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Amazing Moments with Dove

Friday, June 24, 2016

Sometimes the moments that make us sweat are the most amazing moments of all... especially on a wedding day! The first look. The first kiss. The first button fastened on the gown. The first step down the aisle. But for me, it was the first moment I looked at myself in the mirror. Every bit of emotion washed over me then. It was the first time that I really felt elegant, and it was at my dream Christmas wedding...

Chic Bridal Shower Ideas with DIY Flower Crowns

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Cheers to fun, colorful, and chic bridal showers! Captured by GingerSnaps Photography and styled by Heart of Harlow, this bridal shower inspiration at 108 Budleigh has it all from a hair and makeup trial with the girls, a DIY flower crown station, tapas bar, and of course, pink champagne with the cutest hand-lettered name flags!

We love the idea of shower attendees getting pampered by a beauty team like Glimmer Hair and Makeup before the big day especially if everyone lives in different cities and aren't able to get together very often! With gorgeous outfits from Honey & Hive Boutique, delicious treats from Ortega'z, and blooms and floral supplies from Flower Girls OBX, this bridal shower couldn't help but be a lovely source of inspiration for brides looking for unique ideas to celebrate with their closest loved ones!

Windy Engagement Session at Yorktown Beach

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bailee and Lucas are two engineers who just moved into their first home together on the water of a small coastal community in southeastern Virginia. Both incredibly busy with their careers, home renovations, and wedding planning, they knew they wanted something quietly special for their Yorktown Beach engagement session with Lindsay Collette.

With a combination of the oceanside wind and a whole lot of love made for an intimate, relaxed session, these two can look back on some beautifully romantic moments even in their busiest life seasons!

Traditional Filipino Catholic Wedding with Garden Details

Monday, June 20, 2016

With such a military based community as we have, traditions from around the world often filter into the wedding world here in Hampton Roads. Brad and Jessica had much to celebrate at their wedding the day after they celebrated 13 years of dating through high school, college, military deployments, and all the transitions life can bring. With a heritage in Southeast Asia, Jessica chose to celebrate with a Catholic-Filipino ceremony, incorporating traditions such as the veil and cord ceremony with the couple's sponsors who will walk alongside them as they begin their marriage.

After the traditional vows at St. Paul's Cathedral in Portsmouth the reception kicked off in style at the Woman's Club of Portsmouth. MorLina Events crafted each element from the ivory, mint, and blush color palette to the adorable sequined sweetheart table. With every detail captured beautifully by Maria Grace Photography, we can’t help but swoon over these two lovebirds' special day!

Pack Up These Fab Picnic Wedding Ideas

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Let's go on a picnic! And you have great reason to with June 18th being International Picnic Day! Whether you're loving the vintage picnic idea for your engagement session, a Yogi Bear-esque obsession with picnic baskets, or looking to up your picnicking game for a date night, these picnic-inspired ideas from around the web are definitely ready for you to bookmark and pin!

Gilded Casual Chic Outer Banks Wedding

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The idyllic coastal views of the Outer Banks lend themselves to the seashore elements of Giavonna and Constantine's sweet beach house wedding. This lovely couple chose Corolla, North Carolina as the location for their oceanfront affair, complementing the location with starfish elements, gilded menu cards, and golden mercury glass speckled throughout the intimate reception. Giavonna even chose to forego a traditional wedding updo in favor of beachy, sunkissed waves accented by gorgeously glam chandelier earrings!

Captured by Sarah D'Ambra Photography, personal details such as their special memorial tribute to those who were there in spirit to the family-style seating to even her furry best friend in attendance brought the whole family together for a special casual, yet chic celebration to remember.

Classic Southern Charm Williamsburg Wedding

Monday, June 13, 2016

Filled with magnolia leaves, white ranunculus blooms, and Southern charm through and through, Taylor and Ed decided to get married at the William and Mary Alumni House. Since they live in Charleston, South Carolina and their family being from Hampton Roads, the theme of the day hearkened back to their home state with a classic style that suited the timelessness of historic Williamsburg.

We love it when weddings have beautiful food displays, and this one was no exception! The charming charcuterie boards paired perfectly with the light taste of limoncello for a quintessential spring afternoon. From the flowing navy blue bridesmaid dresses to the luxurious tent ceiling drapery to the last moments as Taylor and Ed exited amidst a sea of sparklers, Luke and Ashley Photography beautifully captured all their amazing memories!

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