Stephanie & Eddie - Black Tie Wedding at the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel

Eddie stood, facing the crowd, with a line of groomsmen, just as he had a few years ago at another wedding. It seemed like yesterday that he had been excited to meet the girl his sister couldn’t stop talking about. The one who was beautiful and sweet and perfect for him. But this time he wasn’t a groomsman. It was his turn to say vows… to the beautiful girl who made him smile more than he ever had before. His sister had been right. She was perfect for him.

It seemed like only yesterday when Stephanie had been sitting in the audience at a different wedding. And he had caught her eye. A tall handsome mysterious groomsman who had kept her distracted during the ceremony.

But today she wasn’t seated in the audience. The ruffled skirt of her elegant Hayley Paige wedding gown rustled as she took each step towards the closed church doors. The blusher of her cathedral veil was pulled over her face and the long length of tulle was perfectly fluffed behind her.

And when the doors opened and Stephanie stepped into the church, her eyes locked with his. The mysterious handsome groomsmen was now the one waiting at the end of the aisle for her.

Stephanie & Eddie's parents said a prayer over their rings, which I thought was such a beautiful moment during their ceremony!

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We loved that Stephanie & Eddie wanted to do a reception room reveal during their cocktail hour! Stephanie had spent months planning her florals, linens, and lighting, and she was so excited to finally see it all put together! And then she surprised her new husband with a popcorn bar from Tastebuds Popcorn! Yum!

Congratulations, Stephanie & Eddie!

The Creative Team:
Coordination: Rachel & Keeley at Soirees by Lauren
Ceremony Venue: Church of the Ascension
Reception Venue: Nancy at the Sheraton Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Bridal Gown: Hayley Paige from The White Magnolia Bridal Salon | Bride's Shoes: Jessica Simpson | Bridesmaids: Ava Clara Bridal | Cake: Incredible Edibles Bakery | DJ: Danny at Astro Entertainment | Favor: Tastebuds Popcorn | Florals: Botanique Events | Groom’s Attire: Mens Wearhouse | Hair & Makeup: Wink Salon | Lighting: Stage Right Lighting | Linens: Waterford Event Rentals | Photography: Caitlin Gerres Photography | Rings: Madison Jewelers | Stationary: Paperdolls Design