Hi lovely! I'm Taylor, bride to my high school sweetheart and full time wedding photographer in Washington D.C. This is a cocktail of our marriage moments, travel adventures, & the stories I've had the privilege of capturing - in their true, rich colors! Enjoy!
Hi lovely! I'm Taylor, bride to my high school sweetheart and full time wedding photographer in Washington D.C. This is a cocktail of our marriage moments, travel adventures, & the stories I've had the privilege of capturing - in their true, rich color! Enjoy!
December 23, 2019
Lucy & Taylor’s classic wedding at The Mill at Fine Creek was truly beautiful, complete with festive nods to the season and all kinds of fun December wedding ideas! Their engagement began in the most incredible way – if you haven’t heard the proposal story, take a moment to read that next, truly a once in a lifetime moment!! – and after a year and a half of planning, I couldn’t wait to celebrate them and see their winter wedding ideas come to life!
They chose to tie the knot at St. Bridget Catholic Church, and held their Reception at The Mill at Fine Creek – one of the best Richmond wedding venues, in my opinion! I love the Mill at Fine Creek for its unique portrait locations, from historic ruins to moss covered rock by the creek (not to mention, their in house catering that is amazing!), and it made for a gorgeous backdrop to their day. As a DC wedding photographer, I knew the weather could go any direction in December, but we were gifted with a golden day of perfect weather! Zero rain, zero snow, just a comfortable afternoon (we actually got slightly warm in all of our layers!), and it was confirmation of an all around beautiful day!
There were so many thoughtful details that went into the day, honoring loved ones and making the day unique to them. Lucy wore her mother’s engagement ring as her “Something Borrowed,” and asked her brother to stand beside her for their wedding as her Man of Honor. (Fun fact – Lucy’s family are family friends of ours, and Grant her brother went to school with my sister in Prague! Such a small world, it was so fun to see them!) My second favorite detail to the day was Lucy’s veil, which she designed by hand, including the beaded detailing along the edge! It fell beautifully against her winter wedding dress, and was the perfect full length for portraits. (Pro tip – Cathedral length veils are best! If the veil is too short, we’re limited on the portraits we can take. We had so much fun with Lucy’s!) Not to mention, Lucy and Taylor fully embraced the timing of their day being close to the holidays and the day was filled with evergreen, pops of holly, and touches of gold accents. Their favors for guests were personalized ornaments, which was such a fun idea! Even Lucy’s chic flats matched the evergreen bridesmaid dresses. No detail was left forgotten (Lucy is a planner, girl after my own heart!) and it was such a fun last wedding to our year! Keep scrolling to see our favorites!
LOVE the style of stacked wedding bands!
Gorgeous detailing that Lucy added to her veil, by hand!
Lucy wore her mother’s engagement ring as her “Something Borrowed”!
Lucy and Taylor, we feel SO honored to have been a part of your beautiful day! You have such an incredible story, from the proposal (Taylor! Still so impressed!) to this fairytale day and after so much heart and planning that went into it, hoping you can finally enjoy some well deserved rest!! We’re so excited to see where this next year takes you, have a BLAST in Italy and Greece!! 🙂
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The day could not have happened without these amazing vendors!
CEREMONY VENUE | St. Bridget Catholic Church
RECEPTION VENUE | Mill at Fine Creek Venue
DAY OF COORDINATOR | Mill at Fine Creek Venue
PHOTOGRAPHER | Taylor Rose Photography
HAIR | Jennifer Saunders Bridal
MAKEUP | Jennifer Saunders Bridal
FLORALS | Olivera Floral Design
CATERING | Mill at Fine Creek Venue
DJ | Colonial DJ’s
CAKES | Incredible Edibles Bakery
WEDDING DRESS | Milk & Honey Bride
BRIDESMAID ATTIRE | Azazie
GROOMSMEN ATTIRE | Men’s Wearhouse
INVITATIONS | Gilded Swan Paperie
HAIRPIECE & BRACELET | Cassandra Lynne