Normally when we post Matrimonial Monday blogs, they are from weddings that happened just this past weekend. However, this blog post is a little different. We are taking it back to the middle of January to talk about one of our gorgeous Bride’s, Carmen whose special day was just featured on Richmond Weddings! Carmen and her husband Shaun tied the knot at The Renaissance with the help of our Director of Bridal Services, Kaitlyn.
With the vintage feel that The Renaissance offers, it was no surprise that the couple found the venue to be absolutely perfect for their vision of their wedding day. The two began their love story in Richmond so even as Carmen was living in Colorado during the wedding planning phase, the two knew that Richmond was the perfect place. After Shaun had visited the Renaissance and sent Carmen photos of the high ceilings, the historic bar, and chandeliers they both knew that they had found the perfect spot.
The two met when Carmen was still a student in medical school. Carmen had been out celebrating another successful semester in Shockoe Bottom with a few friends when one of her classmates introduced her to Shaun. Although Shaun asked Carmen for her number that evening he waited a week to call her, Carmen later finding out that the only reason it took him so long was because he knew she had a huge exam and didn’t want to be a distraction.
The thoughtfulness that Shaun displayed only increased throughout their relationship as they traveled together and shared their love of experiencing different cultures. This passion of theres was so important that Shaun choose one of these trips to propose. The two were on vacation in Alaska, hiking Mt. Roberts in Juneau when Shaun got down on one knee and asked the life changing question.
When it came to Carmen’s hair and makeup look however, she did what many of our brides do and headed straight to pinterest. This website is truly your best friend for all things wedding related and is amazing to find hair and makeup inspiration. After pinning all of her favorite designs and glam looks the glammies were able to create a look that was perfect for Carmen. With bright pink lips (a glam squad favorite) and smokey eye Carmen was ready to walk down the aisle to her happily ever after!
We can’t wait to hear about all the amazing trips Carmen and Shaun take in the future as they merge their love for one another with their love for culture and traveling.
Photos in the Post by: Steven and Lily Photography
Day of Coordinating : Richmond Bridal Consulting
Venue: The Renaissance