Kara and Michael had such a beautiful wedding over the weekend and I honestly can’t stop thinking about it!! After shooting their engagement session and hearing about Michael’s grand proposal on the top of a Ferris wheel, I couldn’t wait to see what they had planned for the big day. From their completely positive spirits despite the rain to the beautiful blush, light pink and sage details…it was the perfect day! The ceremony was held at Regent University Chapel and the guests danced the night away at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. It rained pretty heavily almost the entire day but I don’t remember a smile leaving Kara and Michael’s faces!
There were so many aspects of this wedding that made me love it so much. Kara wore her Mom’s veil and I loved the moment they shared while putting it on! Also, her girls wore FLORAL bridesmaids dresses and they looked stunning in them! My absolute favorite part of the day was their portrait time. We were blessed with a beautiful entrance to the chapel with an overhang so Kara and Michael could still have portraits outside (a photographer’s dream)! They were announced into the reception to the theme song of The Office and right then… I knew they were my people haha! The reception design was breathtaking and just wait until you see the DOUGHNUT WALL!
Kara and Michael, thank you for the opportunity to capture your journey into marriage! Your positivity, lightheartedness and unconditional love for each other is the reason why I love my job so much! On to the highlights from the wedding!
Mom putting on the veil she wore on her wedding day. So sweet!
First Look with Dad!
And with Michael 🙂
3 words… FLORAL. BRIDESMAID. DRESSES.
Look at that massive rain in the background haha! So thankful for this overhang area!
Their pup Sherlock stopped by for a quick picture!
Ceremony: Regent University Chapel | Reception: Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art | Coordination: Just Dandy Events | Bridal Gown: Maya Couture | Bridesmaids: Ava Clara | Groomsmen: J. Crew | Bouquets: Crafted Stems | Centerpieces: Family friend | DJ: Astro Entertainment | Cake and cupcakes: Incredible Edibles // Carrot Cake cupcakes: Chef by Design | Stationery: DIY | Makeup: Dhalia Edwards | Hair: Stephanie Michelle Hair | Second Shooter: Elizabeth Henson Photos