Smithfield Winery Wedding | Smithfield Wedding Photographer | Kenny + Mackenzie

 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding

For a long time Kenny and Mackenzie didn't look twice at each other. He was just the guy who worked for her dad, and she was away at college. But on one fateful day several years ago Kenny made a trip to visit her and they began to fall in love over Mellow Mushroom pizza and rich conversations. Eventually they would begin dating, get engaged, and buy a house together, but they never could have predicted any of it would happen when they first laid eyes on each other.

Their wedding day was uniquely gorgeous and absolutely relaxed from start to finish. They had the privilege of being the FIRST wedding at the Smithfield Winery and after seeing the setup, I know brides will be flocking to this stunning new venue! Blush peonies were the highlight of Mackenzie's all-wood bouquet (no, I'm not kidding!) and her dress was simply amazing, with all-over lace and a train that stretched for miles. Beyond that, these two took the most of every opportunity for pictures (I counted at least 4 separate times we took bride and groom portraits!) and they prioritized fun and comfort over stress on a day that flowed smoothly throughout.

You HAVE to see all the fun details below (a giant Connect Four, pizza for dinner, and custom Coke bottles are just a few favorites!) and admire a wedding that was planned down to the smallest detail yet highlighted the couple throughout.

Kenny and Mackenzie, can we just go back to your wedding day every weekend?! I loved seeing your interactions with each other, your family, and your friends. It's obvious that you two value the most important things and choose not to worry about the rest. Keep that attitude, and your love for each other, and your marriage will be both joyful and lasting. Congratulations!

See their downtown Smithfield engagement session here.

Coordination: Gilbert Brett | Invitations: Minted | Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero by  Studio I Do | Bridesmaid Dress: All the Rage | Groom's Attire: Jos A Bank | Hair: Kara Shae/Parlor 39 | Ceremony: Historic St. Luke's Church | Reception: Smithfield Winery | Catering: Mellow Mushroom/Smithfield Station Bakery: Yummaries | Floral Designer: Fleur de Fou | Bouquets: Carolina Rosa Designs | Rentals: Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals

 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Blush and white sola wood flower bouquet
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride getting ready
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride's perfume
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride all-over lace dress with sleeves
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Ring shot in pink peony sola wood flower
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride in all-over lace wedding dress

After Mackenzie got dressed she was more than ready to see her groom for their first look.

 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom portraits with sola wood flower bouquet
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride in all-over lace wedding dress with train
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom portraits on front porch
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom portraits

Before we knew it we were heading to the ceremony, with an even more amazing experience ahead!

 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Wedding welcome sign
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Flower girl in white dress
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and father walking down aisle
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom at altar
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom at altar
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom first kiss

There was a lovely break between the ceremony and reception. Guests could explore downtown Smithfield, hang out at a local bar or restaurant, and enjoy the town while we got to photograph tons more bride and groom portraits and capture all the reception details before the party started again!

 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Glitter blush bridesmaid dress
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom portraits on couch
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bridal party portraits indoors with exposed brick

Believe it or not, all of these portraits were taken INDOORS! The light in the winery is incredible, and I'm obsessed with the exposed brick and wooden doors!

 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom portraits with exposed brick
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bridal portrait in all-over lace dress
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom holding each other
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bridal party portrait with vintage rentals

I loved having some vintage furniture for portraits, and this next one might be my FAVORITE!

 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom portrait with exposed brick
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Blush and white sola wood flower bouquets
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bridal portrait in all-over lace dress
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom portraits

Once guests arrived the venue brought out a charcuterie board so they could have hors d'oeuvres while they waited for dinner.

 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Cocktail hour charcuterie board
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Blush and white winery reception
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Blush and white floral reception centerpieces

There were a ton of games and activities for the guests to enjoy, and it couldn't have been a more perfect day to be outside!

 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Wedding cornhole
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Lantern and floral reception decorations
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Giant Connect Four reception game

Instead of traditional name cards, each guest had a custom Coke bottle - and did I mention there was pizza?!

 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Custom Coke bottle name cards
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Wedding reception pizza

Before the sun set we went outside for one last portrait session on the docks by the water.

 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom sunset portraits
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom sunset portraits
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom sunset portraits
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom sunset portraits
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom sunset portraits

The night finished out with laughter, dancing, and a few sweet moments to make the day that much more wonderful.

 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom first dance
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Wedding reception dancing
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Father daughter dance
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Reception guests dancing
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Reception dancing
 Elegant and Intimate Winery Wedding | Bride and groom last dance

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.