Stephanie & Robert

February 9, 2013 • VMFA • Richmond

Stephanie Foster and Robert Cox first met through mutual friends in the ’90s when Stephanie graduated from UVA and moved to Richmond where Bob was a restaurateur. Though Stephanie would leave to live first in New York, then in Charlotte and finally in Williamsburg, earning her MBA at William & Mary, she returned to Richmond in 2004 where she would occasionally run into Bob.

The couple didn’t connect until a snowstorm several years ago found Stephanie and some friends donning boots and hats for a walk in her Fan neighborhood. “We ended up in [Bob’s restaurant] Curbside Café on Robinson Street,” says Stephanie, “and Bob was working behind the bar since several employees weren’t able to make it in.” By Easter, the couple was engaged. They chose a New Orleans theme for their wedding because Bob grew up in Biloxi, Mississippi, not too far from the Big Easy, and it remains one of their favorite vacation spots today. Stephanie honored the reception’s palette of white, gold and silver with teal flourishes down to the last detail, from her sky-high Christian Louboutins—her designated “something blue”—to the cake, which was topped with a peacock feather and a Mardi Gras mask.

Ceremony venue: St. Stephen’s Church,

Richmond reception venue: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond

Photographer: Marta Locklear Photography, Fredericksburg

Planner:  Wendy Wyne, Fête Studio, Richmond

Ceremony Floral Design: Sis Walden, Portsmouth, and Cheryl Jacobs, Richmond

Reception Floral Design: Floral Images Design Studio, Charlottesville

Cake: Amanda Robinson, Sweet Fix, Richmond

Gown: Temperly of London

Entertainment: No BS Brass Band, Richmond

Transportation: bioRide, Richmond

Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting, Chesapeake

Check out these other lovely Virginia weddings:

Julia & Luke—November 2, 2013 • Rassawek vineyard • Columbia

Jess & Teddy—June 29, 2013 • The Homestead • Hot Springs

Lacy & Sam—April 13, 2013 • King Family Vineyards • Crozet

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Cat & Teddy—June 1, 2013 • Williamsburg Winery • Williamsburg

Nitika & Shalin—May 26, 2013 • Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel

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