Bride: Jacqueline Buff, 29, Advertising Account Director
Groom: Matthew Burrows, 30, Real Estate Developer VP
Date: October 28, 2017
Location: Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club
Photography- Ashley Peterson Photography
Matt and Jacqueline fell in love while living and working in New York City. While Matt is a New York native, Jacqueline grew up in Richmond, Virginia where she spent many weekends at her grandparent’s river house in the Northern Neck. When Matt popped the question, the pair knew they wanted their big day to reflect their mutual love for the rural, relaxed pace of river life. Naturally, they chose Indian Creek Yacht and Country Club to serve as the backdrop for their big day.
When planning, Jacqueline knew she wanted the decor to complement the natural elements of the Northern Neck. The color palette was inspired by the colors of an oyster shell; blue, white, and gray. Jacqueline hand painted an oyster shell emblem that would appear on programs, gift cards, and welcome cards.
The ceremony took place outdoors right by the river on a picturesque hole of Indian Creek’s golf course. The service took place as the sun was setting and several sailboats passed by quietly in the background.
Jacqueline walked down the aisle in a Monique Lhuillier V-neck gown graced in Chantilly lace and soft Spanish tulle. Her maids wore grayish blue Jenny Yoo gowns that complimented the natural hues of the river.
As the sun set and sailboats passed by, Jacqueline and Matt were framed by two large white urns that were overflowing with curly willow, poet’s laurel, magnolia, eucalyptus, dusty miller, and white and blush flowers. They exchanged vows and rode off in a golf cart while their guests enjoyed cocktail hour.
Fresh greenery and bistro lights hung from the tent and set a laid back ambiance as guests entered the reception. The tables were clothed in gray tablecloths with gold lanterns and greenery as accents.
In true Northern Neck fashion, guests enjoyed oysters on the half shell from a rustic wooden trough. The menu also included Virginia ham and New York strip to highlight Matt and Jacqueline’s hometowns.
After enjoying their lemon blueberry and honey lavender wedding cake, the newlyweds exited in a golf cart as guests waved sparklers and wished them well.
CEREMONY & RECEPTION SITE: Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club, Kilmarnock, VA, 804-435-1340
PHOTOGRAPHY: Ashley Peterson Photography, 804-577-7123
VIDEOGRAPHY: Memories Videography, Anne & Ricky, 804-273-9044
CONSULTANT: Marylee Marmer Events, Marylee
OFFICIANT: Lucia Lloyd, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Heathsville, VA
GOWN & VEIL: Monique Lhuillier, Monique Lhuillier Flagship Store, New York City
SHOES: Tabitha Simmons, ModaOperandi.com
HAIR & MAKEUP: Mango Salon, Richmond, VA, Sarah Davis, 804-285-2800
BRIDESMAID DRESSES: Jenny Yoo, Jenny Yoo Flagship Salon, New York City
FORMALWEAR: TheBlackTux.com, TheTieBar.com
INVITATIONS: Bella Figura, New York City, 646-257-4788
FLOWERS: The Wild Bunch, Kilmarnock, VA, Cindy Naylor, 804-435-1044
RENTAL EQUIPMENT: Hampton Roads Event Rentals, Yorktown, VA, Ashley Shelton, 757-890-4700
CATERING: Indian Creek Yacht & Country Club
CEREMONY MUSIC: Strings & Things, Kilmarnock, VA, Nina Buzby, 804-725-5947
RECEPTION MUSIC: Horizon Band, Sam Hill Entertainment, 866-726-4455 x101
DANCE LESSONS: Peter Jones, 917-375-3027, Ballroom Wedding Dance, New York City
CAKE: Melissa’s Simply Sweet: Richmond, VA, 804-869-7464
TRANSPORTATION: James River Transportation, Kizzy Taliaferro, 804-342-7300
ACCOMMODATIONS: The Tides Inn, Sheneak Ball, 804-438-4466
HONEYMOON: The Africa Adventure Company, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1-800-882-9453
If you are planning a wedding in Roanoke Virginia, Richmond Virginia, Fredericksburg/Northern Virginia, The Shenandoah Valley, Coastal Virginia or in Charlottesville/ Lynchburg Va, we can help with your wedding planning and ideas.