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A Maymont Wedding

Erin and Dylan’s emerald and blush wedding at the Italian Gardens in The Maymont Park in Richmond, Virginia finally happened after a year long delay due to the pandemic and right after the governor lifted some of the wedding restrictions.  The Maymont Park is definitely a lovely backdrop for a Virginia wedding and the golden hour sunshine glowing in the garden was absolutely divine. 

A Love Story

Erin and Dylan met during their freshman year in high school in 2009.  They were good friends throughout high school, but didn’t begin dating until 2013 when Erin started her freshman year of college at Christopher Newport University and Dylan was making his way through the Virginia Carpentry Union.   As a couple they grew and still love laughing together and trying new things together such as traveling to new places or trying new recipes.    

A Surprise Proposal

After Erin graduated from college, Dylan surprised her with a seven day cruise to the western Caribbean as a “graduation present”.    Little did Erin know, Dylan had much bigger plans for that trip: a proposal.  On the last day of their trip, Dylan proposed on the front of the ship.  He had told Erin that he wanted pictures, so he along with two other couples who happened to be honeymooning during the same week of their cruise, they surprised Erin with photos and video of the beautiful proposal.   

The Wedding Day Begins

Before the ceremony, Erin got ready along with her mom, Heather and frlends and family who were her bridesmaids.  In fact, her Aunt was her matron of honor, a testament of the closeness within the family.  In the Stone Barn in Maymont Park, Erin’s mother helped her as she got into her lovely wedding gown as her bridesmaids looked on.  Dylan got ready in another room nearby and enjoyed time with his closest friends as he waited for the ceremony to begin.  

The Ceremony

Erin looked elegant as she walked down the aisle in the Italian Gardens in her gorgeous ivory wedding gown, complete with a full length lace edged veil.  Dylan, dressed in a black tuxedo looked dapper as he waited to see his bride for the first time that day.  The ceremony was filled with so much joy and happiness as they exchanged their vows under the long, extended pergola, supported by stone columns in the 100 year old garden.  I’m not sure who was smiling more; Erin or Dylan!  As the newly married couple walked up the aisle together, guests excitedly threw blush flower petals at the couple.  Their smiles said it all!

Romantic Golden Hour

After the ceremony and bridal party and family pictures, we strolled in the Italian Gardens and captured Erin and Dylan as the golden light streamed behind them.  The light could not have been any more perfect!

The Reception in the Garden Room

The reception took place in the Garden Room just up the hill from the Italian Gardens and was endearing and fun!  After the DJ introduced the bridal party and the newlyweds, he invited couples who had been married for a long time to join them for their first dance.  One couple had been married for more than 50 years, which was truly inspiring! 

Congratulations, Erin and Dylan!  It was truly an honor to be a part of your wedding day!

Vendors that made this day possible:

Venue: The Maymont

Photography: Belle Eve Photography

Officiant: Let’s Toast Events

DJ: Team Ruckus- DJ Skitz & Halo

Hair and Makeup Artist: Glamorize Me by Prissy

Caterer: Q BBQ

Cake Artist: Bella Cakes

Videographer: Dackary Productions

Bride / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal

Groom / Groomsmen’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse