With Grandma's Ring, This Bride Shines

February 6, 2019 Chesapeake, Virginia

In a fit and flare lace wedding gown with a scalloped sweetheart neckline and a chapel length train, Morgan partook in the Southern wedding tradition of bridal portraits at the Chesapeake Arboretum. Inspired by the beauty of the outdoors, Abbey Leigh Photography led this lovely bride around the most perfect garden settings to complement her effortless style and glowing personality. We especially loved her arm tattoo drawn with butterfly and roses that seemed to be right at home surrounded by all of the greenery!

To tie in her classic modern attire with a family connection, there's nothing more special than an engagement ring, and Morgan's solitaire nestled between two smaller diamonds was passed down to her from her grandmother. Even though Morgan's grandmother is no longer here in person, her memory lives on through these timeless wedding moments.

Classic tattooed bride at Chesapeake Arboretum in Virginia
Chapel length lace wedding dress with back buttons
Romantic and unique wedding veil photo idea with focus on the engagement ring
Tattooed bride with white and green bouquet for garden photos
Allure Bridals wedding dress with lace details and back buttons
Elegant wedding makeup with red lipstick and soft eyeshadow
Garden foraged bridal bouquet with eucalyptus and white roses
Heirloom engagement ring from the grandmother of the bride
Beautiful bridal portrait ideas in Hampton Roads Virginia
Presentation style bridal bouquet with white roses and dark burgundy red silk ribbon

Photography & Florals: Abbey Leigh Photography | Venue: Chesapeake Arboretum | Hair & Makeup: Beauty by Tiffany | Wedding Dress & Veil: Allure Bridals via Studio I Do Bridals | Film Lab: The Find Lab | Bouquet Ribbon: Green House Wax Seals via Etsy | Bridal Hairpiece: A Bit of Love Wedding via Etsy