Featured in Virginia Living Magazine | Lauren + Phil’s Wedding at The Historic Wells Theater | Norfolk Virginia


 I honestly cannot say enough nice things about my friends Lauren and Phil, their fantastic families, their incredible wedding, and the amazing vendor dream team that pulled it all together

From Lauren: “I don’t know if we’ll ever find the words to properly express how impressed and grateful we are for Echard Wheeler Photography so beautifully capturing our wedding day. The photos of our day are truly incredible and one of the greatest gifts we could ever hope to receive. 

To start with, Echard and his wife and shooting partner, Leesa, are some of the loveliest people around—they’re a true joy to share your big day with. You end up spending almost as much time with your wedding photographer as you do with your new spouse on your wedding day, so thank goodness ours were Echard and Leesa. These two pour so much of their hearts and souls into their work and they’re a joy to be around. We feel so lucky to have gotten to know them so well over the course of our wedding from the engagement session to the big day. Not only did we get great photos out of it but we also got great friends. 

This was by far the most important investment we made and we couldn’t be more satisfied with that decision. The photos themselves are absolutely stunning and artfully captured—his eye for detail is impeccable. Every time we look through our photos we see something new that we hadn’t noticed before. And there are so many quiet moments that we weren’t even aware of at the time but will forever live on in through these images. Echard is without a doubt one of the most creative, inspired and wickedly talented photographers out there, and certainly the top of the pack in this area. Do yourself a favor and book him ASAP!! You’ll be so glad you did.”

Event Coordination: AntoniaChristianson Events

Ceremony: Historic WellsTheatre

Reception: Norfolk Yacht & Country Club

Cake: Cake Delights

Rings: Custom Designed by Lorak Fine Jewelry

Hair: William Moody, G Patton Salon

Makeup: Dhalia Edwards

Band: Three Sheets To The Wind

Dress: Paloma Blanca gown from Pure English Bridal

Groom’s Suit & Accoutrement: Black Lapel

The Tie Bar

Flowers: Studio Posy

Ceremony Music: Harbor String Quartet

Piano Accompaniment: Olya Antle, Sister-in-law

  Lighting: Blue Steel Lighting