It was supposed to rain on their wedding day, but it ended up being a GORGEOUS day! Brittany and Kyle got married at Second Baptist Church and the bells rang after they tied the knot.
One of the sweetest parts of the day was riding in the trolley they rented from the ceremony to the reception!! The bridal party popped some champagne and lots of cars honked in celebration of the newlyweds. The trolley took us to the bridge where Kyle proposed for pictures! So special!!
The reception was beautiful at The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar. There was an outdoor patio and lots of dancing inside the tent. Brittany & Kyle even learned a choreographed dance to their song, "You & Me" by Dave Matthews Band. Their wedding day also marked Kyle's parents 39th wedding anniversary! They were presented with their own cake to cut. It was so sweet!
Here is a little piece of their love story!
Ironically, Brittany and Kyle’s story began years before they even knew it. Growing up as neighbors in a small town off the Rappahannock River, Kyle quickly got to know Brittany’s brothers over summers spent at the River, when Brittany spent hers working in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Finally, as a workingwoman with a full-time job, Brittany was forced to replace her beach weekends with River weekends, unknowing that this change in lifestyle would lead to an even larger change: finally meeting Kyle over Memorial Day weekend, 2012. A fun weekend of karaoke turned into a constant exchange of e-mails, finally leading into regular phone calls and slowly building a mutual romance between the two. Between early morning runs, afternoon bike rides and sunset boat trips, the two were nearly inseparable. Once the summer ended, it was clear that Brittany and Kyle weren’t ready for their relationship to end, so they transferred weekend visits to the River into weekend visits between DC and Richmond. In the early fall of 2012, it was finally decided that this relationship was more than a summer fling and, after many questions from their family & friends, they finally made this romance official!
Eight months later, the traveling grew weary on Brittany & Kyle, so Kyle moved into an apartment in downtown Richmond, right off Brown’s Island. Slowly, but surely, Brittany & Kyle began creating memories together until their individual habits started becoming their mutual habits. They love spending the weekends exploring Browns Island, have begun to regularly attend Hope Church together and enjoy volunteering at Hope Thrift. Rarely missing the opportunity to adventure with one another, it wasn’t long before they knew that they wanted this adventure to last a lifetime.
The summer of 2013 quickly approached and Kyle knew that he didn’t want to wait any longer before asking Tom Hall for his daughter’s hand in marriage. With the help from Kyle’s mom and his two older sisters, he began to plan the perfect proposal. Nothing short of a romantic, Kyle took a meaningful gift from his mom: a diamond that she inherited from the original owner of the Burns’ family river home. After meeting with a jeweler to design the perfect ring, Kyle knew that November wouldn’t come soon enough. With tears in her eyes, she had no doubt in her mind what her answer would be: Yes! Beginning with a reception in the exact location that their chapter as an engaged couple began, these two lovebirds can’t wait to see what else their book of life will write after they say “I do” in September!
Enjoy these shots from Brittany & Kyle's wedding!!
Congratulations you two!!! You are a beautiful couple!!
Wedding Dress: Jingles
Florist: Terry White
Ceremony Venue: Second Baptist Church
Reception Venue: The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar
Hair & Makeup: Bobby Vieno at Nordstrom
Make Up: Deanna Delgado (Bobbi Brown artist @ Nordstrom)
DJ or Band: Gretchen MacIlwaine (Cocktail Hour) & Six Stylez
Cake: Patsy Dawson
Catering: Adam Schumm, Dirty Apron Catering
Bridesmaid Dresses: Target
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse
Videographer: Gary Krimstein
Favors: Coozies (Etsy - Drafthouse)