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Wedding Inspiration- Coastal Virginia

This styled shoot submitted by Shawn Sawyer Photography was held in Virginia Beach at one of the top 50 most important historical sites in the area.

The theme is Gothic romance playing off of a  historical vibe reflective of the venue’s setting, and incorporated hues of gray, red, gold and silver seen with the wedding dress, the draping, wedding cake, and floral decor.

We love the wonderful old trees, the lush greenery and the pops of bright green colors seen through out the venue’s rooms.

This theme would work well for an October wedding!


Shawn Sawyer
Shawn Sawyer Photography

Whitehurst Buffington House

Florals & Rentals:
Annette Lindsey
I Do Weddings with Love

Aubrey Griffin
Wild Heart Films

Second Photographer:
Jessica Sevin
JL7 Photography

Carly Vega
Makeup by Vega

Shayna Reinert

Debra Harrison
Ribbons and Sweet Memories

Bridal Wardrobe:
Christy & Bryan Hooker
Truly Yours Bridal

Zoe Whittaker
In Your Dreams Event Designing

Cake & Cookies:
Carla Hesseltine
Just Cupcakes


If you are planning a wedding in Roanoke Virginia, Richmond Virginia, Fredericksburg/Northern Virginia, The  Shenandoah Valley, Coastal Virginia or in Charlottesville Va, we can help with your wedding planning and ideas. 

Virginia Bride Magazine features the best Virginia Weddings and Virginia Bridal Shows. Get  it all in one place. Check our blog posts regularly for the latest bridal shows in Richmond VA, Roanoke, Va. The Shenandoah Valley, Fredericksburg Va, and in Charlottesville.

The author: Angeline Frame

Angeline is the owner/publisher of Palm Beach Weddings Magazine and Virginia Bride Magazine and the show producer for The Greater Virginia Bridal Shows. She has a degree in Public Administration and Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University. A former model and wedding venue owner- she loves all things wedding , fashion and decorating. In her spare time she likes to write, travel and get new ideas to share with brides.