A Wren Chapel and William & Mary Alumni House Wedding

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Jaret and Olivia pose in Wren Courtyard at William & Mary Alumni House Wedding

Jaret and Olivia’s Wren Chapel and William & Mary Alumni House wedding was filled with joy despite the HOT weather! As William and Mary alumni, it was fitting for them to hold their ceremony at the historic Wren Chapel with a reception to follow at the William and Mary Alumni House. Olivia chose vibrant William and Mary green and gold hues for her special day.

green and gold William and Mary invitation suite image
collage of green details and getting ready images at Wren Chapel and William & Mary Alumni House Wedding

The day began with excitement – as soon as I arrived at the bed and breakfast where the guys were getting ready, one of the guys pulled out some music and all the groomsmen began to dance in the living room. Mom of the groom joined, and the days’ festivities were kicked off with great joy. That fun would continue throughout the day.

groomsmen dance and have fun getting ready at Williamsburg, VA Bed and Breakfast

Olivia and Jaret exchanged their vows in the historic Wren Chapel with their family and friends. We did a mini-exit of them coming out of the Chapel with friends and family cheering, followed by a trip upstairs in the Wren Building the ring the bell. If you’re not familiar with the tradition, William and Mary seniors ring the bell on their last day of classes to celebrate. It is the historic bell, complete with a rope to pull for ringing. After ringing the bell, we got a photograph of them on the balcony (where the queen of England has even had a photo before!). Wow!

ceremony collage of images at Wren Chapel and William & Mary Alumni House Wedding
bridal portrait in Wren Chapel courtyard on William & Mary campus

While William and Mary has many picturesque locations around campus, the two most popular spots are the Wren Building and the Crim Dell Bridge. Olivia dreamed of taking photos at the Crim Dell, so we had to do it! Surrounded by trees with a reflection in the water, the bridge is an iconic William and Mary spot and absolutely gorgeous for photos. The couple chose to walk to the bridge, so we were able to incorporate portraits walking on campus and under a willow tree as well.

collage of portraits outside Wren Building and walking to Crim Dell Bridge for William & Mary Alumni House Wedding

Olivia and Jaret’s reception took place in the beautifully renovated Alumni House on William and Mary’s campus. Some of my favorite images of the day were from their reception – their wedding party entrances were so fun, and the couple truly came in with such energy for their dance. Jaret surprised us with a fun twirl of Olivia around the dance floor – you may think a flowy dress is great for portraits, but check out how it looks in a twirl! I love it!

Groom twirls bride and dress swooshes for first dance at William & Mary Alumni House Wedding
collage of images of reception dancing at William & Mary Alumni House Wedding

Jaret and Olivia, CONGRATULATIONS! We are so excited for you!

Are you planning a Wren Chapel and William & Mary Alumni House wedding? As a fellow alum who knows the campus and lighting super well, I’d love to help make your special day even better :). Let’s connect!

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