An Elegant Wedding at the Lesner Inn | Virginia Beach, Virginia
This was my second wedding at the Lesner Inn within a month, and I was excited to be back! I was arguably even more excited to have the exact opposite weather of the first! Hillary and Donald had an unseasonably cool August day to say their “I Do’s”, and with the highs in the upper 70s, it was truly glorious! The overcast skies also made for the most amazing portrait lighting on the beach and especially on the Lesner’s top deck! The ceremony was held just down the road at Baylake United Methodist Church, where the bride was baptized and the groom was confirmed.
These two have the absolute sweetest love story! They met at Donald’s brother’s wedding in Jamaica almost 2 years ago and, according to all who know them, were instantly inseparable! Donald was living in Richmond at the time and Hillary in Charleston, but they dated long distance and were engaged the very next year! These two just “click”. It’s so obvious when you spend any amount of time with them that they were made to be together! When we took their engagement photos, I kept thinking that I couldn’t believe they had only been together for a year an a half - they just make sense! Fast forward to the wedding day, and I’ve never seen a couple spend so much time together during the reception. It’s actually much less common than you might think haha! They were always together, and always on the dance floor! This was another “reunion” wedding for me, as I went to high school with the bride and the groom is from the area, as well! My cousin and his fiancee, along with many friends from high school, were in attendance, and the dance floor photos are pretty amazing. My favorite part about them, though, is the sheer amount I got of Hillary and Donald dancing together! This was such a special wedding for two very special people, and I was so honored to get to play a part! I hope you enjoy my favorites!
I am in LOVE with Hillary's dress - so elegant and classy, just like her!
The colors, the textures, the lighting!! Everything about these photos was "goals"!
I'm all about tuxedos!!! These guys look so sharp!!
You really can't go wrong with having blues in your color palette!! It's one color that is flattering on most everyone!
I can't get over the joy that radiates from these pictures!!! They're married!!!
Hillary and Donald had a party bus take the bridal party down to the beach after the ceremony. We only had a few minutes for pictures, but it was so worth it!
Look at these two!!! So cute!
But really... I'm so obsessed with this couple and these pictures!!
*ALL THE HEART EYES*!!!
The band, Strictly Bizzness, kept guests on the dance floor all night long!!
HAHA! True air guitar commitment right here!!!
Donald and Hillary,
Congratulations you two!!!! I'm so grateful to have been able to spend your incredible wedding day with you!! Thank you for having me!
Bride's Dress: Gown Boutique of Charleston
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Azazie
Groom and Groomsmen Tuxedos: Vera Wang
Invitation Suite: Jacobson Fine Papers and Gifts
Videography: Peter von Kahle
Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery
Hair: Verde Salon and Spa
Makeup: Colorworks by Lauren
Florals: Kelly Gish Floral Designs
Ceremony Venue: Baylake United Methodist Church
Reception Venue + Catering: Lesner Inn
Band: Strictly Bizzness
Lighting + Draping: Stage Right Lighting
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