Waverly Estate southern fall wedding

So today we are sharing Grayson and Dillon’s Waverly Estate wedding.

Waverly Estate – Virginia Wedding Venue

So if you don’t know where Waverly Estate is you are not alone. It is in Lunenburg, Virginia which is like an hour and 10 minutes south of Chesterfield County. It is kind of in the middle of nowhere but once you get there it is just spectacular. Such a cool venue. It is an old home with beautiful rooms and great light.

They also have a historic chapel on the property which is beautiful. Big, open, and white. It is another really cool ceremony location and not when you what you think of when you think of historic chapel. 

We also did bridals for Grayson at Waverley estate and did about half of them in the chapel because it was so pretty inside. We’ll have to blog those bridals because it was one of my favorite sessions. I took so many pictures that day.

Waverly Estate – Wedding Reception Venue

Waverly estate also just built a permanent tent structure on their property. It’s sort of looks like a tent but it’s a real building. And all of the sides are just big windows that you can slide open.

It was hilarious, during the cake cutting Dillon opened to the door in the corner where the cake was because he knew Grayson was about to smash cake in his face. So he was able to just run out. The sliding doors come in handy.

The building itself has a whole section with a fireplace and bathrooms and a gorgeous balcony area. So it’s a perfect mix between a tent and a finished building. It’s perfect for photographers; the light is so pretty.

Grayson and Dillon had fantastic details. This post is going to be full of detail pictures. Their florals was gorgeous. Dillon’s aunt made the cake. They had candlesticks as their centerpieces and greenery on the bridal table. Their invitation was pure white and so timeless.

The guys getting ready area is in the basement and has a pool table and bar. It’s such a fun area.

Grayson + Dillon – Southern Family Wedding

Grayson was actually my student teacher back when I was a teacher. She was just a gem and I’m so glad we were able to get together again and shoot their wedding.

We shot their engagement session a while back. They came to Richmond and we went to Belle Isle and Tredegar with their dogs.  And that seems like forever ago now. It was pre-Covid.

It’s so funny because that’s when I first met Dillon. Which is so weird because I felt like I had known him forever. They have been together for 11 years.

All the speeches were like.. “all right I guess we can finally call you family, even though you’ve felt like family forever”. I felt like the whole wedding was just a big family gathering. They are both from a small town and I think the whole town just showed up.

Every single person just loved and cared for everyone that was there. You could feel that the whole day. It was such a sweet thing to be able to be a part of.

And then showing up on the wedding day I felt the same thing about Emma, her sister. I felt like I had known these people forever from Grayson talking about them. You can just feel that there is so much love in this town. So it was nice to finally see and be a part of that.

Waverly Estate – Virginia Wedding Ceremony Location

On the wedding day they decided to get married at this one great tree that is behind the house. They set up a little semi circle of chairs. They initially wanted to get married in that little chapel but because of Covid and all the craziness they wanted to be able to switch it outside. So for this to be the back up location it is just stunning. It backs up straight to the house so Grayson was able to walk straight down the stairs and into the ceremony.

Grayson walking down the aisle with her dad was one of my favorite pictures.

They did a first look at the two of them which was adorable and then I’m coming down the aisle was just so sweet.

Both the Dads gave a speech at the ceremony and they both said you have been family for so long and we’re glad that it’s official.  They both teared up giving speeches.

Enjoy a few of our many, many favorites from the day.

And come back because we’ll be sure to share Grayson’s bridals!

Congrats you guys, love you both!

classic white wedding invitation with blush pink accents virginia wedding brides dress hanging in bridal suite at waverly estate virginia wedding venue classic silver sparkly shoes detail on veil with flower accents virginia wedding details locket wedding gift to the bride and corsage for the mother of the bride virginia wedding detailsclassic white wedding invitation with blush pink accents virginia weddingsoft white and blush pink virginia wedding details of the rings on a flowersoft white and something blue earrings virginia wedding details soft white and blush pink virginia wedding details of the shoes and ringsbride reading note from groom in white robe at waverly estate in southern virginia bride reading note from groom in white robe at waverly estate in southern virginia gettting ready space details with bridal bouquet and vintage furniture brides mom sister in robes getting ready for wedding ceremony at waverly estate in southern virginia bride putting on jewelry and bridesmaids sitting on bed in robes at waverly estate in southern virginia bride and bridesmaids hugging each other in their robes laughing at waverly estate in southern virginia bride and bridesmaids sitting on a bed in their robes laughing at waverly estate in southern virginia bride and brides sister maid of honor helping her get ready at waverly estate in southern virginia brides mother helping bride button her wedding dress in plantation getting ready room at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia brides mother helping bride button her wedding dress in plantation getting ready room at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride playing with her veil and mothers gift hankerchief with special note at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia Groom and groomsmen getting ready in basement of waverly estate in southern virginia groom and groomsmen outside at waverly estate in southern virginia groomsmen hugging on groom outside at waverly estate in southern virginia groom standing in blue suit and adjusting his cuff links at waverly estate in southern virginia groom and groomsmen in blue suits with ring bearer and usthers at waverly estate in southern virginia groom and groomsmen walking to ceremony at waverly estate in southern virginia in black and white groom standing in blue suit and adjusting his cuff links at waverly estate in southern virginiaceremony details and tree altar at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia ceremony floral details and candle lighting at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia ceremony detail signs and flowers at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia ceremony ring bearer and flower girl walking down aisle at Waverly Estate flower girl needs help from parents walking down aisle at Waverly Estate grooms reaction at ceremony as he sees his bride for the first time bride and father of bride walking down aisle at Waverly Estate bride and father of bride walking down aisle at Waverly Estate wedding ceremony at tree altar at Waverly Estate bride and groom saying vows at ceremony bride and groom sharing first kiss after being married and walking down aisle at Waverly Estate bride and groom walking down aisle married at Waverly Estate ceremony bride and groom walking down aisle married at Waverly Estate ceremony in black and white bridal party standing at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bridal party walking from wedding at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bridal party standing at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia groom and ring bearer photo after wedding at Waverly Estate bride and bridesmaids smiling at camera in mint dresses at Waverly Estate bride and bridesmaids multicolored wild flowers bride and bridesmaids smiling with flowers in mint dresses at Waverly Estate bride and bridesmaids laughing with beautiful flowers in mint dresses at Waverly Estate Bride with flower girl wearing floral crown at Waverly Estate in southern Virginiawide shot of bride and groom at plantation house at Waverly Estate bride and groom walking with flowers in front of plantation house at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride with long flowy veil with groom standing in front of plantation house at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride and groom floral details at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride and groom portraits in front of plantation house at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride and groom laughing in front of plantation house at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride's veil flowing in the wind with groom standing in a willow tree at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride and groom walking from willow tree in field at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride and groom standing in a willow tree at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride and groom standing in a willow tree at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride and groom standing in a willow tree at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride and groom walking in field at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride and groom standing in a willow tree at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride and groom walking in front of tent in field at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride and groom walking in field at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia close up detail of wedding couple holding hands with ring sparking bride and groom and wedding couple holding hands in field at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia wedding couple laughing and hugging at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride and groom walking in field at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride and groom kissing in field at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride and groom laughing in field at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia bride and groom standing in open field and holding hands with big ring at Waverly Estate bride and groom in field at Waverly Estate in southern Virginiacocktail hour space from wedding at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia wedding reception cocktail hour guestbook with polaroid cameras at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia reception tent and guest seating chart details at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia reception florals and space at at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia couples table at wedding reception at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia wedding reception details candlesticks and wedding favors at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia reception details name sign from wedding at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia table cards and reception detailsreception details wedding cake and cupcakes at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia reception details and tent at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia reception details reception details pumpkins at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia wedding reception favors at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia reception details wedding couple table at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia Table florals from reception at Waverly Estate reception space at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia reception details wedding cake and cupcakes at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia reception floral details from wedding at Waverly Estate in southern Virginia reception space tent at night with chandelierbride and groom first dance at Waverly Estate reception with guests behind them bride and groom first dance at Waverly Estate reception father of bride welcome speech at reception at Waverly Estate father daughter dance with father crying and hugging him at Waverly Estate mother son dance at reception at Waverly Estate best man speech father of groom at Waverly Estate wedding reception bride and groom laughing with champagne in hands at Waverly Estate reception bride and groom laughing with champagne in hands at Waverly Estate reception bride and groom cutting cake at Waverly Estate Reception reception dancing with bride and guests at Wedding at Waverly Estate selfie of mother of groom and friends at reception bridal party dancing while being announced at reception at Waverly Estate bride and groom sparkler exit at Waverly Estate wedding Reception

The Creative Team

VENUE |  Waverly Estate, Lunenburg, VA

PLANNER/COORDINATOR |  Sarah Brown, Waverly Estate

CATERER |  Blackstone Herb Cottage

FLORIST|  Over the Top Flower Shop

BAKERY |  Groom’s aunt

DJ |  Music Makes you Happy by Chris Rice

HAIR |  Jennifer Saunders

MAKEUP | Whitney Hardin 

VIDEOGRAPHER | Toast Wedding Films

BRIDAL SALON | Studio I Do Bridals

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

navigate 

let's be friends

HOME


about

weddings

portraits

Contact

The Blog