With hundreds of wedding venues around Hampton Roads, it had been a couple years since I had a Water Table wedding and I was SUPER excited to return and photograph my first ceremony on their back lawn. The clear blue skies made it a little bright by the water but it was the perfect time of day to keep the guests cool in the shade for the vows.
My day started at JEB Navy Getaway Cottages where Sam & Mike were getting ready just a couple doors away from each other. I was lucky to have Jay, an extremely talented newspaper photographer as my second shooter, so I was able to spend most of the prep time with the ladies while he was with the guys. After the ceremony outside The Water Table we got some nice photos by the water with the family and then after the first dance and parent dances we snuck back outside for sunset photos (even though we missed the actual sunset we still had some beautiful color in the sky). The night ended with glow sticks, which with help from their coordinator Emma we were able to get on the dance floor before their grand exit outside, and they made for great photos too!
The Water Table is a beautiful beach wedding venue and over the last few years (in my opinion) has evolved into one of the best intimate beach wedding venues in Virginia Beach! (if you don’t count the random strangers that can watch the ceremony from the boat docks 😉 Although as a preferred vendor, I might be a little biased, I truly love Water Table weddings and wedding receptions and Sam & Mike’s was no exception.