Last weekend Mary and Kyle tied the knot during their waterfront ceremony in Reedville, Virginia, the historic fishing village in the Northern Neck. Their day was filled with so much joy, happiness and the best fall weather!
To start, the ceremony site was more than just a beautiful location. The property belonged to Kyle’s grandparents (Poppy and Kekkek), and it is continuing its tradition as a family gathering place. Poppy was a well-known captain for Omega in the area, and people in town knew their home simply as “The Dock” or “Tennieville.” Kyle’s parents also had their wedding reception there. Needless to say, it was such a meaningful place to start their marriage!
The couple also included many personal touches in their plans. Mary’s wedding band belonged to her grandmother, and they decided to have their first look at Bethany United Methodist Church just down the road from the ceremony. The church holds a lot of significance to Kyle’s family, as it was practically a second home to his grandparents during their lives. When Kyle saw Mary in the church gardens during their first look, it was one of the happiest moments I’ve ever photographed. These two are truly made for each other!
Following their ceremony, we traveled to Good Luck Cellars in Kilmarnock for their reception. The sun set over the vineyard as we finished up their newlywed portraits, and they spent the rest of the evening dancing and celebrating with their friends and family! Their first dance was my favorite one yet – you have to see it for yourself below.
Congratulations, Mary & Kyle! Thank you so much for including me in such a special day.
Also thank you to Alicia Lacey for recommending me to her family – she was my own wedding photographer and one of the bridesmaids in Mary and Kyle’s wedding. It was such an honor to be part of the day, and I loved meeting everyone. Cheers to the start of a beautiful marriage!
Reception Venue: Good Luck Cellars in Kilmarnock, Virginia
Invitations: Stafford Printing
Florist: The Wild Bunch
Hair: MissChelle’s Salon
Makeup: Angela Sutak
Dress Boutique: Bridal Elegance in Richmond, VA
Catering: Dori Farrell
Groom + Groomsmen attire: Men’s Wearhouse
DJ: DJ Chad Rock
Assistant Photographer: Ica Images