Tiffany and Patrick–Virginia Beach, VA

Five course dinner. Black tie optional. Warhol on exhibit. Candlelight.  Tiffany and Patrick envisioned their wedding as an elegant dinner party among family and friends.  When I asked what they would be wearing, the groom said “we chose outfits that could be worn to the Oscar’s or to a wedding.”  Loved that!  With family and friends in town from Ohio, Massachusetts, and beyond, their plans went off without a hitch. They kicked off their evening at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art with an intimate cocktail hour beneath an awesome Dale Chihuly sculpture, Mille Colori, while wedding guests wandered through the Andy Warhol exhibit in the main gallery.  Drawing on the bold colors, they chose a purple, white, and black color scheme, which may have been a tribute to Pat’s other true love, Amherst College.

I stole the happy couple away for formals (fabulous bridge!) before everyone sat down for some hilarious toasts (who sticks their hand in a blender?) and an amazing dinner catered by their good friends at Eurasia Cafe and Wine Bar.  Following dinner, they casually stood up, joined hands, and recited their vows.  I loved that Pat leaned in and whispered his vows to Tiff, so guests could only see her beaming smile in response to his words.  Then it was on to an intimate first dance, elegant cake, and some spontaneous line dancing!  Tiff and Pat, it was a pleasure to photograph your elegant evening–hope to see you all soon!