Regent University Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer | Taylor + Cynthia

Regent University Fall Wedding

Tears flowed freely at Taylor and Cynthia's wedding, from the first look to the moment Taylor saw her walking down the aisle to the heartfelt speeches that happened during the reception. These two started dating less than a year ago, but they immediately knew they wanted to spend their lives together. On a beautiful fall day they pledged to do just that, and their love was obvious from the moment they first laid eyes on each other all the way until the last dance.

The wedding itself carried beautiful touches of sparkly gold for Cynthia's fun personality to a classic navy palette, with adorable gold bottles decorating the sanctuary and an all-white bridal bouquet that was a knockout despite the limitations of finding flowers after a hurricane! There was not a cloud in the sky all day, and the sun wrapped Taylor and Cynthia with warmth as they shared a sweet first look at Regent University, where her father has worked for over 20 years.

Their ceremony was centered around not just their love for each other, but their mutual love for God and their desire to have Him first in their relationship. It was a beautiful way to start a marriage, and I was honored to be a part of it.

Taylor and Cynthia, I know it took you awhile to find each other and not long at all to realize you were meant to be. Hold on to that knowledge - that God brought you together and has a plan for your lives - and you will go far in your marriage. I am so happy for you both! The best is yet to come!

To see their Colonial Williamsburg engagement session, click here.

Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander (Maya Couture) | Bridesmaid Dresses: White by Vera Wang (David's Bridal) | Menswear: Men's Warehouse | Hair + Makeup: Salon Oh | Floral Design: Joanne Nelson | Venue: New Covenant Presbyterian Church | DJ: E and E Special Events | Catering: Kelly's Cozy Fine Tea and Gourmet Sweets

Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Gold and White Wedding Invitations
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Groom's Details
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Sparkly Gold Ring Shot
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Groom Getting Ready
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Wedding Invitation Ring Shot
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride Getting Ready
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bridesmaid Name Hangers
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | White Rose Ring Shot

Cynthia decided to add some time to her coverage so she could have bridal portraits on her wedding day...and it was a wonderful idea! We drove to Regent University for all of the portraits, where incredible architecture and a fountain highlighted the best parts of the day.

Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bridal Portrait
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | All White Wedding Bouquet
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride walking down staircase
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bridal Portrait
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride + Groom Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride + Groom Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride + Groom Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride + Groom Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride + Groom Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride + Groom Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride + Groom Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride + Groom Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride + Groom Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bridal Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride + Groom Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride + Groom Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Classic Navy Bridal Party Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Classic Navy Bridal Party Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bridal Party Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Classic Navy Bridal Party Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bridal Portrait
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | White Bridal Party Bouquets
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride and Groom Portrait
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride and Groom Portrait
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Classic Bridal Party Portrait

After an amazing time with the bridal party, we headed to the church for the main event - the ceremony!

Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Wedding Ceremony
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Gold Bottle and White Rose Ceremony Decorations
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Wedding Ceremony
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride walking down aisle with her dad

I will say it over and over again...first looks NEVER take away from the emotion of seeing your wife walk down the aisle. Taylor couldn't hold back the tears.

Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Groom sees his bride
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Wedding Ceremony
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Wedding Ceremony

The reception was perfect - from intimate dances to a crazy party to gluten free cake (that we could actually eat!), I couldn't have imagined a more heartfelt celebration.

Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | All White Wedding Cake
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride and Groom First Dance
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Wedding REception Toasts
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Dessert Table
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Reception Dancing
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Wedding Reception Dancing
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Wedding Reception Dancing

Before we knew it sunset had come and it was time for more portraits and a beautiful celebration of Taylor and Cynthia's love.

Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride + Groom Sunset Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride + Groom Sunset Portraits
Sparkly Gold and White Fall Wedding | Bride + Groom Sunset Portraits

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.