Stephanie + Johnny: A Classic Red Wedding by Jen & Ashley Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Happy Monday, everyone! We’re starting off the week with a look at a classic crimson wedding between two West Point graduates. Stephanie and Johnny married in Hampton, Virginia on a rainy October day. Red rose floral arrangements and plenty of polished silver gave the day an Old Hollywood vibe, and we love that the bride was brave enough to pair a classic red lip with her fiery hair. Special thanks to Jen and Ashley Photography for sharing the day with us! You can see even more details (including close-ups of the bride’s stunning makeup) in our full gallery.

Stephanie and Johnny met as “plebes” at New York’s West Point Military Academy. Though they each had secret crushes on each other throughout that freshman year, it took living assignments on the same sophomore dorm hall to finally get the pair talking. For their first date, Johnny took Stephanie to a piano concert hosted by the school’s foreign language department. Academy rules prohibit PDA, but Johnny managed to sneak in a kiss at the end of the night.

Though red is a universal color of romance, the couple actually picked the shade because of Johnny’s semester abroad in China. While there, he learned that Chinese brides wear red shoes and grooms wear red socks as a symbol of good luck. A Pinch of Charm wedding planners helped the couple tastefully plant the shade throughout their reception at The Chamberlin.

“Neither Johnny or I wanted it to end,” the bride remembers of the day. Thanks again to Jen and Ashley Photography for sending over these photos! If you’re looking for more red wedding inspiration, be sure to check out Wendy and Jason,  Cami and Erik, and Melanie and Mohsin.

Photography by Jen and Ashley Photography • Bridal Gown by Watters from Ann’s Boutique • Bridal Shoes by Guess • Bridesmaids Dresses by Alfred Sung • Venue: The Chamberlin Hotel • Florals by Catherine’s Distinctive Floral Designs • Hair by Hair by Alice • Makeup by Theresa Little • Musicians: Skylark Band • DJ: Fat Cat Productions • Cake by Incredible Edibles • Coordination by A Pinch of Charm

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  • Thank you SO much for the feature! We are honored and so excited!!!

  • Very elegant wedding. Love the touches of red.