Masculine Coastal: A Quintessential Hampton Roads Wedding

If you've been with us since the very beginning, then you'll know that I launched Tidewater and Tulle with the quintessential Hampton Roads wedding, and it was and still is simply magical, bridal pretty, and oh so romantic! Since 2013, those beautiful images continue to pop up on Pinterest, inspiration roundups, media sites, and our own marketing materials... and it makes our hearts happy.

But I also knew it was time to bring more diversity to Tidewater and Tulle's visual messaging since we kinda need to practice what we preach! After all, there are many different kinds of quintessential Hampton Roads weddings around here. Thanks to Jill of Sunkissed Events, I was introduced to a new chic restaurant/event venue, The Butcher's Son in Chesapeake. When I walked in for what was supposed to just be a tasting, the "Ah! Coastal masculine! This is the place!" inspiration struck. Thankfully, Jill read my mind, had already been envisioning the same, and then immediately started to expertly design Tidewater and Tulle's latest brand-inspired photo shoot with an incredible creative team (most of which are well-loved vendor fam!).

Influenced by contemporary classic coastal colors, The Girl Tyler captured another unique quintessential Hampton Roads wedding. One with copper metallics, asymmetrical florals by Leslie Hartig Floral Design, a "mixing of the bourbon" ceremony unity ritual (our modern twist on a Southern tradition!), moody ocean-brushed invitations with elegant calligraphy by Eliza Gwendalyn, custom masculine wedding rings designed specifically with grooms in mind from Berlinger, pattern-complementary tailored suits from Dan Ryan's for Men, and the ongoing trend of smaller weddings in unconventional places. And of course, none of this could have come to life without our two dapper gents and their genuine laughs and good vibes. It is everything that we love about a wedding day!

What is your quintessential Hampton Roads wedding? We'd love to hear your story! To share, please email me at: chelsea (at) tidewaterandtulle (dot) com.

- Chelsea

Photography: The Girl Tyler | Event Design & Coordination: Sunkissed Events for Tidewater and Tulle | Venue, Cake, & Catering: The Butcher's Son | Florals: Leslie Hartig Floral Design | Grooms' Attire: Dan Ryan's for Men | Stationery: Eliza Gwendalyn | Linens & Glassware: Distinctive Event Rentals |
Grooms' Rings: Berlinger