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Real Wedding - Jen and Dan in Norfolk, VA

Jen and Dan's Norfolk, Virginia wedding was the stuff of dreams - an outdoor ceremony in the botanical gardens' rose garden meant there were blooms aplenty, and the sun certainly shone on this happy couple! Of course, it helps that Ross Costanza was on hand to take photographs of the day - it looks like a lot of fun was had!

We love the fresh, bright yellow and cream bouquet Jen chose for hers and her bridesmaids' bouquets, and Dan's slate-grey suit worked perfectly against the brightly colored backdrop!

Jen and Dan met in 2008 through a mutual friend, who then became their best man. Jen says the couple "have been inseparable ever since - we complement each other perfectly. I am high-strung, while Dan's more laid back and goes with the flow!" We're seriously impressed with Jen's willingness to admit that - not something that a lot of team DW is good at!

Dan proposed four years later, "at our home before I went to work - it may not have been the most romantic proposal, but I knew that he really meant what he said and wanted to move forward into his forever life with me". A pretty darned great way of putting it!

How about memories of the day itself? Well, Jen's favorite took place before she even saw her groom. Check it out:

"Before the ceremony, I was waiting in the bridal room at our venue while my bridesmaids ran to the restroom one final time before walking down the aisle. My bridesmaid, Courtney, came in to help calm my nerves and told me she had just spoken to Dan. She told me how happy he was, and that he had no doubt in his mind that he wanted to be forever married to me. Then, she showed me a selfie they took – he was smiling ear to ear! I, of course, started to cry... but quickly remembered I couldn’t mess up my make-up!"

Take a look at the rest of the photographs from their stunning outdoor ceremony and reception!

Photographs: Ross Costanza | Venue: Norfolk Botanical Gardens | Bridal Gown: Stella York from Maya Couture | Shoes: Nine West | Flowers: Isha Foss Events | Cake (and groom’s cake!): Shockley’s Sweet Shoppe | Groom and Groomsmen's Suits: Men’s Wearhouse | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal | Event Décor and Styling: Isha Foss Events and Waterford Rentals |

 

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