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Elegant Great Gatsby Wedding in Virginia Beach

The luxury and general aura of the roaring 20’s often serves as inspiration for many weddings, but this beaming couple Did. It Right. With an art-deco inspired invitation suite, ostrich feathers accenting the arrangements and Bride’s hair, and some seriously beautiful custom signage, the opulence of this affair was perfectly captured by Michael and Carina Photography in the full gallery right here!


From Michael and Carina Photography… This is inspiration galore—a Great Gatsby wedding at its most beautiful.

Guests in flapper dresses and head pieces, chandeliers, extravagant florals and a bride in a sparkly wedding dress. Everything was meticulously styled by Emily Weddings.

Red lips and a sophisticated updo were a must. And the feathers in the bridal bouquet and the table center pieces fit the theme perfectly. The guests were welcomed with cocktails and an art deco painting of the bride and groom. The Metropolitan Players entertained with a variety of hits that kept the mood swinging as if it were a party thrown by Gatsby himself.

Jessica and Jack celebrated with their friends and family at the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club in Virginia Beach. Their last bride and groom portraits were taken with the green Gatsby light surprising them from behind across the lagoon. The stylish couple made their big exit in a 1920s car.

Photography: Michael And Carina Photography | Cinematography: A Vision Quest Production | Floral Design: Isha Foss | Wedding Dress: Sottero And Midgley | Wedding Cake: Patti Cakes | Ceremony Venue: St. Gregory The Great | Reception Venue: Cavalier Golf And Yacht Club | Makeup : Makeup By Kim Porter | Hair: Hair By Alice | Band: The Metropolitan Players | Event Coordination & Styling: Emily Weddings | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Lighting & Design: Blue Steel Lighting | Photo Booth: Boardwalk PhotoBooth Company

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Virginia Beach Anniversary Session With Fur Babies

You know what makes an anniversary session even better?  Fur babies.  Three crazy cool pups who know a thing or two about being adorable.  Add that brood of awesome to a couple of gorgeous sweethearts celebrating their first year of marriage and it’s what we call the perfect jump start to the weekend.  See it all captured beautifully by Michael And Carina Photography right here.

From Michael And Carina Photography… Ashley and Jeremy are a couple of extremely talented photographers/videographers themselves. To celebrate their first year of marriage, we met them in Virginia Beach for an anniversary session with their three pups! They were proudly wearing flower crowns and showing off their latest tricks. We loved watching them forget about the cameras and just enjoying their time together!

Photography: Michael And Carina Photography | Floral Design: Studio Posy | Makeup: Sarah Rillon Makeup Artist | Event Venue: Holly Ridge Manor | Film Lab: The Find Lab | Wardrobe: Lulu's

Virginia Beach Wedding at Bayville Golf Club

When modern styling meet a gorgeous traditional wedding like this one, I always take note. It’s perfectly fresh, yet filled with timeless touches that will never go out of style. With floral design from Isha Foss Events and images from Jen And Ashley Photography, it goes without saying this gallery is gorg.

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From Antonia Christianson EventsKristin and Mark were awesome to work with. They were trusting of each vendor and truly wanted to make a memorable event for their loved ones. Guests traveled from as far as Turkey, and as close as the neighborhood that Kristin grew up in to celebrate with this fantastic couple. From the engagement, Kristin and her mom Karen, carefully chose their wedding vendors with those that they thought would best fit their wedding vibe. Due to Mark’s military orders, he was based nearly 3000 miles away from the planning, but he still made sure to stay involved with the details that mattered most.

It was an easy decision that the ceremony would take place in the sprawling home of Kristin’s family, and the reception at Bayville Golf Club, a local private country club, with a gorgeous clubhouse and back lawn. Each detail that was planned was diligently thought out and perfectly executed.
The overall aesthetic and flow were key discussion points throughout the planning of the wedding. Floral Designer, Isha Foss, was brought on board to create a gorgeous blue, white and silver masterpiece. The all-white ceremony, was stunning against blue water as the bride and grooms backdrop. Pop Culture Strings played a myriad of musical tunes for the guests to enjoy before Kristin walked out of her parents’ home to greet Mark at the altar. After the ceremony guests were shuttled over to the Bayville Golf club for a modern, sophisticated cocktail hour while waiting for the reception to begin. Once guests made their final move of the evening into the tented reception space they were sure to notice the stunning blue and white floral arrangements, custom draped tent, and the multitude of different silver and gray linens that dressed each guest table. Caterer, Cuisine and Company, created a menu that included options such as Filet Mignon, Grilled Rockfish, Ahi Tuna Bites, even garlic French fries and warm pretzel bites for a late night snack. Guests were also able to enjoy an attended cappuccino bar and a delicious (And swoon-worthy) cake creation by PattiCakes, Inc.

As a planning firm, there were many details that stand out in the forefront of our mind, really, too many to name, but if we were guests at this wedding we definitely would have been astounded by the number of things that were created to make sure that the guests really savored each moment, and made new friends in the process. Our most favorite detail of the entire wedding weekend was the custom made lapel pins that Kristin and Mark had created with the help of, Atlanta Based, Sweet Peach Stationery. Each pin had a brief word or statement that evoked some sort of memory for each guest. It was an amazing way for guests to get to know each other, ask questions of new friends and really mingle. A few other details included, a gorgeous “S” neon lit monogram that sat behind a guest bar at dinner, beautiful stationery from RSVP Stationery and a ten foot long “Kristin and Mark” sign that hung above the cake table, from Pit Bulls and Posies.

Kristin and Mark were a joy to work with. Their families loved them as much as they love each other. No leaf was unturned when it came to celebrating their guests as much as they celebrated their love. It was an honor to help create this marvelous event.

Photography: Jen And Ashley Photography | Planner: Antonia Christianson Events | Floral Design: Isha Foss Events | Wedding Dress: Modern Trousseau | Cake: Patti Cakes, Inc. | Stationery: RSVP Stationery | Catering: Cuisine And Company | Hair And Makeup: Dupres | Calligraphy: Coastal Calligraphy | Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting Design | Entertainment: Andy Kushner Entertainment | Favors: Just Cupcakes | Transportation: Royal Coach | Transportation: James River Transportation | Acrylic Name Plate: Pitbulls And Posies | Aisle Runner: Original Runners | Cinema: Jeremy Mitchell Cinema | Club: Bayville Golf Club | Lapel Pins: Sweet Peach Stationery | Men's Pampering: Jake’s Place | Neon Sign: Signet Signs | Photo Booth: Boardwalk Photo Booth Company | Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals | Wedding Dress Boutique: Ava Clara Couture Bridal