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Pungo Prairie Wedding | Kristin and John are Married | Melody Gillikin Photography

Being a Virginia Beach Wedding Photographer is always awesome because it can take me from the Oceanfront to the Country in less than a 10-mile radius!  We really do have the best of both worlds here.

And a wedding on the Pungo Prairie is especially fun because it’s my old stomping grounds!

Oh and July weddings are some of my favorite weddings…why you ask?  Because I love summer, and July is also my birthday month 🙂

The month is full of celebrations from the 4th of July, summer vacations and my birthday 🙂

So July is good.

The story of Kristen and John.

Kristen and John have been together for a long time and finally decided to make what they already knew official…

That they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together! To love each other until the day after forever.

So they gathered with their family and friends for a simple country celebration!

It was so easygoing and relaxed with cornhole, good fried chicken. and sweet tea.

Kristen, you are so beautiful and your smile and laugh is completely charming and contagious!

I wish you and John all the good that life has to offer and then some!

Here are my fav’s of your wedding day to tell your story!


A dragonfly came up and landed on Kristen’s boot as I was photographing them….they signify change and change was about to happen!

I just love the moments when a girl slips on her dress for real, it’s so surreal and fun knowing that this the real moment…the one you have been waiting for.

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The boys were down the road, not far getting ready for the big day.

The little one running across the stage…lol…love it…it’s real life!

This is some elated parents right there!

That split second before a kiss…that’s where the real passion is.

The New Mr. and Mrs. Walsh

The soft golden glow of the sunset on the prairie that day was simply beautiful.

It’s obvious…that only the girls knew how to dance, I don’t think I saw one guy dancing.

The rest of the night was filled with laughter, fun and CAKE and all the traditional wedding fun!

Off into the night.


Congratulations Kristen and John!

Thank you for allowing me to capture your day, and I wish you many many many happy years together!



Venue: Pungo / Creeds Ruritan Club

Brides Dress: Designed by Allure

Brides Maids Dresses: Davids Bridal

Hair and Makeup: Paula Stone Stylist and Makeup Artist

Catering: Fraziers What’s Cooking

Cake: Family Friend,  Mona Kennedy (whom I went to High School with…small world!)

DJ: Cory Chapman ~ Astro Entertainment 

Rings: Dimond Direct











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