We have always photographed weddings all over Virginia, mostly because we have family in Richmond, we used to live in Newport News, and some of our closest friends live in Northern Virginia. And for those of you that have been following our life journey in the last 18 months, we’ve moved our life, and our business from Newport News, briefly living in Hampton, before finally finding our new home in Richmond. And of course this year, we have the majority of our weddings in the Newport News, Hampton Roads area, after we have moved our business! But we absolutely love Hampton Roads! There is literally everything you could want in just a short drive, there are beaches literally everywhere, and some of our closest friends and mentors live there that we always look forward to seeing! And one of the many weddings this year in Hampton Roads was with our sweet couple, Crystal & Tasos at Kiln Creek Golf Resort!
We will always remember the first time we met these two, last winter, because though it may have been freezing cold outside, they showed up dressed to the nines, braved the cold, and a snow flurry to get some of our favorite engagement photos
! And knowing that, we couldn’t wait for their wedding day. Crystal and Tasos have both had major life struggles, but they’ve both talked so much about how meeting each other changed everything. While I was standing with Tasos as we were waiting for Crystal to walk out for their first look, he shared with me about some of his life before Crystal, and described the complete flip his life undertook after meeting Crystal. So you can imagine his reaction when Crystal walked out looking absolutely stunning in her sleeved wedding gown… well, you don’t have to imagine, you just have to scroll. It was priceless. They shared a few moments together, then shared their own vows by themselves, and even told the videographer on the day that they didn’t want them to record it, so they could have “something that was just theirs”. I mean come on! Can these two be any more adorable!
We had a few minutes for portraits before jumping straight into their incredibly sweet ceremony. We then took some bridal party, dismissed them to the party and hopped on some golf carts and took Crystal and Tasos to the water nearby. We took them for a few minutes as the sun set over the trees, before heading back to the ceremony. But on the way, Crystal and Tasos’ cart locked up on them! They apparently drove into a restricted area, and the golf cart completely stopped in its tracks! Luckily, we had space in ours, and we just left the cart there! The guide we had with us didn’t quite understand what had happened, but we had a party to get to!
The rest of the evening was a celebration like no other. Tasos’ Greek family were there, and treated everyone to some traditional Greek songs and dances, along with the classics to party the night away. Congratulations Crystal & Tasos! Your wedding was beautiful and amazing, and we can’t wait to see what God has planned for you and your family! We love you guys!
The Creative Team
FLORALS | Pollard’s Florist
VENUE | Kiln Creek Golf Club & Resort
BAKERY | Bella’s Custom Cakes
DJ | Surf & Sound Events (Eric Gambardella)
DRESS | David’s Bridal
HAIR | Tangles Salon (Stylist Cari Mitchem)
MAKEUP | Sara Lou Bell
VIDEOGRAPHER | Christopher Risch Photography