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  • Writer's pictureOlivia Diane

Annalise & Alan Covert - Richmond Wedding

Updated: Oct 2, 2018

The week before Annalise & Alan's beautiful wedding in Richmond, Virginia, the News was predicting Florence to hit Virginia Beach and the Carolina's as a category four hurricane. With tremendous flooding, blocked rocks, and overcrowding from evacuees on the forecast for Richmond during wedding weekend, we were getting nervous! We said lots of prayers and made a backup plan, contacting photographers local to Richmond who agreed to take over for us in case the roads were impossible to travel.

When I talked to Anna about the situation, she was completely calm and understanding. She understood the potential outcome, however she remained confident that we would get little more than rain on the big day.

As the week went on, the forecast changed slowly but surely, from a category four hurricane with 20ft flooding predictions, to a tropical storm. We were so relieved! Annalise had been right after all, and we drove into a beautiful, breezy Richmond to meet her and her bridesmaids at the Jefferson Hotel on Saturday.

After getting ready, we all headed to the Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church for the ceremony, where Alan excitedly waited with family and groomsmen. The ceremony was beautiful and everyone cheered as the couple were pronounced husband and wife!

Next, we made our way to the Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen for the Reception. On our way, the sky opened up and gave us one quick splash of the rain we had been hearing so much about! After some romantic photos in the rain, the bride and groom were introduced and started the party with their first dance. The rain cleared up shortly after, and the party went into the night with a delicious Mexican Buffet, cake cutting, and dancing with photo-booth props!

Annalise & Alan also received a special homemade gift from a family member - a gorgeous work of wood and metal to display their new name,railroad tracks, and a train, to symbolize Alan's work at the railroad! For their exit, everyone blew wooden train whistles to send them off, and they drove away in style in a vintage 1950s Dodge.

Congratulations Annalise & Alan Covert!! we are so happy for you both and blessed to have been there to photograph your big day. We are thankful that Florence didn't RSVP after all, and that everyone was able to travel safely to celebrate you two and your love for one another.

Vendor Love:

Getting Ready Location: The Jefferson Hotel

Wedding Coordinator: Margie Pugh

Cake: Debby Porter Robertson

Reception DJ: Ben Swicegood

Caterer: Mi Hacienda

Hair: Josie Lynn

Makeup: Summer Stephens

Officiant: Tom Stocks

Dress Shop/Designer: David's Bridal / Oleg Cassini

Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal

Shoe Designer: Toms

Tux/Groomsmen Suites: Calvin Klein / Joseph Abboud

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