Virginia wedding

Real Wedding Wednesday: Jennifer and Chris

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I am really into invitations lately and these set the stage beautifully for today’s real wedding that took place the Signature at West Neck in Virginia Beach.

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The star of the show is the girl in this amazing lace strapless gown, Jennifer. Isn’t she stunning?

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This gentleman on the left is her groom, Chris. Pictured without his outfit details because they were being used to take this adorable pic.

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The bride’s details are always documented but I love that they have the grooms as well. Too cute.

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The couple chose to stick with tradition by not seeing each other before the ceremony. They did however, do a no look-first look where they held hands around a door way so they couldn’t see each other. Jennifer said that connection made the anticipation of seeing each other at the alter even more exciting.

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The ceremony took place outside. Jennifer’s vision was brought to life with flowers, greenery, and a wood cross handmade by her uncle.

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She glided down the aisle with her father by her side. Her smile is absolutely radiant!

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Once they reached the end, her father gave her away to Chris and took his special designated seat. Such a cute idea.

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The said their vows and were then man and wife! Side note: Jennifer, love your hair and veil.

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Then it was time for my personal favorite part of the day…couples portraits! Fun fact about Jennifer’s veil: it was also her mothers! How sweet?!

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You know how some couples just look at each other and give you goosebumps? Yep, that’s what I am experiencing here. It is also extra adorable because they have been together since high school!

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All the feels y’all.

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The covered reception was full of florals and greenery.

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Each place setting also had a delicious chocolate to greet each guest. Nom.

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Speaking of delicious, look at this cake! I love everything about it! The ribboned frosting, the personalized Mr. and Mrs. topper, and that cake stand! Swoon.

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They partied the night away and even had a special guest on the dance floor 😉 .

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Chris and Jennifer, I wish you the very best! Congrats on your marriage!

From the Bride:

What was your favorite detail from the day? “My favorite detail was my veil that was repurposed from my mom’s wedding veil.”

What advice would you give to a bride-to-be? “My advice to brides-to-be is to take advantage of friends and family who offer to help you plan. I am type A and wanted to do everything myself but especially being an out of town bride, I had to learn this. My parents and Chris’ parents were awesome!”

Photographed by Kristine DeCillis Photography

The author: Tilley Hanson

Tilley is the life and style blogger behind TilleysThreads.com. Recently married, she found a love for all things wedding related! The little details from a big day are her favorite and she loves to share advice to help every bride in her journey of becoming a “Mrs.”! Tilley’s life motto is the same as her blood type: B+. Follow along to see more of her fun and sassy posts on things that make us swoon!

1 Comment

  • I was so happy to be a part of their special day. I am grooms Aunt and the wedding and venue was just beautiful! Such a classy and special day for a wonderful couple!

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