Nannette & Charles

It was such a pleasure working with Nannette and Charles to create their dream wedding weekend in Blacksburg, Virginia. Every aspect of the wedding was filled with personal touches from the moment that guests arrived at the hotel until they they left on Sunday after breakfast. A fun color scheme of pink and orange was carried throughout the wedding. Hanging from the doors of the Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel were two large letters, “N” and “C” and a custom aisle runner with the couples monogram dressed up the aisle. After the ceremony guests travelled by bus to the German Club Manor for the cocktail hour and recpeiton. Hanging from the beams in the foyer of the German Club were orange and pink lanterns and custom pillows on the couches. The guest tables had white floor length linens with orange and pink criss-crossing runners and white chair covers with pink and orange organza sashes. All deocr and floral element designs were created by Diamond Events.

Chapel doors at Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel in Blacksburg Virginia
Ceremony at Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel
Altar at Virginia Tech VT War Memorial Chapel
Ceremony Programs Pink and Orange
Ceremony at Virginia Tech VT War Memorial Chapel
Bridesmaid bouquet pink gerbera and orange roses
Bridal Bouquet of White gerberas, David Austin roses, ranunculus and stephanotis
Lanterns hung in the foyer of the German Club for a wedding
Memorial Flowers at entrance to German Club ballroom
Small arranagments for mantle of German Club by Diamond Events
Head Table of the German Club set for a wedding
Table centerpieces by Diamond Events with limes
Seating Chart poster for wedding at the German Club by Diamond Events
Tablescape at the German Club by Diamond Events in pink and orange
Table centerpieces at the German Club by Diamond Events in pink and orange
Diamond Events
Coordination, Decor & Floral Design
www.WeddingsbyDE.com
540-650-3900

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Elizabeth & Julio

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!

St. Andrews Catholic Church
Wedding Ceremony at St. Andrews Catholic Church
Leaving St. Andrews Catholic Chruch in Roanoke VA
Tablescape
Tablescape Two
Menu card by Diamond Events with Pumpkin Soup
Wedding cake by Wildflour Bakery
Bouquet Toss
Morgan Leonard
Photography by Holtzlander Photography

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Elizabeth & Steven

Both Elizabeth and Steven grew up and attend Blacksburg High School and Virginia Tech together so chosing to host their wedding in their hometown didn’t take much considerataion. The day started early at the salon to be ready in time for the 11:00am ceremony at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. After the ceremony guests made there way to the Virginia Tech German Club while the couple went around campus taking pictures with photographer Laura of Laura’s Focus Photography. The deejay and mc of the reception was the wonderful Roy Prusak of RSP Entertainment. Floral decor was provided by Best Wishes and attached to the brides bouquet was a small horseshoe that represents good luck in English tradition. A combination of great frieinds, great music and a wonderful reason to celebrate resulted in an afternoon of fun and a packed dance floor. You can view more pictures from the wedding on the Laura’s Focus Photography blog.

St. Marys Catholic Church Wedding
Guestbook at St. Mary's Catholic Church wedding
Wedding Reception at the Virginia Tech German Club
Wedding Cake at the Virginia Tech German Club
Cake Knife for Wedding at the Virginia Tech German Club
Centerpieces for a wedding at the Virginia Tech German Club
Hokie Bird at the Virginia Tech German Club
Blacksburg Wedding Planner

Ashley & Jeremy

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.
Vinton War Memorial
Vinton War Memorial Ballroom
Vinton War Memorial Ballroom
Vinton War Memorial Ballroom set for a wedding
Centerpiece at Vinton War Memorial
Centerpiece for a wedding at Vinton War Memorial
Wedding cake at Vinton War Memorial
Michael Keyes photographing Ashley as she walks down the aisle
Ceremony at Thrasher Church in Vinton Virginia

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

Courtney & Mike

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!

Wedding Altar
Wedding Ceremony by Diamond Events
First United Methodist Church
First United Methodist Church Wedding
Mike Azar - Videographer
Bride and Groom for Diamond Events Wedding
Reception at Church
Whitney Dobyns
Wedding Cake
Rockwood Manor Tent Wedding Reception
Rockwood Manor
Tent at Rockwood Manor Wedding Reception

Church
First United Methodist Church
Pearisburg, Virginia
Evening Reception Venue
Rockwood Manor
Dublin, Virginia
Wedding Coordination & Decor
Diamond Events
Stephanie Hughes
DJ
RSP Entertainment
Russell Prusak
Florist
Neighborhood Flower & Gift Shop
Harpist
Whitney Dobyns
Cake Baker
Our Daily Bread
Photographer
Michael’s Video
Mike Azar
Photographer
Sarah Hazelgrove
Rehearsal Dinner
River Company
Radford, Virginia

Jenny & Chris

Jenny and Chris had such a romantic Hunt Country wedding in Warrenton, Virginia. The ceremony was held at St. James Episcopal Church located in the historic district of Warrenton. Afterwards everyone travelled to Fauquier Springs Country Club for the cocktail hour and reception. Even though you don’t have to work with only members from Hunt Country Celebrations (a group of local, premier wedding professionals) it just so happened that each of Jenny and Chris’s vendors were members! Jake Richie of Dream Day DJ’s did a great job providing entertainment and keeping guests aware of all of the festivities. Photographer, Wally Smith of Sonshine Pictures even provided a backdrop and props to capture guests’ portraits. Jason Reeves of Market Salamander made a delicious cake that was simple, yet elegant and decorated with frosty pinecones. The delicious food and service was provided by Legends Catering. Congratulations Jenny and Chris, what a classy winter wedding!

Placecards
Birdcage card holder
Appetizer Buffet setup
Faquier Springs Country Club
Table setting at Faquier Springs Country Club
Centerpiece
Wedding Cake
Wedding Cake by Market Salamander
Favor Table

Church
St. James Episcopal Church
Reception Venue
Faquier Springs Country Club
Catering
Legends Catering
Wedding Coordination
Diamond Events
Stephanie Hughes
Photographer
Sonshine Pictures
DJ
Dream Day DJ’s
Jake Ritchie
Cake Baker
Market Salamander
Transportation
Lightfoot Limousine
Rehearsal Dinner
Iron Bridge Wine Co.