A Whimsical + Romantic Wedding at The Williamsburg Winery | Williamsburg, Virginia
You know the advice, “marry your best friend”? Zack and Kristy did just that - these two are best friends of 18 years!!!! These two grew up in the same town on Long Island, meeting each other in the 8th grade. It all started when Zack asked Kristy to be his date to the middle school Valentine’s Day dance and she said yes. They started dating shortly after, but as with most middle school relationships, it lasted only a week (haha!). They were best friends throughout high school, college and beyond, becoming a part of each other's families. Other relationships came and went and 5 years ago, they started dating (again!). No one was surprised - it was meant to be!!
A Coastal Spring Wedding at the Oyster Farm at Kings Creek | Cape Charles, Virginia
Wedding season is off to a wonderful start here on the East Coast!! Last Saturday was an incredibly fun and joyful celebration of two friends of mine in Cape Charles, Virginia, on the most perfect day the entire state had seen in months! I flew back from Hawaii the week before the wedding and started panicking when I landed to 37 degrees. Why was it still so cold? How was I going to survive!? It’s April! The weather stayed pretty freezing that whole first week, and I don’t think I left my house but a handful of times. However, in typical Virginia fashion, the weather was predicted to jump 40 degrees at the end of the week, and the forecasters kept saying that Saturday was going to be the warmest day of the month. Thankfully, they were right! With sunny skies and perfect 75 degree weather, Carly and Reid had the most incredible day for their wedding at The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek. I honestly felt like I was still in Hawaii! The day ended with one of those sunsets that you usually only see in pictures. I honestly don’t know if I’ll ever be able to top the portraits we got!!! You don’t want to miss those!
An Intimate and Elegant Winter Wedding at the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club | Virginia Beach, VA
I couldn’t imagine a better way to close out my 2017 wedding season than to play a small part in the wedding day of two such incredible friends. I’ve known Mason and Alex for years (since they started dating, actually!) and being able to see them promise forever to each other in front of their family and closest friends was the most beautiful thing to witness. They met at Bayville Golf Club almost four years ago and started dating shortly after. Fast forward to this fall, where for their engagement, Mason took her back where it all started and got on one knee on the 18th hole. He choked up as he proposed and she said yes (and I got to hide in the bushes!!)
A Navy and Gold Wedding at the Princess Anne Country Club | Virginia Beach, VA
Morgan and John were married at the Princess Anne Country Club on a crisp November Saturday. The hint of gold and red colors on the trees combined with the pristine green of the golf course to make a spectacular backdrop for the couple and their bridal party. The couple's story began at what I know is Morgan’s favorite bar, the Lynnhaven Pub. After knowing each other for a while, John and Morgan started dating a few years ago, and while they were in Las Vegas last October, he asked her to marry him. When I got the message from Morgan asking me to be their photographer, I was overjoyed. As I’ve said before, one of my favorite things about this job is how it reconnects me with dear friends, time and time again.
A Rustic Blue + Gray Pungo Wedding Celebration | Virginia Beach, VA
This was such a special wedding for me in multiple ways. Not only did I grow up with Kristin and consider her to be a dear friend, but I also had the opportunity to shoot TWO weddings for her and Zack! These two had a private ceremony early this summer and had a vow renewal/wedding celebration this fall. While this blog post features photos from their celebration that was held just a few weeks ago, it will be followed up in a few weeks by a post showcasing their intimate summer ceremony!
Kristin described the reasoning behind the two ceremonies: “We knew that we eventually wanted to have a big celebration. We just didn’t want to wait until we could plan it all to be married, so we decided to go ahead and get married. We did it as simply as possible so that we could focus on the marriage and our vows. We didn’t want to let the planning distract us from the commitment that we were making to each other.”
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