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March 5, 2020 - Planning a beach wedding? We can help you avoid costly mistakes. The staff at Beach Weddings Virginia has 20 years of experience planning outdoor weddings and has seen every kind of problem arise. We know how to solve them too. During the month of March, we offer free consultations to any engaged couple. Avoid the stress and get good advice up front. To make an appointment for a consultation, call 757-321-0348 or arrange one by clicking here https://beachweddings.timetap.com/  ...

We now offer a Birch Wedding Trellis as an option for those that choose any of our 2-person elopement packages. This simple-yet-elegant trellis can be draped in teal, blush or off-white fabric. It is well-supported from the base and will make a perfect backdrop for your beach wedding ceremony photos. We are offering the use of our trellis for a low introductory price of $250....

Weddings are all about the TWO of you and we have a deal to celebrate that special number!  On February 2, 20 and 22 we offer our popular Keepsake Ceremony Booket for FREE to couples choosing any of our two-person elopement/wedding packages. The 27-page Keepsake Ceremony Booklet will contain the entire script of your wedding ceremony and be filled with all the best photos from your wedding. We are professional photographers, so you know the photography will be great. It's like having a mini wedding album to share with friends...

We now have the perfect spot for  a winter wedding. Our new indoor beachfront wedding venue is now available as a back-up for cold or rainy weather. This wedding chapel is suitable for 2-person, elopement-style weddings. Couples can choose either of our three elopement packages and be assured that they will have a beautiful back-up location if it's cold or raining. The venue is decorated with a "beachy" themed wedding arch and plenty of space for a complete photo session. The three elopement packages are: Afternoon Wedding, Keep It Simple...

We love props! Sometimes when couples arrive for their wedding, they bring a few props. We love that. Props help to personalize their photos and add a unique quality that shows something about the couple. Props can be as simple as a sign that says “Just Married” or can be quite elaborate. Here are a few examples of props that some of our creative couples have brought to their wedding. Hand-painted signs, pictures, frames, banners, a parasol, golf clubs, fishing poles, sea shells, feathers, hats, funny sunglasses, etc. One couple brought...

Every good photographer will tell you that sunset is the best time of day for good portrait photos. That's absolutely right, and here are the reasons. At sunset, the sun is low in the sky which means the sun is hitting you more straight on instead of from directly overhead. This is a more flattering angle because there is less chance of harsh shadows under your eyebrows, nose and chin. The sunset lighting is also more gentle and pleasing for portraiture. But there are additional reasons sunset is the best...

For years we have offered our couples the option to purchase a "Keepsake Ceremony Booklet" which contained the script of their wedding ceremony. It included a few photos and was spiral bound. Now we have upgraded the booklet to look more like a small magazine with many more color photos. The new Keepsake Ceremony Booklet has 27 pages and will include 29-30 full color photos. The new Keepsake Ceremony Booklet still includes every word of the wedding ceremony. The booklet is a wonderful way to share the experience with friends...

Previously, we at Beach Weddings Virginia have had a policy of doing weddings only in locations in Virginia Beach or Norfolk, Va. However, we recently did a wedding on the waterfront in Yorktown, Virginia and found it to be a great wedding venue. As photographers, officiant and videographer, we are very much open to exploring new ideas for wedding venues. There are many scenic and historic locations we would consider on the Virginia Peninsula cities of  Williamsburg, Jamestown, Yorktown, Hampton and Newport News. Anyone interested in exploring such opportunities should...

Yes, it is possible that it will rain on your wedding day. We often hear a bride say "I will just think positive and it won't rain" Positive thinking is indeed a good thing. And a good dose of positive thinking will be helpful to you in many situations. But weather is one of those situations not influenced by positive thinking. So, we recommend that if you have any guests coming to your wedding, have a confirmed backup rain location arranged. If it turns out to be bright and sunny...