Annie + Mark were married in late July at The Hilton Oceanfront in Virgina Beach, Virginia. I really enjoyed shooting this wedding — all of the details in metallic, creams and neutrals were so elegant and modern. I especially loved Annie’s dress. The back detail lace was stunning and she wore it so beautifully. My favorite part of the day (like most any wedding) was our time spent on the beach for portraits. We went to a more-secluded, private area of Virginia Beach for the wedding party and Annie and Mark’s portraits. As we were driving to the area, the sky darkened JUST IN THAT AREA, and it looked like it was about to downpour. I was so nervous we weren’t going to fit it in! But the rain held off, and the dark sky was a stunning backdrop for photos.
Bride’s dress: BHLDN
Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade
Bridesmaids’ dresses: varies
Groom’s attire: J.Crew
Groomsmen attire: varies
Makeup: Leah Watson of BlushTones
Hair: Stephanie McDonald of Stephanie Rose & Co.
Florals: Flower Works
Coordinator: Michelle Amarillo Event Planning
Cake: Mary Ellen Sandbank of Small but Tall Desserts
Band: Soul Expressions
Invitations: Paper Source
Favors: donation made to Paws for the Cause in honor of guests and in memory of Charlene Sangenario Dumais
Annie & Mark, thank you so much for being so wonderful! Your love shines bright and I wish y’all the best. Special thanks to Beth Hamilton Photography for helping me shoot! And thanks to Michelle Amarillo for making everything run so smoothly. : )
During portraits on the beach, Beth caught this shot of some curious bystanders and I love it!
Mark’s grandmother warmed up the exit line with a huge smile and a beauty queen wave. It was adorable.