Norfolk is a city with a special energy. It is always humming with possibility - maybe that has something to do with its bustling sea port, dotted with masts and rigging that are visible from almost any block in the city. On Saturday, September 9th, the Norfolk sky was brilliantly blue and the air was warm and promising. When Evin and I knocked on Morgan's door in the Hilton, we were met with relaxed, sunny smiles and a wall of windows overlooking the water. From one corner, we could see the "Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center" which is where Morgan would be saying her vows later that day. Excitement spilled from everyones faces as they put finishing touches on hair and makeup and sipped champagne.
The ceremony and the reception were both held at the Half Moone. The ceremony was poignant and simple - a sweet embrace and blessing as each set of parents welcomed a new child, and sincere, tearful vows. The reception was the liveliest I've seen in a while! There were s'mores, cigars on the balcony, and endless dancing.
You can tell a lot about a couple by the people who come to celebrate their union, and Chris and Morgan's celebration was filled with fun, interesting, genuine people who wished them well and celebrated past midnight. Congratulations, you guys! It was an honor and SO MUCH FUN to celebrate and capture your wedding.