Classic Teal Fall Waterfront Wedding in Virginia

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 31, 2013

Morgan & Austin

October 19 

Norfolk, Virginia 


Q & A with the Bride:

1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?

The minute I saw the venue I fell in love. I never actually looked at other venues. I knew I wanted something on the water and a unique location. When I first walked in, the floor to ceiling windows of the rotunda had me hooked! The beautiful views of the river along with the sunset make for an incomparable backdrop for any event.

2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?

1. The s’mores bar was my most favorite thing. I mentioned it to Shaina at Omar’s Carriage House and left the rest up to her. She came up with the layout, design, and details all on her own. She did a fantastic job, and everyone had so much fun making them.

2. I’m OBSESSED with my cake. I didn’t want to cut it.

3. I chose to sit my bridal party and their dates at a big table “family style.” You don’t see this done at too many weddings and this was something that was important to me. I’ve been in weddings before where my date has to be sat all alone because I’m at the bridal table. I wanted everyone to be included and wanted to enjoy eating and sitting with all of our close friends and family.

3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about. 

I can’t stop thinking about the wedding ceremony itself. Having all of our family and friends there watching us finally get married. It was so meaningful to have someone that is a personal family friend be able to marry Austin and I. I think about our vows. We wrote them together, and I think about how heartfelt the moment was when we stated those vows to each other


Great Photography Advice

Posted by bridalbuds on Jun 26, 2009

Speaking of Karen, she had a wonderful piece of advice on her blog recently about “must take” photo lists.  Her advice is especially appropriate for people who like a more photo-journalistic approach to wedding photography and have chosen a photographer who specializes in it.  It was perfect timing as I was just beginning to think about this.  Karen’s suggestion is to make sure that you have a list of posed photographs you want with various people, and to appoint a family member or close friend who knows everyone to be assistant for these posed photos.  This person (or people) would be responsible for gathering the right people at the right time for the right photo!