Elegant Southern Lee Hall Mansion Styled Shoot | Newport News Wedding Photographer

 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Bride and Groom Portraits

This shoot came together over a cup of coffee at a local Starbucks with my dear friend Holly, and the result was an elegant black-tie styled shoot that complemented Lee Hall Mansion in Newport News perfectly with grey and lavender touches throughout. The styled shoot showed off this gorgeous venue, and I was able to work with some of the most talented vendors in Hampton Roads on a beautiful day in June. What started as a dream became a reality and was published on Knotsvilla for a perfect wrap-up to an amazing day.

In all honesty, there were a myriad of things that went wrong during our shoot. Traffic was absolutely insane across the HRBT that morning, so getting over to the Peninsula proved difficult for so many people. We had a few things happen beforehand that made us question whether the shoot would even happen. Our rentals were a last-minute lifesaving piece provided by ChicUnique in Suffolk, and when I left that day to drive 4 hours straight to a new destination, I still couldn't believe it had all come together - and I have everyone else (especially Just Dandy Events!) to thank.

While the schedule was crazy and the day was long, all of that paled in comparison to the amazing talent represented and the models, a couple that had been married in California just a few weeks beforehand! In my honesty I did not know how we would pull off anything that day, but all the vendors left with full hearts, beautiful images, and excitement at being able to make a dream come true. And now I finally get to share this beauty with you!

Planning/Coordination: Just Dandy Events | Venue: Lee Hall Mansion | Dress: Blush Bridal | Beauty: Katelyn Brenstuhl | Invitations: Paper Dolls Design | Florals: FiftyFlowers.com | Floral Design: Fleurish & Bloom | Jewelry: Adele Diamond | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | Rentals: ChicUnique Rentals | Desserts: Bite Sized Bakery

 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Gray reception table
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender |
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Purple Rose Place Setting
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Purple Elegant Invitations
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Elegant Purple Invitations
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Diamond earrings
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Mini Cupcake Tier
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Cherry Bite Sized Dessert
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender |

So in love with this dress and that bouquet!

 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Bride's Dress
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender Bridal Bouquet
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Bridal portrait
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Bride + Groom Portrait on Staircase
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Bridal portrait
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Bride + Groom Portraits
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Bride + Groom Portraits
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Poppy Boutonniere
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender Bridal Bouquet
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Bride + Groom Portraits
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Bridal Portrait
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Bride + Groom Portraits
 Elegant Southern Style Mansion Wedding | Gray and Lavender | Bride + Groom 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.