Kim and Carl’s wedding at The Freight Shed in Yorktown, Virginia was a beautiful reflection of hope and love. Everything about their day embodied that, which was inspiring to those who know and love them. From the lovely hues of blue and orange to the timing of the Sunset Session, no detail was left unturned.
The Freight Shed is a really special place that has a rich history in Yorktown. The original building was constructed in 1935 and was used as a terminal for Baltimore steamships until 1952. Later on, it was remodeled and served as a post office. In 2005, the Freight Shed went through an extensive renovation in conjunction with the opening of Riverwalk Landing.
It was the most perfect place for Kim and Carl to get married.
Kim and Carl met while they were working at a local marina. The fact that their paths crossed and they fell in love is part of their story of hope and love. Before they met, they each had gone through a great deal of adversity that they each had to overcome. God had something special in mind for Kim and Carl as He brought each of them through those challenges. As they began their relationship, they would spend hours and hours talking in Historic Yorktown along the riverfront. Therefore, it was so meaningful for their ceremony to take place on the riverfront. Kim stated, “Our love story is absolutely one of the hope we have found in God’s love for us, and the joy we have in living life knowing it is all in God’s hands. We both have miraculous stories of His healing, and the love and support of each person that was there at our wedding.” After spending time with Kim and Carl leading up to their wedding, I could see the genuine love they have for one another. It is truly inspiring.
The Wedding Day Begins
Their wedding day began as they got ready at their home where Kim was getting ready. While there, my team and I captured Kim’s beautiful wedding gown, invitation, jewelry, and rings. In addition to these beautiful details, we had the privilege of capturing their adorable Bermese Mountain Dog puppy, Charlie. She was so adorable! I loved the shirt they had for her too…and she seemed pretty proud to wear it!
The First Look
A little while later, we met up with Carl on the riverfront under the Coleman Bridge to coordinate and capture their First Look. It was a beautiful moment. As Kim approached her groom, she had the biggest smile on her face. The happiness and love between them was evident in their sweet interactions.
The wedding ceremony took place under the tent on the plaza of the Freight Shed as they faced the riverfront. As the ceremony began, Carl walked down the aisle to wait for his lovely bride to join him. Kim’s daughter joyfully escorted her down the aisle as family and friends lovingly supported them. Kim and Carl read their own vows and then exchanged rings. It was a celebratory moment when the wedding officiant introduced them as husband and wife!
The reception began with the introduction of the newlyweds followed by their first dance. Friends and family cheered as they entered the room. After their first dance, guests enjoyed a delicious meal by Kelsick Specialty Market. They also provided an incredible Sundae Bar! Guests enjoyed dancing and celebrating as Colonial DJ kept the party going.
A Romantic Sunset Session
As sunset approached, Kim and Carl and my team slipped out to the docks for Kim and Carl’s couple session. The sunsets on the York River do not disappoint! We started out on the boat of a friend, then worked our way down the dock toward the Coleman Bridge as the hazy summer sunset hung in the sky. They love the sunsets on the York River and I am so glad that the weather was so perfect so that we could capture the beautiful color behind them!
Kim and Carl, I am so happy for you both! May you enjoy many, many years of happiness!
Venue: The Freight Shed
Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal
Caterer: Kelsick Specialty Market
Sundae Bar: Kelsick Specialty Market
Florist: Mother of the Bride
DJ: Colonial DJs