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A Vintage Garden Wedding in Richmond, VA

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Jillian & Will in Richmond, VA
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Jillian wanted all of the flowers and herbs used in the ceremony-including those in her bouquet-to look like they'd been freshly picked from the museum's garden.
Helena Floral Design
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White spray roses, seeded eucalyptus and rosemary added a natural touch to Will's dark suit.
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Jillian's romantic pink satin peep-toe heels tied in with the other vintage-style elements of her day-of look.
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Since the flower girl was only 18 months old at the time, she simply held the hand of her older brother, the ring bearer.
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Jillian and Will say they immediately fell in love with the intimate setting of the Edgar Allan Poe museum's back garden.
The Museum of Edgar Allan Poe
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A cellist and violinist duo played unexpected classical pieces at the ceremony.
Treesa Gold (violinist) and Dana McComb (cellist)
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During the ceremony, a basket of loose lavender was passed around so that the guests could shower the newly married couple as they walked back up the aisle.
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Antique-looking candlelit lanterns led guests to the early-evening ceremony.
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Jillian and Will gifted guests with the ingredients and goodies to re-create the day's signature cocktail-mojitos-at home.
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Friends and family signed in with a vintage typewriter, adding their names on a single roll of white paper.
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Garden-like arrangements of fresh herbs were a perfect compliment to the natural surroundings.
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Keeping with the natural dinner-party feel of the night, the couple opted for seven small cakes in a range of rich favors.
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Jillian & Will in Richmond, VA

The Bride Jillian Edwards, 32, a teacher at Goochland County Public Schools The Groom Will Weyant, 33, a senior programmer analyst at Dominion The Date October 22 "I wanted the ceremony and reception to feel like the environments they were in, whether it was a historic garden for the ceremony or 1950s Cuba for the reception," says Jillian. She and Will planned the wedding themselves using subtle vintage details and a natural palette of greens, charcoals, tans, and whites.
- Susan Waits
Their Ingredients
  • Laura Gordon Photography
  • Havana 59
  • Helena Floral Design
  • Menbur
  • The Museum of Edgar Allan Poe
  • Treesa Gold (violinist) and Dana McComb (cellist)
  • Jean-Jacques Bakery

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