Do you love historic Richmond? What about the cowgirl boots, a stunning diamond and a couple that just makes you keel over laughing? If you said yes to all of the above, this blog is for you! Shatara & Ryan’s wedding took place at the Tredegar in downtown Richmond. I honestly have been waiting for years to find a bride with this venue, it’s THAT stunning.
I knew in moments that Shatara was my bride. It was an instant connection and the funny story is…my mom was the one who got Shatara to come speak with me. For those of you who don’t know, I call my mom my bridal show wing woman. She has done every single one and knows every talking point there is to hit when trying to talk to 80 plus brides. Mama Deadrick didn’t hesitate. She asked Shatara if she had a photographer and as soon as she confirmed she didn’t it was GAME OVER! Naturally, I laugh because my mom is great judge of character. She was right! Shatara & Ryan are my type of couple.
They laugh…a lot! Well, Ryan smiles and laughs silently while Shatara let’s out a gut busting laugh that carries through a room. These two Richmond police officers have the love most couples wish for. They are a team…and that’s what I love most about them. Shatara and I quickly got the bridal talk down and learned that we actually had a lot in common. Okay, well…we both like to talk! A LOT!!! She quickly became a close friend and I feel like I have known both of them for years.
Did I mention…We did their engagement session in their country backyard and I left with a dozen fresh eggs from their chickens? It was a first, for sure! If you want to see their engagement session….click HERE
Shatara & Ryan. I could not be happier for you both. What an amazing and sweet journey it has been getting to know you. You have brought such joy to my business and life just by being yourselves. I wish you both all of the happiness in the world and can’t wait to have a wine night here and there as we continue our friendship. Your wedding was spectacular and I hope you are enjoying your honeymoon. Love you both! -Heather
Planning Sigh of Relief Events
Brides Makeup: The Artistry of K
Makeup & Hair Joye of Beauty
Videography White Tree Wedding Productions
Cake Tiffany Guebara
Photography Heather Michelle Photography