Summer Quirk Hotel + Virginia House Wedding // Richmond, VA

Summer Quirk Hotel + Virginia House Wedding // Natalie + Chris // Richmond, Virginia

Natalie and Chris’ summer Virginia House wedding was a heartwarming experience celebrating fellow University of Virginia alums uniting as one. I also went to the same high school as Natalie, and I always find it even more special photographing not only a fellow Hoo but also a fellow Maggie Walker alum!

The couple met in 2015 in Russian at a discussion section, where Natalie took the plunge and asked him to a date function. The two grew closer ever since, and it was no surprise when Chris proposed in 2021 on vacation at a family beach house. The couple now live together in Philadelphia, while Chris attends school at Penn University in pursuit of his PhD. Their summer Virginia House wedding was a great time to take a break, and enjoy being together. 

Natalie & Chris started their wedding day getting ready at the Quirk Hotel Richmond. The couple opted for keeping their day traditional, spending the morning apart and not seeing each other until the ceremony. Both were emotional finally seeing each at the aisle, and you can see Chris wiping away tears as Natalie walks up to him. Following the ceremony, everyone was ready to party at the gorgeous Virginia House reception venue!

The couple had an all-star vendor team supporting them. I wanted to give a shoutout especially to their planners, Kalisha & Yasmine of Emerald Events by Nilsa. The team did an incredible job transforming the Virginia House and giving our couple a stress-free wedding experience – just what any couple deserves after months of planning! I highly recommend them more for any couple looking for a talented Richmond wedding planner.

Keep scrolling to see more from Natalie & Chris’s Virginia House Wedding!

Vendor Team

Photography: Xiaoqi Li Photography 

Coordinator: Emerald Events by Nilsa

Hotel & Getting Ready Venue: Quirk Hotel Richmond

Ceremony: Christ the King Lutheran Church

Reception Venue: Virginia House

HMUA: The Veil Company

Florals: Sneeds Nursery

DJ: Good Day Sounds

Cake/Pies: WPA Bakery

Caterer: Goodrich Gourmet

Rentals: Rent-E-Quip

Transportation: Taylor’s Classic Travels

Dress: BHDLN

Outdoor sign at Quirk Hotel at Richmond wedding
engagement ring and wedding rings sitting on invitation for summer quirk wedding
beaded clutch with happily ever after on it at summer virginia house wedding
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groom getting ready with groomsmen before summer virginia house wedding
groom petting dog in tuxedo after getting ready for Quirk Hotel wedding
black and white image of card table
groom and groomsmen playing fooseball before wedding
bride hugging parents while wearing floral pajamas before. summer virginia house wedding
wedding party wearing matching pajamas celebrating bride before summer wedding
bride toasting mimosas with wedding party wearing matching floral pajamas before summer virginia house wedding
bride getting zipped into wedding dress before summer virginia house wedding
black and white portrait of bride's mom zipping her into wedding dress
black and white portrait of wedding party laughing and riding trolley to wedding ceremony
bride exiting trolley arriving at wedding venue
groom standing at alter waiting for bride to walk down aisle
bride being walked down aisle by her parents
wedding couple holding hands during wedding ceremony
black and white portrait of bride and groom holding hands at wedding ceremony
wedding guests standing and watching ceremony
bride and groom kiss at the end of wedding ceremony as husband and wife
wedding couple standing together after ceremony in tuxedo and wedding dress
newly married couple riding trolley to reception at virginia house
picture of virginia house before wedding reception
tented outdoor reception with long tables at outdoor summer virginia house wedding reception
close up of wedding reception tables with white table cloths and blue napkins
pink flowers in vase for centerpiece of table at summer virginia house wedding reception
white box with bride and groom's name written on it
photo guestbook sign with flowers in vase around it
two tiered white wedding cake with pink florals
a white card with 'how sweet it is to be loved by you' typed on it
wedding couple standing with family during portraits
wedding couple standing with bridal party wearing blue dresses and holding bouquets ets
wedding couple standing in center with wedding party around them wearing blue dresses
bridal couple walking towards camera with wedding party walking behind them
bride walking with bridesmaids wearing blue dresses
bridesmaids celebrating with bride after wedding ceremony
groom standing in front with groomsmen behind him wearing tuxedos
bride with her back to the camera wearing veil
groom smiling wearing tuxedo in black and white portrait
groom walking through grassy area wearing black tuxedo
groom sitting on bench during outdoor portraits
close up of boutonnière with green and blue flowers
bride and groom embracing smiling at one another during bridal portraits
newly married couple sitting together on steps looking at one another at Virginia House
bride and groom holding hands and dancing outside venue
black and white portrait of bride and groom sitting on steps laughing together
groomsmen giving toast at summer virginia house wedding reception
groom looking at bride and smiling during toasts
newly married couple sitting at head table during reception festivities
bride and groom cutting cake together at Virginia House reception
newly married couple dancing for first time as husband and wife
bride embracing father after father-daughter dance
groom dancing with mother during mother-son dance
wedding guests dancing and having fun at outdoor reception
wedding guests dancing on dance floor at summer Virginia House reception
more wedding guests dancing with fans and having a good time together
black and white portrait of wedding guest dancing at reception
bride dancing and having fun with wedding guests
wedding guests celebrating with guests
groom having fun with wedding guests at summer virginia house reception
bride dancing with wedding guests at reception
bride and groom kissing after reception ends
wedding couple exiting reception with streamer exit
bride and groom exiting together as husband and wife

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black and white portrait of bride and groom sitting on steps laughing together

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