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Jenna & Michael’s Lesner Inn Wedding in Virginia Beach, VA

Here are some photos from Jenna and Michael’s Lesner Inn wedding in Virginia Beach. It was the hottest day of the year, but we left the comforts of A/C and braved the heat for some outdoor beach photos along the Chesapeake Bay.
Jenna and Michael began their day at First Baptist Church of Norfolk, where they exchanged vows in a sentimental ceremony that brought tears to the eyes of many. Perhaps my favorite moment during the couple’s ceremony was when Jenna’s two brothers escorted her down the aisle. Even Jenna, who assured me before-hand that she “doesn’t cry,” had tears of joy welling up as her brothers escorted her toward Michael.

Shortly after the ceremony, Jenna and Michael’s celebration continued at Lesner Inn in Virginia Beach. And given that Jenna has been dancing for most of her life… and that many of the couple’s guests were also dancers… and that the entertainment was being provided by DJ Howie from Colonial DJs… it’s no surprise that the dance floor was full of dancing craziness the entire time.

Finally, as the sun began to set, we meandered across Shore Drive for some beach formals along the Chesapeake Bay. It’s always a little nerve-wracking trying to take a wedding party to the beach on a Saturday in the middle of the summer , but thankfully, there weren’t too many partygoers trying to photobomb the wedding album with their antics. πŸ™‚

Congratulations Jenna and Michael! And huge thanks to Ashley Loffredo for putting her usual duties as Catering Manager at the Westin VB Town Center aside to spend the day serving as wedding coordinator extraordinaire for her little cousin. πŸ™‚

Can’t get enough of Jenna and Michael? Click to view their Smithfield engagement photo session. I even shot some of their engagement session on film.

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Wedding Planning: Ashley Loffredo ·
Photography: Justin Hankins Photography ·
Ceremony Venue: First Baptist Church of Norfolk ·
Catering & Reception Venue: Lesner Inn ·
Floral Design: Daevid’s of Norfolk ·
Entertainment: DJ Howie / Colonial DJs ·
Wedding Cake: Elaine Culbertson ·
Videography: Milestone Cinema ·
Gown: Allure Bridals via All the Rage ·
Colors: Coral and Yellow


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