When I first heard from Dana and her mom regarding her wedding photography we immediately bonded on over shared love for our puppies. We probably sent as many emails back and forth with pictures of our puppy “kids” as we did discussing wedding photography. Moving past the bond of our love for dogs, getting to know Dana and Tyler was a true pleasure.
Dana and Tyler met during their time at Emory University. What started as a chance glace across the room at his fraternity, blossomed into a thriving relationship after he asked her on a date a few weeks later. Fast forward about five or six years and they were on a trip to visit Tyler’s family in Maryland. On that Friday, Tyler gave Dana a tennis lesson, they rode around on the gator and made their favorite lunch – a truly relaxing day. That evening he suggested they go out to the beach to sit and have a cocktail since it was such a beautiful night. While Dana went to get ready, Tyler setup everything for the engagement at the beach. As fate would have it, the water had formed a tiny sandbar island a few feet from shore. As they walked out to the little island, Tyler poured his heart out to Dana. Once they arrived on the island he got down on one knee and proposed. Shocked and speechless, somehow Dana was about to get out the word YES! That shock turned into dancing and jumping all over the beach. They took a sunset stroll down the beach before making their way back to his house to call family, friends and celebrate!
On one of the most beautiful days this summer, Dana and Tyler were married at Keswick Hall just outside of Charlottesville in Keswick, Virginia. Celebrating with family and religious traditions, they celebrated their marriage with about 140 of their closest friends and family. Splashes of blue and yellow accented the formal affair. The bridesmaids were in short blue dresses from JCrew and the men were in tuxes from The Black Tux and Brooks Brothers. The bride had a beautiful ivory lace gown from The Bridal Garden.
Congratulations Dana and Tyler!
Wedding Dress – The Bridal Garden
Bridesmaids Attire – JCrew
Groom’s Attire – Brooks Brothers
Groomsmen Attire – The Black Tux
Florist – Verde Natural Florals
Wedding/Reception Venue + Catering – Keswick Hall
Wedding Planner – Adam Donovan-Groves
Hair + Makeup – A More Beautiful You (Marci Corle)
Band – Attraction
Invitations – The Dandelion Patch