Emma & Tyler - Destination Wedding in Virginia Beach

With each step, Emma’s dress dusted the top of the sand. Her veil, her something borrowed, floated in the breeze. The sun shined down behind her, highlighting the edges of her hair and veil. In one hand she held a small white Bible, the same Bible her mother and grandmother carried on their wedding days. On top of the Bible, a cascade of flowers and a white pearled flower, a piece from her mother’s veil. The other hand held her father’s arm. Around his neck, a white wedding stole embroidered with the date, and in his hand, a Bible and the wedding vows.

They reached the circle of chairs and turned to walk down one of the three aisles, the one that each of her attendants had walked down, symbolic of the path that had brought her to this place. 

She joined Tyler under the canopy and they stood together, in front of the third aisle, the one that they would walk together, as husband and wife.

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When your wedding dress picks up every stick and piece of grass it passes over, you need a good once over before the ceremony!

Our unexpected wedding guest... He flew by a couple times! 

Emma & Tyler’s wedding ceremony was full of many beautiful moments, and there was no shortage of tears! At the beginning of the ceremony, Emma & Tyler's family members circled around them and pledged to support their marriage. I've never seen that before, and I thought it was beautiful.

Then each member of the wedding party read a blessing before Emma & Tyler exchanged rings:

Just as the ocean encircles the earth, may this circle of gold remind you that you are always encircled by love.
Just as the ocean is full of beauty and treasure, may this ring remind you of the beauty and treasure of each other.
Just as the ocean is full of surprises, may this ring remind you to allow yourselves to be surprised by love.
Just as the ocean gives and supports life, may these rings remind you of the love that supports your lives together.

There were so many sweet tears during this ceremony, and I loved this moment when Emma's dad wiped one of them away for her.

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The Vendor Team:
Coordination: Alicia from Harvest Event Co.
Ceremony Venue: Little Island Park
Reception Venue: Family Home

Bride’s Dress: Monica's Bridal | Catering: Lucky Oyster | Cake: Sugar Plum Bakery | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David's Bridal | Florals: Family Friend | Groom’s Attire: Giorgio Men's Warehouse | DJ: Family Friend | Officiant: Father of the Bride | Videography: Christy Stevens | Favor: Plantation Peanuts