Jennifer & Chad | Williamsburg Winery | Wedding Day Recap

Surrounded by so many warm, kind people, Jennifer and Chad were married on Saturday at Williamsburg Winery. Jennifer and Chad have been together since they were 13 and their wedding day was evidence of a long, developed, meaningful love story. The ceremony was my favorite part! Jennifer and Chad served communion to their guests. It was a precious picture of the kind of love they have for God and for their friends and family. I think I can honestly say I have met one of the nicest people on the planet after interacting with Jennifer throughout the planning process. She is a gem and I'll never get over watching her love on her guests, the vendors, and her new husband. 

It was an honor to work with so many wonderful vendors, all of which worked so diligently to make the day happen. Thank you, Perry Vaile Photography, The Herrintons, East Coast Entertainment (Forest Hill Band), Incredible Edibles Bakery, Evan McKeel, Pastor Tommy Moore, and Williamsburg Winery for providing the BEST service to our clients. I cannot wait to see the photos and video!

I hear there's a video teaser coming SO SOON from the Herrintons. You will NOT want to miss it!!! For now, here are some iPhone snaps to tide you over. :)

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Incredible Edibles did their cake and it was HEAVEN! 

Incredible Edibles did their cake and it was HEAVEN! 

Jennifer has the cutest nieces and I understand why she talks about them so much. ;) 

Jennifer has the cutest nieces and I understand why she talks about them so much. ;) 

Fact: There are a lot of teeth in this picture. Fun fact: Chad is a dentist.

Fact: There are a lot of teeth in this picture. Fun fact: Chad is a dentist.

Jennifer and Chad, thank you for letting me be part of your love story. It was a JOY and I will cherish this day always. Enjoy your honeymoon!!! 

Special thank you to my amazing assistant, Kelsey. You went beyond the call of duty and I could not have done this day without you. 

Meghan & Zach | Norfolk Botanical Garden | Wedding Day Recap

It is a great stressor for any bride: rain. Meghan and Zach had perfectly planned their wedding at Norfolk Botanical Garden. Their ceremony was to be held outside at Renaissance Court, but Mother Nature had other plans. A last minute opportunity to hold it inside Baker Hall proved to be a lovely plan B. Surrounded by a massive bridal party, family, and dear friends, they said their vows as rain pelted the glass roof. It was cozy, comfy, and fit Meghan and Zach's personalities to a T. Both of them handled the changes with such grace. 

The highlight of the day was watching their friends cover them with love and gratitude from the time they arrived to the moment they all loaded on the bus. SEVERAL times throughout the night, I heard people mention how deserving Meghan and Zach were of a long, happy life together. I couldn't agree more! 

I would like to give a shoutout to the entire bridal party! Not only did most of them travel from afar, but all 20 of them were EARLY to rehearsal. Pat yourselves on the back! I love you guys and hope to see y'all at another wedding! 

You'll see the professional photos from Valerie Demo in the future, but for now, enjoy my iPhone snaps from the day. 

This arbor was legit!!!! Courtney did an amazing job!!! 

This arbor was legit!!!! Courtney did an amazing job!!! 

I wanted to hold flowers while standing next to Courtney hahaha

I wanted to hold flowers while standing next to Courtney hahaha

Photographer Valerie Demo giving some posing notes to the girls.  

Photographer Valerie Demo giving some posing notes to the girls.  

We were soooo thankful for the indoor option of Baker Hall! This building has become an extremely reliable place for me and my little business! It holds such happy memories. 

We were soooo thankful for the indoor option of Baker Hall! This building has become an extremely reliable place for me and my little business! It holds such happy memories. 

Rain plan perfection!!! 

Rain plan perfection!!! 

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Stage Right Lighting and Chef by Design turned this bare room into a wonderland! 

Stage Right Lighting and Chef by Design turned this bare room into a wonderland! 

Ah! Loved Meghan's vision for her centerpieces! Courtney did a great job executing!  

Ah! Loved Meghan's vision for her centerpieces! Courtney did a great job executing!  

They cut a cheesecake instead of choosing a traditional wedding cake. Mini cheesecake pops made their grand entrance after dinner.

They cut a cheesecake instead of choosing a traditional wedding cake. Mini cheesecake pops made their grand entrance after dinner.

By the end of the night, no one could contain their merriment! The Bachelor Boys Band kept everyone moving all night! Love those guys!!

By the end of the night, no one could contain their merriment! The Bachelor Boys Band kept everyone moving all night! Love those guys!!

The happy couple and bridal party left via Truffle Shuttle. The owners happen to be Zach's family and made sure to send one of their best rides!   I am so thankful for Kelsey. She is the best right hand I could ever ask for! 

The happy couple and bridal party left via Truffle Shuttle. The owners happen to be Zach's family and made sure to send one of their best rides! 

I am so thankful for Kelsey. She is the best right hand I could ever ask for! 

To Meghan and Zach, thank you for including me in your special day. I am fortunate to know you and have had the best time over the past 10 months. Best wishes for your new life together! Xoxo 

Jamie & Bert | Norfolk Botanical Garden | Wedding Day Recap

Jamie and Bert are married!!! Saturday was the most wonderful day and I got to spend it with the most wonderful people! Surrounded by family and friends, they were married in the Butterfly Garden at Norfolk Botanical Garden. Dinner and dancing followed (outside) at Baker Hall Terrace. Did I mention it was outside? Anyone remember how hot it was on Saturday? And that there was a torrential downpour on most of Hampton Roads? Well, much to our surprise, it did not rain on us AND the clouds brought the temps down to a tolerable level. Prior to the ceremony, I just knew the guests would race inside as soon as the reception began. Fortunately, everyone continued to enjoy the evening under the stars! How could they not? Just WAIT til you see what Classy Covers did with the lighting over Baker Hall Terrace.

For now, enjoy my iPhone snaps of the day! Professional photos from Caitlin Gerres Photography will be out soon! You won't want to miss them!!

Caitlin telling the girls how to hold their bouquets.

Caitlin telling the girls how to hold their bouquets.

Oh, Jamie, you are so beatiful! 

Oh, Jamie, you are so beatiful! 

Palette of Petals did the flowers and WOW-O-WOW, I loved them so much!

Palette of Petals did the flowers and WOW-O-WOW, I loved them so much!

I'm thankful for these ladies who sweat under the harsh sun to do whatever needed to be done. Ruth and Jerika, THANK YOU soooo much!!!

I'm thankful for these ladies who sweat under the harsh sun to do whatever needed to be done. Ruth and Jerika, THANK YOU soooo much!!!

I love the Butterfly Garden!

I love the Butterfly Garden!

Lighting by Classy Covers with lanterns Jamie bought herself. LOVE THEM!

Lighting by Classy Covers with lanterns Jamie bought herself. LOVE THEM!

Ya girl did this sign! ;)

Ya girl did this sign! ;)

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This is me, trying to steal the bouquet.

This is me, trying to steal the bouquet.

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Jamie and Bert, thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for letting me be part of your wedding day! Our time together was short (just 8 weeks!!), but I got to learn so many cool things about you and your relationship. Best of luck in your new life together in DC!

Cassi & Mike | Big Spring Farm | Wedding Day Recap

I am having a difficult time finding words for this past weekend. It was a dream. Cassi contacted me just a few months ago. She had been on the fence about hiring a wedding coordinator and decided it was something she needed. I am SO glad she gave me the chance to be that person for her. Between Mike's humor and her infectious  laughs, I felt so happy being around them. Their love and energy is contagious! They met attending college at West Virginia, and boy, did their wedding party and guests have some WVA pride!! Everyone traveled from afar, so this was my first true destination wedding. I won't forget the adorable accents anytime soon! ;)

I have to thank the amazing team of vendors for bringing their A games. I'll be sure to share all of them when the professional pictures come in from Megan of Wild and Wonderful Photography! 

And finally, to my wonderful friend, Johanna. Thank you for coming all the way to Lexington to assist me. You were a lifesaver! 

And now, please enjoy some iPhone snaps from yours truly.  

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Don't you love this beauty by Courtney Inghram!?!?

Don't you love this beauty by Courtney Inghram!?!?

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Cassi and Mike did a hand plaster mold as their unity ceremony. Probably the coolest ceremony idea of all time! Instead of doing a First Look, they wore blindfolds and did the first step in the process. Then, during the ceremony, they mixed the plaster and poured it into the cast. It was adorable!  

Cassi and Mike did a hand plaster mold as their unity ceremony. Probably the coolest ceremony idea of all time! Instead of doing a First Look, they wore blindfolds and did the first step in the process. Then, during the ceremony, they mixed the plaster and poured it into the cast. It was adorable!  

The ring bearer stole the show, of course! 

The ring bearer stole the show, of course! 

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They branded table numbers into a tree Cassi's dad cut himself. 

They branded table numbers into a tree Cassi's dad cut himself. 

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This cake was super delicious! 

This cake was super delicious! 

Cassi wanted pictures in this specific spot and she was going to get them. She hiked up her dress, climbed over the wire line, and balanced herself on that rock. The pictures from Megan O'dell are going to knock your socks off!

Cassi wanted pictures in this specific spot and she was going to get them. She hiked up her dress, climbed over the wire line, and balanced herself on that rock. The pictures from Megan O'dell are going to knock your socks off!

Another favorite moment! Cassi and Mike branded a W into a tree cutting. I LOVED this! Maybe I can convince them to turn it upside down and make me a M for my house. Haha! 

Another favorite moment! Cassi and Mike branded a W into a tree cutting. I LOVED this! Maybe I can convince them to turn it upside down and make me a M for my house. Haha! 

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Of course, I ended the night with my sweetie under a beautiful sunset...

my sweetie = this cake

my sweetie = this cake

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Thank you both for being so wonderful throughout this entire process. I'm so excited for you to start this next chapter of life together.

Stay tuned for the professional pictures from Wild and Wonderful Photography! 

Casey & Christos | Sharon Elizabeth Photography | New Kent Winery Wedding

I'm thrilled to share some of the best moments from Casey and Chris' wedding day! Ashley and team of Sharon Elizabeth Photography captured it beautifully! From their incredible dinner buffet to the stunning floral arrangements, it will be added to my list of favorite wedding days ever!

Enjoy! Full vendor list below.

Casey, you are SO BEAUTIFUL!

Casey, you are SO BEAUTIFUL!

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They opted not to do a First Look. Both Casey and Chris had the BEST reaction!

They opted not to do a First Look. Both Casey and Chris had the BEST reaction!

Okayyyy, Chris. You got me!

Okayyyy, Chris. You got me!

And who doesn't love portraits in a vineyard.....during golden hour!??

And who doesn't love portraits in a vineyard.....during golden hour!??

This is my favorite hahaha! Every good groom should help out his woman!

This is my favorite hahaha! Every good groom should help out his woman!

What good is an April 1st wedding without an April Fool's joke!? ;)

What good is an April 1st wedding without an April Fool's joke!? ;)

Photography: Associate Ashley of Sharon Elizabeth Photography
Flowers: Morrison's Flowers
Coordination: Sterling Dawn Events
Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
DJ: Kat of KD Productions
Venue: New Kent Winery
Hair/Makeup: Tori Bay Salon
Catering: Creekside Catering Co
Rentals: Darling D's, Williamsburg Event Rentals, and Splendid Seating
Photobooth: That Booth Guy
Officiant: Wayne Cook
Gown: David's Bridal
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas