Norfolk Botanical Gardens Wedding | Norfolk Wedding Photographer | Leonard + Elysse

 Outdoor Fall Garden Wedding

There are memories from every wedding ingrained in my mind - moments I’ll never forget, sweet words said that will always stay in my mind. At Leonard and Elysse’s wedding, the best part of the day was that they are a family of three. Leonard’s precious daughter Karina was an integral part of the day from start to finish, when Elysse gave her special reception shoes or when she said special vows just to Karina, or when Leonard had a special dance just with his little girl. Karina, for her part, cried the whole way through the ceremony, and it was hard for anyone to hold tears back after seeing her joy come through in such a beautiful way.

It was my first wedding at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, and the venue didn’t disappoint. Not only was the staff amazing to work with, all the gardens were fully in bloom - just wait until you see those pink roses! Theirs was one of my favorite wedding ceremonies ever, as they said their vows in front of the Perennial Garden fountain. Beyond that, I am absolutely obsessed with Elysse’s bouquet! Not only was it a cascading beauty, but she had worked since January to grow burgundy dahlia’s in her own garden just so she could incorporate them into her wedding. Plus, adding a sweet little flower comb in her hair tied the whole day (a day with details all about the flowers!) together. It was drop dead gorgeous from the first picture to the last.

Leonard and Elysse, I am incredibly grateful to you both. I am grateful for your kindness and understanding on your wedding day towards Nathan and me. I am grateful that I could be there to capture such beauty, but even more so the love that you three share. I am grateful to witness a marriage that is already well on its way to happily ever after. What an amazing day indeed.

Invitations: Vistaprint | Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero by Blush Bridal | Bridesmaid Dress: Lee’s Fashions | Menswear: Men’s Wearhouse | Venue: Norfolk Botanical Gardens | Day-of Coordination/DJ: Astro Entertainment | Flowers: Norfolk Wholesale Floral | Catering: Montero’s Restaurant | Cake: Michelle Wilson

 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Champagne Wedding Shoes
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Maggie Sottero wedding dress
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Blush pink flower girl dress
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Pink Rose Ring Shot
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Groom Getting Ready
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Cascading Burgundy and Blush Bridal Bouquet
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride getting dressed details
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Floral Wedding Ring Shot
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride getting dressed outside with flower comb
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Blush rose, blue thistle, and eucalyptus bouquet
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride getting dressed with flower comb
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Burgundy bridal party shot
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Blush and burgundy cascading bouquets
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bridal portrait
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Outdoor garden wedding ceremony
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Flower girl walking down the aisle
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Blush and white flower ceremony chair decoration
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride walking down the aisle outdoors
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Groom watches his bride walk down the aisle
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Outdoor wedding ceremony by a fountain
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Vows to daughter during wedding
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Outdoor fountain wedding ceremony
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Outdoor fountain wedding ceremony
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride and groom first kiss
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Ceremony recessional with flower petals
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride and groom poses
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride and groom poses
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride and groom poses
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride and groom poses
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride and groom poses
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride and groom poses
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride and groom poses
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride and groom poses
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride and groom poses
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride and groom poses
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride and groom poses
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Blush and burgundy cascading greenery bouquet
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride and groom poses
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride and groom poses
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Evening reception space
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Groom dances with daughter
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Elegant evening reception centerpiece
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Bride and groom first dance
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Head table with rose garland
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Wedding reception dancing
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Wedding reception dancing
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Simple white wedding cake with flower decorations
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Cake cutting
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Wedding reception dancing
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Head table flower and greenery garland
 Blush and Burgundy Garden Wedding | Glowstick and bubble wedding sendoff

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.