Claire & Will

Claire and Will, both Virginia Tech graduates who fell in love (with each other and the area) chose to host their wedding weekend in Roanoke, Virginia. With friends and family coming from across the country, Hotel Roanoke provided the perfect location for their guests to easily access downtown Roanoke dining and shopping, while being within walking distance of the ceremony at St. Andrews Catholic church. The couple wanted to spend cocktail hour with their guests so they had their “first look” before the ceremony and went around the hotel with Jeremy Pegg of Enigma Productions and the wedding party for pictures. As their deacon, Mike Ellerbrock reassured them, “it’s just superstition anyways” to see each other before the wedding. In typical Claire and Will fashion, they finished pictures early and got the church just before a heavy storm blew through Roanoke. The ceremony went off without a hitch and the rain stopped just as the ceremony ended so everyone could gather on the front steps of St. Andrews for a group picture. Guests made their way back to Hotel Roanoke for cocktail hour, patiently waiting for the reveal of the Crystal Ballroom. One of our favorite parts of the reception is bringing the bride and groom into the room to show them how everything has come together and let them take in their centerpieces, cake and all of the details. The room looked magical; the blue glow of the centerpieces by Gloriosa looked amazing and kept everyone talking. The DJ and master of ceremonies for the evening were Matt and Matt of RSP Entertainment. Guests were dancing all night long, sometimes to the vocal accompaniment from the dance floor. As the night came to an end the couple had their last dance and made their way to their room looking forward to wonderful week in Belize. It was a joy to get to know both Claire and Will and feel honored they chose us to help make their wedding wishes come true!

Hotel Roanoke
Bridesmaid Bouquets by Gloriosa
Bridal Bouquet
Bride and bridesmaid bouquet
Pearl wreath on the front of St. Andrews Catholic Church
St. Andrews Catholic Church Wedding
St. Andrews Catholic Church Wedding
Hotel Roanoke Crystal Ballroom
Floral Centerpieces for a wedding in the Hotel Roanoke Crystal Ballroom
Wedding cake at Hotel Roanoke Crystal Ballroom

Ceremony
St. Andrews Catholic Church
Reception Venue
Hotel Roanoke
Crystal Ballroom
Wedding Coordination
Diamond Events
Stephanie Hughes
DJ
RSP Entertainment
Matt Slusher & Matt Garrett
Florist
Gloriosa Flowers
Mary Jo Thompson
Cake Baker
Lisa Link
Photographer
Enigma Productions
Jeremy Pegg
Officiant
Decon Mike Ellerbrock

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