Intimate Wedding in Chesapeake | Chesapeake Wedding Photographer | Chris + Rebecca

 Intimate Backyard Chesapeake Wedding on the Water

Marriage is a huge commitment. Marriage when kids are involved becomes a whole new matter entirely. When Chris and Rebecca said their vows, they did so before the typical friends and family...but they also had her three children by their side. It was the most touching moment of the day as the kids helped exchange rings, then plant a new family tree that will grow and flourish through the years as these two families are now one.

Their vision for their day, an intimate backyard wedding right on the water in Chesapeake, was a celebration of this close-knit feeling that would last as the sun set and the couple drove away (in a Viper, no less!). All Rebecca wanted was to feel like a bride, capture the love she had found in Chris, and relax on a gorgeous summer day on the Elizabeth River. She got it all and more. Together these two have the most natural and sweet interactions - it's a love you just can't fake, and a happiness that will last through the years.

Chris and Rebecca, it was truly an honor to be at your celebration - and what a celebration it was! My heart was full as I watched your family grow and officially become one, and I was filled with joy when I saw your beaming smiles and the hope for what was to come. Congratulations, and may each year be better than the last.

Dress: David's Bridal | Menswear: Men's Wearhouse | Venue: Private Home | Catering: Yard Dog BBQ | Desserts: Gigi's Cupcakes | Second Photographer: Fowler Studios

 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Purple and white bridal bouquet
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Flower girl getting ready
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Sapphire wedding ring
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bridal Portrait
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | No 5 Chanel Perfume
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bridal portrait
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | White bride's shoes with perfume
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bride with flower girl

Chris and Rebecca chose to do a first look...and theirs are some of my favorite reactions ever!

 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bride and groom first look
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bride and groom first look
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bride and groom portraits
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bride and groom portraits
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bride and groom portraits
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bride and groom portraits
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bride and groom portraits
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bride and groom portraits on a dock
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bride and groom portraits
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bride and groom portraits
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bride and groom portraits
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bride and groom portraits

The ceremony overlooked the Elizabeth River during sunset...and oh was it gorgeous!

 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Ceremony on the water
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | We Decided on Forever Sign
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Flower girl walking down the aisle

One of Rebecca's sons walked her down the aisle...

 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Son walking mom down the aisle
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Father with sons at altar
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bride and groom at altar
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Family planting family tree
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bride and groom first kiss

It was simply the perfect summer day for an outdoor reception.

 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Outdoor weddign reception
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Wedding cupcakes
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Wedding guests taking pictures
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Children at wedding reception

Before the night finished, we took some pictures right at sunset. That glow!!!

 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Sunset bride and groom portraits
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Sunset bride and groom portraits
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Sunset bride and groom portraits
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Sunset bride and groom portraits
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Sunset bride and groom portraits
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Sunset bride and groom portraits
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Outdoor wedding reception
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bride and groom with cupcakes
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Wedding guests at reception
 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Sunset at wedding

Congratulations, Chris and Rebecca!

 Intimate Backyard Summer Wedding on the Water | Bride and groom with Dodge Viper

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.