Ross Costanza Photography was thrilled to capture Rachel and Grant’s beautiful wedding at The Yacht Club at Marina Shores in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Rachel and Grant are the kind of people that deeply value their family and friends, so the love and excitement felt by those closest to them was such an honor to witness! The day started at the Holiday Inn at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. Even the teal and gold colors in the hotel room matched their wedding colors; it was absolutely perfect! Laughter filled the air as everyone was preparing for the day. Once everyone made their way to the venue, Rachel slipped into her wedding gown and everything became VERY real! She would soon become Mrs. Haywood. Rachel and Grant had planned an exchange of gifts. Grant’s gift to Rachel was a lovely pair of diamond earrings. Rachel, a former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader, gave Grant tickets to see his team, the Dallas Cowboys, play the Ravens in Texas! Needless to say, both were very pleased with the thought that went into each gift.

The ceremony was filled with joy and anticipation; happiness spread across the sweet couple’s faces as they committed their lives to one another. They lovingly held hands as they took turns throughout the unity sand ceremony. The eagerly-awaited first kiss was finally announced, and they proudly walked back down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs.

After some romantic sunset photos on the docks of the marina, they returned for their grand entrance into the reception. Rachel’s NFL cheerleading background called for the best kind of entrance… the pom-pom tunnel! The rest of the evening was filled with loved ones dancing the night away until it was time to send Rachel and Grant off on their adorable little love boat.

Here is a list of the amazing vendors who helped make Rachel and Grant’s day complete:

Venue – The Yacht Club at Marina Shores
Hair – M&M Style Suite
Makeup – Jessica Cecchini, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant
Gown Designer/Boutique – Essense of Australia / Tiffany’s Bridal
Cake – Incredible Edibles Bakery
Catering – Cuisine & Company
DJ – Astro Entertainment (Freddy)
Photo Booth – The Traveling Photo Booth
Flowers – Black Iris Floral Events
Transportation – VB Boat Rentals
Photographer – Ross Costanza Photography



We were so happy VB Boat Rentals could provide one of our “little love boats” to wisk Grant and Rachel away. What a beautiful couple! May your life together be filled with all the joy and happiness you both deserve.

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