Nate & Ariana . Married A Virginia Zoo Wedding

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I walked into a beautiful condo in central Virginia Beach where sweet Ariana greeted me at the door.  After meeting a few of her ladies she excitedly showed me around the beautiful house where I would begin working.  This particular Saturday was a gloomy one! Outside there was a very thick layered cloud with drizzles on and off all day.  So, I had to work hard to find a spot in the house with some good light, but I did.  And I got some of the most beautiful detail shots to date, regardless of the horrible weather outside! 🙂

The morning at the condo went so fast.  Before I knew it, it was time to head to the Virginia Zoo.  Jake and I were so excited because this was our first wedding at this venue.  We were praying the rain would hold off so we could take advantage of the amazing scenery and it did.  It was also our first time working with the awesome Cherry Blossom Planning Factory.  And boy was that a dream!  Crystal is probably one of the best wedding event planners we have ever worked with.  Dream, dream, dream!!!  And we got to eat cake by our very favorite wedding cake makers again, Incredible Edibles, so I ate two.  I am not sure what they put in their cakes, but complete amazing!

Nate & Ariana have such a sweet relationship. I loved capturing them with their family and friends, but my favorite part of the day was taking them around the zoo with just the two of them and allowing them to have a few minutes together, away from the crowds. It was great to be able to laugh and spend some one on one time with them.  It was a dream! Their wedding day was so beautiful and now they’re heading on a road trip from Florida for their honeymoon!!  Jealous!

Nate and Ariana love their families and friends!  So, they chose to spend their entire reception mingling and having a good time instead of the traditional dancing, which we loved!  These two were so awesome to hang out with Saturday and we can’t wait to see their future unfold! I would have to say Ariana was probably the happiest bride I have ever seen.  She smiled till her cheeks scrunched her eyes to little slits.  Even if there was a hiccup I would not have known it because Ariana smiled non-stop! It was beautiful.

Wishing these two so many congratulations as they enjoy their honeymoon!  xoxo
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Venue:  Virginia Zoo

Coordinator/Day of Coordinator: Crystal Salazar, Cherry Blossom Planning Factory

Dress: Privée Bride of Ghent, Norfolk

Ring: Rinehart Brothers Jewelers

Shoes: Unique Vintage

Flowers: Norfolk Wholesale Flowers

Cake: Incredible Edibles

Coordinator/Day of Coordinator: Crystal Salazar, Cherry Blossom Planning Factory

Catering: Mobile Pig-nic Catering

DJ: DJ Ro

 

 

with love, 
jake & jennifer

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