Rachel & Jason: Gloucester Wedding at Ware River Yacht Club

Rachel lifted the ruffly skirt of her wedding gown with one hand as she crossed the street to the Historic Gloucester Courthouse buildings and her waiting groom. Jason stood with his back to her. His suit jacket was draped casually over his shoulder, but he was feeling anything but casual in that moment. He laughed with excitement when he finally felt her hand on his shoulder.

The moment when he turned seemed to happen in slow motion. Everything around them blurred. The courthouse buildings, the cars driving past, even the intense heat of the summer day seemed to fade. In that moment, it was just the two of them.


Rachel had always dreamed of a beach wedding, so getting married on the river seemed like the next best thing. She and Jason chose the Ware River Yacht Club for their wedding venue in Gloucester, just a few minutes down the road from Jason's childhood home.

Rachel wore her mother's pearls for her wedding, and she had an old handkerchief attached to her bouquet. Her teal glasses were the perfect 'something blue' to round out her traditions.

From the peonies in her bouquet to the Whispering Angel wine the guests were served, Rachel and Jason thoughtfully chose all the beautiful details of their wedding day. A subtle lovebird theme was woven throughout the day, from the bird motif on the invitation suite to the gold hummingbird pin on Rachel's bouquet. My favorite touch was the little nest that the ring bearer carried the rings in.

Rachel & Jason, it was such an honor and a joy for me to be your wedding photographer! Thank you for allowing me to be part of your special day! 

Rachel changed out of her wedding gown for a high-low reception dress, which was perfect for dancing, mingling, and sunset portraits on the dock! Storm clouds were forming in the distance, but just as we got to the end of the pier, the sun broke through the clouds, adding a little rim of light to their portraits. It was perfect! Really windy, but perfect!

Special thanks to the vendors involved in the day:
Venue: Ware River Yacht Club
Wedding Dress: JJ's House
Bridesmaids: Weddington Way
Groom and Groomsmen: Phillip Michael
Hair and Makeup: Samantha Grover
Cake: Silverspoon Bakery
Florals: DIY by family
Rentals: Grand Rental Station

Are you newly engaged and looking for a wedding photographer for your Gloucester or Hampton Roads wedding? I'd love to chat with you!

If you enjoyed this wedding, you might also enjoy Anne Marie and Myles's Women's Club of Portsmouth wedding.