Wedding Photographer | Heather Hughes Photography
Florist | Norfolk Wholesale Florist
Catering | Country Grill & Smokehouse Catering
Hair & Makeup | House of Nataliah
Rentals | Acclaimed Event Rentals
Music | DJ M
Ceremony | Chapel of Centurion
Reception | Commanding General’s House — Fort Monroe
Alice and Chris held their September wedding ceremony at the Chapel of Centurion and beautiful reception at the Commanding General’s House on Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA. I loved being the wedding photographer for this amazing September wedding!
Alice & Chris’ September Fort Monroe Wedding
Chris and Alice met at a bar called Grace O’Malley’s in Norfolk… but not in the way you would expect. Chris was reading at the bar and Alice noticed he wore his watch on his right hand. Being a lefty herself she walked up to him and commented: “Hey, you wear your watch on your right arm too!” And it was love at first sight.
Fast forward to their wedding day. This was the FIRST floral patterned wedding dress I have had the joy to photograph. It was the perfect fit for Alice’s fun and quirky personality. And Lauren, Alice’s maid of honor, was one of the BEST maid of honor I’ve ever gotten to work with. And really, with the number of Virginia weddings I’ve photographed, that’s saying something! Lauren was everything a maid of honor should be—she was helpful and indispensable to the bride on her wedding day – truly a great friend.
I don’t think of myself as a detail photographer, I prefer to capture moments instead. But Alice had SO many gorgeous details I just couldn’t help myself. There were just so many bright and colorful details from the bouquet to the garter – not just the wedding dress! I actually enjoy details when they reflect the bride’s style and their personality – and these did that and more.
Hampton Wedding Photography
Alice and Chris share a love of history, so having their reception at the Commanding General’s House on Fort Monroe was a wonderful choice. Now, normally, with September weddings, the weather starts to cool off. But this year, summer decided to stick around. It was still very hot during this Fort Monroe wedding, but it was still a wonderful day for Chris and Alice. Everyone was happy, joking and having a great time despite the hot summer evening. From the very first images of the day all the way through to the last images of the night, this wedding was a celebration! Tying in with their love of history, Alice and Chris had a “flags of the world” exit, and the happy bride and groom were sent off with a flourish of colorful waving flags.
Alice and Chris, I’m so happy I was your wedding photographer. Your wedding was such a wonderful celebration of your love and it was a true joy to photograph!
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