Justin and Tori are everyone's favorite people. As funny as that sounds, it's completely true. Every single person who was met them has fallen in love with their individual personalities and how they are together. They have so much fun with each other while including everyone around them, and their joy and laughter are never ending. They both have incredibly goofy personalities and these two can DANCE! Above all, their desire is to serve the Lord side by side for the rest of their lives, which was the most beautiful part of the entire wedding.
When we arrived Justin and Tori were both already relaxed, happy, and having a blast with the people they loved most. Tori chose a gorgeous ivory and blush all-over lace wedding dress, and her amazing florist (the same one I chose for my wedding!) provided beautiful blush and white rose bouquets. The two chose a first look on the patio of the classic southern plantation venue, a moment filled with sweetness and joy that ended in a prayer together.
Even when the rain started to pour (after the pictures, thankfully!), everyone remained calm and collected. The staff worked hard to move the ceremony in a moment's notice, and all Tori cared about was getting married to her best friend. They shared communion together to symbolize their union, and their officiant Darrell (again, the same from our wedding!) spoke of their service to God and each other. It was truly a beautiful moment to behold.
At the reception, Justin and Tori danced the night away, taught me the Wop, and couldn't stop smiling. Their marriage began on the perfect foot - rain or not, they were just happy to finally be together.
Justin and Tori - can I tell you that you two are now some of my favorite people ever? Your love is sincere, your laughter is contagious, and your devotion to the Lord is admirable. I love you both deeply and have a feeling I will see you again soon. I hope your European honeymoon adventure is exactly what you need to begin your marriage in the best possible way!
Click here to see their Richmond engagement session.
Venue/Catering: Plantation on Sunnybrook | Bride's Dress: Maggie Sottero at Amrhein's | Menswear: Amrhein's | Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal | Hair + Makeup: Rock Paper Beauty Lounge | Florals: Flowers & Things | DJ: RSP Entertainment | Cake: Kim Harper
This is our Vogue shot...talk about an epic bridal party.
Justin and Tori shared communion together during the ceremony...and oh how excited they were to be married!
They entered in true Hokie fashion before Tori and her dad broke out a hilarious father/daughter dance!
One new trend I am loving? Family style reception dining! It's so perfect for conversations, sharing food, and getting food out quickly...something we can all agree on ;)
While the rain was still falling we took full advantage of a bubble umbrella and their joy at being newlyweds.
Congratulations, Justin and Tori!