When Doug and Karen Grisevich, owners of GrowRVA, got married at the South of the James Market, it didn’t surprise any of us that they turned to market vendors for everything they needed to make the wedding and the reception happen. They shopped the market for their rings, flowers, cake, henna, food, music and even their photographer. If you’re planning a wedding or looking for a wedding present, we encourage you to come shop the farmers market too!
Jewelry – Market jewelry vendors often design custom pieces for their customers. All you have to do is ask. The Inspired Spirit created the rings in the photo above for Doug and Karen’s GrowRVA wedding. And Handmades by Linda made the bride’s beautiful wedding jewelry. (below)
Henna – The Henna Lady, Colleen Heller created a lovely henna design on the bride’s hands. Look to her for bridal mehndi or perhaps a henna party for the bridal shower?
Flowers – Grandma’s Garden grew the beautiful flowers for Doug and Karen’s wedding. Vintage Bloom will also supply flowers for your bridal shower, bridal luncheon, rehearsal dinner and wedding. Perhaps you would like a bouquet of summer flowers – Sunflowers, Zinnias and Queen Anne’s Lace? Add a popular mason jar painted to request for centerpieces.
Food & Wine – Eat your way through the market to find your caterer. Many of the market’s food trucks and prepared food vendors are available for special events. Check our vendor list for contact information. Karen and Doug served Jadean’s Smokin’ Six O‘s BBQ at their reception and Grayhaven Winery supplied the wine. Their guests were very happy about that!
The Cake – Karen and Doug’s wedding cakes were made by Kitchenette. Who knew the chefs famous for their market bagels also make beautiful and delicious wedding cakes? Well we did … and now you do too!
Williams Bakery also makes amazing wedding cakes. They do free consultations/tastings Tuesday through Saturday from 9 through 12 at their bakery. You will also see them at the January Wedding Experience Show at the Richmond Convention Center. Their motto is “Our Wedding Cakes taste as good as they look.”
Favors – Market vendors can help you with wedding favors for your guests and bridal party. We’ve listed a few ideas below but we encourage you to check in with your favorite vendors … they may be able to create the perfect items for your special day.
You can commission Make, love…work-shop to make memorable table favors for your guests and bridal party. They will customize a Kinda Sweet On You sugar scrub, a Main Squeeze lip lotion or their Whipped, shea butter body cream in the fragrance of your wedding cake!
Find the perfectly scented candles for your tables from Pure Light Candle Co.
The Freckled Farm Soap Company offers custom soaps for wedding favors. You can get full bars, half bars, or special shaped soaps, and the packaging is custom designed for you.