Celebrations at the Reservoir Wedding

Today we are sharing Meriyen and Emanuel’s wedding that we shot at Celebrations at the Reservoir in Midlothian, Virginia. 

This was the first time we ever photographed a wedding at Celebrations. It is a beautiful wedding venue in the southside of Richmond on the Swift Creek Reservoir.

It is right in between Brandermill (where I grew up) and Woodlake and you can hear weddings there all of the time because the reception space is right on the lake which amplifies the sound of the music. So whenever there is a wedding it’s a party for the whole town. 

There is the Boathouse on one side, which is another awesome venue on the southside. And then Celebrations is on the other side of the lake. So in the middle it is just this beautiful combination of two parties.

Celebrations at the Reservoir Wedding

It was a really beautiful wedding to shoot. It was a mini wedding so we were only there for four hours but I wish we could’ve been there all day because it was so beautiful.

Best part was I walked up and she had a shoebox in a baggie full of all of her details. She had her invitations, a ring box, ribbon, gorgeous shoes, vintage stamps.. the perfect setup for shooting beautiful wedding details. 

We send a full list of details to our couples before the wedding and she put hers together perfectly. 

For her reception details she collected a ton of blue and white dishes and vases to decorate all the tables and reception space.  She did such a good job.  It turned out gorgeous. 

Full fairytale reception space.  Under the stars, twinkle lights. 

Celebrations has a couple of reception spaces you can use. The area they picked had a tent, but they didn’t even use it because it was such a beautiful day.  

They had huge candlesticks, which makes everything feel more luxurious. 

And she did all the flower herself.  She did a really good job. 

There ceremony space was really cool too.  At Celebrations there are a few spots you can pick from.  They did it at the pavilion, right on the lake and it was really cool.  You walked across this big bridge and walk up on the side of the ceremony space. 

It’s a really cool walk up for a bride to get to the ceremony.

Enjoy a few of our many favorites from this beautiful day at a gorgeous venue with an amazing couple and perfect details! 

Congrats you guys!


The Creative Team

Venue | Celebrations at the Reservoir 

Bakery | Cakes and Moore bakery 

Bridal Dress | David’s bridal

Bridesmaids Dress | Dillards

Hair | Beyond The Fringe

Makeup | Brenda O makeup

Video | Tim Gueusquin

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