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Erin and Jake were Married on a beautiful spring day, at a friends’ home on Gwynn’s Island Virginia.  If you have not been here, you should go!  It is a beautiful little island north of Gloucester!  They could not have asked for a nicer day for an outdoor wedding.  It wasn’t too warm, there was a nice breeze that kept the bugs at bay, and views were just so beautiful!  When we arrived, we took some photos of the guys hanging out (they were hysterical) then Erin and Jake enjoyed a first look!  I loved that the Bride and Bridesmaids wore their cowboy boots, with their Aqua knee-length dresses.  Erin’s Mom made bouquets for the girls and each one had a secret spot for a beer bottle!  Before the Ceremony, we all walked across the street to take some photos on the neighbor’s dock…then we headed back to the house for the Ceremony on the water.  The reception was under a huge tent and the band kept the guests dancing!  Except for the couple of minutes it took for the Groom and all his Groomsmen to jump from the town’s drawbridge.  Yea…you read that right!!!  We all had a blast and were so honored to be a part of Erin and Jake’s wedding day.  Congratulations you two!!  XOXO!

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Venue:  Family Friend’s Home on Gwynn’s Island

Hair and Make up:  Rachael Davis Hair Studio

Florist:  Flowers from the Heart

Linens and Tent:  Big Top Entertainment

Caterer:  Mobile Pignic Catering

Cake & Cupcakes:  Andrea McClaskey

Bride’s Dress:  All the Rage Allure Bridal

Band:  The Strokin Band

 

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Ruth and Morgan had an intimate Ceremony on the beach in Cape Charles on the Eastern Shore of Virginia, to blend their beautiful Families.  They were surrounded by their loved ones, both of their Mothers and their awesome Children.  When we first stepped out onto the beach, the sky literally opened up on us.  We all ran back to our cars to see if we could wait out the rain.  Morgan later said “we weathered our first storm!!”  It only lasted about 20 minutes and it literally cleared the entire beach, so their intimate ceremony turned into a private one!  The kids each talked about the importance of Family and there wasn’t a dry eye around!  When we got done with the Ceremony, we went to an amazing house that Morgan and Ruth found to take some more photos!  Then we headed to the Oyster Farm Seafood Eatery, where they all had a great dinner!  Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your special day!  I loved getting to know you all and was honored to be a part of such a special beginning for your new Family!  Congratulations!!

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Officiant:  Elizabeth Lutz

Flowers:  Sea Grass Floral

Hair:  Unique Graphics Salon

Cake:  Incredible Edibles Bakery

Restaurant:  The Oyster Farm at King’s Creek

 

 

 

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David and Tim’s wedding have BIG things on the horizon…so I can’t quite share their wedding photos yet…BUT I can share some of the Behind the Scenes photos from this EPIC wedding at the Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center!!

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To check out David and Tim’s sneak peek and to see all the awesome vendors involved…click HERE!  And stay tuned for much more from these two!!  Can’t wait to share the BIG news!!!

 

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Emily just finished nursing school and Anthony is a middle school social studies teacher.  They have known each other since middle school themselves, but didn’t start dating until college.  They are a really sweet and loving couple, and I can’t wait for their brunch wedding this August.  When Emily suggested the Norfolk Botanical Gardens as a place for their engagement session, I was thrilled.  I love to shoot in all the beautiful gardens there.  And we had the prettiest day, too!  Anthony is a lot taller than Emily, but we worked on some poses that would help even them out!  I can’t wait for the wedding at the Portsmouth Women’s Club!  We are going to have so much fun!!

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I love that Ruth and Morgan contacted me to document the blending of two Families into one!  I had the BEST time meeting both them, their Mothers and their awesome kids at the beach in Cape Charles Virginia, last Sunday.  Here is a quick sneak peek from their super sweet beach wedding and a shoot at this GREAT house they found!

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