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Everyday Wedding – Tyler & Megan

This Norfolk, Virginia wedding is so sweet, and one thing that captivated me was the beauty of the surroundings. It’s no wonder as this couple chose a botanical garden as their wedding location. Her color palette is also refreshing with hues of orange, yellow and green. I adore the lush greenery, and her cake… so pretty! This wedding was photographed by Amanda Hedgepeth Photography, and I’ll let her tell you a little bit about this wedding in her own words…

Megan and Tyler planned a beautiful botanical gardens wedding in Norfolk, Virginia with teal and citrus colored accents and so many beautiful moments! A daddy daughter first look, a ceremony with vows that had everyone cracking up and two people who work so hard finally getting to enjoy their beautiful summer wedding day… it was endearing and aesthetically pleasing to boot. The Norfolk Botanical Gardens were in full bloom with little gems everywhere from a blue flowered field to roses making their summer debut. The lighting at the reception complimented and continued the gardens’ colorful accents and the adorable Etsy bird cake toppers were a sweet touch for such an adorable couple! It was a smoothly run day with guests enjoying themselves and celebrating this couple who was definitely meant to be.

Hill City Bride - Amanda Hedgepeth
Hill City Bride - Amanda Hedgepeth Wedding
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Vendors:

Caterer – Creative Catering of VA

DJ – Astro Entertainment

Floral Designer – Floral Events by Kathy

Gown – Ava Clara Bridal Salon designed by Alfred Angelo

Photographer – Amanda Hedgepeth Photography

Venue – Norfolk Botanical Gardens

Everyday E-Session – John & Jade

Lynchburg has so many historic sites, and one that I don’t think gets enough kudos is Sandusky. The house itself was built in 1808, and it even served as the Union headquarters during the Battle of Lynchburg in Virginia. If you’d like to know more about the history or visit the property, just click here to read all about it.

John and Jade are getting married in June, yet they decided that Sandusky would be a beautiful place for engagement photos. I agree! They made great use of such a lovely, historic property in these photographs by Alysson Copeland Photography and Yvonne Sanders Photography. Enjoy!

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Everyday Wedding – Chuck & Courtney

Chuck and Courtney’s Alexandria, Virginia wedding was an intimate (50 guests), DIY event that is sure to leave you with ideas of your own wedding. I adore what photographer Chris Malpass Photography had to say about the day in his own words. It pretty much sums it up, and their combined name and how they incorporated it is so creative! Read on…

Courtney and Chuck are two peas in a pod. As you can see in these images they enjoy each other’s company and LOVE to laugh. One of their pals donned them with their Hollywood name “Chutney” (Chuck+Courtney) and it just stuck.

They are everything but traditional and wanted to make their wedding day something of their own. From the 99% DIY details that bride Courtney spent the last year designing and creating to the Unity Pizza during their terrace wedding ceremony, everything in this celebration was a true reflection of the relationship that these two share. 

I had the pleasure of spending the day with this lovely couple and their families. The morning started off in the bridal suite with the ladies getting their hair and makeup prepped and a few shenanigans that included mimosas and a little bit of jumping on the bed! By midday the reception area was arranged and I was able to witness the amazing level of planning and detail that Courtney went through for her reception. Each table was labeled as a location and date that were important to the couple. They included their birth dates and places, their wedding venue and date, as well as honeymoon destinations that were soon to follow. Courtney even made chutney and placed it at each setting for all of her guests to take home with them.

The adorable first look photos on the terrace before the wedding ceremony were tender but still held true to the couple and resulted in plenty of laughter and smiles. Their ceremony took place on the terrace of the Presidential suite and was attended by 50 or so of their closest friends and family. It was a beautiful warm day with bright blue skies and just enough sun to heat up your heart for what was to come. 

This was a high-energy affair and positively reflected the easy-going, life-loving, fun-filled personalities of a couple of people in love. I’m so privileged to have been a part of it all.

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Vendors:

Engagement Ring Trunk Show

Do you have your engagement ring yet, or are you just interested in seeing a great selection of styles and what types of rings are out there? Well, save the dates of April 25 & 26 for Bowen Jewelry Company’s Bridal Trunk Show… how exciting! Just look at the fun variety of rings below.

Bowen Trunk Show

Not only will they have their normal selection of beautiful rings (and loose diamonds), but they are also opening up their store for a trunk show, which means that they will be filled to the brim with lots of styles to choose from! They will also have several price points, tailor made for the young couple starting at $1850.

Bowen’s specializes in quality diamonds, so even at that price point, the quality of the diamond will always be up to their standards. Of course, they will have a variety of rings at many price points, and they can always custom design a special ring just for you!

Bowen

Bowen’s storefront has been recognizable as a Lynchburg staple for generations.

They will have many brands of rings, including Gabriel, Art Carved, Whitehouse Brothers, James Breski, Cordova, and Fred Goldman. And of course all of their Estate rings… which happen to be my personal favorite!

So, if an entire store dedicated to your diamond dreams sounds appealing then be sure to head to Bowen Jewelry Company from 10-5 on April 25 & 26. If you would like a personalized consultation, just call for an exclusive appointment with their bridal experts. See you there!

To find out more about Bowen’s just head to their Facebook page here or their website here

 

Everyday E-Session – Nathan & Brianne

I don’t know about you, but I am so ready for lazy days by the water and some warm weather (especially because as I write this it’s a rainy, dreary day)! I feel that it’s a perfect day to showcase Brianne and Nathan’s engagement session. I love how they incorporated a few different elements into their session… including the James River.

Here are a few words from Brianne…

We met in high school when we were 17, which seems like so long ago now! I was a senior and he was a junior. We practically became instant best friends. At that time he played for our football team as #53 and I was a cheerleader. Each cheerleader had a football player or two that was their MVP so I picked Nathan as one of mine and brought him all kinds of goodies with flirty notes and lovely drawings of him squashing the opponent on game days. We bonded over our love of football, and that’s why we’re getting married on May 3 (5/3), 2014 (and also because he’s forgetful so I want him to always remember and I know this way he will).

Since Nathan and I started dating in 2008 we’ve been long distance or at least semi-distance almost the entire relationship! After my senior year was over I went off to William & Mary in the fall, and he had to finish his senior year of high school back at home. The next summer we were both in the same place and got to have that “young and in love” stage where we spent every waking moment together, and it was perfect… until Nathan left in August to go to Carson-Newman College in Tennessee, and I went back to W&M.

After that summer his parents moved away from our hometown, and we haven’t had another extended period of time in the same place, so summertime holds a special place in our hearts! We wanted our pictures to tell a story of what we might do on a date at home, so a waterfront picnic, a little floating in the river, and some playful backyard football seemed like the perfect mix!

I definitely agree that this session (shot by Lauren D. Rogers Photography) is a perfect mix. Enjoy!

Lauren D Rogers Hill City Bride Engagement Session
Lauren D Rogers Hill City Bride Engagement Session
Lauren D Rogers Hill City Bride Engagement Session
Lauren D Rogers Hill City Bride Engagement Session
Lauren D Rogers Hill City Bride Engagement Session
Lauren D Rogers Hill City Bride Engagement Session
Lauren D Rogers Hill City Bride Engagement Session
Lauren D Rogers Hill City Bride Engagement Session
Lauren D Rogers Hill City Bride Engagement Session
Lauren D Rogers Hill City Bride Engagement Session
Lauren D Rogers Hill City Bride Engagement Session
Lauren D Rogers Hill City Bride Engagement Session
Lauren D Rogers Hill City Bride Engagement Session

 

  • mary prinsloo - I love these pictures and the people in them!