Kaitlin and Thomas’s Opulent Wedding Celebration by the Water

Captured & submitted by Megan Lampert Photography


On a serene, sunlit afternoon, beneath the expansive azure sky, Thomas “Key” and Kaitlin’s wedding by the lake unfolded in a tapestry of elegance and joy. The weather, a harmonious blend of gentle warmth and a soft, caressing breeze, set the perfect stage for this enchanting celebration of love. The surrounding lake, with mountains in the distance, created a picturesque backdrop that was nothing short of magical.

The guest experience was undoubtedly made a priority, ensuring guests felt special throughout the progressional event. As the guests arrived, they were greeted with a pre-ceremony cocktail and various delectable appetizer offerings. At the start of the ceremony, the guests gazed at the sight of Key, resplendent in his meticulously tailored tuxedo, standing tall and proud, his eyes filled with love and anticipation. Kaitlin, a vision of grace and beauty, glided down the aisle in a gown that seemed to be woven from dreams, her every step a testament to the timeless elegance of the day.

Guests mingled, sipping on expertly crafted cocktails, as the string trio played a curated list of songs chosen by the bride, some of which were Taylor Swift – her favorite!! The guests enjoyed the wooden Oyster boat bar, filled with ice that oysters and condiments lay atop of.

The bespoke custom monograms, thoughtfully designed to reflect the unique bond between Key and Kaitlin, adorned the invitations and decor, adding a personal and sophisticated touch to the festivities. The crest has their beloved cat, “Mew” in it, with a fishing boat to reflect Key’s passion for fishing.

Dining tables, draped in luxurious linens and set with exquisite china plates, stood as the oases of refinement and taste. Each detail, from the intricate floral arrangements to the soft candlelight that casted a romantic glow, spoke to the meticulous planning and heartfelt care that went into making this day truly unforgettable.

After the savory dining experience, guests enjoyed the photo booth and left the couple messages filled with memories, congratulatory remarks, and words of wisdom via the rotary phone audio guest book. Dancing took place on the outdoor dance floor, beneath the bistro lights, as the live band provided phenomenal entertainment as the night came to an end. Kaitlin and Key shared an intimate moonlight last dance together, as they soaked in the last moments of their wedding day.

As the photographer, it was a profound honor to capture the essence of Key and Kaitlin’s love story. Through my lens, I witnessed moments of genuine emotion, the subtle glances and tender touches that spoke volumes about their deep connection. It was a privilege to preserve these memories, to document the beauty and joy that defined their wedding day, and to be a part of this extraordinary celebration.


Bakery:Hall’s Pastry Shop//Rehearsal Dinner Venue:Virginia Dare Cruises & Marina//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Wood’s Menswear//Signage:SCRIPTED by Kira Appel//Beauty:The Nail Den//Dress Store: BHLDN//Dress Store: Anthropologie//Dress Store:Ashley Grace Bridal//Musicians:Flex//Signage:Hooks & Hill//Transportation:Legacy Transportation//Transportation:Beats Per Mile//Makeup Artist:Summer Hubbard//Hair Stylist:Envy Hair and Lashes//Band:7 Til Sunrise//Musicians:Melodious Strings//Floral Designer:The Bloom Room Charlottesville//Cake Designer: Cakes by Angela Morrison//Equipment Rentals:Happily Ever After Rentals//Linens and Coverings:Nuage//Linens and Coverings: BBJ Linens//Equipment Rentals: Party Rental Ltd.//Equipment Rentals: Overstreet Event Rentals//Caterer: Avenue Foods//Event Planner:A Little Party//Reception Venue:Water’s Edge Country Club//Second Shooter:Robin Skievaski Photography//Photographer: Megan Lampert Photography//

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