Maddy & Will: Norfolk Zoo Wedding

Maddy rose to her feet and thanked everyone for coming. And then by name, she thanked each of the people who had helped to make this one of the most special days of her life. She turned finally to her dearest friend, seated beside her at the head table, and thanked her for countless hours spent designing the invitations, programs, and signage for the wedding. She paused as her emotions filled to the brim and tried to convey just what Micah’s friendship meant to her and how much she appreciated the help and support for the wedding. Because that’s the kind of person that Maddy is. Warm, caring, loving.

Will held his mama close as they swayed on the dance floor. She tucked her face into the shoulder of his suit. Her hand pressed into his back, hiding a tissue from view. Will held her other hand, securely and reassuringly, and pressed his cheek to hers. Because that’s the kind of person that Will is. Warm, caring, loving.

I have only known Maddy & Will for a year, but you barely have to meet them to immediately know that they are the kind of people who selflessly love others. Even on their wedding day, the day that two hundred people set aside to celebrate them, Maddy & Will were warmly and compassionately taking care of others. Because that's just the kind of people that they are.

Such a sweet first look! Will was so excited to see Maddy that he almost couldn't turn around!

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Regent University was the perfect location for our first look. How gorgeous is their chapel?

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I love seeing former CGP couples at weddings! How cute are these two? Maddy was a bridesmaid in Rachel & Tyler's wedding last August and she told me then and there that she'd be contacting me as soon as Will proposed!

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The Creative Team
Ceremony Venue: New Covenant Presbyterian
Venue Coordinator: Charlotte Austin at the Virginia Zoo

Bridal Gown: Justin Alexander from Maya Couture | Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Renz Bridal | Cake: April Talley | Catering: Taste Unlimited | DJ/Band: Ron Furbish | Ceremony Musicians: Angelo Mariano, Janna Presa, Nicole Figuerea, and Maiya Robinson | Floral Design: Virginia Beach Florist | Groom’s Tuxedo/Suit: Miguel's Formalwear | Hair: Rachel Hoel | Invitation & Paper Goods: Micah Kalagayan | Makeup: Brooke Kalagayan | Officiant: David Goneau | Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography | Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals 

 

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