A Glamorous, Unconventional Wedding at the Oceanaire Resort Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Kara Spencer (30, business manager) and Bo Wilkinson (33, catering sales manager) met while working in the wedding service industry. They started out

Kara Spencer (30, business manager) and Bo Wilkinson (33, catering sales manager) met while working in the wedding service industry. They started out as friendly acquaintances, but they started bonding once they realized that they had a similar taste in music. They had been dating for seven years when one day, when Kara was asking Bo what jewelry would match with her outfit, Bo pulled out a princess cut diamond ring and asked “will this match?” Since both Kara and Bo had experience working in the wedding service industry, it was important to them that their wedding stand out. They held both their ceremony and reception at the Oceanaire Resort Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Both the ceremony hall and the reception ballroom were beautifully illuminated with purple uplighting. They had white flower arrangements of spider chrysanthemums, lilies and snapdragons at the ceremony. The exotic flower arrangements at the reception included colorful combinations of dendrobium orchids, craspedias and proteas. Kara wore a strapless, mermaid style wedding dress with ivory lace appliques, which she bought from the Ava Clara Bridal Boutique in Virginia Beach and paired with beige Louboutins. The couple wanted Bo to stand out in white just as much as Kara did on their wedding day, so Bo wore a white tuxedo with a black bow tie and a funky, purple silk flower as a boutonniere, as well as purple velvet loafers. Instead of a traditional wedding cake, Kara and Bo opted for a flambe station with gelato. Kara and Bo’s glamorous hotel wedding was a night to remember.

Princess Cut Diamond Ring with Halo and Encrusted Band
Beige Louboutin Heels for the Bride
Kara carried a beautiful white bouquet of orchids and dahlias.
Bride Getting Ready at Oceanaire Resort Hotel
Purple Velvet Loafers for the Groom
Bo wore a funky, purple silk flower as a boutonniere with his formal wear.
Bo wore a white tuxedo with black lapels and a black bow tie on his wedding day.
The groomsmen wore black tuxedos with a variety of bow ties, which contrasted nicely with Bo's white tuxedo.
Pet Dog in a Tuxedo
Kara wore a strapless, mermaid style wedding dress with lace appliques which she bought at the Ava Clara Bridal Boutique in Virginia Beach.
Simple Programs at Hotel Wedding
The altar at the hotel ceremony was indicated by cascading beads illuminated by purple lighting and white flower arrangements.
The flower arrangements at the altar were white snapdragons, spider chrysanthemums and lilies in raised, beaded vases.
The reception at the Oceanaire Resort Hotel was illuminated with purple uplighting and a special logo with the couple's monogram and wedding date in Roman numerals.
Centerpieces consisted of exotic with colorful proteas, dendrobium orchids and craspedias.
Instead of a traditional wedding cake, Bo and Kara had a flambe station with different flavors of gelato.
First Dance at the Oceanaire Resort Hotel