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Kat & Stu: Fall Berkeley Plantation Wedding in Richmond, VA


Kat & Stu celebrated their marriage on a lovely day in October with every single detail being so beyond intentional. These two met and fell in love at William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA and Stu also proposed with a gorgeous sapphire engagement ring at William & Mary’s homecoming. So, it was only fitting they would plan their wedding ceremony at The Wren Chapel on William & Mary’s campus.

Kat & Stu both currently live in Georgia but wanted to celebrate their first day as husband and wife in a place that soaked with special meaning for them. Kat grew up in Chicago but has family in England, and Stu’s family was coming from the South, so they decided to tie in special elements from each part of their story into their fall wedding. Their welcome boxes included pieces of their story like Georgia peanuts, a Chicago Cubs hat, and vintage Williamsburg postcards. Guests were treated to a dinner of special plates with different themes that were an ode to Kat & Stu’s story (think fish & chips, shepherd’s pie, and sliders!) and then sent off with favors of breadsticks and the famous Cheese Shop dressing (because who doesn’t love The Cheese Shop!?).

After their Williamsburg ceremony, we headed over to the Berkeley Plantation (the site of the first Thanksgiving!), as they enjoyed little day trips together to the plantation during their college years. Between the colonial architecture and fall jewel tones, it was the perfect setting for their fall wedding. They had a gorgeous lounge area set up for their guests after the cocktail hour as their tented reception overlooked the James River.

To say these two love their friends & family well would be such an understatement. And to say these two are adored by their dear friends & family would be an equal understatement. Kat & Stu, it was such a joy to watch you two together. It was a joy to document your first day as husband & wife, and I hope these photos bring you joy for years to come!

Want to see their full wedding gallery? You can see more here!

bride putting on shoes in hotel room

Photography: Amy Nicole Photography // Planning: Alana Futcher of Chancey Charm // Floral Design: Photosynthesis Floral Design // Ceremony Venue: The Wren Chapel at William & Mary // Reception Venue: Berkeley Plantation // Wedding Gown: The Sentimentalist // Paper Goods: Smitten on Paper // Hair & Makeup: Emily Artistry // Catering: Mosaic Catering + Events // Groom’s suit: Brooks Brothers // Groomsmen: The Black Tux // Entertainment: Bachelor Boys Band // Rentals: Rent E Quip & Party Perfect // Vintage Rentals: Paisley & Jade // Accommodations: The Williamsburg Lodge // Favors: The Cheese Shop  

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  1. Sarah Der says:

    So, so pretty! I love how quiet and joyful the couple is, and how beautiful and thoughtful the details are. Really wonderful work, Amy!!!

  2. Meredith Sledge says:

    These are BEAUTIFUL! Love her dress!

  3. […] may remember Kat & Stu’s gorgeous fall wedding at Berkeley Plantation last fall. Their day was full of vibrant jewel tones and colonial charm. […]

  4. Tamzin says:

    Where are these shoes from ? They are amazing!

  5. Courtney says:

    Beautiful pictures! I need to know where those shoes are from?!

  6. Holly White says:

    Can you PLEASE tell us where these shoes are from??!

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