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April 2, 2019

Richmond Outdoor Wedding by the Tuckers Photography

Our 2019 Wedding season officially opened with Matt + Logan (…and Nugget’s!) Wedding Day!! From start to finish, this was a day packed full of joy + fun, as well as a reunion of so many college friends!!

Richmond Outdoor Wedding by the Tuckers Photography

You know it is going to be a GREAT day when it starts with two fluffy dogs and Kate Spade keds!!

You may remember Nugget from their Engagement Session with his award winning smile! He’s the calmest, softest + happiest golden doodle on the planet!!

Richmond Outdoor Wedding by the Tuckers Photography

Logan and her BFFs spent the morning getting ready and drinking champagne at her parent’s house not far from the church. Her home had SO much amazing window light!!

Richmond Outdoor Wedding by the Tuckers PhotographyRichmond Outdoor Wedding by the Tuckers PhotographyJust wait until you see the full length of this dress’ train!! It’s AMAZING! Everything about Logan’s bridal look was perfection and totally her!

This first look with Dad was so adorable!!

Richmond Outdoor Wedding by the Tuckers Photography Richmond Outdoor Wedding by the Tuckers PhotographyThen the girls got their first look!!! Tears on tears!!


The boys arrived at the Church looking super dapper. How cool and unique are these boutonnières? 

Their first look 🙂 

This was something we hadn’t seen done before but was a REALLY sweet moment added into their ceremony. Both parents were invited up to the altar. Matt’s parents placed their hands on Logan, and Logan’s parents placed their hands on Matt to signify that they were a new family. Then they prayed together over their new marriage. 

It emphasized that their family was behind them and supporting their marriage. 

Richmond Outdoor Wedding by the Tuckers Photography
Nugget wasn’t going to miss his chance at congratulating his parents on tying the knot! He sported a bandana that said “I do too” for the occasion! 

Safe to say that we are obsessed with all three of the Plums!!!

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How they met: Matt + Logan met in their early years at George Mason University. “…no one would guess that a simple glance across a keg-strewn room and a smile would lead to one of the greatest love tales of our time..” They were both super busy with Greek life and their families, but still made time to REALLY get to know each other before making things official. NINE MONTHS of dating later they announced to friends and family that they were indeed a couple…to which they sighed “FINALLY.” Haha!

How cute is this – Matt was voted “Crescent King” for Logan’s sorority and Logan was chosen as the sweetheart for Matt’s fraternity!!

They are seasoned pros at supporting each other throughout their life together. They’ve built a beautiful foundation of friendship and love.

The Proposal: After 6 years of dating, the two planned a trip to see their beloved Detroit Lions play the New York Giants in New York on the week before Christmas. Excited to see NY decorated for the season, they decided to make a little trip out of it. Little did Logan know, she was planning her own Engagement!!! At the end of the night when everything had quieted down, they went up to the top of the Rockefeller Center where Matt proposed!!

Richmond Outdoor Wedding by the Tuckers Photography

Marriage already looks SO good on you guys!! This part of the day was so fun!

Logan, you are just a knockout!!! So gorgeous!!

Richmond Outdoor Wedding by the Tuckers Photography Sparkly keds and flamingo socks 🙂

This Bridal Party was a blast to hang out with all day! What an absolutely hilarious group of friends!! I don’t think they stopped laughing or taking selfies.

At one point, Matt asked one of his Groomsmen to hold his phone, and then I think he forgot to get it back from him because throughout the ENTIRE night his phone was used for videos and selfies. His phone memory must be completely full haha!! Richmond Outdoor Wedding by the Tuckers PhotographyRichmond Outdoor Wedding by the Tuckers Photography Richmond Outdoor Wedding by the Tuckers Photography

Syndal, the awesome coordinator with Celebrations at the Reservoir was a HERO when she came down with a tray full of drinks and cocktail fare for the Bridal Party.

We paused pictures for a hot second to let them have their own mini cocktail hour/snack break before wrapping up pictures.

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Guests arrived to the Celebrations at the Reservoir for a cocktail hour by the pool overlooking the lake. Couldn’t have had better weather for this indoor/outdoor reception.

Plus the venue had tons of natural light which made these Sugar Shack Donuts look even more heavenly!!

Toasts had everyone in stitches laughing!! My favorite part was when Matt’s Dad made a quick speech about when he knew Logan was the one for his son.

“…Matt treats all of his friends the same. When I saw him punch Logan in the arm… and then she punched him right back in the arm… I knew she was it.” 

Matt’s Best Man also joked that Logan was honestly just another version of Matt but with longer, prettier hair.

This day was also the Maid of Honor’s birthday!! When Megan finished her speech, everyone surprised her and sang Happy Birthday! Logan and Matt are so thoughtful – they even made sure she had her very own donut cake!!

Matt + Logan tore a donut in lieu of a cake cutting…and it was AMAZING!

One of my favorite aspects about this couple is that they doNUT miss an opportunity to have fun. Literally during their Engagement Session, Matt swung from a tree limb hahah!! It’s impossible not to laugh and let loose when you’re with them.

Throughout their day, you continued to go “that’s sooo them” with the details, the food, and the nonstop fun.

Richmond Outdoor Wedding by the Tuckers Photography

Matt was constantly twirling, kissing, dipping or picking up his new bride all throughout the night! Their joy was contagious!

Richmond Outdoor Wedding by the Tuckers Photography

BowTied Weddings kept the dance floor packed!!

Richmond Outdoor Wedding by the Tuckers Photography

This friend group was basically a big college reunion for them, which made for a HILARIOUS dance floor!! We laughed all night with these awesome friends!

And just like that, the time had come for the last dance. While everyone lined up to light the sparklers on the other side of the building, the newlyweds wanted to share one last slow dance alone under the string lights. It was such a quiet and beautiful way to end the best day.

A few guests lingered to watch from the windows – totally mesmerized by how truly in love this couple is.

I don’t even think Matt + Logan noticed when the song ended because they continued to sway until friends called them to come run through the sparklers!

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Holy moly Matt + Logan,

I mean. WOW. You guys just have IT. The IT that makes marriage fun and successful. It’s the magic we see in our own marriage and are giddy to see in yours!! Thank you for inviting us to share this amazing season of life with you! You guys have such an awesome support team within your friend group and your families. That’s only going to continue to strengthen your relationship as you two continue to build your life together. I absolutely love how you two interact. At one point of the night, you two hadn’t been around each other for a few songs, but then when you found each other again, Matt swooped you up and spun you around. I had butterflies for you. Your relationship is going to beautifully impact this world. We love you both and are so happy for you!! Have the BEST HONEYMOON!! <3

Love,

The Tuckers

 

Vendors

Photography | The Tuckers Photography

Venue | Celebrations at the Reservoir 

Catering | Celebrations at the Reservoir 

Florist | Lasting Florals

Hair + Makeup | Richmond Make Up Artist

DJ | Bowtied Weddings

Cake | Sugar Shack Donuts

Wedding Dress Designer | Tiffany’s Bridal

Bridal Shoes | Kate Spade

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