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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…

Top 10 Best Wedding Venues in Hampton Roads | Business

Top 10 Best Wedding Venues in Hampton Roads | Business

I’m thankful to have the privilege to travel up and down the East Coast for weddings, but I’m also proud to say that I photograph a lot of weddings right here in the Hampton Roads area. I moved here five years ago but I did not truly get to know my surroundings until I became a wedding and family photographer. Driving all over our little area for engagement sessions, family sessions, and weddings has made me fall in love with the 757.

It’s difficult to choose my few favorite wedding venues for a blog post, and I know there are so many places I get to shoot this year that I am sure this list will grow over time! That said, here are the ten best wedding venues in Hampton Roads that I have visited so far - with one honorable mention!

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.