Local Love: Beachy Bliss at The Yacht Club at Marina Shores in Virginia Beach
Photography by Elizabeth Henson Photos
Who: Kallen Harcourt, account executive, and Kyle Carlson, career firefighter.
When: Sept. 6, 2014.
Where: The Yacht Club at Marina Shores, Virginia Beach. The couple chose their venue for its beautiful deck overlooking the yachts during the ceremony. The marina was a lovely location with ample space for their coastal reception.
Where They Met: Kallen and Kyle met while attending college together at Radford University.
The Engagement: After Kyle asked Kallen’s father for her hand in marriage, they customized the engagement ring together. The two then devised a plan for Kallen to meet Kyle at a hotel at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront for a fun night out on the boardwalk. “Once I opened the door to the hotel room, I heard music and saw petals everywhere! I assumed we were in another person’s room so as I turned around in a hurry to get out the door, Kyle was already on his knee,” Kallen says.
Wedding Wishes: When planning their wedding, Kallen and Kyle wanted to play on their personalities—“low-key, relaxed but fun and beachy,” Kallen explains. Instead of flower arrangements for centerpieces, the couple opted for palm leaves and bowls filled with sand and shells to accent their theme.
Bride’s hair and makeup: Rumours Salon & Boutique,Virginia Beach.
Dress: David’s Bridal.
Bouquet: Black Iris Floral Events, Virginia Beach
Cupcakes: Incredible Edibles Bakery, Virginia Beach
Signs: The Lovebird Press.
Music: DJ Eric Emerson of Xtreme DJ’s, Chesapeake
Editorial compiled by Anne Leonard