Behind The Camera
Natural lighting was the essential component of these photos. The venue provided great lighting through the big windows and wall coloring. The bride and groom enjoy the brunch atmosphere and favor breakfast foods. As part of having a wedding “perfectly fit” for them; the meal evolved around an omelette bar provided by a local chef. The flavor of the naked cake was coffee, and of course there was bacon. Complimented by a coffee and tea bar, combined with a selection of juice and completed with mimosas and bloody mary’s. The venue was The Women’s Club in Portsmouth. This Spring wedding of rustic elegance brought about a great beginning of a new season in Hampton Roads and this couples new chapter together. The atmosphere was peaceful and happy as the union of these two families took place. There were lots of people dancing and laughing as traditional hispanic dances took place. The tables were interlaced with lanterns, reefs, and wooden crates with fresh arrangements of ferns, baby’s breath, eucalyptus, and mossy greens flowing out of each centerpiece. The ceremony and reception were kept simple with seating around tables, requiring no maintenance for transition. Multiple armed forces members were present as this beautiful bride married into a family of eight siblings; three of which are enlisted. The bride comes a family of four siblings born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina. The groom and his family are owners of a ministry in the Dominican Republic and spent much time living in Texas before moving to Virginia. This was genuinely a fun and loving group of people!
Q: What was your favorite part of how your wedding “came together”?
A: “I like that it was simple. The venue made it elegant and I like that we added the simple touches to make it a wedding.”
Q: What advice would you give soon to be brides?
A: “Hire a wedding coordinator so your best friend is not stressed out on the day of the wedding, and make sure you hire a great photographer to capture all the candid shots in the moment.”
Q: What attracted you to the venue when choosing sites around Hampton Roads area?
A: “When I walked in it felt perfect; it was beautiful, and rustic. I loved the wood floor, high ceilings, open space and big windows. I loved that it backed up to the James River.”
Q: How did you pick your wedding color scheme?
A: “The wedding color scheme was greens, whites, and neutrals. I wanted colors that resembled the beginning of spring and brought about a spring like atmosphere.”
Q: What was your favorite part about your decorations?
A: “That we placed photos of our life memories together on each of the tables. I love looking at photos and remembering back to our engagement and other amazing times. I thought it was really fitting to have them scattered about for all of our loved ones to enjoy with us as well! Again, the simplicity was fulfilling.”
This wedding simply put was “perfect”. Simplicity was the key of this bride and groom and they accomplished it. They brought family and friends together for a fun filled afternoon of celebrating the union of an amazing couple! Congratulations!