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Historic Post Office Elopement | Aaron + Liz

Historic Post Office Elopement | Aaron + Liz

Some of the most special moments - and the times I learned the most about Aaron and Liz’s relationship - came when both of their mothers gave special toasts to the bride and groom. At first, Liz decided that Aaron wasn’t date-able, but it wasn’t long before he took her on a date, met her parents, and charmed her thoroughly over the course of a year and a half. Both of them serve in the Air Force, share similar life goals, and have the same laid-back, joyful demeanor.

For two military members, the Fourth of July was the best place to plan their micro-wedding, and the all-in-one elopement at The Historic Post Office allowed them to experience as little stress as possible amidst all the details of wedding planning. Only a few guests were there to witness Aaron and Liz say I do, but they were the most important people to have - and all of them were hands down some of the most FUN people I’ve ever met! Regardless of the small crowd, the dance floor stayed packed and almost everyone stayed until the sparkler exit…

Historic Post Office Spring Wedding | Hampton Wedding Photographer | Ryan + Stephanie

Historic Post Office Spring Wedding | Hampton Wedding Photographer | Ryan + Stephanie

Seeing Ryan and Stephanie together is like seeing two people who have been married for a long time…in fact, on their wedding day, they had already been married for a year and they wanted to celebrate with everyone who is near and dear to them! Foremost among their guests was sweet Ryleigh, their daughter, who is a symbol of how strong their relationship is - because let’s be real, if you can survive the newborn months together it says a lot about how much you can withstand! She has the biggest smiles and adores her mommy and daddy. I know she’s going to look back on the sweet wedding pictures when she is older, and that made it even more meaningful to capture the day.

I’m convinced that wedding at the Historic Post Office are stunning just because of the venue itself, and this spring day with all the blue and gray tones was no exception. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom for their sunset portraits and the rain stopped just in time to head outside for pictures after the ceremony. At the end of the day, Stephanie and Ryan wanted to have fun, enjoy the day, and spend time with their best friends. Their wedding was a representation of all that, and it was beautiful from beginning to end.

Vintage Winter Wedding at Historic Post Office | Hampton Wedding Photographer | Ben + Kat

Vintage Winter Wedding at Historic Post Office | Hampton Wedding Photographer | Ben + Kat

At the end of December, I had the pleasure of photographing two weddings in one weekend at the Historic Post Office - I couldn’t have dreamed up a better way to end 2018! I knew that the couples in each wedding were very different from each other, so the challenge was to make sure their days were completely unique, yet still beautiful. What a joy it was to be pushed creatively - and in so many ways, the day belong to each couple separately, while maintaining the elegant feel of the venue.

Ben and Kat’s wedding was all about the vintage details…