East Meets West at This Wedding Photo Shoot at Pagoda in Norfolk

Pagoda, Norfolk
Photography by Dragon Studio; Styling by Misty Saves the Day

We’ve got a secret garden to share—a place where East meets West, and where you can feel transported to another world yet also be treated to panoramic views of some of Downtown Norfolk’s favorite local spots. Our gorgeous gowns looked breathtaking here, floating around Norfolk’s Pagoda and surrounding Oriental Garden.

Located on the waterfront in Freemason Harbor, the Taiwanese Pagoda was given as a gift to the city in 1989 to honor the Asian country’s trading ties with Virginia. We showed off our gowns both inside and out to fully display the intricate Chinese ornamentation and architecture, but the true magic happened at dusk, when we led our bride and groom outside for an ultra-romantic sunset over the Elizabeth River. This secret is definitely not safe with us—we couldn’t help but share.

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Earrings: Alfie chandelier drop earrings with Swarovski crystals from Paris by
Debra Moreland

wedding photos inside Pagoda
Lillian West Gown style 66040 stuns with an illusion V neckline bodice with chiffon 
fit-and-flare, long-sleeve dramatic overcoat

Pagoda wedding
Pronovias Atelier Hechizo mermaid gown with a natural waist features flowers
tumbling over the bust and an off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline decorated with
large flowers in the form of detachable straps. The dress is inspired by an enchanted
forest and also includes a back closed with a line of rhinestone buttons to give it a
touch of sparkle and embroidered tulle with beading that plays with femininity and
volume to create a dazzling silhouette.

bride and groom at Pagoda

Bride at Pagoda

wedding photography at Pagoda
Veil: Romeo and Juliet veil with extra-long dramatic blusher from Paris by Debra

bride at Pagoda for wedding photo shoot

wedding photos at Pagoda in Norfolk
Headpiece: Winterfell Wreath with detachable drape adorning the back of head from
Paris by Debra Moreland

Wedding gown
Pronovias Atelier Vicenta gown is a sexy crepe mermaid wedding dress with nude
details. It features a sheer illusion tulle bodice with rebrodé lace appliqués and crepe
mermaid skirt with rebrodé lace appliqués and narrow crepe belt


Venue: The Pagoda, Norfolk

Photography: Dragon Studio

Macarons: Hummingbird Macarons

Gowns and Accessories: Milk & Honey Bride

Models: Tess and Nick Fike

Flowers: Kate Fiore Floral Design

Makeup: Makeup by Kim Porter

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