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.