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.”
A Waterfront Wine and Navy Wedding at the Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club | Melfa, VA
Taylor and Lindsay were married in a beautiful waterfront ceremony at the Eastern Shore Yacht and Country Club. I have actually known Taylor and his family since middle school(!), and was so honored to get his initial email asking me to shoot the wedding—and excited to meet Lindsay! These two met playing soccer, dated for about a year, and he popped the question back in April! While we weren’t able to do engagement pictures, we got to meet up last month for coffee so we could chat about wedding details and cover the typical “get to know you’s” that I discuss with all my clients. However, as soon as I found out that Lindsay was as dog-obsessed as me, that’s basically all we talked about ;) Lindsay has a little pug named Peter Griffin (LOL), and Taylor has an Australian Shepherd, ESPN. We looked at puppy pictures and told stories and I had to keep reminding myself to talk about wedding details—distracted much, Courtney!? Anyway, these two are such a fun-loving and charismatic couple that I was immediately excited to get to capture their big day!
An Emerald and Champagne Wedding at the Virginia Aquarium | Virginia Beach, VA
We had a little bit of a downpour last Friday - and by “little bit”, I mean that the rain was literally blowing sideways. Morgan and Logan’s Virginia Aquarium ceremony was supposed to be outside overlooking the marsh, but we quickly realized that it wasn’t going to be able to happen. The Aquarium’s rain plan is their 3D movie theater, but it is dark and cold (as a movie theater should be!) and Morgan really, REALLY didn’t want to get married there. In her own words, she wrote this week that
“Knowing how much I wanted to get married outside and how much I absolutely wholeheartedly refused to get married in that theatre, everybody worked so incredibly hard to find an alternate plan to the alternate plan. In the end, Logan and I got married inside standing over a tank of stingrays and it was perfect. I can’t thank everyone enough for everything they did to ensure it wasn’t in that theatre.”
Morgan and Logan met at Old Dominion University and had their first date at the aquarium! She declared that she loved that they were then able to marry each other in the same place that everything had begun. She told me that she can’t wait to tell their kids one day!
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