The Water Table Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer | Ariel + Rachel

 The Water Table Wedding in Virginia Beach

"I know why Ariel joined the Navy," his older brother stated confidently during his best man toast, "he was always meant to find Rachel." Ariel and Rachel glanced at each other, tears filling their eyes, knowing this was the truth from the beginning.

With several years in the Navy, travel and adventure is at the heart of Ariel and Rachel's love for each other. They have been all over the world, from Dubai to Hawaii, from Singapore to Lake Tahoe, but home for them is wherever they can be together. They met at a poker tournament and fell in love over the course of many years, many overseas trips, and many long conversations about who they wanted to be with - and it just happened to be each other.

Amidst a flurry of blue and silver travel themed details, a stunning lace-backed wedding dress, and bridesmaids in royal blue holding elegant rose bouquets, the love these two have for each other absolutely stole the show. He whispered in her ear and she giggled. He held her close and she pulled herself in closer. He held her hand as they walked side by side, from the church aisle to the beautiful dock at The Water Table as the sun set behind them.

With a future of adventure, hearts full of love, and forever before them, Ariel and Rachel could not hide their joy and love. I know these two will take their wanderlust all over the world - and ultimately, they will always return home to be with the one who loves them most.

Dress: All the Rage Virginia Beach | Hair: EyeDo Makeup & Hair LLC | Makeup: Beach Bridal Artistry | Menswear: Men's Wearhouse | Florals: Walker Florist | Ceremony: Star of the Sea Catholic Church | Reception: The Water Table | Catering: Sweetwater Cuisine | DJ: Colonial DJs | Cake: Patti Cakes Inc | Transportation: Truffle Shuttle

 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Chloe perfume and blue bridal shoes
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Wedding rings with name seal
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Blue travel themed invitations
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Elegant lace and sequin belted wedding dress
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | White gold wedding rings
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Bridesmaids getting ready
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Future Mrs. mug
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Groom getting ready

They both wrote a few words to each other so they could remember the moments right before they became husband and wife.

 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Groom reading bride's letter
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Bride reading groom's letter
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Groom pocket watch
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Bride getting ready

All of a sudden, after a morning of anticipation, it was time for the wedding ceremony.

 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Wedding ceremony Bible reading
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Bride with father walking down the aisle
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Bride and groom at wedding ceremony
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Bride and groom first kiss
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Bride and groom ceremony exit

After the ceremony, we headed over to The Water Table...and oh does this bridal party know how to have fun and look GOOD!

 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Royal blue and gray bridal party
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Gray and blue groomsmen
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | White rose boutonniere
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | White and blush rose bouquet
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Gray and blue groomsmen socks
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Royal blue and gray bridal party
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Royal blue bridesmaid dresses
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Royal blue bridesmaid dresses
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Cathedral wedding veil bridal portrait
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Iconic black and white bridal portrait
  Beaded lace statement back wedding dress with low keyhole cutout
  Beaded lace statement back wedding dress with low keyhole cutout
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Bride and groom portraits
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Bride and groom portraits

We had some time to sneak away and find some rocks on Rudee's Inlet for this adventure-hearted bride and groom...and oh it was so worth it!

 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Adventurous rocky beach bride and groom portraits
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Adventurous rocky beach bride and groom portraits
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Adventurous rocky beach bride and groom portraits

And after THAT beauty, it was time for the reception! From hand-painted globes accompanying signs of places they have visited in the world to bottle opener keys to a map guestbook, everything about the wedding made my traveling heart sing.

 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Worldwide travel themed reception centerpiece
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Worldwide travel themed reception centerpiece
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | World map guestbook

Of course we couldn't help but take advantage of the gorgeous golden light as the sun sank below the horizon on the dock!

  Beaded lace statement back wedding dress with low keyhole cutout
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Sunset dockside bride and groom portraits
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Sunset dockside bride and groom portraits
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Sunset dockside bride and groom portraits
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Sunset dockside bride and groom portraits
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Travel themed reception placecards
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Elegant blue, silver, and white wedding cake

With the reception came the sweetest father daughter moment, Rachel and Ariel's first dance as husband and wife, and guests having tons of fun the whole night long!

 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Bride and groom first dance
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Father daughter dance
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Wedding reception dancing
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Wedding reception dancing
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Wedding reception dancing
 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Wedding reception dancing

Congratulations, Ariel and Rachel!

 Blue and Silver Waterside Wedding | Virginia Beach Wedding | Epic bride and groom night shot

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.