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Spring wedding inspiration

Thrilled to see Megan and Will’s wedding in the current issue of Flower Magazine. We adore this couple and couldn’t have asked for a better team to work with us. To see more, pick up the current issue of Flower or click over to the online version of the story here.

a spring wedding at tuckahoe plantation

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

We were so honored to work with M + W on their spring wedding at the venerable and ever beautiful Tuckahoe Plantation, captured here by Katie Stoops. Our sweet clients entertained nearly 300 guests under a sperry sailcloth tent on a perfect spring evening, following a Catholic ceremony at a church nearby. The colors were soft and whispery shades of pale, buttercup yellow, mint green and peach. We showered out of town guests with local indulgences — hardywood beer, virginia cookies (with a heart piped over Richmond!), lamplighter coffee. All in all it was a picture perfect day, don’t you think? Could the perfect weather have had something to do with the bottle of bourbon the couple buried at Tuckahoe a month to the day before saying I do? We’d like to think so.

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To see more from this wedding, please visit Snippet & Ink.

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Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

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We’re so lucky to have so many beautiful venues in and around Richmond. Katie Stoops recently took these pictures of Tuckahoe plantation in the wintertime. It’s one of our favorite locations.

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If you’re looking for more Richmond wedding inspiration, click over to Aisle Dash where Shayna Walker and I contributed an article about the top ten reasons to get married in and around Richmond!

richmond wedding wednesdays: tuckahoe plantation

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

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I’ve always thought it would be so much fun to plan a small wedding or engagement party at Tuckahoe Plantation’s stable. Before the thought of hosting a party in a stable turns you completely off, rest assured the stable is no longer a working stable. It has beautiful wide plank wooden beam floors, a large lawn in front (perfect for oyster roasts or s’mores), and plenty of rustic charm.

{images: stag invite by Chocolate Butterbean; stag horn flatware via Neiman Marcus; bride photographed by Lisa Pyden via Island Weddings; mint juleps via Matters of Style; bouquet from Brides via Snippet & Ink}

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Thursday, May 27th, 2010

There’s a space at Tuckahoe Plantation…a pretty vine-covered trellis…where I’ve always wanted to design an event. {see below} The event would have to be small. Really small. Like twenty people max, but it could be so, so beautiful.

{first & third image, top row designed by duet weddings, photographed by corbin gurkin via grey likes weddings; woman in dress photographed by polly wreford; flower girls photographed by punam bean; table design by oh how charming photographed by elizabeth messina; flowers}

Classic Richmond Wedding Wednesdays: Tuckahoe Plantation

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010
Bouquet via Style Me Pretty; Bride and Groom via Snippet & Ink photographed
by Jose Villa; Invitation via Hello Lucky;
Veil via Brides; Angel Sanchez gown via Brides;
Wrapped Sweets via Once Wed; Shoes via Snippet & Ink; Pillow via MS;
Martha Stewart Patterned Place cards via Ritzy Bee; Flowers via Southern Weddings
There are so many ways to imagine an event at Tuckahoe Plantation. It’s such a classic Richmond location, nestled along the James River. May is said to be the best month at the plantation — all of the flowers are in bloom then.

Some planning notes…

  • Tuckahoe typically can handle up to 250 guests for a wedding.
  • There is no indoor event space at the plantation. There is a changing room for the bride that can be rented for an additional fee.
  • The plantation offers both ceremony and reception locations (be sure to check pricing for both).
  • Most importantly: a wedding at Tuckahoe has to be built from the ground up. i.e. Renters must bring in tents, chairs, tables, lighting, bathrooms (for guest lists of more than 100), heating or air — basically all of the “mechanics” of the event. Be sure to do careful budgeting and research before you commit to any off-site event location.

Richmond Wedding Wednesdays #1 – Tuckahoe Plantation

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Bride and Bouquet via Faye and Greer; Woman with peach roses via Snippet & Ink;
Lady in Hat via The Brides Cafe; Fans via Brides; Flower girls via Brides;
Virginia Peanuts from Rebecca Thuss; Flower in glass via Style Me Pretty;
Bride and Groom via Style Me Pretty; Cake via Rebecca Thuss

I’m flying out way too early for work tomorrow. 6:30 to be exact. So, I’m posting Wednesday’s post early. I hope you enjoy!

Tuckahoe Plantation is the childhood home of Thomas Jefferson. It sits along the James River about 15 miles outside of Richmond proper. The grounds are beautiful and made for a Southern Wedding. 

When I was making this board, I thought of Seabiscuit, for some reason. The art direction and costuming of that movie are breathtaking.

I pulled together elements that are true to Richmond — mint juleps, Virginia Peanuts, ladies in pearls.
I imagine you’d serve fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese spread, savory basil biscuits, sweet tea. There would be a dessert buffet of key lime and pecan tarts. It would be warm outside, so you’d offer your guests fans and ice cold drinks.
On a practical note – from what I understand, Tuckahoe only rents the grounds not the house. The schoolhouse, where Thomas Jefferson studied as a child, serves as the bride’s dressing room on her wedding day. All catering is provided on-site by a company that works with the plantation. All the details about hosting an event at Tuckahoe are here.