HAMPTON, VIRGINIA – Grace and Gabe’s wedding day was gorgeous in so many ways! There were two elegant wedding gowns, a charming white chapel, long-stem tulip bouquets, farm tables dressed in greenery, an incredible historic reception venue, cocktail hour at a carousel, and a romantic sparkler send off. The tulips, floral hankies, and blue and white patterned bowties were subtle nods to their Dutch heritage – I could spend hours and hours describing all of the beautiful details of their day! There are a thousand reasons why I love wedding days. I adore the thoughtful details, all of the pretty florals and decor, and especially the importance of documenting such a precious occasion. But my favorite thing about documenting Grace and Gabe’s wedding day was witnessing the sincerity and meaning behind those details.
If I had to choose just one word to describe their wedding day, it would be heartfelt. It was a day centered around faith, love, and selflessness. It was about a bride and groom who, on this gorgeous day, wanted their marriage to be nothing more than a reflection of God’s love. They prayed together, worshiped together, and made the most meaningful promise to one another are were surrounded by the all encompassing excitement, joy, and support of their families and friends. I can’t think of a better way to begin a life together.
Planning & Coordination: Antonia Christianson Events | Reception Venue: The Historic Post Office | Cocktail Hour Venue: Historic Hampton Carousel | Ceremony Venue: First Presbyterian Church | Floral Design: Virginia Specialty Cut Flowers | Hair & Makeup: Randianne Styling LLC | Bridal Boutique: Church Street Bridal | Satin Ballgown Designer: Maggie Sottero | Lace Trumpet Gown Designer: Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaid Gown Designer: Jenny Yoo | Alterations: The Gilded Thimble | Catering: Montero’s Restaurant, Bar & Catering | Bakery: Sweet Fix | Funnel Cakes: Thirsty Frog | Staff & Rentals: Big Top Entertainment | Music: DJ Rodney Charles | Ceremony Musicians: Jessica Byran Myers, Jessi Kinstler & Corey Jones | Vallet: Express Vallet | Caricature Artists: Matt Zittman & Will Massenburg | Invitations: designed by Lindsay Feder King & printed by Wedding Paper Divas | Calligraphy: Susan Daetema