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Westover Plantation Charles City Wedding Photographer (Olivia and Adam) September Fall Navy, Pink an

"Adam and I met online. After a couple weeks of chatting, we made plans for our first date - an ODU baseball game. We only made it through a couple innings in the windy chill of early April 2015 before we ditched to go to a local bar in Ghent where we could talk inside; and the rest is history. Our engagement came in July of 2016. Adam only gets 4 days off every 16, so our weekends are precious when we do get to spend them together. I was wrapping up the summer theatre season at my work and we made plans for him to come see the show (something he normally would never do) and go to dinner at one of our favorite places in Yorktown (Water Street Grille) - which coincidentally is the place of our second date. After a nice meal, a couple beers, and some good live music, Adam decided we should to go for a walk down the beach and to the pier (where we shared our first kiss). As we approached the pier, Adam started to get a little anxious that so many people were around and we couldn't make it to the end. So as we turned to walk back, he mentioned it that it was a shame we couldn't make it to the end of the pier but that here (at the entrance) would have to do and he got down on one knee."- Olivia (The Bride)

"We both love history and the simple/natural beauty of things. We originally thought we wanted to be married in Wilmington, NC (our favorite town), but with the encouragement of our families, we began researching some places closer to home in Virginia. I decided to take a drive to check out a few plantations I'd read about in Charles City (just 30-45 minutes from my work). The first one I went to was a museum, beautiful, but maybe a little too stuffy for us. The second one, I didn't even get out because it just didn't give me a great feeling. When leaving the second one, I happened to notice a small sign to "Westover" - I like to explore, and since I hadn't heard of Westover, I decided to go check it out. After the 2 mile (nervous) ride down the dirt road , I pulled up to this beautiful, historical house who's front yard was literally the James River and with beautiful iron gates, and most importantly an old-English-like garden! I knew this was the place for us - history, the water, and naturally beautiful. Our wedding won't be filled with fancy decorations or crazy accessories, but it will be filled with love and a lot of fun! We expect about 150 people, whom we all know love to dance and party - and that's what we want this to be, something we all leave saying, "Now that was a celebration filled with love and beauty.” - Olivia (the Bride)