Images: Ash Carr
Sometimes I am in awe of just how stylish people are! Fashion has never really been my thing (I mostly always chose comfort over “style) so when couples find ways to emulate serious style in their wedding – well I just eat it up. Amanda & Jeff did just this for their modern, gold & classy New Years Eve wedding in Richmond, VA. Set in a 1900s train station, Amanda & Jeff planned their wedding from NY and matched the glitz and glamour of the New Years Eve holiday perfectly with their gold details and romantic candles.
And their style – I just can’t get over it! The mink shrug, the mismatched bridesmaids (that look like they walked off a runway!), the dapper dudes in tuxes. It’s just gorgeous. I know you guys are going to love this Virginia wedding (I had a REALLY hard time cutting back on the images just FYI!).
On having a New Years Eve wedding:
I was very wedding adverse at first–Jeff finally broke me down after we went to a friend’s wedding on NYE the year before. I loved that everyone was in a celebratory mood, guests looked and felt festive. Gold and white felt festive and very black tie!
Click inside for SO MUCH MORE – including why they chose a train station as their venue (warning: the reason might make you cry!!!)
Main street station was our perfect venue for so many reasons.
When Jeff and I were dating long distance, him in NYC, me in Richmond, he would often take the train to visit me and would arrive at Main street station. It is also said that you can hear a train from anywhere in Richmond (the city where we met). Obviously trains are very sentimental to us!
Jeff’s father ,who passed away 5 years ago, worked for the railroads his whole life. Having the wedding at a train station was like having him there. It was so beautiful, when we were saying our vows, a train quietly went by. I dont think there was a dry eye in the crowd!
My dad spray painted the table number holders which were purchased at a restaurant supply store. He also spray painted the Ikea lanterns that my brother used at his wedding 2 months prior. We also put fairy lights in them to line the aisle then were repurposed during the reception and cocktails.
A #DIYdad ?! I love it!
So many friends and family were involved! Sister in law played the violin & Jeff’s friend from college sang “Moon River” as I walked down the aisle. Jeff’s childhood friend escorted Jeff’s mother during the ceremony. Jeff’s brother was best man, brother in law was groomsman
The venue itself was so unique ans so was the date! Our Bridesmaids, MOH and Bridesman all wore outfits of their own choosing–no matching!
My dad also spray painted frames used for the bar menu which I wrote out with chalkboard paint. Jeff and I designed all paper details including the invites using either paperless post or Etsy.
Photography: Ash Carr | Planner: Kate Franzen, Glint Events | Caterer: Champagne Taste | Lighting: The Lighting Professors | Hair + Make Up: Ave 42 | Florals: Petals + Twigs | Venue: Main St Station | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | DJ: DJ Chris Rice | Signs (Cards, Gifts, Favors & Oh Snap!): Karamele Shop on Etsy