Why We Dressed Up for a Wedding All Over Again | Historic Post Office Hampton Wedding

 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding

As a child I was never much one for dress-up. Truth be told, I was a huge tomboy. I play-wrestled my brother (and won every time because he always 'cheated') and I got along with boys a whole lot better than most other girls. I had close girlfriends, too, but pretending to be a princess was never high on my imagination list. Instead, my older brother and I would pretend to be in combat, play video games together, and (in between fights) sit in a chair on Saturday mornings and watch cartoons with each other.

So it was a surprise when I had so much fun getting dressed up for a Cinco de Mayo styled shoot last year. Getting my hair and makeup done is not normal, but I loved it...and the pictures I had from that day were beautiful. When Kelsey, the venue manager at the brand new Historic Post Office wedding venue in downtown Hampton was looking for models for a styled shoot, I quickly volunteered Nathan and I for the task. Plus, a chance to tour a gorgeous architecture-inspired Hampton Roads wedding space is never a bad thing!

With my hair (a low chignon, which I've always wanted) and makeup perfected, I met my husband of almost 6 years in his suit and tie and we pretended like it was our wedding day all over again. He looked so handsome, I felt like a princess, and the whole day was a dream. As we held hands, held each other, and laughed during our time together it began to feel like a vow renewal and styled shoot in one. Maybe we didn't say our vows out loud (one day we will again, I'm sure!) but being in a wedding dress with my groom by my side is all I could hope for on a gorgeous Tuesday evening. Many thanks to all the amazing vendors (including my best friend...it was a dream to be in front of your lens!) who made me feel beautiful and in love all over again as the sun set in downtown Hampton.

Photography: Chelsea Anderson Photography | Venue: Historic Post Office in Downtown Hampton | Planning: Kelsey Ann Events | Dress: Ava Clara Bridal | Florals: Heart's Content Events & Design | Hair: Hair by Stephanie B | Makeup: Hailey with Dhalia Edwards

 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding

And we ended on their gorgeous rooftop space because...why not? Gah I can't wait to photograph weddings here next year! I am in love with downtown Hampton!

 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding
 Architecture Inspired Historic Post Office Elegant Downtown Wedding

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.