I first began my love affair with The Wedding Chapel at the Magnolia House Inn last October when I met Philip and Katy there for the first time and I was the only witness to their marriage besides the officiant. Since then, I've visited there on multiple occasions and I just keep loving it more and more! The intimacy of the ceremony is so special, and the owners are such kind-hearted people. On top of that, shooting there challenges me to be better so that each elopement or wedding looks different - and I love a good challenge!
Kim and Ulysses planned their wedding in two days. Yes, you read that correctly! They decided to move to Hawaii but wanted to get married in their hometown. Everything fell into place to have their wedding the next week - it was truly meant to be!
These two have been dating for four years, and were indescribably excited to be married. Kim kept pointing out the huge smile on her face and talking about how excited she was to finally be the Mrs. to Ulysses. In a fun tribute to their upcoming Hawaii trip, she wore a gorgeous tropical dress to match her pink rose bouquet and the summer flowers that were all around the chapel.
Ulysses and Kim - I can't say enough about the joy and excitement you two have. Your pictures exude happiness in all kinds of ways. I love the way you love each other. Thank you for inviting me in for a day...and if you ever need a photographer out in Hawaii, well...I'm in! Many blessings for your future together.
Do you see what I mean when I say Kim was EXCITED?!
Sometimes the 'first hug' is just as sweet as the first kiss.
When you get married in July, fruit smoothies are necessary before venturing out in the hot sun for your pictures!
This RING...simply stunning!
After some portraits around the Magnolia House, we headed to the History Museum in downtown Hampton. It's where Ulysses & Kim shared their first date, and now they're coming full circle.
Congratulations you two!