Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Josh & Brittany

 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Coral and gold bridesmaid

This wedding is so very special to me because Brittany is Nathan's cousin and she was at my own wedding almost 5 years ago! To be able to not just attend her wedding years later but capture each moment meant more to me than I can say.

I told Josh and Brittany so many times on Saturday that it was the most relaxed wedding I've ever been to. Everyone was pitching in to help, and everyone truly cared about making it beautiful - yet there was no stress about making things perfect. They were already perfect because of the couple, and not for any othe reason. Every time I asked Brittany how she was doing, she would answer "I'm great..but how is my mom?" and the reverse was also true. She shares such a special bond with her mom, brother, and everyone else around. This wedding was truly about family.

The day was perfect from beginning to end. The ladies got ready together while the guys enjoyed a morning out on the dock of a beautiful waterside house in Charles City County near Williamsburg. At their first look Josh told us he felt like it was Christmas, and he would never forget the moment he first saw his bride. The night ended with Bucketball, a bonfire, and fireworks that capped off the most amazing day.

Josh + Brittany, we love you both so much. Thank you for making family feel so special on your big day. Thank you for keeping us laughing. Thank you for remembering that your marriage is far more important than one day - even if that day was beautiful. We can't wait to spend the holidays with you two as husband and wife!

Hair + Makeup: Shear Style Salon | Dress: David's Bridal | Ring: Kingsmill Jewelers | Flowers: Williamsburg Floral | DJ: Michael Brown | Cake: Cakealicious | Catering: Rodman's BBQ | Lawn Games: Bucketball

 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Lake house
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Coral perfume and silver bridal shoes
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Wedding dress
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Gold tulle wedding rings
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Coral seashell invitations
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Green and white bridal bouquet
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Groom getting ready
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Groom getting ready

The guys got a chance to hang out at the dock moments before the first look.

 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Groom getting ready

The ladies got all primped, thanks to Shear Style Salon.

 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride getting ready
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride getting ready
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride getting ready
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride getting ready
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride getting ready

After Brittany was all ready, her groom waited for her outside. He was kind of excited...

 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Groom at first look
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride and groom portraits
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride and groom portraits
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride and groom portraitsCharles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride and groom portraits
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride and groom portraits
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride and groom portraits
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride and groom portraits
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride and groom portraits
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride and groom portraits
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride and groom portraits

Brittany is stunning...and Josh knows it.

 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride and groom portraits
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride and groom portraits
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Coral and khaki groomsmen outfit
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Coral and gold bridesmaids
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Coral and gold bridesmaid dresses
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Coral and gold bridal party
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Coral and gold bridal party
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 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Coral and gold wedding
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Gold flower girl dress

Brittany's little brother walked her down the aisle, and it took all I had to hold back the tears.

 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Brother gives sister away
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Brother gives sister away
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Wedding ceremony
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Dogs at wedding ceremony
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Gold bridesmaid dress
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride and groom first kiss
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Pink seashell wedding reception
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Pink seashell wedding reception
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Pink seashell wedding reception

The guests had a blast playing Bucketball at the reception!

 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bucketball game
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bucketball games

I love having Nathan as my second shooter for weddings...he captured this precious moment!

 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Flower girl and ring bearer

Brittany changed into an adorable dress for the reception. After a little dancing, we headed out for some portraits as the sun dipped below the horizon.

 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride dancing on dock
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride and groom sunset portraits
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride and groom sunset portraits
 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride and groom sunset portraits

And this is how the day ended, with fireworks on the dock as Josh and Brittany celebrated the beginning of their forever.

 Charles City Wedding | Williamsburg Wedding Photographer | Bride and groom fireworks portraits

Maria Grace Photography

My name is Maria, and I am a wedding and family photographer based out of Hampton Roads, Virginia, but I am always excited about traveling. I love families who truly enjoy spending time with each other and living life together. I love couples that are looking forward to their wedding day because they are so excited to finally be married to.