Tara & Chris | 7.6.19 | Lola’s Farmhouse Bistro Richmond
Tara & Chris’ Lola’s Farmhouse Bistro Richmond wedding was perfect! The moment I stepped into Tara & Chris’ hotel suite in Richmond, Virginia, it felt like such a safe space.
Tara & Chris were so welcoming, surrounded by their children, and I think 6(?) dachsunds! Mommy & Daddy dachsund with their 4 children puppies. It was a whole family affair!
Then we arrived at Lola’s Farmhouse Bistro, a small farm/restaurant with the ceremony setup right next to the restaurant and under some trees where there was just enough sunlight cascading down, that it created such beautiful light – especially for Tara’s grand entrance into her ceremony with her son. Tomika Arnold Carter brought down the house with her rendition of Amazing Grace and a Whitney Houston’s “I Believe in You and Me”. Already, the Spirit was filling up this wedding! And that wasn’t just the first half. She definitely helped bring a soulful and beautiful spirit to this wedding.
Then after some nice sunset portraits, Tomika helped Tara & Chris with the bridal party jump right into an awesome celebration of the couple with a very lively Gospel song. The energy was on fire!
The rest of the evening had a hilarious, yet heartfelt toast from the matron of honor, another powerhouse performance from Tomika for their first dance with Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” cake, bouquet, some traditional dances, and some real all-night dancing going on.
Did I mention how good the vendor meal, which was food from the restaurant, was? Lobster ravioli!
Despite this being one of the most humid weddings I’ve ever shot, the small and intimate feel throughout the day truly made it a joy to work, let alone being filled with God’s Spirit throughout the day!
Every wedding we shoot is special and this continues to add to special experiences and feeling so honored to have captured these amazing moments for this couple and their family.
Enjoy their Highlights edit, leave a comment, and watch their entire first dance as well above!
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Venue: Lola’s Farmhouse Bistro
Planner: Brousseau Events Photography: Nicole Colwell Photography
Lights & DJ: Renown Sounds Lights & DJ’s, LLC Singer: Tomika Arnold Carter