Jessica and Matt’s wedding at the Deerpark Restaurant on the Biltmore Estate was gorgeous and romantic. The deep tones of purple combined with lush and over the top floral centerpieces set the tone for this elegant affair. The ceremony was held in the center courtyard and afterwards guests made their way into the Lodge Room for cocktail hour while the wedding party went to the Biltmore mansion for pictures. When they were finished the wedding party came back to be announced into the courtyard and Jessica and Matt had their first dance together as husband and wife. The night continued with delicious food and dancing under the starlit sky, what a fun evening!
Growing up in a small town might give some the impression that you would have a small wedding, but this was not the case at all for Courtney and Mike. Being the only daughter to the town’s local doctor resulted in a long guest list of patients, friends, neighbors and family. To accommodate everyone the couple chose to have two receptions, their first reception immediately following the ceremony at First United Methodist Church in Pearisburg, Virginia. In order to transform the church into a more elegant and brighter space from its current dark brick and low lighting, was quite a challenge. Over 60 candles were added to the ledge above the altar and side railings, ivory fabric was hung and bright floral arrangements throughout brightened the space. The hallway and gymnasium were lined in white fabric which covered all of the walls, an amazing transformation. During the reception guests enjoyed live music by harpist Whitney Dobyns as they watched the bride and groom cut their 6 layer wedding cake by Our Daily Bread. As the first reception came to an end, close friends and family made their way to the second reception at Rockwood Manor in Dublin, Virginia. Guests were greeted by a Jazz band and southern soul food by Professional Catering. As the evening went on dance music was provided by Russel Prusak and team of RSP Entertainment. The guests were fortunate to experience wedding games and tricks played on the bride and groom, a tradition that Courtney and Mike’s good friend directed and kept everyone laughing. To end the night the couple made a grand exit out the front of the house to everyone lined with sparklers leading them to the getaway car. Congratulations Courtney and Mike, may your life together be as spectacular and fun as your wedding day!
First United Methodist Church
Evening Reception Venue
Wedding Coordination & Decor
Neighborhood Flower & Gift Shop
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