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February 18, 2015

James + Ariel { Magnolia House Hampton VA Elopement }

This past weekend on Valentines Day, Luke and I had a bit of nostalgia.

You see we had the opportunity of witnessing a sweet elopement ceremony at the Magnolia House Inn in Hampton, VA.

The owners at the Magnolia House did an exceptional job hosting and facilitating everything.

They really made sure to set the mood and create a nice intimate special ceremony.

We definitely look forward to visiting them again.

Ariel told me that they had originally planned for a 2016 wedding.  However, due to circumstances they decided to just go ahead and tie the knot with just the two of them.

It was so sweet watching as she nervously read over her vows.  The anticipation was real and very tangible in the air.

I could relate to the butterflies and expectancy.

James & Ariel  wrote their own vows to say to one another.  It really was such an experience to share in that moment and reminded us of our small little ceremony 11 years ago.

I definitely look forward to shooting more elopements.  I love the intimacy and casual feel of it all.

We wish these two the very best and a lifetime of happiness together!

Be sure to leave them some love in the comments below!




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 Magnolia House Hampton VA Elopement




  1. Ali

    February 18th, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    What a sweet elopement you captured! I love her fur too!

  2. Ashley Beasley

    February 18th, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Thanks Ali!

  3. Kelly Ewell

    February 18th, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Love their sense of style! And she’s got a great smile!!

  4. Ashley Beasley

    February 18th, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Thank-You Kelly! I agree! Her smile is beautiful!

  5. Natalie

    February 18th, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    Love this entire elopement! So sweet! And how GORGEOUS is the bride in her fur!

  6. Ashley Beasley

    February 18th, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Thank-You Natalie! Yes the fur was absolutely Gorgeous on her!

  7. Krista A. Jones

    February 19th, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    They are such a gorgeous couple! And I love the romance of elopements!

  8. Ashley Beasley

    February 19th, 2015 at 3:01 pm

    Thank-You Krista! And yes me too! I love how intimate elopements are and all the time we have for portraits!

  9. Barbara Smith

    February 19th, 2015 at 9:55 pm

    Congratulations!! So excited for you two.

  10. Chaquitta

    February 20th, 2015 at 3:27 am

    Absolutely precious! I wanted so much to be here but these images tell of how perfect this moment was for just the two of you. I wish nothing less than greatness for your marriage.

  11. Michelle P.

    February 21st, 2015 at 1:05 am

    Congratulations!!! I’m so so soooo happy and excited for you guys! I wish you nothing but the best! =)

  12. Erika

    February 21st, 2015 at 11:42 pm

    You guys look wonderful! Wishing you all the best.

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