Jennifer & Jake’s Downtown Richmond VA Wedding

Oct 31

The last wedding of the year is always extra special to me.  I always want to go out with a bang, ya know??  Jennifer & Jake definitely made that possible!  These two are good looking, but they’re just as kind and thoughtful and fun as they are gorgeous.

These two also have the coolest “how we met” story.  As Jake’s best man summarized, “Jake was a guy from Virginia living in California when he went to a wedding in Ireland and met the girl of his dreams . . . who was living in Virginia.”  How many couples can say their love story started at a wedding in Ireland??  Now I would DEFINITELY have traveled to Ireland for their wedding to properly bookend this story, but we had a PERFECT day at the Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing.  😉

We started out the day in Avenue 42’s beautiful, newly renovated bridal suite upstairs.  Y’all know I was loving this huge mirror!!  Plus, Ashley is one of my favorite hair stylists, so it was fun to see her in wedding action.


Jen had an artist friend of hers make these gorgeous bracelets for all of her bridesmaids.  The charm is made out of dyed flowers.  How cool is that??

How gorgeous is this girl?!

Jen’s dad walked her down the aisle AND officiated the ceremony!

NOTHING beats the view from Rockett’s Landings’s ceremony site!



After toasts and hugs, we rocked out bridal party photos.  These guys are very photogenic, aren’t they?


I LOVE Fall colors!

FINALLY the best part of the day . . . portraits!!


Jen & her dad have serious moves!

The newlyweds were VERY excited to share their favorite tres leches from Kuba Kuba with everyone!

Then it was time for dancing with DJ Chase!

During the last song, the cheers for Jen & Jake were DEAFENING!  These two are loved.  🙂

And just like that, it was time for bubbles and a bus to the after party!

Jen & Jake,

Thank you so much for making me a part of your story AND for giving me chocolate covered pretzels for the ride home.  🙂  I had a blast at your wedding, and I cannot wait to see what adventures await you!

xoxo, Shalese


Photography | Shalese Danielle Photography

Venue | Boathouse at Rockett’s Landing

Dress | Pronovias from Urban Set Bride

Accessories| Pleiades, Charla Bjostad

Shoes | Nordstrom

Hair & Makeup | Avenue 42, Ashley & Lydia

Floral Design | Petals & Twigs

DJ | Black Tie Entertainment, Chase Capo

Cake | Kuba Kuba

Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie

Formalwear | Generation Tux

Invitations | Minted

Transportation | Richmond Limousine

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  1. Betty says:

    Beautiful!!! The pictures are amazing!!

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