I met Emily & Taylor for the first time a few weeks ago, for their engagement session. We met at the fire station Taylor works at, which was a dream come true. As I learned more about that, I realized Emily & Taylor have been waiting for this day a long time. Their story goes way back to when Taylor was in middle school, and Emily was just his best friends sister. All of the time spent together eventually blossomed into a romance, a relationship, a proposal and now a beautiful wedding. When I met up with Emily that afternoon, she was so calm and relaxed. It was a wedding day miracle! Backyard weddings can be the most stressful since the families put mostly everything together in a DIY kind of situation. But everyone was so “chill” and ready for a day to celebrate love.
This beautiful lilac wedding took place across three backyards, on the water of Little Creek in Norfolk, Va. One of the backyards belonging to Emily & Taylor, the new Ballance’s! I can only imagine how great it’s going to feel for them to look into their backyard years from now and remember their day. The view of the water sure won’t hurt! This particular wedding day went so very smoothly. We were ahead of schedule basically the entire time, and there seemed to be no snags or hangups! It read beautifully, just like I know their marriage will.
Congratulations to you both! Enjoy this sneak peek of your wedding day gallery.
This part of the day was so funny to me. Her posse of groomsmen helped carry her dress down the road to our bridal party portrait location.
I love love LOVE when my couples prioritize sunset portraits on their wedding day! Emily & Taylor took 10 minutes away from their reception and we got some beautiful shots on the water! It was so worth it!
Click here to see their engagement session:Emily + Taylor
Special Thanks to all of the wonderful vendors!
Florals: Norfolk Wholesale Florals
Catering: Mission BBQ
Bridal Gown: Studio I Do
Event Rentals: Acclaimed Events