Paul + Jennifer

An Oakdale Barn Wedding | Richmond Virginia

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This wedding is special to me. Growing up, Michael and I were Youth Group kids. Our best friendships, our craziest adventures and the foundation of our faith stemmed from our time and experiences in Youth Group and we owe so much of our growth to our leaders. Jennifer’s dad, TJ, was one of those leaders. He never missed a mission trip. He was always down for something crazy. He was kind, trustworthy, loyal and I know he loved us and loved the Lord.

It still seems so hard to believe that he isn’t here. TJ lost his battle with cancer four years ago and we’ve felt a hole in our lives ever since. However, because TJ was one of the happiest guys we have ever known… full of energy and joy… I think he would want us to be rejoicing… especially on his daughter’s wedding day. 

Paul and Jennifer’s wedding day was what a country couple’s wedding dreams are made of! They have cattle in the background of their portraits, the ceremony overlooked a small pond and their sunset portraits were taken in an open field while their reception was held in a gorgeous white barn (that has a REALLY great air conditioning system! Praise the Lord!) It was a HOT day… but it was also so beautiful. 

Their wedding day was rescheduled from May because of the pandemic and so it seemed like such a win to get to celebrate with them and finally capture them as a married couple! My dad officiated the ceremony and made everyone tear up. He has a way of doing that, especially when he’s remembering a dear friend. 

I hope you enjoy this beautiful country wedding of our sweet friend, hometown friend and her new husband!!! 

Ps. We LOVED getting to shoot this wedding with our amazing friends Ty and Ash!!!! Don’t miss their sneak peek below! : 



Ceremony | Oakdale

Reception | Oakdale

Dress Store | Annalise Bridal Boutique

Dress Designer | Anne Barge

Florist | King William Florist

Planner | Mary Jane with Oakdale

Hair | Meghan Beasley Hair Design

Make Up | FBJ Weddings

DJ | H & W Entertainment

Videographer | The Herrintons 

Cake | Carytown Cupcakes

Catering | Mission BBQ

Bridesmaids Dresses | Azazie 

Groomsmen Attire | Men’s Warehouse

Soft Serve | Mister Softee

View Paul + Jennifer’s Engagement Session HERE!

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Thanks for reading!

— Katelyn

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