Just like when they first met, Melissa & Shannon quickly fell in love with their venue. Lexington, Va.’s House Mountain Inn set the perfect September backdrop for the couple, who were looking to host a fall, country wedding. Atop the couple’s three-tiered wedding cake sat the words “Dynamic Duo”, reflecting the power pairing–as well as Melissa’s and Shannon’s love of all things superhero. This theme was reflected in details, like the comic-book-style save-the-dates (scenes from their proposal), the groom’s /best man’s processional song (Star Wars) and the superhero-titled tables. The bride’s bouquet held red roses and white calla lillies, while the bridal party’s bouquets held different shades of yellow roses with red hypericum berries. The groomsmen and groomswomen wore matching boutonnieres and wrist bracelet corsages. The decor at the ceremony and reception sites consisted of tall, glass vases with red roses and white hydrangeas, with yellow flower petals lining ceremony aisle. The two-part reception featured a s’mores bar and superhero photo props. Following the reception, attendees partied all-night-long with streaming music, a hookah bar (created from Jack Daniels bottles) and multiple games of cornhole.
Recent Radford University graduates, the cute duo chose to host their nuptials at the Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church located in Vinton, Virginia, a small town on the northeastern outskirts of the City of Roanoke. Immediately following the ceremony, the guests made their way across the street to the elegant Vinton War Memorial. The grand ballroom was decorated in colors of periwinkle, yellow and white and was matched by the simple yet tasteful glowing floral centerpieces that were created by Jim Taetz of Crystal Orchard. Ashley’s sorority sang their traditional song to her followed by Jeremy’s fraternity serenading Ashley in beautiful harmony. The mouthwatering dinner was catered by Blue Ridge Catering and the beautiful cake was created by Lisa Link. Matt and Matt of RSP Entertainment played great tunes that had everyone up on their feet. As the evening came to a close the guests formed a line outside of the front entrance and blew bubbles as Jeremy escorted Ashley to their get-away-car.
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!
St. Andrews Catholic Church
Matt Slusher & Matt Garrett
Mary Jo Thompson
Decon Mike Ellerbrock