travel themed weddingFive years ago, Pinterest wasn’t even a thought yet (I’ll let you think about that for a minute: a world where there was no Pinterest!). Weddings were fairly straight forward, you got a church, got a reception hall, and called it a day because you were married… Now that’s all changed and we have seen the advent of amazingly creative weddings and celebrations that are all being shared throughout the world. pretty wedding dress

The church made a gorgeous backdrop and as soon as I saw this doorway, I knew I wanted to hang Megan’s dress and get a cool shot that way!bride getting ready asscher cut diamond

The wedding bands that Megan and Sid chose had gorgeous Hawaiian inspired patterns thanks to Maui Diversa moment of quiet before the ceremony groom tying his tie hawaiian lei for groom

Megan and Sid are quite the globe trotters, so it was no surprise that they had a travel themed wedding when they tied the knot in a lighthearted (and SO them!) ceremony at the Naval Station Norfolk Chapel. bride walking down the isle here comes the bride Naval Station Norfolk Chapel bride and groom getting married you may now kiss the bride just married! bride and groom kissing passing under the sword arch under the sword arch

Travel Themed Wedding

The ceremony was simple, with friends getting up to do readings and share thoughts with all those gathered, and since there was some Jewish tradition included in the ceremony, Sid broke a glass at the end. This symbolizes the breaking down of barriers between people of different cultures and faiths and everyone yelled “Mazel Tov!” as the new Mr and Mrs made their way down the aisle. bride under the sword arch all for one, one for all maid of honor laughing bridesmaids groom wearing Hawaiian lei groom and groomsmen posing for a picture kissing at sunset snuggles after the wedding kisses after the wedding bridal party posing ideas bridal party having fun bride and groom kissing at sunset formal pictures after the wedding

Party Time!

After a kick awesome wedding ceremony and getting some gorgeous images of the bridal party and new couple, we all headed in to the travel themed wedding reception. Because the bride and groom had been such avid globetrotters, they styled each table after a different country that was special to them. Guests found their place cards and were directed to their “country” where they could learn a little bit more about Megan and Sid through the story that was written about their table! travel themed wedding travel themed wedding reception travel themed wedding reception table setup travel themed wedding

Megan and Sid, I know that the Navy is going to take you many more places in the future, and I wish you health, happiness and love as you continue your adventures as a married couple! May you always have the dust of a new place on your shoes and the hand of the one you love to hold. bride and groom first dance cut the cake with a sword wedding toasts traditional wedding dances bouquet toss garter toss partying at the reception hora chair dance wedding reception party


Ceremony Venue – Naval Station Norfolk Chapel

Reception Venue and Catering -Vista Point Center

Wedding Coordinator – Vivid Expressions, LLC

Wedding Gown and Bridesmaids Dresses – Davids Bridal

Groom’s and Groomsmen Attire – Macy’s

Hairstyling and Makeup – Changes

Florist – Daevid’s of Norfolk

Videographer – Big Dreams Entertainment

Cake – Flour Child’s Bakery

Stationery – Zazzle