August 22, 2015 • Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond
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It was either going to be wonderful or undeniably awkward for Liza Bishop and Todd Janssen. The two were thrown together at work where they shared an office, and it didn’t take long for the pair to figure out that they were also neighbors, living just a few blocks apart. “We went out for drinks on his first day of work and have been together ever since!” says Liza. “Casual and fun” have been the guiding forces for the couple from the start. A fall picnic at Maymont was the setting for Todd’s proposal in September 2014. And when planning began the pair agreed that “very low key, casual and fun” would also define their wedding, which took place on Richmond’s waterfront at the historic Tredegar Iron Works. Liza asked her bridesmaids to wear a short dress in the spectrum of her neutral color palette that they liked instead of ordering bridesmaids dresses. “I wanted everyone to feel beautiful and happy,” she says. The reception was catered by the couple’s favorite food trucks, Boka Tako and Slideways Mobile Bistro, and instead of cake, they cut a very large Bavarian pretzel. “Todd has a major obsession for pretzels,” laughs Liza. What could be more laid back than that?
Venue: Tredegar Iron Works, Richmond Photographer: Astrid Photography, Centreville Floral Design: Petals & Twigs, Richmond Catering: Groovin’ Gourmet, Richmond Food Trucks: Boka Tako and Slideways Mobile Bistro, both Richmond Bride’s Gown: Casablanca from Beautiful Brides of Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina Linens and Rentals: The Prop Shop, Richmond Bartending: Bobby Spivey & The Coordinated Event, Richmond