Remember this sweet couple who bundled up and braved the cold for their engagement pictures back in January? Well they definitely did not have that problem for their wedding at the Mariner’s Museum in Newport News this past weekend! They gathered with all their closest family and friends and celebrated their first day as husband and wife, and didn’t let the heat bother them one little bit! David and Crystal earned a million cool points by blocking off a solid 3 hours between the end of the ceremony and when they were announced for the reception!!! Yes you read that right, 3 hours!! I know every other photographer out there just got really jealous at how awesome my clients are :0) It worked out perfectly that the museum was offering their guests private tours, so we could really take our time and enjoy their portraits instead of having to rush through them! I know that’s not possible for all couples, but seriously, the more time you can give your photographer between the ceremony and reception the better! Crystal and David have WAY more portraits than they would have if we’d had to rush their their portraits in 10 minutes. Pictures were definitely a priority to Crystal and David, and so they were willing to block off the time for them, and that also gave them much more time to spend together enjoying the fact that they were husband and wife! Its a win-win for everyone :0) David and Crystal, thank you so much for loving each other so selflessly! It was so easy to tell how deeply you love one another and the Lord, and I wish you nothing but years of joy and laughter together! She was nothing but smiles throughout the entire ceremony! Since we had so much time we were about to take our time doing their family formals at the church, have some fun with the wedding party, and go to a couple different places for their couple portraits! We tried to see if some of the CNU (air conditioned!) buildings would be open since thats where Crystal went to school.. but no such luck! Good thing the outside of the buildings are pretty too! ;0) definitely a favorite :0) The did the majority of the reception in the courtyard of the museum and it was PERFECT! Again, I know its not possible for all couples to pick a location that will give them both rooms inside and out, but it worked SO well for them because we were able to use the gorgeous backdrop of the garden and the great evening light, but if you needed to grab a drink and cool down you could just go back inside! We did the majority of their portraits in the courtyard and I couldn’t have asked for anything better! talk about amazing light! love it! While Crystal’s dress was AMAZING, the train posed just a couple problems for David during the first dance ;0) Prettiest 2nd shooter in the world? Yep, I think so :0) She was determined to get David’s parents to let her take a portrait of them.. I’m not sure if she was ever successful, but her “pretty pleeeeeease?!?” face would have me convinced! ;0) Make sure you check out Michelle’s blog for more pictures! A friend of mine Emily Loda made all the tarts for the wedding and it was probably my favorite wedding dessert I’ve ever had! They were SO yummy! She’s done the cake for several of my brides now, so you should check out her website and contact her for more information!
they definitely had the noisiest exit EVER! Here’s your slideshow! Hope you’re enjoying your week at the lake! :0)