city, garden chic at the branch museum

The Branch Museum of Architecture is the perfect hidden gem of a wedding venue. Built in the early 1900's as a Tudor revival, the mansion is the perfect reception backdrop to wow your guests with Richmond history. Mo and Matt said "i do" in the lush garden behind the home on a perfect June afternoon. 



The rundown: 

Guest Count: 95
Lush, Organic, Clean + Modern
Dinner: Family Style by Mosaic Catering
Budget: $45,000 - $50,000

Planned and designed by Christine

Color palette:

PLANNER NOTES: Mo and Matt met at CrossFit in DC. They are both energetic, hilarious and way too smart. We planned from afar and got along swimmingly the moment we met. They wanted to show off Richmond (where Matt grew up) and let the venue speak for itself. We worked with Amanda Burnette to do lush florals in muted colors and potted rosemary on all the guest tables with mercury glass votives and acrylic hexagon name tags. Everything felt lush, organic, clean and modern. But still warm.

They did a first look in the garden before guests arrived and decided to read their vows to each other in private, with just the photographer quietly capturing the moments. 

They served Rappahannock oysters for cocktail hour, their guests ate family-style dinner on long banquet tables and danced the night away with Cam DiNunzio. The perfect Richmond wedding. 




Photography: kathryn ivy photography
Ceremony + Reception Venue: Branch museum
Florals: Amanda Burnette
rentals: Paisley + Jade
Hair and Makeup: avenue 42
DJ: Cam DiNunzio

Christine and her team were amazing, from our first phone call I felt connected to her, she got me! I did the 90 day wrap up package and it was seamless, she stepped in and didn’t miss a beat, to say she was on top of it was an understatement. I love how connected she is in the RVA wedding scene and you can tell the vendors really love working with her too, it made life so much easier. In a stressful world of wedding planning, Christine’s presence puts you at ease, her complete confidence in her craft make all your worries wash away. She handled stressful situations with grace, offered great advice, and made me laugh along the way! Our families were all so thankful for her and assistant, they made the day a dream come true! Not all heroes wear capes, some were stylish AF tool belts full of magic! Thank you Christine!
— Mo, Bride