All Virginia Tech fans can appreciate the Hokie themed wedding that Lindsay and Craig chose for their 09.10.11 wedding. The ceremony was held at noon, to follow the sequential order of the date. As guests made their way to the 3rd floor of Lane Stadium they first signed a spirit towel and then ceramic platter for the couples “guestbook”. Both the ceremony and reception took place in the South End Zone Stadium Club level room, so guests were able to immediately take their seat at a table and watch the ceremony take place in the center of the room. Afterwards the couple went around campus taking pictures while guests enjoyed delicious appetizers. The tables were set with a maroon satin overlay, orange napkins and centerpieces in maroon and orange made of roses, dahlias, gerbera daisies and berries. The Hokie wedding cake even had bride and groom Hokie Birds on top and Hokie Bird foot prints winding its way to the top. The event would not have been complete without the appearance of the Hokie Bird, who helped the couple cut their cake and the guests were very excited to get their picture taken with him! Congratulations Lindsay and Craig!
Lindsay & Craig
January 12, 2012
Event Design: Yellow & Gray Wedding Decor
November 13, 2011
Jamie & Eric
June 27, 2011
Jamie and Eric’s wedding in tones of blush and gold was romantic and elegant. The chapel where the couple held their ceremony was commiissioned by the brides grandfather and held a special meaning for many of the guests. Large peony arrangments in blush and white decorated the altar and a custom aisle runner with rhinestone accents added the extra “bling” that the bride was looking for. After the ceremony the couple travelled in a vintage Rolls Royce to the reception at Harbour View Event Center in Woodbridge, Virginia. The tables were dressed in soft pink pintuck with gold chargers and soft, round centerpieces bursting with peonies. The chairs were covered in white chair covers tied with gold satin sashes and rhinestone buckles.
Elizabeth & Julio
December 17, 2010
Elizabeth and Julio married at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Roanoke, Virginia in October of 2010. Elizabeth had a very specific vision for her wedding incorporating bold tones of eggplant, burnt orange and pops of green which all came together marvelously. The reception was held at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, the style and tones of the hotel were a great addition to the wedding décor. The tables were set with burnt orange pintuck linens and tall, colorful centerpieces. The menu cards designed by Diamond Events were tucked into a square napkin folded flat at each place setting. To top off the fall theme, the soup was served in a hollowed pumpkin. The guests were entertained by three different ensembles throughout the night, a Mariachi band that serenaded guests during cocktail hour and dinner, a hot salsa band that made their way from Washington D.C. to get everyone dancing and a DJ to make sure that no one went home early! And the remarkable coordinator that pulled this all of, our very own Morgan Leonard, who did a fabulous job!
Photography by Holtzlander Photography
Tori & Roberto
December 13, 2010
Tori and Roberto had a beautiful pink and silver wedding at the stately Rose Hill Manor in Leesburg Virginia. Their ceremony and cocktail hour took place on the back patio so that guests were able to enjoy the fall temperatures outside. Afterwards guests made their way into the ballroom. The tables were dressed in light pink pintuck linens, silver satin napkins and silver chiavari chairs. The centerpieces were bright pink hydrangeas and roses in a square vase wrapped with a silver ribbon. The evening was full of fun and dancing to a wide variety of music but often times salsa, which got everyone on the dance floor and looked like so much fun! Congratulations to Tori and Roberto!
Wedding Coordination, Decor and Flowers were provided by Diamond Events
Betty & Manh
October 19, 2010
When we first met with Betty and Manh they were living in Northern Virginia while planning their wedding in Roanoke. During their engagement the couple moved to Houston for work, resulting in many Skype appointments and two jammed packed trips back to Roanoke to create a wedding weekend that blended Chinese and American wedding traditions. The morning of the wedding friends and family gathered at the groom’s house to form a caravan of cars before driving to the brides home to perform a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. Later in the day the couple held a traditional American wedding ceremony in the ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center with over 200 guests in attendance. Since the couple took pictures ahead of time they were able to enjoy cocktail hour with their guests. The evening continued to the sounds of RSP Entertainment while photographer Chelsa Yoder captured shots of guests on the dance floor. The five tiered Chinese flavored wedding cake was made by Cakes by Happy Eatery in Centreville, Virginia and then brought down and assembled by Diamond Events, what a task, but everyone was so appreciative it was well worth it!