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Chapel O' Love offering couples scaled-down, safer way to tie the knot

Posted at 3:41 PM, Sep 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-11 18:55:45-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Love is wheeling its way into Central Virginia.

The all new Chapel O' Love is offering couples a scaled-down and safer way to tie the knot.

Local Reverend Bil Malbon designed a tiny chapel eight years ago after he retired as a minister. At the time, the recession was in full swing, and he wanted to find a way to downsize and cut costs for his couples.

Now that micro weddings have become increasingly popular during the COVID-19 pandemic, Malbon is teaming up with the Australian drive-thru wedding services company, I Do Drive-Thru.

They just launched the Chapel O' Love which will travel to any location in the Richmond area on a couples' wedding day.
Not only is the experience more COVID-friendly, but Malbon says it'll save couples lots of money.

"I've always said I want you married to each other, not married to debt," said Malobn. "I'd much rather have couples use that money for a better honeymoon, or an extra night in Vegas."

Local photographer Hunter Henkel has also joined the team, offering photo packages to couples who use the Chapel O' Love.

She says she loves to capture special moments.

"Having these smaller ceremonies where you don't have much attention on yourself is sometimes more comfortable for the couple," said Henkel.

She says a lot of the couples she works with just want to make their wedding about them, their families, and their closest friends.

For more information about the Chapel O' Love, click here.