Emilia + Kareem got married in the middle of a hurricane. It poured the entire day! This definitely threw a little hiccup into the day because they had planned both an outdoor ceremony and an outdoor reception. Emilia + Kareem didn't let that stop them!
I don't think I have ever met a more optimistic and happy couple. It would have been so easy for Emilia + Kareem to get upset about the weather and let that take away from their joyous wedding day, but both of them refused to let that happen. They embraced the rain, laughed it off, and let the magic of their wedding day fully consume them. They could not have cared less about the weather -- and that was awesome.
Not only were Emilia + Kareem amazing, their entire wedding party was as well! They had a very large wedding party (21 people!). On a normal day posing that many people can be a little challenging, but with pouring rain and no inside space, we really had to get creative. All of the bridesmaids and groomsmen were so kind and willing to do whatever it took to get the photos Emilia + Kareem wanted. We all worked together and made it work!
Their ceremony was super sweet and filled with all kinds of unique little touches. After the ceremony we ventured into the rain with Emilia + Kareem to take some romantic rainy day portraits. I love how these photos turned out! Definitely some of my favorites from the day.
The reception was where the real fun began! Their wedding guests knew how to partyyyyyy! Everyone was out on the dance floor the entire night. The best part of the night was when Kareem's family led all of the guests in a traditional dance and then proceeded to throw Emilia + Kareem in the air! It was a pretty amazing day! Congratulations to Mr. + Mrs. Texler!
Photography: J&D Photography
Ceremony Musicians: Chris Leggett & Trevor Chatless
Florist: Designs By Ron Florist- WG Miller Creations & Designs
Bridal & Bridesmaid Bouquets: Christian Durrett
Cake: The Buttercream Bee
DJ: Dynamite DJs- Joe Bowman
Caterer: The Butler's Pantry- Keith Herald
Wedding Dress: Bliss Bridal Consignment Boutique
Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelou
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse
Makeup: Elle Style Studio- LaCretia Baskfield
Hair: Brittany Chatless and Caitlin Slater
Coordinator: Marylee Marmer Events
Life Update! It has been an amazing 9 years of photographing portraits of all kinds in RVA! It was an amazing chapter in our lives, and we are ready to move on to the next. We will be shifting our business to solely focus on our commercial and editorial photography work, and unfortunately that means we will no longer be accepting bookings for our other photography services. Thank you for being on this journey with us and trusting us to document so many meaningful moments. You can check out our new work by heading to jadaanddavid.com or following us on instagram @jadaanddavid.
There are still a couple more opportunities to work with us this fall! We have a limited number of Thanksgiving Front Porch Sessions available. We also have fall mini sessions available at some of our favorite locations around RVA for select dates this fall! You can book those sessions directly from this link!
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