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Williamsburg Inn | Virginia Wedding Photographer | Rebecca + Collin

When someone tells you that you can’t plan a beautiful wedding in 3 months, you can prove them wrong because it can be done! Rebecca + Collin’s wedding at the Williamsburg Inn was the perfect fall affair. The gown was gorgeous, the flowers were beautiful, the cake looked delicious and the guests were all so kind! Rebecca is a history nut and when they got engaged Williamsburg was the only location she had in mind. They are both super organized and between a doctor’s schedule and another as a business owner, they still planned to make their day as special as any wedding, all from out of town, no less. Nothing is impossible!

Rebecca + Collin, thank you so, so much for allowing me to be a part of your wedding day. The love between the two of you is evident. They way you look at each other and how playful you are with one another. It brings joy to me and a smile on my face.

Venue | Williamsburg Inn

Photography | Sarah Street Photography

Catering | Williamsburg Inn

Cake | Deana Zaharopou | Pastry Chef at the Williamsburg Inn

Florals | The Flower Cupboard

Videography | LNR Productions | Gary

DJ | Colonial DJs | Howie

Makeup + Hairstylist | Chrissy Epley | Friend of Bride + Groom

Gown | Macy’s Bridal in Annapolis | Maggie Sottero

Suit | Nordstrom’s

 

Ghent + Cure Coffeehouse | Norfolk Engagement Photographer | Jackie + Brent

Thank you to Cure Coffeehouse for allowing us to start off Jackie + Brent’s engagement session in their place! If you have not been yet, you must try one of their long list of lattes. I have tried several and they are all delicious! After a few shots in there we headed out into the streets of Ghent, then ended the session down by the water. The water is so beautiful down by the Pagoda at sunset. Full of  soft colors. Check back next fall for more of Jackie + Brent from their Cousiac Manor wedding!

 

Hermitage Museum and Gardens Wedding | Norfolk, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Hyo + Justin

There were so many special moments at Hyo + Justin’s wedding at the Hermitage Museum & Gardens last month. Hyo holding back tears as she read a letter from her groom, while Justin couldn’t hold it in at all as his bride walked down the aisle and Hyo’s mother got up to give him a tissue. The flower girl took her job very seriously and Hyo + her father had to almost come to a complete stop walking up the aisle. She was the cutest!!!

My absolute favorite thing about their day was how their relationship began. Some of you have been there. Your mother wants to set you up. In Hyo + Justin’s case, both of their mothers played matchmaker. Sometimes it really can work! So, next time your mother wants to set you up on a date, you may not want to say no. They might just be the one you fall in love with and marry under a beautiful tree in front of friends and family.

Hyo + Justin, thank you so much for choosing me to document your wedding day. You two are absolutely gorgeous, inside and out! I can’t wait to see where married life takes you.

Venue | Hermitage Museum & Gardens

Photography | Sarah Street Photography

Coordination | Jamie Leigh Events

Catering | Chef by Design

Cake + Sweets | Hummingbird Macarons

Florals | Blushing Floral Designs

DJ | Taylor Haycox

Makeup Artist + Hair Stylist | Tiffany Leigh Hughes

Bridal Gown | Privee Bride of Ghent | Palioma Blanca

Photo Booth | Big Day Little Booth

 

Wedding Portraits | Norfolk, Virginia Wedding Photographer | Katelyn + Matt

You may recognize these two from their engagement session from the Neon District. Since then, they have been married and we met up for an after-the-wedding portrait session in downtown Norfolk. Katelyn + Matt make a gorgeous pair of newlyweds and I loved what they wore! Matt looked dapper in his gray pants and custom leather suspenders. What a fun detail to put their wedding date on the back panel! So unique. I am still obsessing over Katelyn’s two piece ensemble! She had initially purchased another gown, more traditional, but realized it truly wasn’t ‘her’. So she sold it and went on the hunt for something that fit her style and how she wanted to look and feel on her wedding day. She has great taste! I want to buy that skirt, even though I have no place to wear it. Don’t be surprised if you see that skirt on our Christmas card for 2017. Obsessed.

 

 

Norfolk Botanical Garden Engagement | Norfolk, Virginia | Gloria + Bill

I met up with Gloria + Bill a few days after Hurricane Matthew left many trees down and roads flooded in the Hampton Roads area. I was a little apprehensive about what the Norfolk Botanical Garden was going to look like after such a storm. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see the garden was in wonderful shape! A tree or two was down but they were open for business. Having such strong winds and rain a few days prior I was shocked when we came upon a single hydrangea still in bloom. And it was purple, to boot (Gloria’s favorite color). What was really special was there happened to be a beautiful butterfly sitting on this single hydrangea. Photo opportunity at it’s best for a ring shot!

Gloria + Bill will be getting married next year at the Lesner Inn. For now, enjoy some images from their botanical garden engagement session! Makeup by The Makeup School by Sarah Rillon.

 

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