This Old Towne Portsmouth was just so sweet to be a part of! Bonnie was an old class mate of mine from school. We went through the entire school system together from primary school through high school! I have so many fond memories of her from school from hanging out in primary school to being together in driver’s education class. It was so sweet to be a part of her wedding day!
Bonnie and Nick met in grad school Appalachian State University. They were assigned to work on a group project together. And well the rest is history! They have been together for years, and last October Nick proposed. Bonnie did her undergrad years at William and Mary, so Nick only thought it was fitting to walk around the beautiful campus together and end up at the Crim Dell bridge on campus. That bridge has a tradition-supposedly if you walk across alone, you’re destined to be alone forever, but if you kiss someone at the top then you’ll be together forever. While they walked across, Nick stopped to kiss me at the top, then he dropped to one knee and proposed!
And this October, they are married! Their wedding plans changed (and changed again!) due to Covid, but the day of the dreams finally happened! And it was beautiful wedding! Bonnie and Nick were married in Bonnie’s home church with their family and close friends there to witness it. And they had so many wonderful personal touches to celebrate the day-from Bonnie wearing her grandmother’s wedding dress to Nick’s special tie clip!
Bonnie wore her grandmother’s wedding dress. Her grandmother was married at the same church, in the same dress 65 years ago. Talk about legacy! It was so special to hear about her family’s legacy and tradition and to photograph such a special family heirloom! I just love the bright colors of her bouquet! Fall weddings are just so colorful with the oranges and greens. There were over 30 buttons on the back of this dress! And it was gorgeous! They just don’t make wedding dress like this anymore!Nick is a fan of the Lord of the Rings, so they added just a little something special for him to wear on this wedding day. Bonnie also wore her mother’s wedding veil (which her other grandmother made!). Just so special! Bonnie, you are a stunning bride!Just look at this dress and veil! Family heirlooms that represent the legacy of marriage and love!Can you tell Nick was excited?!They were married at Monumental Methodist Church in Portsmouth, which had such gorgeous architecture features. This is it! Time to walk down the aisle! I just love this glance between them!And they are married!!!
We were able to travel down to the waterfront in Old Towne Portsmouth for some portraits!
I just love this one!
They are just so adorable!
Just look at that pure joy!
We had a little fun and decided to have a first dance right there near the water!
They were just so excited to finally be married!
Congratulations to Bonnie and Nick!
Photography: Diana Gordon Photography
Wedding Dress: Family Heirloom
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groomsmen: Jos A Banks
Flowers: Churchland Village Flower