About The Modern Sea

This unique Norfolk, VA wedding photo shoot embodies a modern ocean design theme and features Spirit Cruises Norfolk’s luxury private yacht – The Virginia Elite, as the reception and ceremony venue.

Different locations around the Norfolk, VA waterfront were utilized for this shoot, including the Presidential Suite in the new downtown hotel, Hilton Norfolk The Main. Their suite was the ideal fit for the shoot’s modern decor theme.

Air plants and different flora were chosen for the table decor and ceremony accents specifically for their likeness to sea life and ocean plants. On the reception tables you will find, muscle shell place cards with modern calligraphy, sleek flatware and gold rimmed china laid out ready for the wedding party.

This wedding is for the modern Bride and Groom who want the uniqueness of a nontraditional wedding venue and the luxury of a decor theme that will transport their guests beyond a normal wedding reception.

Our shoot is also featured in the 2019 Winter / Spring issue of Southern Bride Magazine. 












Photography & Videography // Angela Elise Photography
Styling Design & Concept //
Lustre Theory Styling & Design
Hunter & Company Events
Venue // Virginia Elite Private Yacht
Spirit Cruises Norfolk / Virginia Elite Private Yacht
Matthew Edward
Models // Cassidy Burnett – Bride, J. Ortiz – Groom
Jessica Swain-Garcia – Bridesmaid, Francois Pretorius – Best Man
Wedding Gown // Tony Ward Couture
Men’s Fashions // The Black Tux
Bridesmaid Jumpsuite // TwoBirds Bridesmaid
Bridal Suite // Hilton Norfolk THE MAIN
Invitation Design // Lustre Theory Styling & Design
Calligraphy // Seniman Calligraphy
Desserts // Hummingbird Macarons & Desserts
Florals // Hunter & Company Events
Linen Rentals // Distinctive Event Rentals
China & Flatware //  Mad Hatter Vintage Rentals
Bridal Robes //  Domenica Domenica via Mood & Muse
Hair Styling // Brianna B. Adams LLC
Makeup // Regina Ellis