Marissa & Armando
If you like destination weddings at the beach then stay tuned because this beautiful Virginia Beach Wedding is one worth seeing!! This was the first time Josh & I had been to Sandbridge, VA and let me tell you, we were blown away!!! We love the beach, if you follow me, you know that the beach is out thing. Sandbridge is one of the most beautiful beaches we have had the pleasure of enjoying. We are so thankful Marissa and Armando asked us to photograph their special day!
So let me tell you a little about this sweet, intimate, destination wedding. The ceremony took place right outside of the beach house everyone stayed at. So adorable, so easy, so practical! I definitely recommend renting a beach house for your guests to stay at and walking right outside for your ceremony. It is seriously so easy and perfect for a small destination wedding. This wedding took place at the end of April so there weren't too many people on the beach so it seemed even more private and intimate, which we loved!
After Marissa & Armando said their I do's, the guests (their family and closest friends) took their prayer stones down to the ocean, prayed for the couple, and threw them into the ocean. This was such a beautiful moment (which is documented and in our slide show below).
Once all of our fun, intimate, and special pictures were done we went back up to the beach house for a cozy little reception. Olive Garden was on the menu... yummmmy! Marissa's father said a powerful and moving toast and Armando's' brother brought everyone to tears with his sweet words.
At the end of the night, they had the most beautiful first dance in history, under the moon light, and ended their night with a release of paper lanterns over the water. Gosh, cue tears and claps.
Seriously, if you are thinking about eloping or planning an east cost destination wedding, we highly suggest you watch this slide show. We loved every moment of this beautiful wedding day.
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Enjoy the video slideshow and/or gallery below