Harley's Haven Wedding | Smithfield Wedding Photographer | Eric + Kaleigh

 Burgundy and White Spring Wedding

It never ceases to amaze me that, over and over again, two people love each other enough to choose the other for the rest of their lives. This means choosing that person in the best times and the worst, in times when you like them and all those times you don't. It means choosing to hold their hand through the storms of life, even if sometimes the storms make their way into your very own house. Eric and Kaleigh have been together long enough to weather many storms together and when they finally stood in front of each other at the altar, they knew what it meant to commit their lives to each other.

From start to finish the wedding day felt effortless, like it was meant to be all along. Kaleigh and her ladies laughed their way through the morning, punctuated by more serious moments as she took it all in - the moments before she officially became his wife. Eric swore until the day before their wedding that he wouldn't cry, but when he finally saw his bride walking down the aisle he couldn't hold back the tears. From goofy inside jokes to wrinkle-your-nose kind of laughter, the moments Eric and Kaleigh spent together were truly the most memorable part.

As far as the beautiful details, I was absolutely obsessed with Kaleigh's white peony and burgundy bouquet - the flowing ribbons (all from the absolutely fantastic Sterling Dawn events) and gorgeous details (hellloooo beautiful ceremony arch!) added touches of elegance all over Harley's Haven. And my obsession with blush wedding dresses lives on thanks to Kaleigh's all-over lace stunner that fit her like a glove! I know everyone there will relive this beautiful day over and over again.

Eric and Kaleigh, the love between you two is so obvious and so real. I am overjoyed to see you become husband and wife after being together for so long. Your wedding day was intimate, memorable, and loads of fun. Enjoy the day-to-day of being married to each other...it was worth the wait!

Planning and Floral Design: Sterling Dawn Events | Venue: Harley's Haven | Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas | Calligraphy: Camilla Creations | Hair: Studio M Hair Design (Jena & Ashley) | Makeup: Tanya Gasser | Bride's Dress: Studio I Do | Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal | Menswear: Men's Wearhouse | Officiant: Rev. Cory Newell | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | DJ: E & E Special Events | Videography: Christy Stevens | Cake: Chelsi Cooks | Catering: Country Boys BBQ

 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Blush Wedding Dress
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Blush Wedding Shoes
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride getting makeup done
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Wedding Ring Shot with Eucalyptus
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride reading the groom's letter
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Burgundy and Wood Wedding Invitations
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Burgundy and White Wedding Flowers

When Kaleigh was dressed, all the bridesmaids couldn't believe how beautiful she looked...

 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | First look with bridesmaids
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride getting buttoned up
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride getting ready
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Ring shot with burgundy ribbon
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bridal portrait
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Button up lace wedding dress
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Burgundy bridesmaids dresses
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Burgundy and White Bridal Bouquet with Ribbon
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Floral and White Wedding Arch
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Groom first look reaction
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Wedding ceremony
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride and groom kiss at altar
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Burgundy and Gray Bridal Party
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Burgundy and gray bridal party
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Bride and groom portraits

Next they got to spend even more time together during their first dance and the ensuing reception.

 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Elegant burgundy and white Wedding reception
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Wedding reception centerpiece bottles
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Wedding reception
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Wedding reception father/daughter dance
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Mr & Mrs wedding reception signs
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Wedding reception guests dancing
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Wedding reception guests dancing
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Wedding reception guests dancing

The garter toss was one of the more hilarious events I've witnessed...and it's extra special when the catcher of both the bouquet and garter are already dating!

 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Wedding reception garter toss
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | burgundy, white, and gold wedding cake
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | I have found the one whom my soul loves sign
 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Wedding reception guests dancing

...and just like that, before they knew it, it was time for Eric and Kaleigh to exit and walk towards their new life together! Congratulations you two!

 Burgundy + White Spring Wedding | Wedding sparkler 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.