There was no better place for Aparna and Brad to hold their July 4 wedding than Historic Tredegar in Richmond, Virginia. Tredegar Ironworks was the third-largest iron manufacturer in the 1800s and today, is a National Historic Landmark, ichly steeped in Civil War history. Set on the banks of the James River, this esteemed wedding location is incredibly charming and illustrious with its expansive views and ample outdoor space. Aparna was an exuberant, traditional bride with a lace A-line gown, stud earrings, white heels, and a lace veil; however, she was traditional in more ways than one. Aparna wore henna on her hands and feet to honor her Indian heritage.
As a surprise to her groom, Aparna was escorted down the aisle by Brad’s son.
Their ceremony space was sweet and simple. The two were wed on the brick patio in front of family and friends with darling bunting hanging behind them. As they were pronounced husband and wife, they exited wearing not only new wedding bands but also, beaming smiles.
After the ceremony, the couple took photos with their bridal party. Bridesmaids wore short blush-colored dresses in various styles. The groomsmen all wore gray vests and gray pants. Pops of color from the bride’s and bridesmaids' bouquets were a pronounced addition.
The reception took place outside under a white tent. Long tables were covered with white linens and adorned with small clear vases and glass bottles of dainty flowers.
Gorgeous gold textured table runners added a touch of formality while the floral-inspired table numbers provided color.
The bride and groom sat in folding wooden chairs reserved with wooden “bride” and “groom” signs and ivy wreaths.
Instead of a giant cake, the couple opted for a cupcake tower. Various flavors were offered to guests, while the couple had a special small pink single-tier cake for the top.
The bride and groom enjoyed their first dance as husband and wife while their loved ones stood around in support.
Aparna and Brad's outdoor wedding exuded nothing but charm, elegance, and joy. Their love was cause for celebration and they didn't waste a single minute enveloping themselves in this unique location on a most special day - for themselves and for this great country.
Photography: Nikki Santerre Event Coordination: Woodgrain and Lace Events Floral Design: Amanda Burnette Second Shooters: Nicki Metcalf and Jessica Green Venue: Historic Tredegar Gown: Alfred Angelo DJ: Mahdi Dublin Cake: Carytown Cupcake Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse and Express