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K & L's posh reception dance party

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K & L's posh reception dance party

K & L's wedding had so many of the elements that make shooting weddings fun: unique format (private, super-small ceremony on Friday night and a big reception party on Saturday), relaxed vibe (they were firmly in the we-just-wanna-marry-each-other-so-bad camp), style out the wazoo (BRIDAL JUMPSUIT Y'ALL), delicious chocolate desserts (even the photographer's gotta eat, y'all) and plenty of enthusiastic dancing. I almost died of excitement when I first chatted with these two, who are badass law-types. You know how sometimes you meet someone and you just know that you want to hang out with them more? It was that feeling. I arrived at the wedding and felt immediately like I belonged, and there were endless genuine moments of joy and delight to capture. Here are some of those moments from their Saturday celebration. 



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laura + dean // norfolk, va

Every wedding is beautiful, but some weddings have elements that stick with you for months and months afterward. Laura and Dean's wedding was one of those gets-in-your-heart-and-stays-there types of weddings. Favorite details included: they intentionally only hired women- and/or LGBTQ-owned business as their vendors; Laura specifically requested that guests not stand when she walked down the aisle (badass feminist bride much??); a wedding ceremony that included a reading of Brandi Carlile lyrics; and a bright blue vintage VW "getaway van." Thank you for inviting us to document such a beautiful, sweaty-dance-party celebration, you two! 

Check the vendor list at the bottom for details, including where she got that killer dress.
Second/support shooting provided by Shawnee Custalow



VENDORS

Venue: Hermitage Museum & Gardens
Planner: Tanya Keller @ Jane of All Trades

Caterer:  East Beach Catering 
Event Rentals: Distinctive Event Rentals
Florist: Laurel & Sarah @ New Leaf 
Baker:  Incredible Edibles 
Dress: Reem Acra
Suit: Suit Supply

Quartet: Harbor String Quartet 
DJ:  Roger @ Astro Entertainment DJ 
Makeup: Blushtones
Hair:  Flawless 
Videographer: The Girl Tyler 
Paper Products/Graphic Design: Pat @ Pat Squared Design (Laura's Mom!!)

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