Lauren and Tyler had a gorgeous wedding at Thalia Presbyterian Church and continued the celebration with a reception at the stunning Cypress Point Country Club. Their colors of peach, pale pink, and french blue were perfectly accentuated at the venue, and the large windows at the reception let in a soft, natural light that photographed beautifully. While it rained all morning and into the afternoon, the sun peeked through the clouds just in time for photos before the reception. The bridal party’s peach dresses truly popped against the green of the golf course, and the small pops of color at the reception brought it all together. The bride and groom even got a golf cart ride to the 17th green on the water for some beautiful portraits! Lauren and Tyler danced the night away with their closest friends and family, and it was all captured beautifully by Catherine Crane Photography. Read on for Lauren’s insight into her wedding inspiration and wedding planning advice!
What was your favorite thing about your wedding?
From the Bride: My favorite part of the day was the ceremony. It was so special to see him for the first time in my wedding dress. I was nervous standing in front of all of our family and friends, but I felt so at peace holding his hands and looking into his eyes while we made our vows to each other.
What was your inspiration for your wedding details and/or design?
I wanted to surprise my husband with a beautiful reception, so I didn’t clue him in on any of the details or theme beforehand. The design for the wedding was based on what I thought he would enjoy: something pretty and classy. I was thrilled at his reaction; he loved it! It was a beautiful, fairytale day.
Which local vendors made your day extra special?
Custom Cake Shoppe in Virginia Beach did a great job and was so easy to work with! Our cake was delicious and beautiful… What more could I ask for?
Olivia Claire Design by Shaunie Silva-Barakat perfectly executed my vision for the reception theme and details. She was so attentive and professional, and the end result was stunning… Just what I had dreamed of.
My wedding photos were taken by Catherine Crane Photography, and I can’t say enough what an amazing job she did! Because of her talent and dedication, we have timeless images to remember our perfect day by. She also did our engagement photos! Catherine always goes the extra mile and truly takes great pride in her work.
What is your best piece of advice for other local brides?
Just relax and take it all in! Enjoy being engaged and planning the wedding; you only do it once! Make sure you have a great photographer to capture your special moments. Most importantly, savor your wedding day. It really does fly by, like everyone says!
Photography: Catherine Crane Photography // Venue: Cypress Point Country Club // Bridal Gown: Blush Bridal Boutique // Bridesmaids: David’s Bridal // Makeup: Makeovers by Dody // Hair: Cheryl Hoehlein // Groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse // Florals: Norfolk Wholesale Floral // Decor & Styling: Shaunie Silva-Barakat – Olivia Claire Design // Cake: The Custom Cake Shoppe