This was a wedding I was sad to miss! I was concerned about doing a double header with Fiver still so young so the amazing Tasha Tolliver took the job in my place and did a fantastic job as always. Sarah and Jonathan’s wedding took place on November 21st of last year in one of our favorite destinations in all of Virginia: the village of Irvington on the Chesapeake Bay. Both the ceremony and reception were held at the beautiful Tide’s Inn overlooking the Bay, right across from where I learned to sail two summers ago. The fall weather couldn’t have been more perfect and the ceremony overlooking the water took place just as the sun was setting. The couple met on the docks before the ceremony before heading off to take family portraits while the sun was still up.
After the sun went down and the reception had ended, the couple had an after party arranged with a bonfire on the beach. Guests ran off to their rooms following the exit to change into more comfortable clothing and hit the beach to roast marshmallows, drink beer, make smores and light up sparklers while enjoying the crisp fall air. Sounds like a great way to end an evening to me! Jonathan admitted that he actually hates smores, prompting an almost heated discussion between Sam and myself on the merit of the smore. Here is our conclusion: smores are the best way to eat a marshmallow but not chocolate. A chocolate fountain is the best way to eat Hershey’s chocolate but not a marshmallow. So if you could combine a bonfire with a chocolate fountain, you could have the perfect marshmallow/chocolate experience. I think we’re onto something.
Here’s a slideshow with Sam’s favorites of the day and if you would like to visit their online gallery, click here. Congratulations to Sarah and Jonathan on such a beautiful wedding! And thanks again, Tasha, for doing such a beautiful job throughout last fall. Just knowing that Sam was working with you made my maternity leave and our transition to parenthood so much easier!