Sunset Yorktown Engagement Session

This beautiful golden light in this sunset Yorktown engagement session was only the beginning of this gorgeous shoot! Chelsey and Roderick were so relaxed behind the camera and you can see from the photos how much fun they had together! They were brought to Virginia because Rod serves in the military, and the historic Yorktown setting was a perfect backdrop for their shoot with Michael and Jasmine Photography. The day of their engagement session, the weather was crisp and warm with the most perfect warm light that photographed beautifully. These two are a perfect match, but their family is truly made complete with the addition of their Corgi-mix Roscoe! We are sending all of our best wishes to this beautiful couple!

Sunset Yorktown Engagement Session on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

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Woman’s Club of Portsmouth Wedding

Today’s featured wedding is Beth and Devon’s beautiful Woman’s Club of Portsmouth wedding! With a perfect mix of styles, it included an organic outdoor ceremony and a classy indoor reception. The touches of peach throughout the wedding worked perfectly with the splashes of greenery, and the entire wedding party looked stunning! The weather was perfect for a wedding, and gave them the beautiful backdrop for their gorgeous bride and groom portraits by the ever talented Elizabeth Henson Photos. They opted for a first look, and then during cocktail hour they took some beautiful shots down by the water. Beth and Devon had a truly magical day, and we loved seeing how loved this couple is. Check out the rest of the photos and learn more about the couple in the Q & A down below!

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Hollyfield Manor Friendsgiving Styled Shoot

From the cozy feeling of home to the expert details provided by numerous local vendors, this Friendsgiving Styled Shoot has enough charm to go around! If you’re like us and just can’t get enough of the fall season, you will love the details in this styled shoot. Just Dandy Events decided to provide their intern, Lauren Windham, with the opportunity to create a gorgeous styled shoot as their final assignment, and we are in love with how it turned out! This Kate Spade inspired, fall-filled photo shoot emphasized the importance of tradition with a modern twist. The inspiration was “copper mixed with cranberry and ivory, and a little neutral with a little sparkle”, and we love the meeting of Southern charm and glam gold pieces. The rustic setting of Hollyfield Manor provided the gorgeous chandelier and fireplace, a perfect background with tons of character. The superstar lineup of vendors helped bring the vision to life, from the dark wooden tables to the deliciously detailed cake. This shoot will give you the warm, fuzzy feeling of gathering around the Thanksgiving table with your loved one!

Friendsgiving Styled Shoot on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

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Christina Barnum Photography | Vendor Spotlight

Vendor Spotlight: Christina Barnum Photography on Let's Wed Hampton RoadsToday’s vendor spotlight is on Christina Barnum Photography! Christina is a family & wedding photographer in the Hampton Roads area who also loves to go on out-of-town adventures! She believes that capturing the big and little moments is so important. We caught up with this busy bee to talk about her favorite wedding photos, fun details, and what she likes to do when she finally has time to relax!

 

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Chic Navy & Gold Lesner Inn Wedding

With a stylish coastal setting, this chic navy and gold wedding took our breath away. Set at Lester Inn in Virginia beach, the combination of a stunning color scheme and the personal details made this wedding a stunner. Natasha shined in an ivory mermaid gown with lace appliqué and a full skirt of ruffled organza, and Dwayne wore a navy suit, custom made for this special day. The bride wore a vintage art deco ring, with the groom in a smart pale blue paisley tie. For the décor, the couple wanted a simple and elegant coastal look with touches of gold, such as the XOXO sign on the cake table and the gold starfish napkin rings at the sweetheart table. Every fantastic detail was captured by Caitlin Gerres Photography. The entire day these two could not keep the smiles off their faces, and we just love seeing the connection between a bride and groom!

Chic Navy and Gold Wedding on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

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James Bond Engagement Session

Ashley and Darius had a fun and flirty engagement session at Gershwin’s Restaurant in Downtown Norfolk with wonderfully soft lighting. The luxe look of setting was enhanced by their bold outfits; Ashley’s classic red gown and Darius’ handsome black suit added a glamorous feel to the shoot. Everything about this session was perfectly classic, from the sophisticated setting to the sweet smiles from the happy couple. Not only was Molly Lichten Photography able to capture some really beautiful, intimate moments between them, but they also exuded just the right amount of class and sass to bring their theme to life! 

James Bond Engagement Session on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

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Historic Post Office Styled Shoot

Inspired by brilliant colors and classic style, this Historic Post Office styled shoot is full of wedding inspiration! The building itself is beautiful, giving a feeling of grandeur that shined through in the bride and groom’s looks. The venue itself came with quite a history: located at the heart of downtown Hampton, the Historic Post Office has served as a restaurant, film studio, and now is under renovations to become a gorgeous wedding venue! If you’re looking for a unique venue with plenty of amenities, this may be a great option for you! From the timeless bouquet and the elegant dress to the cathedral veil, everything about this shoot evoked a feeling of historic charm with modern touches. Check out the rest of this styled shoot, captured by Chelsea Anderson Photography, below!

Historic Post Office Styled Shoot on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

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Yorktown Beach Bridal Session

Set in dreamy lighting and with gentle waves in the background, this Yorktown Beach engagement session is an absolute vision. From exploring the various historic locations nearby to the final photos on the sandy banks of the York River, every photo by Corrin Jasinski Photography perfectly captures Emily’s timeless beauty. The entire session was full of soft smiles and the buzz of an excited bride-to-be!

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Dreamy Sandbridge Engagement Session

We absolutely love this dreamy Sandbridge engagement session. It has everything- gorgeous backdrops, soft lighting, and a sweet fur baby! Travis and Kayla have been together for eight years; a house and a puppy later, these two are getting ready to tie the knot in Virginia Beach next year! Sandbridge is a spot where Travis often surfs, but it is also a place where their love first bloomed, making it a perfect spot for their engagement photos. Their one year old puppy, Oakley, tagged along for some family portraits as well! The gorgeous lighting and tons of laughter made this a memorable shoot with Sweet Memories Photography.

Dreamy Sandbridge Engagement Session

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Jessica Ryan Photography | Vendor Spotlight

Vendor Spotlight | Jessica Ryan Photography on Let's Wed Hampton RoadsJessica Ryan Photography is a wedding photographer for couples that are building a fulfilled, happy & genuine life together; the couples that hold onto each other a little tighter, the ones that light up when they see the other enter the room & the couples that know how meaningful their love is to one another. She wholeheartedly invest into each couple that she photographs, and will always leave you with nothing but warm feelings towards your wedding photographs & your relationship with her as your wedding photographer. She has a passion for wedding & engagement photography that thrives off of photographing your love & the real & quiet moments between you & your loved ones on your wedding day. Get to know Jessica below!

Photo Credit: Andi & Zoe

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Marbeled Elegance | Hampton Roads Rising Tide Society Styled Shoot

In a collaborative effort, various members of the Hampton Roads Rising Tide Society joined together to create this elegant styled shoot! We absolutely love the bright, brilliant gemstone hues in this shoot; from the deep purples to the teals, everything truly shines. The vision behind this shoot was the concept of introducing the non-traditional to a traditional house that has been around for years upon years. Two elements that truly shine are the bits of grey marbling and crystal. By taking two traditional elements and introducing them to the non-traditional (through the color pallet of chartreuse, teal, olive, and plum), something truly special was created! The bride was styled in a beautiful Luna wedding gown made by Jillian Fellers with silk chiffon inspired by 1930’s glamour. This beautiful traditional gown was then paired with a non-traditional statement piece.

Overall, the marriage of traditional pieces with new and unique options helped to show couples that just because your venue is vintage, you don’t have to stick to a vintage theme!  Audrey Rose Photography perfectly captured all of these glittering details and cascading florals. Check out all the gorgeous touches below!

Hampton Roads Rising Tide Society Styled Shoot

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Sweet Norfolk Neon District Engagement Session

Sweet Norfolk Neon District Engagement Session

We love this sweet Norfolk Neon District engagement session from Erika Mills Photography! The fierce, adventurous love between Katie and Josh is evident throughout their engagement session, and there is something so beautiful about the juxtaposition between this fun, urban location with the gorgeous shots in the gentle green setting. They ended their session with sweet puppy kisses from their fur baby, Hunter! We are wishing all the best to this couple and know that their winter wedding will be absolutely beautiful! (more…)

Romantic Christopher Newport University Engagement Session

This romantic Christopher Newport University engagement session by Diana Gordon Photography is one of our favorites! How romantic is it to visit the place where a love story first started? Christopher Newport University is a special place in Elizabeth and Brendan’s relationship because it is where it all began! Both students, they first started their relationship during finals week at college! Starting a relationship during such a busy, stressful time just strengthened their relationship and helped them through the next struggle: a long distance relationship.While we know that long distance is tough, this couple was even tougher, and wasn’t going to stop their love. You can just see how much these two love, respect, and connect with one another!

Romantic Christopher Newport University Engagement Session on Let's Wed Hampton Roads

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