a blur of laughs and tears, and there were plenty of tissues present. We had blast taking some gorgeous bridal portraits, and then had to pay a little nod to Jessika’s love fo Naruto by taking a few portraits with her Akatsuki cape! Shortly after, it was time for Jessika’s first look with her grandparents, Frances and Lawrence. They were so sweet walking up to Jessika beaming with pride, they shared so many sweet hugs! Soon, guests were arriving, and it was time to hide Jessika and get ready for the ceremony.
All eyes were on Jessika as her brother, Nathan, started walking her down the aisle. Jessika has had a lot of wonderful family members in her life who have helped her to become who she is today, and she wanted to include them in her ceremony. Her brother handed her to her step father, Monte, then her uncle, Greg, then her grandfather, Lawrence, and finally, her mother, Brooke. As Jessika gleefully made her way down the aisle, Carlos was bawling at the sight of his bride. After such a long time, they were finally getting married, and he could barely hold it together! Brooke handed Jessika over to Carlos, and the ceremony began. Sweet words of love were shared as they braided the strands of their unity braid, signifying the joining of them and God in their new relationship. They shared their first kiss as husband and wife, and were finally announced Mr. and Mrs. Arbaiza!
After some stunning portraits (with their getaway car of course!), it was time for them to enter their reception. Dinner was served, and a fun round of the shoe game followed! Guests laughed at the answers to their questions, especially when Jessika and Carlos disagreed or answered rather quickly. Their first dance was so sweet, and I just couldn’t get over how they looked at each other! Jessika looked beautiful as they swayed around the dance floor, and Carlos looked like he couldn’t be happier. The dance floor opened up, and there was no stopping our work-family from jamming out to the Cha Cha slide! The night ended with a stunning sparkler exit, and then Jessika and Carlos rode off in to the night in their get away car. It was such a fun day full of love and support from their family and friends, and everyone was just SO happy for them to finally be married! Congratulations again Mr. and Mrs. Arbaiza!
Dress: Galina Signature from David’s Bridal – https://www.davidsbridal.com/
Venue: Virginia Cliffe Inn – https://www.vacliffeinn.com, email@example.com
Wedding Planner / Coordinator: Katie Van Schoovled – firstname.lastname@example.org
DJ/ Entertainment Services: Zero Hour Entertainment – http://www.zerohourva.com, email@example.com
Cake: Eva Day Lewis – 804-874-9251
Catering: Deep Run Roadhouse – https://deeprunroadhouse.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Groomsmen and Groom attire: Mens warehouse – https://www.menswearhouse.com
Invitations: Truly Engaging – https://www.magnetstreet.com
Officiant: Pastor Richard Sanchez