Ally & Alec Recap | Woman's Club of Portsmouth | Portsmouth, VA

At the beautiful Woman's Club of Portsmouth, Ally and Alec said 'I do' in the company of their closest friends and family. I was moved by their ceremony, especially when Alec's grandmother read an excerpt from The Velveteen Rabbit. (Cue all the crying!!)

Enjoy this iPhone recap of their magical day!

This venue is PERFECT in every way. Alec built the arbor himself! I love when the groom gets involved. Alec was the BEST!

This venue is PERFECT in every way. Alec built the arbor himself! I love when the groom gets involved. Alec was the BEST!

Oh, Ally! That dress was PERFECTION! She looked like a real life Cinderella.

Oh, Ally! That dress was PERFECTION! She looked like a real life Cinderella.

Working with Annamarie was so fun! What a sweetheart! I know her photos will blow us all away!

Working with Annamarie was so fun! What a sweetheart! I know her photos will blow us all away!

This bouquet by Kelly Gish! OH MY GOODNESS! A work of art! She also BOSSED the centerpieces and garland on the arbor. Can't wait to work with her again!

This bouquet by Kelly Gish! OH MY GOODNESS! A work of art! She also BOSSED the centerpieces and garland on the arbor. Can't wait to work with her again!

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Montero's catered this shindig and did a wonderful job! Their team was so professional, accommodating, and went far beyond the call of duty! Visiting their restaurant in Elizabeth City is on my list of date night activities. I need more of that crab dip!!

Montero's catered this shindig and did a wonderful job! Their team was so professional, accommodating, and went far beyond the call of duty! Visiting their restaurant in Elizabeth City is on my list of date night activities. I need more of that crab dip!!

Is this not the cutest cake topper of all time? It reminds me of a cartoon princess movie. Their naked cake by Cake Delights was one of the most delicious things I've ever had. I'm a cake girl through and through, and naked cakes are becoming some of my favorites!

Is this not the cutest cake topper of all time? It reminds me of a cartoon princess movie. Their naked cake by Cake Delights was one of the most delicious things I've ever had. I'm a cake girl through and through, and naked cakes are becoming some of my favorites!

Instead of just doing a toast from the Best Man and Matron of Honor, several other family members stood up to talk about how meaningful Ally and Alec's relationship has been. The two of them have faced a world of trials in the past several years, and they are still so young, but together, they have grown into a strong, dedicated couple. I admire them so much.

Instead of just doing a toast from the Best Man and Matron of Honor, several other family members stood up to talk about how meaningful Ally and Alec's relationship has been. The two of them have faced a world of trials in the past several years, and they are still so young, but together, they have grown into a strong, dedicated couple. I admire them so much.

This beautiful girl is now a Mrs! I am truly honored to work with such loving ladies. Not to exclude the grooms...they're pretty stellar, if I may say so!

This beautiful girl is now a Mrs! I am truly honored to work with such loving ladies. Not to exclude the grooms...they're pretty stellar, if I may say so!

Every little detail, each member of the bridal party, and the sentiment behind their big day made Ally and Alec's one of my favorites. We were fortunate to have so much sun when it called for rain. My team did more than I could ever ask, but I'm grateful because this little baby is getting heavy! The day was perfect.

My favorite moment of the day was when Ally and Alec slipped away between portraits and introductions to have some appetizers away from their guests. I'm so glad they took a little 15 minute break to sit in the quiet together. The bride and groom rarely get a moment alone during the wedding experience. I may start suggesting this to all of my couples. 

Congrats to Ally and Alec. You guys have a beautiful love story ahead of you! Thanks for letting me be part of your day!