Jaclyn & Rys were married on August 6th, 2016. This couple was such a joy to work with; they are young, energetic, kind, and just so much fun to be around. It is obvious not only how much they loved each other, but how much they appreciate and care for everybody in their life.
One perk of booking your wedding day at Dover Hall Estate is that we give our couples complimentary access to the estate to get your engagement photos taken. See our blog post here about why we think engagement photos are important. Jaclyn & Rys took advantage of this opportunity, and we are so glad they did..the photos are adorable! Their engagement photos were taken by their wedding photographer, Rebecca Keeling Studios. See the rest of the shoot on Rebecca's blog here! All photos on this blog are by Rebecca Keeling Studios.
As you can see above, it was a BEAUTIFUL day. The girls started off their morning by coming out to Dover Hall and relaxed while getting their hair and makeup done by Lou Steven's Glam Squad. Rys and his groomsmen showed up a little later on and hung out in the billiards room.
Jaclyn & Rys' ceremony was offsite at Saint Bridget Catholic Church. Once the boys finished up their lunch and final touches, their limo picked them up and took them to ceremony. Once the boys were out of site the girls were picked up in a trolly!
They said their "I Do's" then came back to Dover Hall for their cocktail hour and reception!
The wedding was so colorful, it matched Jaclyn & Rys' bubbly personalities!
Jaclyn is an animal lover, so her mom surprised her with these adorable cake pops! Aren't they amazing? We had never seen anything like them before, now we are obsessed!
During the planning process we always ask our couples "band or DJ?" to which Jaclyn and Rys said "Both!" They had The Janitors play a few sets while DJ Bill Gilliam played in between the sets. Bill was also the Master of Ceremonies. Bill loves getting to know his clients, and he wrote a little story about how Jaclyn and Rys met. Take it away Bill...
Just like they celebrated their engagement, they celebrated the end of their wedding day surrounded by all of their loved ones with sparklers! It was such a pleasure getting to know both of you and your families. Thank you for letting us be included in your special day. We wish you both nothing but the best for the future. Congratulations Jaclyn & Rys!
Event Producer: Emily M. at Dover Hall
Reception Venue: Dover Hall Estate
Ceremony Venue: Saint Bridget Catholic Church
Photographer: Rebecca Keeling Studios
Band: The Janitors
Master of Ceremonies: Bill Gilliam
Hair & Makeup: Lou Stevens Glam Squad
Floral: Vogue Flowers
Cake: Mixing Bowl Bakery
Cake Pops: Candy Valley Cake Company
Trolley: RVA Trolly
Get away car: First Class Limo