There are so many things about Kelly and Drew’s fall wedding at the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club that I am excited to share! First of all, these two are such genuinely sweet human beings and are surrounded by incredible families! They chose to only include their siblings in their wedding party, which is a trend I am absolutely loving right now. It makes all of the wedding party moments that much more special! As an only child, watching Kelly with her two sisters gave me all the feels. These three ladies are not only beautiful, but have the kindest hearts and know how to have fun!
Second, this was my first time at the Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club on my own. This venue holds such a special place in my heart since it’s where my husband and I held our own wedding reception. In my opinion, there are not many venues in Virginia Beach that compare to the waterfront and sunset views at the CGYC. Sending Kelly down that aisle to Drew on the most perfect fall day with gorgeous blue skies and a light breeze was such a special moment for me. Thank you for giving me that privilege, Kelly!
Lastly, I cannot let this post end without giving a HUGE shout out to all of the vendors, especially the CGYC staff. Leading up to wedding week, Hurricane Michael was making it’s way across the southeast. It passed through Coastal Virginia Thursday night, leaving half of our city without power, and the Cavalier was included in that half. We had high hopes that power would be restored before Saturday afternoon, but of course, busied ourselves preparing for it not to be. The Cavalier worked hard to secure power sources and extra battery-operated lighting, the chef assured us she could still prepare their meals, and Stage Right Lighting and the Shack Band were both able to run their full set up off generators. Saturday afternoon came, and, as a team, we were able to put on the most beautiful wedding at a venue without power! As crazy of a situation this could have been, it wound up being one of the smoothest weddings I’ve ever had. And THAT is why you hire professionals – a great team of vendors can overcome anything!
Congratulations Kelly and Drew!
VENUE | The Cavalier Golf and Yacht Club
PHOTOGRAPHY | Molly Scott Photo
FLORALS | Courtney Inghram Floral Design
BAND | The Shack Band
HAIR | Markia Nicole
MAKEUP | Kristine Marie Artistry
DRESS | BHLDN
LIGHTING | Stage Right Lighting
TRANSPORTATION | Orange Peel