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Real Virginia Wedding- Jacqueline and Matthew

Bride: Jacqueline Buff, 29, Advertising Account Director

Groom: Matthew Burrows, 30, Real Estate Developer VP

Date: October 28, 2017

Location: Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club

Guests: 160

Photography- Ashley Peterson Photography

The Scoop:

Matt and Jacqueline fell in love while living and working in New York City. While Matt is a New York native, Jacqueline grew up in Richmond, Virginia where she spent many weekends at her grandparent’s river house in the Northern Neck. When Matt popped the question, the pair knew they wanted their big day to reflect their mutual love for the rural, relaxed pace of river life. Naturally, they chose  Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club to serve as the backdrop for their big day.

When planning, Jacqueline knew she wanted the decor to complement the natural elements of the Northern Neck. The color palette was inspired by the colors of an oyster shell; blue, white, and gray. Jacqueline hand painted an oyster shell emblem that would appear on programs, gift cards, and welcome cards.

The ceremony took place outdoors right by the river on a picturesque hole of Indian Creek’s golf course. The service took place as the sun was setting and several sailboats passed by quietly in the background.

Jacqueline walked down the aisle in a Monique Lhuillier V-neck gown graced in Chantilly lace and soft Spanish tulle. Her maids wore grayish blue Jenny Yoo gowns that complimented the natural hues of the river.

As the sun set and sailboats passed by, Jacqueline and Matt were framed by two large white urns that were overflowing with curly willow, poet’s laurel, magnolia, eucalyptus, dusty miller, and white and blush flowers. They exchanged vows and rode off in a golf cart while their guests enjoyed cocktail hour.


Fresh greenery and bistro lights hung from the tent and set a laid back ambiance as guests entered the reception. The tables were clothed in gray tablecloths with gold lanterns and greenery as accents.

In true Northern Neck fashion, guests enjoyed oysters on the half shell from a rustic wooden trough. The menu also included Virginia ham and New York strip to highlight Matt and Jacqueline’s hometowns.


After enjoying their lemon blueberry and honey lavender wedding cake, the newlyweds exited in a golf cart as guests waved sparklers and wished them well.


CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE: Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club, Kilmarnock, VA, 804-435-1340


PHOTOGRAPHY: Ashley Peterson Photography, 804-577-7123


VIDEOGRAPHY: Memories Videography, Anne & Ricky, 804-273-9044


CONSULTANT: Marylee Marmer Events, Marylee


OFFICIANT: Lucia Lloyd, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Heathsville, VA


GOWN & VEIL: Monique Lhuillier, Monique Lhuillier Flagship Store, New York City


SHOES: Tabitha Simmons,


HAIR & MAKEUP: Mango Salon, Richmond, VA, Sarah Davis, 804-285-2800


BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Jenny Yoo, Jenny Yoo Flagship Salon, New York City




INVITATIONS: Bella Figura, New York City, 646-257-4788


FLOWERS: The Wild Bunch, Kilmarnock, VA, Cindy Naylor, 804-435-1044


RENTAL EQUIPMENT: Hampton Roads Event Rentals, Yorktown, VA, Ashley Shelton, 757-890-4700


CATERING: Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club


CEREMONY MUSIC: Strings & Things, Kilmarnock, VA, Nina Buzby, 804-725-5947


RECEPTION MUSIC: Horizon Band, Sam Hill Entertainment, 866-726-4455 x101


DANCE LESSONS: Peter Jones, 917-375-3027, Ballroom Wedding Dance, New York City


CAKE: Melissa’s Simply Sweet: Richmond, VA, 804-869-7464


TRANSPORTATION: James River Transportation, Kizzy Taliaferro, 804-342-7300


ACCOMMODATIONS: The Tides Inn, Sheneak Ball, 804-438-4466


HONEYMOON: The Africa Adventure Company, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1-800-882-9453

If you are planning a wedding in Roanoke Virginia, Richmond VirginiaFredericksburg/Northern Virginia, The  Shenandoah ValleyCoastal Virginia or in Charlottesville/ Lynchburg Va, we can help with your wedding planning and ideas.

The author: Angeline Frame

Angeline is the owner/publisher of Palm Beach Weddings Magazine and Virginia Bride Magazine and the show producer for The Greater Virginia Bridal Shows. She has a degree in Public Administration and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. A former model and wedding venue owner- she loves all things wedding , fashion and decorating. In her spare time she likes to write, travel and get new ideas to share with brides.