Tess and Connor’s Lakeside at Welch Estate Wedding will go down as one of my favorites. It’s one of my favorites not just because it was a beautiful wedding. It was SO much more than that. Family and friend were at the heart of this celebration. It’s funny because I’m noticing this as a pattern for many of the wedding we shoot….and I LOVE it!
The Lakeside at Welch Estate is an amazing lakeside venue in the heart of Powhatan, Virginia. It’s a venue that has a very “home” feeling to it. The wedding day started with Tess and Connor getting ready in the gorgeous private house that’s on the property. After preparations, guests gathered by the lake to watch these two say their “I do’s” as family and friends shed tears of joy and answered pray.
After the ceremony and family portraits, the new bride and groom and wedding party headed to a beautiful open field! This field had the most enormous tree that provided the most stunning soft light a photographer could ask for! After portraits, it was party time in an incredible glass covered pavilion.
One thing that stuck out to me was when Tess’s father made a speech before dinner. He talked about Tess growing up and how Connor was the perfect gentleman to his daughter. He spoke about how when he would pray over Tess and he would pray specifically for her future husband. When I heard her father say that, as a parent and as a believer, my heart wanted to joyfully cry as I remembered that our invisible prayers really do have a tangible impact.
I’m so happy for finally share Tess and Connor’s wedding on the blog today! Michael and I wish Tess and Connor all the good that life can bring!