Hermitage Hill Farm Wedding

This golden winter wedding was full of deep, rich colors and a beautiful love story! Jessica and Luke met in college at Christopher Newport University through mutual friends, and have been inseparable ever since! With a heart for a winter wedding, these two incorporated boots and touches of plaid for a personalized, comfortable feel at their wedding. Check out the Q&A with the bride below to learn more about her favorite parts of her wedding, and advice for other local brides!

Golden Winter Wedding on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

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Two Rivers Country Club Wedding

Shannon and Jeremy’s beautiful Two Rivers Country Club wedding was full of rustic elegance and gentle simplicity on the banks of the James River. The winners of a wedding giveaway, the entire vendor team worked together to make their dream day a reality.

After attending the same high school, these two met in college at West Virginia University. While Jeremy had originally planned an elaborate engagement on the beach with an heirloom diamond ring, a bit of a mix-up led to a unique story! One night before heading out on a date, they stopped by Jeremy’s grandparents house. As Jeremy walked into the house, his grandfather asked if Jeremy had picked up the engagement ring, not knowing that Shannon was right behind him! And while it wasn’t what they had planned on, it led to one of the most beautiful days of their life when Jeremy entered them into the wedding giveaway- and they won! So many details of Shannon and Jeremy’s wedding were personal touches- from the West Virginia socks all of the groomsmen wore to having their dog Judge be the ring bearer! They danced the night away to “Country Roads” by John Denver and had their exit among gold and cream ribbons waving in the warm summer breeze.

 Two Rivers Country Club Wedding on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

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Romantic Coastal Anniversary Session

To celebrate their first year of marriage, Ian and Gabrielle had a beautiful, romantic coastal anniversary session. Their vision of a romantic beach session was made into a reality, complete with champagne and cake! Kathy Forrest Design and Raise the Ruth Events planned the ultimate elegant beach soiree for two, with Lauren Simmons Photography capturing the whole evening. From the soft light to the gentle lapping of the ocean waves, this session brought to life some truly beautiful pictures celebrating their love. As the sun set, the couple took a sweet walk along the beach to soak up every moment. Check out more of this session below, and get some anniversary inspiration!

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Flipper McCoys Arcade Styled Shoot

This Flipper McCoys Arcade styled shoot is full of whimsy and a personal touch! Everything about this shoot, from the arcade to the passion for the Virginia Beach area, was designed to showcase a story- the story of how Misty Saves the Day and her husband fell in love. The models had a blast exploring the gaming area and the pier, with each shot full of laughter and joy. When we asked Misty about how her love story inspired this shoot, she gave us a little peek into her process! Check it out below!

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Classic Historic Post Office Bridal Portraits

With elegant details and sophisticated flair, these classic Historic Post Office, bridal portraits by Will Hawkins Photography are the epitome of class. The dreamy lighting and simple backgrounds let the models truly shine. The wedding gown photographed beautifully with soft layers and gentle movement, while the detail shots of jewelry and gorgeous florals catch the eye. Check out more of this timeless styled shoot below, and get some inspiration for your own bridal portraits!

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Romantic Virginia Beach Anniversary Session

Kasten and Jared’s romantic Virginia Beach anniversary session with Stephanie Michelle Photography is a dream come true! Celebrating one year of marriage, these two enjoyed a photo shoot with a sweet picnic at First Landing State Park, complete with their favorite wine, cheeses and a stunning sunset. As a special surprise, Kasten’s best friend (who happens to be a wedding coordinator!) reached out to the photographer to provide some of their wedding details for the photo shoot to take them back to that place of love. From the signature orange crush drinks to the personalized cups, napkins, and matches, the beautiful couple was able to relive all of the little details from their special day. They spent the session smiling, laughing, and reminiscing with stories of their wedding day, complete with their sparkler exit!

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Romantic Williamsburg Winery Engagement Session

From the soft lighting to the loving looks, this romantic Williamsburg Winery engagement session was everything a bride could hope for! Jenna and Bobby’s subtle, yet romantic gestures throughout the day fit right in with the gorgeous fall colors all around them. From the wooden doors and cool tones colors to the perfect little field, this location gives you a couple of different options for your engagement photos. At the very end of their session, the couple celebrated with a bottle of red wine from their Massei Photography, who captured their day with a wonderful attention to detail!

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The Historic Post Office Wedding

Jenny and Ty’s beautiful Historic Post Office wedding is one for the books! They are the very first couple to be married at this gorgeous venue in downtown Hampton. From the DIY items that the bride’s mother made to the pizza bar for dinner, this wedding had a ton of personality that added to it’s one-of-a-kind status. Forgoing photographs during the ceremony, everybody was able to truly enjoy the moment. Bracing the bitter cold, the entire bridal party headed outside for some creative bridal party portraits with Fowler Studios. Since the winter wedding had an early sunset, they brought along extra lighting and some biodegradable faux snow for a fun effect in the photos. We loved seeing the special union and celebration of this family, and wish them all of the joy in the world! Check out more of their wedding and insight from the bride below!

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Inn at Warner Hall Engagement Session

We are in love with this Inn at Warner Hall engagement session! Jack and Lacey are getting married at this gorgeous venue next November, and it is particularly special because it is where Lacey’s mother got married as well! The Inn at Warner Hall is definitely a gem; located on the waterfront plantation created by George Washington’s great-great grandfather, this historical location has an air of beauty and peace. From the beautifully decorated house to the magnificent sunsets, the views are incredible and such a gorgeous getaway from the everyday stresses of life. With makeup by Blush Tones, Lacey looked absolutely stunning in a flowing white dress and Jack looked smart as ever in a tailored blue suit. The photos, taken by the talented Luke & Ashley Photography, truly showcase how in love these two are, and we are wishing the best for these two in their upcoming celebrations!

Inn at Warner Hall Engagement Session on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

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Woodland Rustic Styled Shoot | Apple Blossom Plantation

This beautiful Woodland Rustic Styled Shoot had everything a southern-chic bride could want. Shot on site at the Apple Blossom Plantation, this classy venue is the perfect place to hold your wedding or party to add a touch of history and flair. The stunning fall leaves and flowers added a wonderful pop of color to the photos by Brooke Waldroup Photography, with bold and vibrant hues taking the lead throughout the property. Each vendor included a level of detail that truly brought the shoot to the next level, and we love how intimate and effortless it all looks. If you’re imagining your special day in a place with class and whimsy, this styled shoot is sure to be full of all the inspiration your heart could desire!

Woodland Rustic Styled Shoot on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

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Fort Monroe Bridal Portraits

We love classic outdoor bridal portraits, and these ones from Kelly Dier Photography are stunning! Jessica was glowing in her dress from Blush Bridal. With cascading, romantic layers, the dress featured a sweetheart neckline and a floral, jeweled sash. Everything from the fantastic steps of the Chamberlin to the beaches of charming Fort Monroe provided the perfect background for the session. A ton of beautifully golden sunlight peeked through the tree and Jessica looked like a million bucks from every angle! The afternoon wrapped up with a gorgeous pink sunset on the beach, giving the ideal ending to a beautiful bridal session.

Classic Outdoor Bridal Portraits on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

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Williamsburg Winery Engagement Session

There’s something so beautiful about the chilly weather, and we love the winter wardrobe in this Williamsburg Winery engagement session! Bridget and Patrick are getting married at the winery next fall and wanted to take their engagement photos at the same venue. They explored the gorgeous property, taking their portraits before heading to their old stomping grounds at William and Mary. They met when when Pat started law school at W&M three years ago, and now they’re planning the wedding of their dreams. They spent the whole session laughing and smiling, and we loved seeing how genuinely in love they are. Bridget found their photographer, the talented Raygan Michelle Photography, in our Vendor Guide! We just love connecting couples with the amazing vendors in the area and are so excited to share this session!

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Colorful Southwestern Styled Shoot | Jennette’s Pier

This southwestern styled shoot is a little home away from home for lovers of all things funky! If you’re looking for a beachy venue but a different kind of theme, the combination of blending patterns, textures and bringing things to life with bright and bold colors makes this shoot one for the books. This Southwestern concept brought a mix of modern and vintage to the table; in fact, the table’s three different rugs all brought a bit of personality to the shoot! From the cowhide rug to the cacti, you almost can feel the southern breeze on your skin. With a popcorn bar instead of a cake and a retro-modern lounge area, these unique details are what truly bring these photos to life. With salt in your hair and a bright floral bouquet in your hands, it’s hard to feel anything less than radiant. Check out more of this unique, fun styled shoot captured by Amanda Hedgepeth Photography below!

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Top Golf Virginia Beach Rehearsal Dinner

This fun and unique Top Golf Virginia Beach rehearsal dinner is the perfect inspiration for couples who want their dinner to be a little different! Top Golf is an awesome venue for a rehearsal dinner or groomsmen dinner, or even for the golf-obsessed ladies! Instead of renting out a restaurant, this couple chose a space that is both fun and affordable, as well as makes the groom feel just as important as the bride. You don’t have to be a golf fanatic to enjoy this space, however, it’s a fun place for anybody to enjoy, regardless of experience! The collection of local vendors created a relaxed but polished atmosphere complete with floral arrangements, bright green baked goods, and wonderful lighting. Check out more of this styled shoot below!

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Classic Winter Wedding | Ford’s Colony Country Club

Today’s feature is a beautiful, classic winter wedding! Cory and Megan tied the knot at Ford’s Colony Country Club which was decked out with the work of some amazing local vendors, helping them to create the wedding of their dreams. Despite the frosty weather, these two were warm with the love of all of the family and friends that had gathered to celebrate their union. From their touching wedding ceremony to the delicious dinner, guests had a wonderful time celebrating these two. Cory looked handsome as ever in a crisp tuxedo, and Megan was absolutely glowing in a delicate gown and a soft wavy updo. The chilly winds didn’t stop this couple from taking some stunning portraits before heading inside to dance the night away!

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