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Kristin & Dan at the Wilton House Museum in Richmond, Virginia

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Nontraditional. This is how Kristin & Dan’s friend and officiant kept describing the couple and their wedding day during the ceremony, and he was 100% right. When Kristin & Dan first described their wedding day to me, when calling from their home in California, they referred to it as an “upside-down cake”. I was immediately intrigued, of course, and I could not wait to photograph their wedding. Kristin and Dan did not follow the usual wedding agenda at all, and it was a refreshing change. K&D planned the celebration that they wanted, and it was unique and perfect. The day started with the couple greeting all of their friends and loved ones at Selba for brunch, in the fabulous foodie town of Richmond, the city where Dan grew up. Kristin and Dan mingled with their friends and drank traditional or Chesapeake bloody marys, sipped on mimosas, and dined on chicken and waffles. The food was amazing. Then, after changing in to their wedding garb, K&D were married along the James River at Wilton House Museum in an early afternoon ceremony. Their nuptials were followed by a relaxed outdoor reception, which included decadent desserts and a wine tasting. And once all the guests left and we had the place to ourselves, we took a few portraits. It was such a gorgeous, perfect, and nontraditional wedding for a unique and nontraditional couple. I loved it and I love them. Congratulations, Kristin & Dan!

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Kristin & Dan had a quick, private moment...

Kristin & Dan had a quick, private moment…

...before heading to Selba to enjoy bloody marys, mimosas, chicken and waffles, and eggs benedict with their friends and family.

…before heading to Selba to enjoy bloody marys, mimosas, chicken and waffles, and eggs benedict with their friends and family.

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Then it was off to Wilton House Museum to get married!

Then it was off to Wilton House Museum to get married!

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Kristin & Dan had a First Look and saw each other in their wedding attire, just moments before getting married.

Kristin & Dan had a First Look and saw each other in their wedding attire, just moments before getting married.

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The ceremony was followed by a relaxed afternoon dessert reception outdoors when guests dined on decadent treats and enjoyed a wine tasting.

The ceremony was followed by a relaxed afternoon dessert reception outdoors with decadent treats and a wine tasting.

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... and THEN we took some portraits. What a perfect and nontraditional wedding day!

… and THEN we took some portraits. What a perfect and nontraditional wedding day! I loved it.

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Congratulations, Dan & Kristin!

Congratulations, Dan & Kristin!

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Second Photographer:  Artemas Mott

Wedding Coordinator:  LK Events & Design, Lindsay Averette

Caterer & Brunch Venue:  Selba

Ceremony Venue:  Wilton House Museum

Florist:  M Henry Designs

Hair & Makeup:  Avenue 42

Wine Tasting:  Capitol Vineyards

Rentals:  Classic Party Rentals of VA

Eclectic Rentals:  Paisley and Jade

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