Season of choice We both love spring in Hampton Roads. We knew the weather would be gorgeous and we wanted to kick start summer with a great party for our friends.
A floral event Because the interior of Granby Theater is so bold, we used fl owers that wouldn’t get lost in the background.
Once I saw the anemones, I knew they would be perfect. The fl owers had lots of contrast with the bride and bridesmaids‘ dresses.
The reception fl owers were designed by the groom’s mother who did a fantastic job. The color scheme was red, black and white using many different types of fl owers all over the theater.
The bride wore The fi rst dress I tried on at All the Rage was by Allure Exclusives. As the wedding was in a 1920’s theater, I had to have a birdcage veil (and never took it off for the reception.) I felt glamorous, sexy and like a bride in my gown. The favorite part of my look- my fabulous red shoes from Ann Taylor. (They were comfortable and I still wear them.)
The bridesmaids wore Their dresses were from Victoria’s Secret! I wanted my bridesmaids to actually wear their dresses again. They each wore gold shoes that they picked and gold charm necklaces that I gave them as a gift. Sadly, my grandmother passed away just a few weeks before the wedding so each of the girls wore a gold brooch from her collection. the groom wore A three piece suit from J. Crew and has never looked more handsome.
I chose a Black Magic rose for his boutonniere. The groomsmen all wore their own black suits with red and black ties that were a groomsmen’s gift from Jesse. A moment to remember Our fi rst dance. We knew we wanted it to be a fun dance for us and for our guests to watch. We danced to The Beach Boy’s “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”. We took private lessons from Wave Dance Studio. I knew we were both a little worried about missing a step, but once we were out there, we just had fun. It felt like we were the only two people in the room. I also loved that we had a custom monogram projected on the dance floor with us!
The celebration We had our own little photo booth set up off to the side of the dance floor. My mom and I sewed the backdrop and our photographer set it up. My mother-in-law rented these great vintage props for the photos like a cigarette holder, feather boas, and vintage sunglasses
It was fun seeing some of our guests get creative with them. the parting memory The DJ played our last song, Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight” and then everyone lined up outside the theater with bubbles ready. I will never forget our opening the doors, hand in hand, and walking out to see all of our friends and family cheering for us!
We climbed into our limo, which was decorated with little “Just Married” fl ags and stickers.
Our hotel was only a few blocks away so we had the limo driver just drive around Downtown Norfolk for a half an hour. After all the excitement, it was fun to share a glass of champagne together and to finally sit down!
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