Sonali Chaturvedi + Jason Mann
april 30, 2016 ν Museum of contemporary art, virginia beach
photos by Noel del pilar
This fairy tale wedding was a dream come true for Sonali and Jason who felt like a ‘King and Queen for the big day.’ The venue was transformed into a royal palace for the traditional Indian wedding ceremony. Special touches included Puerto Rican inspired exotic flowers, fuchsia, purple and gold embellishments, a luxurious Mandap and lounge areas and even a horse and carriage for their first ride as husband and wife. The bride wore a traditional Indian Lehenga covered with gold sequins, shimmering embellishments, and rich embroidery, weighing close to 25 pounds! Wedding advice from the couple? “Never settle.” Their right-out-of-a-movie wedding set the scene for a happily ever after.
vendors: Ceremony Venue Museum of Contemporary Art Coordinator Anne Marie Kleis | AMK Events Photographer Noel Del Pilar
Gown Designer Sabyasachi Bridal Shoes Jimmy Choo Makeup Artist + HAIR STYLIST Nicole Carter | Pink Rox Studios Grooms Attire Sabyasachi Sherwani Stationery + Invitations IndianWeddingCards Rings Dominion Jeweler Floral Design Mossaico, Inc Caterer Nawab Cake Custom Cakes Band/DJ DJ Krishna Lighting Stage Right Lighting Ceremony Music DJ Krishna
Brittany Folck + Rocky Parr
May 7, 2016 ν lesner inn, virginia beach ν photos by echard wheeler photography
Brittany and Rocky planned for a romantic and fun wedding, and that’s just what they got. The couple met in high school, but didn’t have their first date until years after college. They knew then it was just meant to be. Both Virginia Beach natives, they wanted to get married on the water, so the Lesner Inn provided the perfect backdrop. Brittany chose a neutral color palette of pinks, ivory and champagne with stunning roses, calla lilies, dusty miller and babies breath. The bride wore an elegant strapless Hayley Paige gown, and while the bridesmaids dresses matched her ethereal feel, they were shades of sea foam. Married by a good friend, Brittany and Rocky felt “less is more” and cut a few traditional wedding aspects and got the guests on the dance floor all night. They left in a shower of bubbles and drove off in a white 1961 Cadillac.
vendors: Ceremony and Reception Venue Lesner Inn Catering Club Coordinator Barbara Anderson | Style Events Photographer Echard Wheeler Photography Videographer Lovell Productions Gown Designer Hayley Paige Bridesmaid Dress Designer Donna Morgan Makeup Artist Kim Wadsworth for BridesMaid Hair Stylist Wink Salon Grooms Attire J Crew Stationery + Invitations RSVP Stationery Rings Hearts on Fire/ Long Jewelers Floral Design Palette of Petals Cake Linda Reust (family member) Band/DJ DJ Doddie Braza Lighting Stage Right Lighting Ceremony Music And I Love Her Violins LINENS Waterford Event Rentals Transportation Sand Shark Limos and Truffle Shuttle
Michelle Burrus + Brooks Bradley
May 7, 2016
Princess anne country club,
photos by eleise theuer photography
From the flamingo cocktail stirrers and light up headband favors, to the shark cake and zebra balloons, nothing was typical at Michelle and Brook’s ‘Katy Perry’ inspired wedding. The couple, who are both from Virginia Beach met in New York City through the bride’s sister. Michelle grew up going to the Princess Anne Country Club, so it was fitting their wedding would be there as well. The bride handcrafted her own bubblegum pink sweetheart gown with a matching bow hair piece – a total surprise to the groom. Flower arrangements and centerpieces consisted of peonies, hydrangea, roses, tulips and carnations– and those unforgettable Gray Malin-inspired balloons. An explosion of fun and happiness filled the evening. And
for this couple, the party is just beginning.
vendors: Ceremony Venue Galilee Episcopal Church Reception Venue Princess Anne Country Club Coordinator Missy Christianson, Antonia Christianson Events Photographer Eleise Theuer Photography Videographer Tom Lee Gown Designer + Hair Piece Michelle (Burrus) Bradley Bridal Shoes Vivienne Westwood Anglomania + Melissa Bridesmaid Dress Designer Alfred Sung and Donna Morgan Makeup Artist Nette Biz Hair Stylist Elissa Bradley, Elle Madison Salon Grooms Attire Calvin Klein, Robert Talbott, Brooks Brothers, and Hermes Stationery + Invitations Melissa Burrus Sullivan
Rings Beards Jewelry Floral Design Sandra Baylor Caterer Princess Anne Country Club Cake Emily Patti, Patti Cakes Inc. Band/DJ Strictly Bizzness Ceremony Music Gustavo Andres, Organist/Galilee Music Director and Wendell Banyay, Trumpeter
Chantavia Burgess + Christopher Wansley
april 22, 2016 ν chrysler museum, norfolk, virginia ν photos by Will Hawkins
Chantavia and Christopher couldn’t imagine having their black-tie wedding anywhere else than the exquisite Chrysler Museum of Art. The couple wanted their big day to be as beautiful and classic as a red rose. Chantavia wore a Justin Alexander satin bodice ball gown with finished horsehair trim and her bridesmaids wore elegant, satin apple red dresses. Special touches to the evening included a red rose canopy at the alter, freshly scented rose favors and a surprise serenade performance from Christopher to his stunning bride. The best part of the day? “Seeing family and friends come together so eloquently to witness our love.”
Ceremony and Reception Venue The Chrysler Museum of Arts Coordinator Michelle Clements Photographer Will Hawkins Videographer Intellect Media Gown Designer Justin Alexander Makeup Artist Kendrell Brown | Makeup by Kenib Hair Stylist Isha Gilchrist | Rapunzel Ready Grooms Attire Vera Wang Stationery + Invitations Aurora Graphic Studio Rings Helzberg Diamonds Floral Design Isha Foss Events Caterer Cuisine & Company Cake E & E Special Events DJ DJ VA Vicious Lighting Blue Steele Lighting Company Ceremony Music DJ Vicious