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Sheer joy is when two people who love one another unite their lives together. Felisha and Gary’s wedding at Warwick Yacht & Country Club in Newport News, Virginia was definitely a memorable one. I looked forward to their wedding day all summer long! The emphasis on love and family made their day so special. “It’s all about family.”


That sentiment was evident throughout the day, from the time before the ceremony until the end of the reception. Their wedding was most definitely a family affair! Felisha and her sisters created the beautiful bouquets, the boutonnieres, and also designed the lovely reception tablescapes. In addition to the flowers, Felisha also made the invitations and the favors for their guests.

The Beginning

Felisha and Gary’s story began three years ago when Felisha went on a cruise to Mexico. At the time, she wasn’t looking for love. She met Gary on the cruise and over time their friendship and love flourished. They maintained a long distance relationship- Gary lived in New York and Felisha lived in Newport News. They would travel as often as they could to spend time together. As their love grew it became increasingly difficult to remain apart. After praying about it, they began making plans to get married. As a couple they both value loyalty, integrity and communication. They encourage and pray for each other, talk about everything, and listen to each other.


Their gold and white ceremony overlooked the beautiful marina and Deep Creek. Verses for I Corinthians 13 were written in white script on wood and lined the aisle as guests entered and were seated. Although it was very hot outside, that detail faded as the Maid of Honor, Best Man, the Flower Girl and Ring Bearer, and then finally, Felisha. The bride was escorted by her two sons to the main aisle. Her sons then handed her off to her father, who escorted her down the aisle to meet her groom. The ministers spoke of selfless love and commitment as Gary and Felisha beamed. Seeing them recite their vows and exchange rings with big smiles filled my heart with happiness.


Venue: Warwick Yacht & Country Club

Photographer: Joy Mills Belle Eve Photography

Event Rentals: Hampton Roads Event Rentals

DJ: DJ Nene

Cake: Designs by Erinn

Catering: Warwick Yacht & Country Club

Grooms Attire: Macy’s