I first met April and Patrick about a year ago at one of their friend’s wedding that I was shooting. As I was with the girls while they were getting ready, April was telling me about her wedding the following year and how she was still in need of a photographer. After meeting her fiance, Patrick and her father at the reception, I hoped and prayed that they chose me to capture their day. They seemed like such a warm and genuine couple. Well, needless to say, I was blessed that they picked me. We really got to know each other at their engagement shoot in Cape Charles, VA last September. I knew that their wedding was going to be magnificently beautiful as I got to know April and her style. And boy, she did not disappoint.
On June 15, April and Patrick were surrounded by their closest friends and family for their wedding. One of the most beautiful settings I have photographed, April and Patrick said “I Do” along the water of the Eastern Shore in Virginia. The golden glow as the sun dipped behind the horizon was breathtaking. It was so heartwarming to see how happy April and Patrick were to be married to each other.
I am truly grateful to have spent the day with them and I wish them only the best that life has to offer!
Congratulations, April and Patrick!
April’s Maya Couture gown was made for her.
Patrick sent his bride a note that filled her eyes with tears.
April’s mom and closest girls were there to help her dress for her big day.
Two of the most precious flower girls, April’s nieces were there to be adorable. And they sure were…
While I was with the girls, Ben was with the guys and captured Patrick opening a note and a stunning Burberry watch from his bride.
The evening ceremony was held on the dock at Bay Creek Resort in Cape Charles.
After the beautiful ceremony, I snapped a few bridal party portraits.
And then it was time for just the newlyweds…
The warm, golden sun was glorious for photographs!
The reception was just a few yards away from the ceremony site under a big, white tent along the water.
April and Patrick started the beautiful night with a dance so touching that I couldn’t help but cry behind my camera.
As the moon rose, the party really got fun. Tons of dancing, laughing and warm wishes from family and friends.
And of course, big fun at the photo booth.
Just shy of midnight, the two exited their wedding through an aisle of sparklers.
Congratulations you two!
To see more of April and Patrick’s Eastern Shore wedding, see the slideshow below. Music by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.