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Real Wedding Wednesday: Parker and Madelaine

Sometimes at Virginia Bride Magazine, we have weddings that are so gorgeous that we not only put them in print but also feel the need to showcase them online! That was the case with Parker and Madelaine ‘s wedding that Caiti Garter photographed in May of 2018 at the historic Seven Springs in Manquin, Virginia.

Madelaine began the day by getting ready with her bridesmaids.

Her unforgettable ensemble started with her classic silk taffeta gown and was completed with a bouquet of hydrangeas, dogwoods, and cornflowers. Cascading cornflower blue ribbon really made the bouquet pop!

Madelaine’s father walked her down the aisle and after saying their “I do’s” under a beautiful white arbor adorned in hydrangeas, the couple made their way back down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs. to Old Dominion’s “No Such Thing as a Broken Heart.”

The pair met when Parker, then news reporter, interviewed Madelaine for a new story! He later reached out to her on Facebook to make sure she had seen her TV debut and asked her out!

Don’t you love fate?!

After sneaking in some pictures with the Seven Springs Hog Island lamb, Parker and Madelaine made their way to the reception.

The tables were draped in navy linens and numbered with a toile patterned dessert plate. Each place setting was marked with a cornflower blue napkin and a Granny Smith apple as a nod to Virginia.

The Virginia theme even made an appearance on their cake with fondant dogwood flowers!

Parker and Madelaine danced the night away and drove off into married life in a 1950 Ford Mercury. Cheers to a lifetime of love and happiness!


From the Bride:

What advice would you give to a bride to be? “Don’t be afraid to be up-front about your budget! I am a Type-A planner who mapped out everything in detail and I sometimes felt I had to be extra assertive when trying to keep everyone to the budget we’d laid out. Hire a planner! Even though I am extremely organized and loved planning my wedding, my planner Lisa was absolutely incredible on knowing the details only an expert in the industry would think of and in helping me style the big day. It wouldn’t have been near as fun to plan without her and my wedding was a million times more buttoned-up and beautiful because of her suggestions!”

PHOTOGRAPHER: Caiti Garter Photography 

RENTALS: Topside Tent & Party Rentals, 804-751-0202, Colonial Heights, Virginia

VENUE: Seven Springs, 804-769-2358, Manquin, Virginia

WEDDING PLANNER: Engagements, Lisa Cauthorne, 804-678-8142, Ashland, Virgina

LIGHTING: The Lighting & Sound Co., 804-893-5066, Richmond, Virginia

FLOWERS: BellaBucci Designs, 757-813-1877, Poquoson, Virginia

SIGNAGE: Loria Letters Calligraphy, 703-897-9740, Richmond, Virginia

CAKE: Incredible Edibles Bakery, 804-729-7555, Richmond, Virginia

RENTALS: Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals & Styling, 757-620-5806, Norfolk, Virginia

CUPS: Tee’s & Moore, Inc., 804-690-6620, Chester, Virginia

DESSERTS: Done & Sugardusted Confections, 713-702-8524, Katy, Texas

ICE CREAM: Gelati Celesti Ice Cream, 804-525-5596, Richmond, Virginia

INVITATIONS: Invitation to Party, 804-897-1903, Midlothian, Virginia

PAPER: James River Printing LLC, 804-520-1000, Colonial Heights, Virginia

HAIR: Kristie Adwell and Whitney Beegle from Beyond The Fringe Hair MAKEUP: BRIDEface Richmond, 804-822-0511, Richmond, Virginia

DJ: Black Tie Entertainment, 804-788-4603 ext. 310, Richmond, Virginia

DRESS: Lasting Bridal Couture, Designer: Wtoo by Watters, 972-960-1800, Addison, Texas

SHOES: Jimmy Choo

ARBOR: Market 406, 804-804-8843, Petersburg, Virginia


DANCE LESSONS: Simply Ballroom VA, 804-276-3343, Chesterfield, Virginia

OFFICIANT: Buddy Hamm, The Heights Baptist Church, 804-728-5800, Midlothian Virginia

FORMALWARE: Ralph Lauren, Adolph’s, Colonial Heights, Virginia

HONEYMOON: Black Pearl Luxury Services

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The author: Tilley Hanson

Tilley is the life and style blogger behind Recently married, she found a love for all things wedding related! The little details from a big day are her favorite and she loves to share advice to help every bride in her journey of becoming a “Mrs.”! Tilley’s life motto is the same as her blood type: B+. Follow along to see more of her fun and sassy posts on things that make us swoon!