Real Couples // Downtown Norfolk Mural Elopement: Molly + Tricia

Tricia and Molly met and fell in love in an unconventional and completely 21st century way: on an online dating website. They shouldn’t have met, but their combined fates could not be stopped by the 10 mile radius set by Tricia. They decided on a small wedding at the Norfolk Courthouse to keep the most important people involved in their wedding day, opting for immediate family only. Tricia recalls the day of the ceremony being stressful yet glorious. One of Molly’s favorite moments was on the way to their honeymoon in the Outer Banks, rocking out to Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, their unofficial wedding song. Tricia’s favorite moment was having dinner with their families, while enjoying the aura of love. Currently, Molly is an Auto Damage Adjuster and Tricia is a banquet server by day and rockstar bassist by night for the band Blue Ribbon. They live in the Ghent neighborhood in Norfolk, Virginia with their cat ShiShi.

Words and photography by Shawnee Custalow, A Lovely Photo


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SHAWNEE CUSTALOW

Shawnee Custalow is the lovely lady behind the lens of A Lovely Photo. Shawnee prides herself on getting to know each and every one of her couples and what they are passionate about in order to capture the true authenticity of their personalities in each hilarious, emotional, beautifully real moment of their big day.