ONE OF MY FAVORITE PARTS OF SHOOTING A WEDDING IS PHOTOGRAPHING ALL THOSE TINY DETAILS THE BRIDE AND GROOM CLEARLY PUT A TON OF THOUGHT AND ENERGY INTO. I MEAN, I AM ALL ABOUT CAPTURING THE LOVE AND THE FIRST KISS AND ALL THOSE TENDER MOMENTS, BUT WHO CAN FORGET ABOUT THE CENTERPIECES, WEDDING FAVORS, ACCENT LIGHTING AND BOUTONNIERES? AM I RIGHT?
There’s something about a classic, formal wedding inside of a church that gets me every time. It just feels so pure and cinematic. We love the pews, the pulpit, the architecture, and – if we’re lucky – the beautiful Christmas trees that set the scene for this lovely joining of two souls. Mike and Dieana’s wedding took place at The Beach Church in Virginia Beach, VA, which was the perfect scene for their Winter Wonderland wedding.
These two met at Starbucks about 6 years ago. Mike proposed as soon as God told him to. He knew he had to do things the Lord’s way, and here we are looking at their wedding photographs! Isn’t that the sweetest story?
Even though these two hate the spotlight, they kept their focus on each other and made it through their beautiful wedding day. It really helped also that they decided on doing a first look. Dieana says, it really helped them enjoy their guests more because they got a lot of the photos out of the way early. When these two met eyes at the altar, a sense of calm rushed over them both. Mike was even spotted getting teary eyed as he waited patiently for his beautiful bride, Dieana.
About their wedding day, Dieana said, “The emotions were greater than I imaged. To me, my wedding turned out perfect and the theme just as I imaged it. Thanks to Patricia Heath, my wedding planner..” How about that?
You guys are going to rock this whole being married thing. Thanks for sharing your day with us!
Wedding Planner: Patricia Heath
Dress: David’s Bridal
Caterer: Taqueria La Cabana
Florist: Norfolk Wholesale Floral
Wedding Photographers: Ronny & Reggie Smart SmartShot Photography
Wedding Photo Booth: SmartShot Photo Booths
-Ronny and Reggie Smart