What started off as an overcast morning in Smithfield, VA became an absolutely beautiful day for Emily & Peter to get married. The day started off at Historic St. Luke’s Church and it was full of beautiful moments from start to end. The grounds of St. Luke’s Church are so lush and green after all the rain we have gotten and it made the perfect backdrop for portraits. We were in LOVE with the contrast of the grounds and the brick church. The historic church was the perfect location for their intimate wedding ceremony, where about 100 of their closest family and friends were in attendance. You could see the joy in the wedding party’s faces and feel the love that the guests had for the sweet couple. By 2:30pm, Emily & Peter were wed!
The new Mr. & Mrs. Venoit were SO joyful during their portraits as husband and wife. I mean, who wouldn’t be? They were officially married! When Peter looks at Emily, Emily cannot contain her excitement. Emily’s smile is so infectious and you can see in her eyes that she already adores her husband. Their sweet portraits following their ceremony were awe-worthy. In fact, our cheeks hurt after their portraits because we were smiling so much!
When we entered into the Smithfield Center for their reception, we were so excited to see their travel theme! Emily, Peter and their families LOVE to travel and so it was the perfect theme to portray their new life together. After lots of dancing, photobooth photos and laughs, the newlyweds departed with a sparkler exit and went off on their first adventure; as husband and wife!
Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Venoit!
Michael & Chelsea
Photography Assistant/Third Shooter: Katie Tiller Photography | Event Planning: Emily, Alanna & Tonya – The Main Event by Emily | Ceremony Venue: Historic St. Luke’s Church | Reception Venue: Smithfield Center | Bridal Gown: Hanmade by Mother of the Bride & friend, Dawn | Bridesmaids Dresses: Ever Pretty | Grooms Attire: Jos A Bank | Groomsmen Attire: Express | Florals: The Main Event by Emily| Hair & Makeup: Emma Wynne | Caricaturist: Whimsy Art | DJ: Gary Lassiter | Caterer: Harmony Woods
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