October 9, 2018
Where do I even start with these two? I have been waiting for their wedding day for over nine months! Monique and I have bonded so much over funny memes and Instagram stories since we met that I honestly feel like we’re soul sisters! In the weeks coming up to their big day, it was hard for me not to text her every day just to share my excitement!
They had their wedding ceremony at the Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalist Church in Norfolk and their reception at The Hilton, Virginia Beach Ocean Front. They were both so calm, and I could feel it in the air that they were ready. Each of them ready to see the other and make their wedding vows. That is what I love about t his couple. They are so calm and kind! I knew when I met them for their sunrise cherry blossom engagement session at the tidal basin in Washington DC that their wedding was going to be so fun. It did not disappoint! They seemed to have no stress at all and only had time for joy.
Can we just stop for a second and talk about how Omar surprised us all by singing a song for Monique! #swoon How stinking sweet is that! THANK YOU to all of the amazing vendors who helped pull off this flawless day and to Meghan from Meg Rose Photography for keeping me sane while 2nd shooting!
CEREMONY VENUE: Coastal Virginia Unitarian Universalists
RECEPTION VENUE: The Hilton at Virginia Beach
COORDINATOR: Cherry Blossom Planning Factory
RECEPTION FLORIST: The Hanging Gardens
PAPER FLOWER BOUQUETS: The Paper Flower Market
CAKE ARTIST: Shockley’s Sweet Shoppe
BAND/DJ: Astro DJ
MAKE-UP ARTIST: Rated Pretty Girl Makeup
HAIR ARTIST: Tammy Mason The Salon Inc.
BRIDESMAIDS DRESS: Davids Bridal
TUXES: Omar’s custom suit is from Jos A. Bank
OFFICIANT: Monique’s Uncle Kenny
BRIDAL GOWN:White Swan Bridal
CEREMONY STRINGS: 757 Strings