Norfolk Botanical Gardens Bridal Portraits | Elysse

 Glowy Spring Bridal Portraits with Cascading Bouquet

You may just recognize Elysse from her wedding at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens a few weeks ago! In general, we schedule bridal portraits to happen before the wedding, but in this case we booked a date that ended up being the Friday Hurricane Florence rolled in. Of course we had to cancel and reschedule, and with a busy fall in front of us it had to happen after she got married. But oh was it worth the wait!

Leonard and Elysse’s wedding was beautiful, with clouds bringing out the richness of the colors, but for her bridal portraits the sun peeked through and we got some of that gorgeous, glowy light I’ve been dying for! Her cascading bouquet and beautiful flower comb made repeat appearances, and of course her dress was still a stunner.

She’s a beautiful bride and wife, and I’m so thankful I got to spend more time with Elysse on the perfect Monday evening.

Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero by Blush Bridal | Venue: Norfolk Botanical Gardens | Flowers: Norfolk Wholesale Floral

 Glowy Spring Bridal Portraits with Cascading Bouquet
 Cascading Burgundy and Blush Bouquet with Dahlias, Roses, Blue Thistle, Eucalyptus
 Glowy Spring Bridal Portraits with Cascading Bouquet
 Glowy Spring Bridal Portraits with Cascading Bouquet
 Glowy Spring Bridal Portraits with Cascading Bouquet
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 Glowy Spring Bridal Portraits with Cascading Bouquet
 Glowy Spring Bridal Portraits with Cascading Bouquet
 Glowy Spring Bridal Portraits with Cascading Bouquet

Elysse told me she used to sit here and imagine what it would be like to get married here. So cool!

 Glowy Spring Bridal Portraits with Cascading Bouquet
 Glowy Spring Bridal Portraits with Cascading Bouquet
 Glowy Spring Bridal Portraits with Cascading Bouquet
 Cascading Bridal Bouquet with Blush Roses and Burgundy Dahlias
 Glowy Spring Bridal Portraits with Flower Comb
 Glowy Spring Bridal Portraits with Cascading Bouquet
 Glowy Spring Bridal Portraits with Cascading Bouquet

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.