December in Virginia is usually 30 degrees with possible snow. But for Jennafer and Daniel's wedding, the weather decided to be 72 and beautiful.
Jennafer got ready at the Turtle Cay Resort and Hotel, only a block away from the venue. In stead of having a first look with Daniel, she wanted to do a first look with her dad. We wiped away tears as he saw his little girl all dolled up for her wedding day.
We got honks and "Congratulations" as all seven of the bridesmaids, Jennafer and her family, walked down the street to the venue, Waterman's Surfside Grille.
As you walked in to the upper floor of the restaurant, her family members beautiful decorated all the tables- even hand making the napkins and hand painted the glasses for toasts.
The theme was winter blue and you could see glitter and sparkles every where! The arbor was done by the step mother who came three hours before the wedding to set it up.
As Jennafer came into the room for the ceremony, there was a hush as Daniel saw his bride for the first time.
During the ceremony, we laughed, we cried and we celebrated as they had their first kiss as husband and wife!
Because of the nice weather, we were able to take photos outside the Waterside Restaurant, facing the Virginia Beach Oceanfront.
As Virginia Photos and Films managed the family photos, Virginia Beach Photobooth Company and Dave and Phil's Open Mic started the party with music and a photobooth.
The father daugther dance was to "Butterfly Kisses." That was our first song too, and believe me, even after 45 weddings, I still cry when I hear that song.
After the dances, the party had officially started. We heard toasts from the Best Man and the Maid of Honor, we witnessed the bouquet and the garter toss, we laughed and had so much fun taking pictures and dancing the night away.
For the send-off, the bride and groom decided to use glow sticks!
I was so blessed and honored to be asked to hang out with this couple. Have a wonderful life together!
- Christal Marshall
Christal Marshall is a mom of three, photographer, videographer, homeschooler and just a straight hustler.
She was voted top 20 wedding photographers in VA in 2016 and 2018. She has been featured over 50 times in various different publications.
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