John and Lauren are two wonderful individuals, but together they clearly make each other better. Both were a little nervous as they got ready to see each other one one of the prettiest days of the year, but their expressions and excitement at the first look were all worth the wait. They instantly relaxed, completely confident in their choice of their forever partner. Lauren’s smile could not have been bigger, and John treated her like the princess she is all day long.
The Smithfield Winery is one of the best wedding venues in Hampton Roads. The modern but rustic interior makes everything and everyone look instantly gorgeous, and beautiful natural light flows in from all angles. Everly After Events made the space absolutely perfect, with elegant florals, copper chargers, and cute little touches like a fun DIY photobooth and dog treat bags for guests with furry family members at home. If the day was beautiful the night was even more so, twinkle lights and all. Customized donuts and a harpist who played some of the prettiest wedding music I’ve heard were just the cherry on top of a stunning and memorable day.
John and Lauren, I’m so incredibly happy that you two found each other. It’s obvious that finding the right person was worth the wait, and seeing the joy both in your faces and in your friends and family is something I will never forget. Hold tight to each other like you did all day long, and always remember what brought you to this beautiful night, and this beautiful marriage, in the first place.
Invitations: Minted | Bride's Dress: Mori Lee from Blush Bridal | Bridesmaid's Dresses: Azazie | Menswear: The Black Tux | Hair/Makeup: Best Face Forward | Planning: Everly After Events | Floral Designer: Kate Fiore Floral Design | Venue: Smithfield Station + Smithfield Winery | DJ: DJ on the Side | Music: Alexandra Mullins Harpist | Catering: Montero's | Bakery: Mad Batter Cakes by Angela | Doughnuts: Glazed Doughnuts
Click here to see their Christmas-themed Williamsburg engagement session.
I loved the photobooth that Everly After Events brought for the reception!
Under the twinkle lights, we took a few more portraits just for John and Lauren.
There were a few more dances left in the night, but the evening finished with one of my favorite traditions - a last dance with nobody else in the room than the new husband wife. It was a beautiful way to end an unforgettable day.