Monday, December 12, 2011

yorktown wedding photographer: april+dave 09.02.11

after photographing april and dave's engagement session  earlier this summer, i knew their wedding was going to be magical!  april did much of the planning herself, as well as all of the decor at her reception and many of the details. she was going for a modern look with bright vibrant colors, yet classical. tiffany blue and buttercup yellow made up their wedding color palette. i love how these cheerful colors really complimented one another.

april and dave's late afternoon ceremony was held on the patio at the yorktown freight shed, a fully restored 1930's brick structure overlooking the waterfront of the york river. her two brothers walked her down the aisle and gave her away and i loved how her father officiated the ceremony. the reception was held in the same location making it very convenient for the guests.  although the weather was mild, it was very windy that day so we were unable to walk down on the beach for the wedding party photos.  however, the boardwalk and gardens surrounding the freight shed made for an equally fabulous area.

april is a textiles designer and is one of the most creative brides i've ever had the pleasure of working with. it was really fun to photograph everything she created!  april also designs paper goods including wedding invitations, so please be sure to visit her etsy site, {paper} dolls designs.  april and dave were both wonderful and i enjoyed their wedding day very much.  in addition, it was fun to see my cousin, duncan, and his wife, jenn, at the wedding {thanks for the referral!}.

april and dave just returned from their honeymoon in st. thomas, usvi which they decided to take a couple months after their wedding.  they chose a great time of year to go to the caribbean, as it has turned cold here in the south east!  i'm welcoming the newlyweds home by finally posting their wedding to my blog!

ceremony+reception: yorktown freight shed
celebrant: bride's father, reverend david magruder
bride's wedding gown: private label by G
bridesmaid dresses: ann taylor
bridesmaid necklaces+flower shoe clips: DIY by the bride
groom+groomsmen attire: mens warehouse {calvin klein}
silk & natural floral arrangements: DIY by the bride
pomanders, table decor, wooden signs: DIY by the bride
family tree guest "book": bride's brother, christian
catering: linda's touch of class catering
wedding cake: simply connie
dj: direct entertainment
hotel accommodations: courtyard by marriott
invitations, maps, place cards, fan programs: DIY by the bride
visit her etsy site: {paper} dolls designs

all images © elizabeth larson photography 2011

mr. and mrs. foster toast to some foster's lager!


Leigh @ Leigh Pearce Weddings said...

Love the aisle markers and the Mr. and Mrs. signs!! One of your best, Elizabeth!

elizabeth larson photography said...

thanks Leigh! It was such a visually interesting wedding. I really enjoyed documenting it!

Kelly Williamson said...

The bright colors are fantastic, love the tiffany blue and yellow together. I'm sure many brides will be inspired by this blog post, I sure am! I want to see more!! thanks for sharing. --Kelly