Couple: Derrick and Amanda Johnson

Wedding Date: April 22, 2017

Location: Spirit of Norfolk, Norfolk VA

The Wedding Dress: Stella York, style D5922

Photography: Joshua Boone Photography

More Details: We wanted to have something unique, so we decided to get married on the yacht “Spirit of Norfolk.” Our colors were steel grey and mint green. The ceremony was held on the yacht’s top floor, overseeing the water, and we had over 100 family and friends attend. The sun was out and the weather was perfect. It was the most beautiful view we had ever seen. When we finished taking pictures and the guests had moved to the private deck (located inside the yacht), it began to pour down rain. This did not bother us one bit because we were cruising and having an awesome time. The best part was seeing everyone smiling, dancing and enjoying the cruise.

Our cake baker made the most beautiful French Vanilla cake. Our photographer captured some special moments. The wedding coordinator ensured our day went perfect. The Spirit of Norfolk staff were so professional. They ensured we had plenty of food and drinks. To top things off, I was marrying my best friend. When the reception ended and it was time to leave the yacht, the rain stopped. We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. It was something we will never forget.

My wedding gown was designed by Stella York. The beautiful beading and fit and flare silhouette made me fall in love with it instantly. I am very hard to please, but when I put on my dress at New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh for the very first time, I cried. I knew right then it was the one.