This Science Museum of Virginia wedding was definitely one for the books. You know how everyone always says such wonderful things about the bride and groom on their wedding day? Well when it comes to Joanna and Jordan every wonderful thing said about them is true. Everything. Which is why we were so excited and honored to be invited to spend the day with them, capturing all of the joy and love that surrounded them on their special day!
We’ve been looking forward to their wedding for some time now. We’ve had the privilege of getting to know them as we’ve photoed Liz and Harry’s Alexandria wedding, Allison and Charlie’s Vermont wedding and Erica and Dan’s Boston wedding. We love this group of friends that they are part of and that we now feel a part of as well. So needless to say we were excited for everyone to gather again to celebrate their next set of friends getting married!
On May 19, 2018 Joanna and Jordan’s family and closest friends gathered at the Delta Hotels by Marriott in downtown Richmond to get ready for an amazing wedding day!
Joanna’s two floor bridal suite was filled with her beautiful bridesmaids, who were so excited to help their friend prepare for the big moment. Elsewhere in the world another big wedding was taking place between a certain prince and his new princess but everyone kept agreeing that this was the true royal wedding!
We love real moments like this! This beautiful reaction is why we both always photo the bride getting into her dress.
Joanna and Jordan chose to do their first look at the museum. An old train station converted into a science museum, this was the perfect setting for some pretty stunning first look photos.
The outside of the Science Museum of Virginia also provided some great portrait backdrops and also allowed Joanna and Jordan to show their silly side during a pretty competitive game of giant chess!
Each wedding guest found a cheerful jingle bell flag with the exclamation “Yay!” on their seats. They were encouraged to wave it whenever they felt appropriate during the ceremony. This was such a creative addition that allowed everyone to play a part. Needless to say there were joyful jingles all throughout the ceremony!
The reception was held in the museum rotunda and after some excellent food and very moving speeches it was time to celebrate!
After a night filled with dancing everyone linked arms in a giant circle around the newlyweds as they enjoyed one more dance together.
In a fitting end to the night, everyone came together in one giant group hug to shower Joanna and Jordan with love before they set off to start their newest adventure as husband and wife! Their Science Museum of Virginia wedding was an absolute blast as everyone celebrated to the very end.
Congratulations Joanna and Jordan! We wish you a lifetime filled with love and adventures together!