Hollyfield Manor Wedding | Richmond Wedding Photographer | Jake + Rachel

 Hollyfield Manor Wedding

Marriage is a gift. It allows us to walk closely alongside someone else for our entire lives, and while that does present its own unique challenges, it also brings its own unique blessings. For Rachel and Jake, one of these gifts is the joy they have - a joy that is only multiplied when they are together. Just as they couldn't stop smiling and laughing during their engagement session, their happiness was overflowing on they day they said their I dos. There is almost nothing more beautiful than that.

Adding to the beauty of their day were gorgeous details planned to fit Jake and Rachel's simple, elegant style. The ONLY sparkly element was her stunning Badgley Mischka flats! Rachel's bouquet was absolutely stunning and carried on the navy and white theme of the wedding. And those watercolor bridesmaid dresses are some of my all-time favorites! With a venue like Hollyfield Manor as the backdrop, the wedding - with all its beauty and joy - came together perfectly.

Jake and Rachel - never forget the gift you have in each other! Never stop smiling together, even in the hard times, and cherish each moment you have together. Stay true to your vows, love each other deeply, and continue to grow the bond you already share. I know yours will be a marriage that lasts.

Venue: Hollyfield Manor | Invitations: Emily Mayne Studio | Bride's Dress: Rebecca Schoneveld | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Menswear: The Groomsman Suit | Hair/Makeup: Avenue 42 | Band: The Bachelor Boys Band | Catering: Traditions Fine Catering | Bakery: Pearl's Cupcake Shoppe | Floral Design: King William Florist | Transporation: Winn Transportation

 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Navy and White Wedding Invitations
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Bride with mother
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Peony Ring Shot
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Navy, White, and Blush Wedding Bouquet
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Badgley Mischka Bridal Flats

Both of them were EXCITED...can you tell?

 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Groom waiting for bride
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Badgley Mischkas with Blue, White, and Blush Wedding Bouquet
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Bridal details

They had the most beautiful first look on the dock right by the water...

 Navy and White Summer Wedding | First Look on a Dock
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Bridal Portrait
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Bride and Groom Portrais
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Blue and White Watercolor Bridesmaid Dresses
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Blue, White, and Blush Bridal Bouquet
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Blue Watercolor Bridesmaid Dresses
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Groomsmen Portraits
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Navy Blue and White Bridal Party
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Bride and Groom Portraits
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Navy Blue and White Bridal Party

Despite the threat of rain all week, the weather could not have been more beautiful all day...and no more so than when the ceremony arrived.

 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Outdoor summer wedding ceremony
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Blue and white barrel flowers
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Father walking bride down the aisle
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Outdoor summer wedding ceremony
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Blue and white watercolor bridesmaid dresses
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Outdoor summer wedding ceremony

And they're MARRIED!

 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Bride and groom kiss

The reception was both simple and gorgeous. Hollyfield Manor will always be one of my favorite venues!

 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Navy and White Wedding Reception
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Navy and White Reception with Lanterns

I LOVE it when couples hire live bands...and this one was particularly fun! I don't know how they played music all night, but they rocked it out!

 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Live wedding band
 Navy and White Summer Wedding | Mr and Mrs Reception Chairs
  Navy and White Summer Wedding | Wedding reception dancing
  Navy and White Summer Wedding | Wedding toasts
  Navy and White Summer Wedding | Bride and Groom first dance

The sunset was glowy and beautiful and made for some amazing late evening portraits.

  Navy and White Summer Wedding | Bride and Groom Sunset Portraits
  Navy and White Summer Wedding | Bride and Groom Sunset Portraits
  Navy and White Summer Wedding | Bride and Groom Sunset Portraits
  Navy and White Summer Wedding | White reception flowers
  Navy and White Summer Wedding | Wedding reception dancing
   Navy and White Summer Wedding | Wedding cake and cupcakes
  Navy and White Summer Wedding | Wedding reception dancing
  Navy and White Summer Wedding | Wedding reception dancing
  Navy and White Summer Wedding | Wedding reception 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.