This past Friday we had the greatest privilege to photograph this gorgeous couple, Terrance & Desiree’s wedding at the Shifting Sands in Virginia Beach. Desiree chose to keep it super simple and not have all the details and traditional wedding things photographed, but just what she thought was most important, which is why you do not see any other the normal wedding things our blogs have. 🙂
We met Desiree at her best friend, LaQuesha’s wedding a few years ago. She was LaQuesha’s maid of honor. Now the tables turned and it was LaQuesha’s turn to stand by her BFF’s side. I walked into where the girls were and felt like I was greeted by old friends, which is exactly how I love it. I quickly introduced myself to all the girls that didn’t know me and started memorizing names. I was taken back when I saw Desiree in her gorgeous wedding gown. She was absolutely stunning in every way. The girl’s and I headed outside for some photos. We had so much fun laughing and cutting up. LaQuesha was such an incredible matron of honor. Always a step ahead of anything that was needed. Super kiddos to you sweet girl! <3
Some of my favorite moments of the day was watching how relaxed Desiree was. She was the most perfect bride. She sat back and just enjoyed her day. Watching her as she came down the aisle to her groom with tears filling her face was so special and the biggest smiles these two had for each other. I loved watching them be fun together with their adorable hand shakes just before the first kiss and during the first dance. Fun is so key to a good relationship and you can tell these two are just amazing friends.
During the cake cutting Desiree had me laughing so hard as she drove the piece of cake into Terrance’s mouth like an airplane. I love how she is child-like at heart.
And Ms. Carol, Desiree’s mom, did such an incredible job piecing the day together. Desiree serves in the U.S. Navy and Terrance is in the Air-force reserves.
Thank you so much to Desiree and Terrance for making your day so relaxed and enjoyable. It was such an honor to celebrate with you two. Thank you for all the memories we will cherish from your very special day! Wishing you so much fun together and a life of so much happiness. – Jake & Jen!