Sandy Bottom Nature Park Wedding

sandy bottom nature park wedding bride and groom on the dock

Becky and Mike's Newport News Wedding

I mentioned in Monday's post that Saturday's wedding at Sandy Bottom Nature Park included a torrential downpour that sort of shifted into a misty, soggy mess. Well that's TRUE, but it's also so minor in the grand scope of Becky and Mike's wedding. They were so happy. Like truly, adorably swept up in each other. I loved shooting portraits with them because they were so naturally affectionate and laughed the entire time. Those are my absolute favorite kind of couples! 

The reception was at the beautiful Newport News Marriott and I was completely floored by the ambiance. Beautiful, professional lighting can really make a ballroom come to life. I know with all the other wedding expenses, professional lighting can seem like just another thing. But man, the difference is amazing. 

Becky and Mike, your wedding was incredibly sweet and gorgeous. Thank you for having me, for standing in the rain with smiles on your face, and for letting me eat purple potatoes from your mashed potato bar :)

This wedding wouldn't have been possible without the talents of all these incredible vendors.

Planning and Design | Michelle Amarillo Event Planning 
Ceremony Venue |  Sandy Bottom Nature Park
Reception Venue | 
Marriott at Newport News City Center 
Catering | Marriott at Newport News City Center
Floral | The Flower Cupboard
DJ |  Atlantic Digital Entertainment
Linens | Nuage Designs

Lighting | Blue Steel Lighting Design
Officiant | Cathi Warfel
Hair and Makeup Artists | Behind the Veil Studio
Groom and Groomsmen Tuxedos | Men's Wearhouse 
Shuttle Transportation | Truffle Shuttle