Romantically Timeless Wedding at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts


Happy New Year, sweet Friends! It is a heartfelt privilege to begin 2017 by sharing this romantically timeless summer wedding set at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Rachel and Chris designed a graceful wedding celebration centered on their deep love for each other and their even deeper love for their faith. Their wedding day will leave you in awe, and inspired to seek out a simple yet sophisticated wedding day. Each detail of their refined celebration was meaningful to their legacy, and celebrated sweet family traditions so lovingly passed down through generations. The luscious blush florals artfully designed in Rachel’s bouquet paired with the handcrafted “cookie bar” has stamped our hearts as our 2017 wedding design muse, and has inspired us to seek out purposeful celebration planning in the New Year.   


Rachel and Chris incorporated a decadent “cookie bar” as favors to graciously thank their guests for being part of their wedding celebration. The deliciously handcrafted Italian cookies were made with love by Rachel’s aunt and grandmother.

Wedding favors that are meaningful and that celebrate a tried-and-true family tradition make for the perfect way to give a heartfelt thank you to your guests. 



Rachel and Chris’ elegant affair rings true to all that VGS is focused on in the New Year; simplicity, intentional focus on marriage, meaningful details both in wedding celebrations and in daily life, and grace upon grace. Cheers to a fine marriage, and a wonderful 2017! 

Photography: Nikki Santerre Photography

Ceremony Venue: Cathedral of the Sacred Heart

Reception Venue: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Floral Design: Amanda Burnette

Bridal Gown: Ellis Bridal London

Boutique: Urban Set Bride

Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids

Hair & Makeup: Jennifer Saunders

Gentlemen’s Attire: Jos. A. Bank

DJ: DJ is For Lovers

Cake: Pearl’s

Paper: Wedding Paper Divas

Favors: Italian Cookie Bar handcrafted by Bride’s Aunt and Grandmother

Film Scanning & Processing: Photovision