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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…

Intimate Boho Elopement | Hampton Roads Elopement Photographer | Corey + Sabrina

Intimate Boho Elopement | Hampton Roads Elopement Photographer | Corey + Sabrina

There are moments and days so beautiful I don't think they will ever be erased from my memory. Saturday was one of those days. Corey and Sabrina have been together for more than 6 years. They share a life and two beautiful children, but there was one more step they wanted to take...officially becoming husband and wife. As they planned their wedding, they realized that the most important thing to them was not a guest count in the hundreds or a venue to die for - it was the lifelong commitment they were about to make to each other.

Nonetheless, Sabrina wanted to feel like a bride - and oh did she accomplish her goal! Her 'microwedding' (since true elopements involve no guests and there were a handful of family present) was a boho-themed dream from start to finish. Her bouquet and flower crown were spilling over with a gorgeous multicolored selection of flowers and eucalyptus. Her long-sleeved wedding dress had buttons running all the way down the back. The first look she and Corey shared near a lavender field was heartfelt, intimate, and absolutely stunning...

Woman's Club of Portsmouth Wedding | Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer | Brad + Jessica

Woman's Club of Portsmouth Wedding | Hampton Roads Wedding Photographer | Brad + Jessica

When I photographed their engagement session last May, Brad told me that he just knew it would be 64 degrees at their wedding in February. Jessica and I laughed at him - there was just no way that was going to happen! But sure enough, this winter wedding fell on one of the warmest days of the year, and I happily admitted that I had been wrong to doubt!

Brad and Jessica have set all kinds of records - the day before their wedding they celebrated their 13 year anniversary. They have been together since high school through college, jobs, military deployments, and all that can happen in life over so many years. Watching these two was like seeing two seasoned professionals, with only a ceremony standing in between them and their forever...