The Tide's Inn
in Irvington, Virginia is such a perfect place for a wedding. The day we arrived, the skies were blue, the clouds were fluffy and a slight breeze kept everyone comfortable as they prepared for the day's events. Sara and Jeff's ceremony was set up on the lush green croquet lawn, overlooking the waters of the Northern Neck. A perfect day, for a perfect couple that surrounded themselves with all the things they hold dear... family, friends, water, boats and yes, even the Red Sox. Living on the water prepares you for storms, and one started brewing fast as we were just finishing up the group photos after their ceremony. Most guests took cover, but as wedding photographers
, we know that those precious minutes right before the clouds give way will yield some of the most spectacular lighting nature has to offer. It was, and we captured it... just in time for the Bride and Groom to literally run for shelter.
At first, Sara was a little shaken, after all, they had planned sunset photos, and a vintage boat farewell after their reception. But as quickly as the storm arrived, it left, and after dinner we managed to squeeze in the tail end of a beautiful sunset. Sara and Jeff ended the day just as perfect as it began as they waved goodbye to all their family and friends and sailed off into the watery night.
And be certain to check out the HD Tides Inn Wedding Photography
Slideshow of Sara & Jeff HERE
This young girl was following her mom back to the pool, when she quite suddenly noticed the wedding. I love how Grant captured her too... foot tilted, fingers clenched, dripping wet and dreaming of the day when she will wear such a beautiful gown to marry her Prince. ;)
This next photo is credited to our super fab awesome assistant, Amanda Potter (we think she rocks!)
I love this next pic. Told the girls to "throw their flowers up in the air BUT TOTALLY MAKE CERTAIN they could CATCH them." Looks like everybody paid attention... but what is Sara doing? So funny cause she looks like she's waving "bye bye" to her's and throwing them to someone in the next city. She didn't catch hers on the way down. Way funny.