What started off as a slightly overcast morning, quickly turned into a warm, summer day in September. Alyssa & Zack were just hours away from getting married and you could feel the nervous excitement fluttering around their rooms. The bride, groom and their wedding party got ready at the Founder’s Inn in Virginia Beach and it was truly a photographers dream. The beautiful windows allowed for so much natural light that we wish we could shoot every wedding there! The lush green garden at the Founder’s Inn was the perfect location for the bridesmaids and groomsmen portraits. After finishing up Alyssa’s bridal portraits, we were on our way to their ceremony!
Alyssa & Zack wanted an outdoor ceremony and they picked the best little spot under the trees at Red Wing Park to exchange their vows. Their sweet ceremony was attended by their closest friends and family and before we knew it, they were Mr. & Mrs. Brickner! After some stunning portraits of the bride & groom, we made our way to the reception which was held at Hunt Club Farm. This venue was the perfect spot for their rustic, country wedding theme. The awesome couple and their wedding party danced the night away to several line dances and throwbacks to the 90’s. This wedding reception was so fun and we had the best time celebrating with them.
This sweet couple was so fun to be around, from hanging out during their engagement session to doing their sunset portraits on their wedding day, we are so excited to have been a part of their special day. Alyssa & Zack, congratulations and we hope you love these images as much as we do!
Founder’s Inn was such a beautiful getting ready location for the bridal party. The light was stunning and and it made it so easy to shoot all of Alyssa’s beautiful bridal details.
Alyssa & Zack’s puppies joined them for their stay at Founder’s Inn. We got to meet Luna and although she avoided us most of the morning, she did give us a little pose at the end 😉
We loved Alyssa’s beautiful wedding gown. She was such a flawless bride!
Red Wing Park is located about a mile from the Oceana Air Station and during the weekend of Alyssa & Zack’s wedding, they were holding their annual Air Show with the Blue Angels. Zack recounted the hilarious moment when he heard on the radio that the Air Show was occurring the same day as their afternoon wedding that they had planned since last year. After dialing Alyssa in a panic, she got to calm his worries by telling him that the Air Show was coincidentally supposed to end right as their ceremony was scheduled to begin. Talk about some good luck!
They are MARRIED!
Alyssa & Zack were one of those couples that told us they “didn’t know what they were doing” and then totally killed their engagement session. Well, their wedding day was no different and we are absolutely in love with all of their portraits.
We couldn’t help taking a few more portraits of this Alyssa. Such a stunning bride!
Possibly our new favorite wedding portrait! Look at the glow! 🙂
Zack & Alyssa chose to hold their reception at Hunt Club Farm and it was the perfect venue for their country theme. They had the cutest decor that accompanied the rustic theme of the venue. Every detail was so well planned.
We LOVED their cake table. I mean, look at the cupcakes on their own cute saucers!
We are so thankful for Zack & Alyssa and how they trusted us through their engagement session and their wedding day. Lesson of the day: when your photographer asks you to step outside for sunset portraits, you should always, always, always say yes 🙂
Time to dance!
Michael & Chelsea