Amber Grove Wedding - Moseley, Virginia - Rachel and Jon

One of my favorite things is discovering a new wedding venue that turns out to be a charming, high-quality location for a wedding day. Amber Grove is nestled into a suburb of Richmond, Virginia (and is actually only 10 minutes away from my parents’ house which was super convenient for me!) and despite its small town location it comes with an incredibly warm staff, a surprisingly stunning barn ceremony site, delicious food, and gorgeous views. It was the perfect spot for Rachel and Jon’s sweet and simple country fall wedding and I was excited to experience a wedding at Amber Grove for the first time while working with 88 Love Stories Photography again.

Rachel and Jon were the cutest couple - you could feel and see their joy throughout the day - nerves while getting ready for the ceremony, an excited big kiss at the end of the ceremony, plenty of snuggly moments during portraits, and the sweetest first dance, just to name a few moments. Their major size difference, with Jon super tall and Rachel a tiny bride, made them all the more adorable (and added some goofy moments to their big day).

A fall bridal bouquet next to a pumpkin before a wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A fall bridal bouquet lies next to a pair of cowboy boots before a wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride smiles at the camera while the mother of the bride helps her get dressed before her wedding ceremony at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride looks through the mirror while the mother of the bride helps her daughter get dressed before her wedding ceremony at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride looks through the mirror while the mother of the bride helps her put on her veil while getting ready before her wedding ceremony at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride shows off the soles of her shoes decorated with blue rhinestones that spell I Do before her wedding ceremony at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
The mother of the bride helps her put on her garter before her wedding ceremony at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A groom adjusts his cuffs while getting ready before his wedding ceremony at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A groom looks through a mirror and adjusts his tie while getting ready before his wedding ceremony at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A groom reads a letter from his bride before their wedding ceremony at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A personalized engraved wooden watch given to the groom from the bride before their wedding ceremony at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A flatlay with a classic romantic rose gold wedding invitation with small flowers on a blue background for a wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A pink rose sitting on a rose gold wedding invitation monogram for a wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bridal party poses for a photo in blue bridesmaids dresses and holding colorful fall bouquets outside a silo during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bridal party poses for a photo in blue bridesmaids dresses and holding colorful fall bouquets outside a silo during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bridal party poses for a photo in blue bridesmaids dresses and holding colorful fall bouquets outside a silo during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bridesmaid poses for a portrait in a blue maxi dress holding a colorful bouquet outside a silo during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride poses for a portrait showing the back of her dress with a chapel train holding a colorful bouquet outside a silo during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bridesmaid poses for a portrait in a blue maxi dress holding a colorful bouquet outside a silo during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride poses for a portrait showing the back of her dress with a chapel train holding a colorful bouquet outside a silo during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride poses for a classic portrait under a weeping branched tree while holding a colorful fall bouquet during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A detail photo of a bride’s silver wedding ring while holding a bouquet wrapped with lace during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
The groomsmen and groom pose with a cat on the front porch of a historic house during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A groom and his groomsmen pose on the front porch of a historic house during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A groom and his groomsmen pose on the front porch of a historic house during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A candid photo of a groom walking with his groomsmen during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A wooden welcome sign outside the ceremony site during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A fall wreath hanging outside the ceremony site during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
Fall flowers decorating the end of a row of chairs inside the wedding site during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A barn decorated with string lights for a wedding ceremony during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A wooden cross decorated with a garland of colorful flowers and greenery for a wedding ceremony during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and the father of the bride walk into the ceremony site together during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom stand with the wedding party and an officiant inside a decorated barn for a wedding ceremony during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
The bride and groom hold hands at the altar inside a decorated barn for a wedding ceremony during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A groom places a ring on his bride’s finger inside a decorated barn for a wedding ceremony during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom share their first kiss as husband and wife inside a decorated barn for a wedding ceremony during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom share a kiss next to a white fence during a country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom hold hands and smile at each other after their country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A silhouette of a bride and groom holding hands with foreheads together during their country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A silhouette of a bride and groom holding hands and looking at each other during their country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom kiss at golden hour during their country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom smile at the camera while sitting together on a porch swing during their country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom share a quiet moment together on a porch swing during their country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom share a kiss under the bridal veil during golden hour after their country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom share a kiss under the bridal veil during golden hour after their country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom share a kiss under a tree during golden hour after their country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom look at each other while enjoying a swing hanging from a tree after their country wedding at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A table decorated with local beer brewery jugs and fall flowers for a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A table decorated with local beer brewery jugs and fall flowers for a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A table decorated with local beer brewery jugs and fall flowers for a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A wooden monogrammed signing board being used as a guest book for a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
Personalized candles and signs to decorate a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A table of wedding favors with wooden magnet hearts with personalized engraving for a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A table of wedding favors with wooden magnet hearts with personalized engraving for a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A jar of notes for the bride and groom to decorate a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
Notes for the bride and groom which decorate a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
Wedding favors made of s’mores materials for guests of a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A classic buttercream wedding cake decorated with fall flowers, a personalized topper, and a white veil for a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A classic buttercream wedding cake decorated with fall flowers, a personalized topper, and a white veil for a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom joyfully enter their country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom share their first dance as husband and wife during a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom share their first dance as husband and wife during a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom share their first dance as husband and wife during a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom share their first dance as husband and wife during a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom laugh during the toasts of a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and the father of the bride share their father daughter dance with smiles during a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A groom and the mother of the groom share their mother son dance with smiles during a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride throws her colorful fall bouquet to a group of single ladies during a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A young girl who caught the bouquet during the bouquet toss of a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride laughs while her groom retrieves her garter before the garter toss during a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom dance together during a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom dance together during a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom dance together during a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A close up of a sparkler with a note that says Let Love Sparkle before a sparkler exit during a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A box of sparklers with notes that say Let Love Sparkle before a sparkler exit during a country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia
A bride and groom stop for a kiss during their sparkler exit after their country wedding reception at Amber Grove near Richmond, Virginia