Mega Coastal Romance at this Waterside Wedding

Rachael and Nelson spent a great deal of their relationship on separate coasts, so their wedding day was a true merger of the best of both of their worlds. Two things they knew they wanted out of their day: to get married to each other and to incorporate their love of all things coastal as they said I Do at the beautiful waterside Hermitage Museum & Gardens.

From the beautiful moments captured by Lindsay Collette, to the bride presenting a custom surfboard to her groom, to the gorgeous bouquets the ladies held – the deep blue anenomes were a perfect addition, we fell in love with everything about Nelson and Rachael's wedding! Coordinated by Sunkissed Events, their reception delighted everyone with a cigar bar, oyster shell escort cards, and an energy-pumping live band for an unforgettable celebration. One of our favorite moments has to be when Rachael herself showed off her trombone skills as the night continued!

If weddings are all about the people, the party, and the pretty, then this one delivers in every way imaginable.

Coastal bride and groom celebrating their newlywed status at Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk Virginia
Classic coastal wedding invitation suite with oyster illustration
Elegant wedding moments while the bride gets ready
White satin bridal shoes for classic bride
Bride and her bridesmaids in silk getting ready robes by the water in Norfolk Virginia
Groomsmen in cool sunglasses at Hermitage Museum in Norfolk Virginia
Simple classic bridesmaid bouquet with roses and hydrangeas
Church wedding ceremony in Norfolk Virginia
Cool ice sculpture in the shape of a sailboat for coastal wedding reception seafood bar
Bridesmaids in blue dresses for coastal wedding style
Simple white wedding cocktail bar with greenery swag
Classic coastal wedding bride and groom at Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk Virginia
Red watercolor wedding table number for pop of color
Coastal bride on her wedding day at Hermitage Museum in Virginia
Gorgeous wedding bouquets filled with anemones and hydrangeas
Custom surfboard for unique coastal wedding gift
Delicate bridal necklace that drapes down the back with a low back lace wedding gown
Blue watercolor coastal wedding menu with oyster illustration for cocktail bar
Textured wedding bouquet with anenomes and dark red dahlias
Elegant coastal wedding ideas
Oyster shell wedding escort cards with blue calligraphy
Fun wedding moments with bride playing the trombone
Late night wedding smores bar
Cigar bar for outdoor wedding at Hermitage Museum and Gardens
Simple white textured tiered wedding cake with oyster shells and roses for cake decor
Elegant coastal wedding at Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk Virginia

Photography: Lindsay Collette | Event Coordination: Sunkissed Events | Getting Ready Location: Hilton Norfolk The Main | Ceremony Venue: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church | Reception Venue: The Hermitage Museum & Gardens | Florals: Kelly Gish Floral Designs | Hair: Christina Crespo | Makeup: Makeup by Kim Porter | Videography: Gardenia Wedding Cinema | Event Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals | Live Music: Inside Out Band, Mosaic Steel Orchestra, & Young Summer | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting Design | Catering: Sweetwater Cuisine | Wedding Gown: Kenneth Winston via Ava Clara Couture Bridal | Bridal Hairpiece: Jamie Slye Designs | Groom's Attire: The Black Tux | Signage: Sara Rhyne Design | Custom Surfboard: Picone Surfboards