Love conquers all. Love will find its way to celebrate…even if life shifts winds in different directions.
After seven years together and two beautiful children, Tereza and Ivan know it was time to tie the knot. They both always envisioned their dream day to take place by a beach. The coastline reminded them of being by their native hometown beaches in Latin America. Not only were they celebrating their unity, they were celebrating family connection out by sea and with tiny toes in the sand.
In late May of 2018, we received a call from the groom-to-be inquiring the possibilities to host an August 2018 wedding. The couple was unsure if all the work could be done in time, but we made it possible in only three months! It took hours of research and a team of passionate event pros to pull off this coastline wedding during peak season.
During the planning stage, we learned that Ivan and Tereza wanted an intimate event with colorful floral arrangements, and a full swing fiesta. We listened. Since their wedding was taking place during a busy summer month and three hours away from Northern Virginia, communication to their guests with bilingual save-the-dates and invitations was key.
Our bride-to-be had a smile from ear to ear. Her twirling flower girl twirled around their room suite. The ring bearer walked around praiding with his lavender suspenders. Once hair, & make-up was done, the family made its way out toward the sand for some family photos before the ceremony. It was a sun beaming summer day out by the oceanfront. The team of vendors touched up all the last ceremony details.
It was just before sunset and a section of First Landing State Park was filled with 35 of their closest friends and family. Their ceremony stood out from the white sand on the beach with shades of purples and strings of mini seashell along the arbor. Their vows were both exchanged softly to each other in español. The ceremony concluded with a group photo with the ocean as the ideal backdrop. Simply stunning.
Guests then headed towards Lesner Inn that was only a ten minute from the park for a waterfront dinner reception. Their private event space was elegantly filled with warm floral colors of lavender and plum purple. WIth only a four hour reception timeline, we had the salads pre-set for less serve and clear time in exchange for time on the dancefloor.
As the music filled the salty air, slowly everyone lost their shoes and found their sandy feet dancing through the night. Tears and cheers filled the air as the couple made their final procession to the get-away car. Another magical evening concluded with the assistance of the Passionate Wedding’s Team.
Planning & Coordination: Passionate Weddings
Photography: Daissy Torres Photography
Hair & Makeup: Best Face Forward Artistry
Stationery: Dreamcatcher Stationery
Beach Decor & Florals: Virginia Beach Wedding Company
Ceremony: First Landing State Park
Reception Venue: Lesner Inn
Entertainment: Primo Mobile DJ