Intimate Handmade Norfolk Restaurant Wedding

September 29, 2014

Stephanie and Ryan were engaged but had been planning a big wedding to happen once Ryan had returned from deployment in September. After having seen some mutual friends created a special intimate wedding for their friends and family, these two decided they didn't want to wait for him to return from deployment and were determined to pull of a very "Stephanie and Ryan" like intimate affair of their own!

Their restaurant wedding was handmade- and Etsy-inspired. From local wine to the bridal brooch bouquet, Stephanie and Ryan wanted to support local businesses as much as they could in their details like their out-of-town guest bags from Taste Unlimited and mermaid ornaments from The Mermaid Factory. And when a couple wants to spoil their friends and family through handmade goodies, you know their hearts are special!

Captured by T.Y. Photography, Stephanie and Ryan had their ceremony dockside in Downtown Norfolk with just a few family members and friends in attendance and then had a family wedding reception at La Bella restaurant in Ghent the following day made complete with love and laughter!

Photography: T.Y. Photography // Restaurant Venue: La Bella in Ghent // Bridal Gown: Pronovias from Maya Couture // Florals: Norfolk Wholesale Floral // Brooch Bouquet: Brooch Bouquets by Nicolasa Cicero // Stationery: Minted // Gift Pouches: Wedding Chicks // Bridal Jewelry: LL Pavlorsky Jewels // Unique Chalkboards, Plant Stand, & Cake Stand: Plantiques in Hilton Village // Mermaid Ornaments: The Mermaid Factory // Raspberry Dessert Wine: Mermaid Winery // Sweets: DIY by Loved Ones // Love Cake Topper: Wedding Pros via Etsy // Out of Town Guest Goodie Bags: Taste Unlimited // Submitted via Two Bright Lights