Evening Reception at Half Moone Celebration in Norfolk
Cathy is the owner of East Beach Catering
Photography by Grant and Deb Photographers
Erin Simmons and Brendan Drinkwater
Photography by Dustin Lewis Images
Oct 1, 2011
Dress was made in Barcelona, Spain from Silk consignment
Groom's tux from Jos A. Banks
Groomsmen tuxes from Men's Warehouse
Caterer: Sweetwater Catering
Flowers by the talented women of the Virginia Beach Garden Club
Gorillas from the lowlands of West Africa
Fireworks from Beijing, China
Fake Cake from Acme wedding Cake Co.
September 24, 2012
Heather Hopkins and Chad Bennett
Westin Towne Center
"This bride was a childhood friend of one of our planners. We had the pleasure of planning her wedding this past September. Her ceremony and reception took place at the beautiful Westin Towne Center. Not only is the love between the couple adorable but their baby girl is ADORABLE! Chad is a Boston Red Sox fan, so as a surprise we had their guests sign a baseball bat and a baseball! We also used the Boston B as signs for the back of their chairs to match their last name! Of course who doesn't love comfortable shoes, but comfortable AMAZING wedding shoes is the best. The bride wore purple converse with yellow laces and her girls wore black converse with purple laces. And as the reception started they put baby black converse on their baby girl! SO CUTE."
Event Coordination and Design: Viva L'Event - www.vivaevent.com
Bridal Party Flowers: Catherine's Disctinctive Florals - http://www.distinctivefloraldesigns.com/
DJ/ Lighting: Tidewater DJ - http://www.rexpert.cc/
Venue: Westin Towne Center - http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=1568
Chair Covers: Classy Chair Covers - http://www.classycovers.net/
Photographer: Andi Grant Photography - http://www.andigrantphotography.com/
Cake: Shockley's Sweet Shoppe - http://www.shockleyssweetshoppe.blogspot.com/
Elegant and rustic wedding by Pete and Candice Decker!
I love the umbrellas and rainboots.
From the bride:
"Our wedding was a vintage modern theme. Rustic and romatic with a modern twist. The venue was the Hermitage Musuem and Gardens in Norfolk VA, and was planned to use the entire grounds for the ceremony and reception. The weather had different plans for us... we ended up having to switch to our "plan b".. the wedding ceremony and reception was forced to be under a series of tents. Of course i was so upset because of all the planning that had taken place for our special day, and the rain in my mind was going to ruin it... once the ceremony began and the rain stopped I knew it was all for a reason. I heard from our guests how romantic the pitter patter of the rain on the tin roof of the museum and on the tent. My bridesmaids wore rainboots and carried adorable umbrellas. It made for some amazing photographs by the water when the rain stopped and with the bridal party look adorable. Just goes to show you can't plan everything :) "
Our Photographers were: Lundy Photography and Brooke Tucker Photography
Catering: Malbon Brothers
Tableware : Verterra plates.
These are pressed leaves that are burned down and made into tableware as well as bamboo utensils and recylced napkins and sleeve for the set.
Wedding Date: September 17, 2011
Venue: Hermitage Museum and Gardens