Melissa Brugh Photography | Bess and Stephen- Maymont Wedding

Bess and Stephen- Maymont Wedding

May 25, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

The Maid of Honor kept referring to this as the "wedding in a week."  It may have been put together at the last minute but it certainly did not matter.  There was an overflowing of love that day.  Bess and Stephen got married in the middle of a very packed Maymont in the middle of the afternoon on Easter Sunday.  There was an overwhelming amount of people and sunshine that we got to battle with.... There was also an overwhelming amount of smiles and tears (and yes, they made me cry it was so sweet).  

To start the day, I met up with  them beforehand at the Maid of Honor and officiant's house in Church Hill and captured some of the preparation. 

I love that the bouquets were hanging out in beer glasses...


Instead of wedding rings, since neither were big on jewelry, they had their wedding fingers tattooed with their initials!

Bess was walked down the "aisle" by her son and her stepson....couldn't have been sweeter.

Bess told me that the only two things that was concerned about for her wedding day were the words and the photos.  I just don't think I could even compare to how beautiful all the words were.  I seriously cried multiple times during the ceremony and I didn't even know them. 

Her smile!  I mean, for real.  It was nonstop and it just lights up a room....or a gazebo in this case:)

The most amazing part of the ceremony was that they made it all about their kids and their new combined family.  

Made sure to take a few portraits in the little gazebo where they were wed....

and then off to find a bit of privacy and shade for a few more portraits of the newlyweds (not an easy thing in Maymont on a Sunday afternoon)

Then we were off to Union Market for the reception...

Hunter holding down the fort.  

That day the Market featured art by local artist Kelly Flammia

Loved this cake topper!

and we will end with a best man photo bomb:)


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