Christopher Newport University Wedding | Newport News Wedding Photographer | Doug + Jen

 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Bride + Groom Portraits

Excitement. It was written all over Jen's face all morning as she anticipated what the rest of the wedding day would hold. She couldn't stop from smiling as she opened her gift from Doug and wiped the tears away, or as she slipped into her wedding gown, or as she began to walk down the aisle toward her groom. Jen's laughter is one of her best features, and all day long it rang out as she celebrated the most joyful day of her life.

Doug and Jen are deeply committed to one another, and it showed throughout their day. Two pastors spoke during the ceremony - one who Doug has known from childhood and one who became important to them as they met and began to date at their Bible study. The best man told stories of how deeply Jen would listen whenever Doug taught the lesson, and the maid of honor recounted how much stronger Jen and Doug are together than they were before they became one.

Stormy weather threatened all week long but when Sunday finally came the sun shone from start to finish, a clear picture of the happiness Doug and Jen have brought into each other's lives. With the beautiful architectural backdrop of Christopher Newport University for portraits and the love of friends and family that surrounded them, these two started their marriage and their lives together on the best foot possible. Congratulations, Doug and Jen!

Click here to see their Fort Monroe sunset engagement session.

Venue: Mariner's Museum | Dress: Maggie Sottero by Blush Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal | Menswear: Jos. A Bank | Catering: Smoke BBQ | Cake: Bella's Custom Cakes

 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Tan wedding shoes
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Pearl bracelet and diamond earrings
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | White and green wedding invitations
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Bridesmaids getting ready
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Navy blue bridesmaid dress

Doug's gift to her was a beautiful Tiffany & Co. bracelet engraved with her NEW initials.

 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Bride opening her gift
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Neutral background ring shot
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Groom getting ready
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Blush and lace wedding dress
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Bride getting ready
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Groom getting ready
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Navy blue bridesmaid dresses
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Navy blue bridesmaid dress
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Black and white bridesmaid portraits
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Groomsmen portraits
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Black and white groomsmen portrait
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Wedding ceremony lanterns

It was hot out, but the programs actually doubled as an adorable fan!

 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Wedding ceremony fans
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Bride walking down aisle
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Wedding ceremony
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Wedding ceremony

These are two of my favorite moments...the first needs no explanation and in the second, Jen and Doug shared communion and a prayer together during a quiet ceremony moment.

 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Wedding ceremony
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Wedding ceremony
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Navy blue and gray bridal party
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Bride and groom architecture portraits
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Bridal party black and white
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Bride and groom architecture portraits
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Bride and groom architecture portraits
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Bride and groom architecture portraits
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Bride and groom architecture portraits
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Bride and groom architecture portraits
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Bride and groom architecture portraits
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Bride and groom architecture portraits
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Bride and groom architecture portraits
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Bride and groom architecture portraits
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Navy blue and green reception centerpiece
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Bride and groom first dance
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Wedding reception dancing
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Wedding reception dancing
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | White and greenery wedding cake
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Maid of honor toast
 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Wedding reception dancing

Congratulations, Doug and Jen!

 Navy Blue and Gray Summer Wedding in Virginia | Wedding bubble exit

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.