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!

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Modern Elegance Virginia Beach Wedding

Ashley and Jeremy are a gorgeous couple who celebrated their modern elegance Virginia Beach wedding at The Yacht Club at Marina! They have been together for many years and have the most adorable daughter, who had a ball on their big day. Ashley’s dress from Ava Laurenne was a total show stopper, and the guys looked absolutely handsome in their hot pink suspenders! The couple decided on a first look- the beautiful landscaped lawn of the Oceanaire was the perfect background for this moment (people walking by cheered and clapped when they saw each other for the first time!). The ceremony space was decorated in shades of pink and grey, the day’s decorations personalized with quotes from their favorite band, Dave Matthews Band. We love their take on the reception area- full of sweet treats and non-stop dancing, these two truly had the time of their lives celebrating with their daughter, family, and friends. Keep reading to learn their wedding day inspiration, and Ashley’s advice for future brides!

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Waterman’s Museum Beach Wedding

Kate and Dan had a gorgeous Waterman’s Museum beach wedding! These two met when Kate was working for a property management company and Dan walked in looking for an apartment. They both had roots in California, but met in Virginia Beach! Everything from their adorable ceremony on the beach to the bright blue details at the reception truly had their own personal touch. They even DIY’d the signs and games for the reception! You can truly see the love between these two, and their pictures by Elizabeth Henson Photos highlight how they make each other smile! Their whole wedding day was full of such joy, and we are so excited to share it with you!

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Hermitage Museum and Gardens Wedding

High school sweethearts Morgan and Aden had a magical rustic garden wedding at the Hermitage Museum and Gardens! Love absolutely radiated out of this couple and everyone that was lucky enough to be in attendance on their June wedding day. The weather had been calling for rain storms all week, but the day of the wedding the heavens opened up and revealed a beautiful sunny sky! With their all-star team of vendors, every single aspect of this wedding was taken care of, and this couple was able to relax and enjoy their special day.

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Personalized Williamsburg Winery Wedding

Even with a hurricane seemingly headed their way, nothing could put a damper on this personalized Williamsburg Winery Wedding captured by Fowler Studios! Leigh and Eric had a beautiful wedding regardless of the weather, and their day was full of personal touches and a lot of smiles.

The bride-to-be was totally relaxed on the big day, with her friends and family having flown from across the country to be there for her wedding. Williamsburg has a special place in their heart, as Eric proposed to Leigh in a cabbage garden in Colonial Williamsburg (they even had some cabbages in the sprays by the altar)! Their love of wine was expressed not only through the venue choice at the Williamsburg Winery, but also through the decorations made from wine corks in their reception! The mother of the bride made them from the corks of wines Leigh and Eric have enjoyed over the years, making them extra personal. The wedding favors, chocolates, came in boxes with wine charms on top. Each guest got a different charm, and the wine list  was written by the mother of the bride to let guests know which member of the bridal party preferred that wine! Family history also had a big part in the wedding, as the cake knife was the same one used by the mother of the bride, and the bride’s belt came from the same store that her mother’s family had bought all of their wedding dresses from! Finally, the gorgeous bracelet she wore belonged to her grandmother, who wore it on her wedding day. Leigh and Eric spent their special day smiling, laughing, and celebrating with their closest family and friends. 

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Nautical Ford’s Colony Wedding

Ashley and Daniel are a sweet, loving couple who had a gorgeous, nautical Ford’s Colony Wedding in Williamsburg! In the sweltering heat of the summer, these lovebirds celebrated the beginning of their married life with navy and coral touches. Their love for the ocean was seen in their color scheme, nautical theme, and gorgeous florals. The combination of hydrangeas and peonies created a magical atmosphere for guests to celebrate the happy couple. Ashley and Daniel danced the night away with their closest family and friends, and it’s all documented in the beautiful pictures by Crystal Belcher Photography! Check out the wedding of their dreams and get some ocean inspiration below!

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Sea Glass Inspired Virginia Beach Wedding

Ray and Elizabeth are a love story years in the making; best friends for three years, they decided to give dating a try! After multiple four-hour drives to be with each other, Ray popped the question in July of 2015! Their seashore inspired wedding incorporated splashes of blue, delicate sea glass, and a touch of sparkle. They had a touching ceremony by the water, and then celebrated with family and friends with a fantastic party. Keep reading to learn more about what inspired the wedding details, their favorite vendors, and Elizabeth’s advice for future brides!

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Elegant Williamsburg Winery Wedding

Liz and Chris’s Williamsburg Winery wedding was the culmination of years of love! After meeting in law school at William and Mary, this couple would often take trips to the Williamsburg Winery for a short getaway from the stresses of life. They decided to celebrate their new life together at a place that was both comfortable and personal to them, making it the perfect venue for their wedding! Small details brought out the sweet nature of the couple; from the soft lace of the wedding gown to the groom’s personalized initial cufflinks, their wedding was personal and classic. After a simple outdoor ceremony, the party moved inside for an elegant reception. Twinkling string lights illuminated the dance floor where the bride and groom’s closest family and friends danced the night away!

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Norfolk Yacht Club Wedding

Emily and Raphael’s love story culminated in an elegant Norfolk wedding for the books! Emily looked absolutely stunning in her portraits, and Raphael was as handsome as ever. Their ceremony at Christ and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, officiated by Raphael’s father, was full of elegance, grace, and surrounded by beautiful stained glass. Emily and Raphael took pictures on the dock before the reception at Norfolk Yacht and Country Club. This couple looks at each other with such love and admiration, it’s impossible not to see how wonderful they are together!

An ice sculpture, crystal details, and more of the beautiful pale pink florals stood out against the beautiful indoor setup, which included a wedding memory quilt for guests to decorate and old wedding photos from each of their families. Their reception including lively dancing and the couple shoving cake into each others’ faces, making this truly a party to remember! Emily and Raphael exited their perfect day by walking through a walkway of their friends and family waving ribbons and welcoming them to their new life together!

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The Obici House Wedding

Alicia and Tom are two strong people who make an even stronger couple. These triathletes fell in love and celebrated their marriage with a stunning fall wedding. Perfect weather created a wonderful backdrop for the small autumn details (check out the beautiful invitations!). The Obici House was the perfect venue with dreamy lighting in the dressing rooms and tons of rooms for beautiful portraits. The couple enjoyed a waterfront ceremony, a gorgeous sunset, and a lively reception with their closest family and friends! Alicia’s dress was absolutely stunning, and all the small details truly helped her shine on her and Tom’s big day.

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