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Smithfield Va Wedding Photographer ~ Kristin and Coley Are Married.

Take two high school sweethearts….add a warm summer day in June…love, friends and family….and you get a beautiful wedding day….despite the rain!  Kristin and Coley…your day was beautiful!

10 Years ago…it started with a walk in the rain….so it was only fitting that God reminded them of that walk….a commitment of the heart was made during that walk…

Bride with bridesmaids Smithfield Bride with bridesmaids Makeup by Paula Gillikin Smithfield Center

He wrote the sweetest note….it made us all cry.

Emotional moment with letter from groom


Silver shoes and veil

I LOVE…with a capitol “L” ring shots ……

Wedding rings on anchor

His Grandfathers Ring

White Lace Dress from Ellies Bridal Boutique in Alexandria VA.  Designer Casablanca White Lace Dress from Ellies Bridal Boutique in Alexandria VA.  Brides maid attaches veil Smithfield Center Bridal Suite The little black dress The little black dress Smithfield VA wedding

By the water Smithfield VA

Southern Bride

Veil goreousness

One split second and a FAST thinking maid of honor…saved the veil from the water…when the wind took it away!!!


Little Black Dress

Boys will be boys….running late but pulled it together for some fun shots before the rain set in…

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This moment ALWAYS gets me!

Smithfield VA Wedding

And this one….Look at  the look on his face…and her father in laws…she is one lucky girl!

Smithfield Wedding

This was such a cute glance….

Trinity Methodist Church Smithfield VA

This just melted my heart….such a gentleman!

Gentleman Groom Carries Bride

Black, White and Red Smithfield Wedding

Apparently….doing smooches to the bride and groom…was hysterical!  What a fun group!


Two inches from walking on the water (ok..sinking to the bottom) with this shot….

The red trolly….was such a nice addition to her red and black colors…

Red Trolly

Umbrella Kiss

Smithfield Station

One of the most romantic photos of the day…just a walk in the rain….

And…as the reception was starting….the clouds broke and we stole a few more minutes for some smoochie. photos…

I always…cry here…ALWAYS…it’s just a monumental moment…one of many firsts for them.  The first dance as

Mr. and Mrs. Coley Riddick.

Smithfield Center

And….again I tear up…the bond between fathers and daughters its just well special!

Smithfield Center

Sons and mothers….there is a bond that is never broken…Always momma’s boys.

Smithfield Center

Annnnd Cake…Always yummy cake!  <3

Sir Cakes A Lot Smithfield VA

Dance Partay!

Smithfield Center

Kristin’s Maid of Honor…was unfortunately not able to be there due to complications with her pregnancy that landed her in the hospital but she sent a sweet note for the honorary Maid of Honor to read during the toasts…
The Smithfield Center


A stolen moment….

Smithfield Station

He put a ring on it..

Fun moment with lights…

And no exit is complete with out sparklers…

And a cool car….

Here’s to your Happily Ever After….Kristin and Coley. XOXO

Getting Ready Venue and Accommodations for guests: The Smithfield Station, Smithfield VA

Reception Venue: Smithfield Center, Smithfield VA

Caterer: Smoke, Newport News VA

Church: Trinity Methodist Church, Smithfield VA

Wedding Coordination: The Main Event, Smithfield VA

Wedding Cake: Jeff Sir Cakes A Lot, Smithfield VA

Brides Dress: Ellies Bridal Boutique, Alexandria VA

Designer: Casablanca

Bridesmaids Dresses: Nordstroms

Groomsmen’s Tux: Jims Formal Wear

Hair and Makeup: Paula Gillikin and Katie Johnson

Video: Lovell Productions

  • Ellie - September 22, 2013 - 5:27 PM

    I can’t believe it took me this long to see this! I LOOOOVE these photos!! Thank you for being so talented and capturing our beautiful bride in such wonderful way. I hope you will let me repost some of these photos (with credit, of course). Congrats again to Kristin and Coley!!ReplyCancel

    • mgillikin - September 23, 2013 - 6:56 PM

      Of Course you can! It was a wonderful day! Everything looked amazing!ReplyCancel

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