A Garden Party Inspired Intimate Backyard Wedding in Gloucester Point
Cori and Fraser’s beautiful garden party inspired intimate backyard wedding was an absolutely gorgeous way to start off the summer wedding season! From beautiful hues of green and pink, to the amazing florals by Riverwood Designs and designs by Type Therapy, to the fun little nuances that truly screamed “celebration”, their day was full of everything I knew Cori had envisioned for their summery, intimate backyard wedding. (And in case you didn’t get to see their gorgeous winter engagement session at Maymont Park, head on over here!)
The beginning of the day was incredibly laid-back and felt like the perfect little start to a day at home. Surrounded by family and friends, Cori giggled and cried her way through the afternoon, and we watched the quick summer storms come rolling into the area. Just as Fraser and Cori were ready for their first look, the skies opened up with thunderous downpours, but it didn’t stop them! They shared a moment of adoration and surprise on the back porch and took a moment to truly enjoy a dance to the sounds of the rain. The rain let up just in time for the ceremony to begin at their church, Abingdon Episcopal Church, and the sun shined as Cori and Fraser opened the door to exit for portraits.
You’ll also get a little peek into a moment Cori shared with Fraser, laying wreaths at Cori’s grandparents’ places of rest. Cori lost her grandmother, to who she was incredibly close, and many of the little details throughout the day were in her honor. Her pin was placed on Cori’s bouquet, a handkerchief was made in her honor, and Cori, during a speech, tearfully reminisced about her grandmother’s love of Gloucester Point sunsets.
The rest of the evening was full of moments where family shared their fondest memories, dancing, and laughter, and it was truly an honor to have spent this day with Cori and Fraser at their intimate backyard wedding.
Ceremony Location // Abingdon Episcopal Church
Reception Venue // Private Residence
Officiant // Reverend Sven Van Barr
Floral Designer & Coordinators // Rob Fraser & Joseph Barragan of Riverwood Designs
DJ // DJ Steve Burke
Caterer // Mobile Pig-nic
Cake Design // Cakes by CoCo
Hair Stylist // Marylyn Toney of En Pointe Beauty
Makeup Artist // MK Makeup Artist
Wedding Gown Designer // Essense of Australia
Bridal Boutique // Tiffany’s Bridal
Hair Combs // Mon Cheri
Bridesmaids’ Attire // David’s Bridal
Groom’s Attire // Men’s Wearhouse
Groomsmen’s Attire // Men’s Wearhouse
Jeweler // Dransfield Jewelers
Invitations & Signage // Elise Dransfield of Type Therapy