Nothing like a wedding down by the water on a beautiful fall day! That’s just what Diana & John got for their first day of wedded bliss on the beautiful grounds & marina of the Cavalier Yacht Club. The rain held off just enough for the ceremony & cocktail hour then a brief shower and cool breezes for the rest of the night with the sounds of Rodney Charles echoing across the water. The tents were lit up like beacons in the night thanks to Blue Steel Pro Lighting while the fabulous Pearl Taylor from Uniquely Yours kept the whole day running like clockwork – perfection. The two dresses from Maya Couture sparkled to go along with the decor of the room and even the cake from Patti Cakes had some sparkle to it. Simply amazing! Botanique had flowers cascading everywhere which looked and smelled awesome. It was a joy to spend the day with John & Diana and we wish them the best in what I am sure will be a fun-filled life together!
Just so you know, the Homestead is in the middle of nowhere which makes it cool to me. Whipping through the mountain passes and poof! all of a sudden there is this awesome resort hotel staring at you in your face. Bizarre yet awesome at the same time. A perfect place for a wedding I’d say! Mary & Patrick sure thought so and I can’t think of a better place myself. You may recognize Mary from a previous post HERE but alas! you’d be oh so wrong. We recently photographed her twin sister’s wedding with (imagine that!) the same results – killer pics of a stunning couple. This was Mary & Patrick’s day and it turned out glorious with cool breezes and trees showing the beginnings of their fall colors. We had a terrific time meeting Patrick’s family for the first time and Mary’s family again after just a few weeks apart. Her dress from Pure English Bridal was perfect for her and the ambiance of The Homestead. The flowers by Country Garden Florist had the Homestead look and smelling delightful. Here’s a few other folks who made the day spectacular:
DJ: Richard Green Entertainment
Lighting & Decor: Posh Event Firm
Hair & Makeup: Onyx Premier Hair Salon
Linens: BBJ Linens
Cake: The WildFlour
Here’s a few shots from their spectacular day!
Mary and Turner returned for a late afternoon shoot at the Japanese Gardens in downtown Norfolk with us and it was great to get to know them a bit more after we shot their wedding a few weeks ago. Aftershoots are a ton of fun and they have even been called “therapeutic” since it is a separate shoot from their wedding day where the bride & groom can let their hair down so-to-speak. Away from the hustle & bustle of the wedding day our Aftershoots offer our couples a refreshing time where we can do some more creative shooting without the risk of getting the gown a bit dirty on the wedding day! In Mary & Turners case her dress from Maya Couture made it through just fine but some of our bride & grooms end up in the water or rolling around in the beach…..you name it! Mary’s make-up was terrific thanks to the talents of Kim Wadsworth and we even did some studio shooting to show that off. So, if you want a do-over for your wedding day, or in Mary & Turner’s case just an evening out together for a few stress-free shots in your wedding attire – contact us and we’ll set up your own Aftershoot just for you!