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We LOVE this off beat party wedding in Pungo shot by Elizabeth Henson Photos! Hylin and Pat had a wedding day that reflected their style perfectly; laid back and FUN! A bon fire, corn hole, games and beer made the day a blast! Their pups actually acted as ring bearers and we are swooning over how adorable they are. The wedding party got ready at a beach house in Sandbridge and then headed to a private farm in Pungo for the ceremony and reception. You’ll love this wedding full of personality and character!
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and design?
From the Bride: My inspiration came from a few different places. The location, a beautiful farm in Pungo, really dictated a lot of the decor choices. I chose rather subtle and understated tones in order to really highlight the beauty and color of the gorgeous fall day. Also, I pulled ideas from other events I’ve been to and, of course, Pinterest. Does anyone not say Pinterest? Lastly, a lot of the fun and unique details were inspired by my husband and our relationship. We try not to take life, ourselves or each other too seriously, and I think the wedding really reflected that.
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
Other than my husband? My favorite thing was the wedding location. A kind family friend allowed us to use his private land which, aside from being stunning, really gave us the freedom to make the wedding exactly what we wanted.
Which Hampton Roads wedding vendors made your day EXTRA special?
Elizabeth Henson Photos was the best choice I could have made! She was incredibly professional, efficient and talented. Blue Pete’s Restaurant catered my reception – their food is amazing and definitely a crowd pleaser. Kelly Gish Floral Designs did my centerpieces and bouquets. She did a wonderful job, took a lot of the stress off of me and delivered a beautiful product.
What is your best piece of advice for other local brides?
If you’re planning a DIY wedding, there are a bunch of local Facebook pages dedicated to selling and re-selling decor, dresses, signs, etc. They were super helpful to me both before and after the wedding. Also, even though it can be stressful, enjoy all the planning and preparations, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. I cherish my memories of the entire process.
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Photographer: Elizabeth Henson Photos // Dress: Wolsfelt’s Bridal // Tux: Men’s Wearhouse // Flowers: Kelly Gish Floral // Catering: Blue Pete’s Restaurant // Cake: Bridesmaid (Adrian Allred) // Hair: Ashley Holland // Makeup: Blushtones (Leah Watson) // Day of Coordinator and Graphic Designer, Amie Dale // Music: Acoustic Performer for Ceremony, Joe Heilman and Band for Reception, Cheap Thrills // Lighting: Illumination Innovations // Tent, Table and Chair Rental: Special Events Virginia // Party Bus: Sandshark Limos // Rental House: Siebert Realty