We are still catching up on blog posts from our 2016 weddings but super excited to finally show you the amazing images from Ashley and Ryan’s wedding at Bluemont Vineyard that were taken by Bekah Kay Photography. Now let me tell you, these are two of the kindest, coolest people you will ever meet. They have a large group of loyal and fun friends which made the entire day a complete joy and fun to be around. Getting married in November means you never quite know what to expect from the weather but this day in November was gorgeous, the sky was so clear you could see for miles and provided a beautiful backdrop. For the outdoor ceremony, we setup a chuppah and attached her father’s tallit, it was such a personal touch and really created a dramatic focal point in front of the blue sky. Ashley carried a stunning cascading bouquet that we absolutely loved making. Her bouquet had a variety of all purple flowers and greenery that included cool water roses, mokara orchids, freesia, calla lilies and variety of eucalyptus. The centerpieces were two different designs, one floral arrangement with a variety of textures and fall tones that included dahlias, mums, marigolds, scented geranium and greenery and the other a distressed ivory lantern with greenery and flower blooms surrounding it. The shades of purple with orange and ivory accents, went perfect for a fall wedding. Congrats Ashley & Ryan, we absolutely loved doing the flowers for your wedding. We wish you the best!!
Wedding Flowers & Decor:
Bekah Kay Photography
What a fun celebration for a sweet little girl! The dessert table included a 2 tier lavender and aqua “Under the Sea” themed round cake with fondant circles to represent “scales”, seashells and even seaweed. On top of the cake was a mermaid cake topper. A few of our favorite elements from this beautiful ocean party are:
The amazing cake
The aqua, lavender and purple color scheme
The tassel garlands
The “sand” under the cupcakes that was actually brown sugar
The seashell themed desserts
The tall white seahorses
And the cutie pie turning 1!
Styling by Diamond Events
Cake & Cupcakes by Sweet Blossom Cake
Jenna & Chris married this past May at one of our favorite wedding venues, the Old School House in the village of Waterford (which is a National Historic Landmark) in Loudoun County Virginia. The couple chose Waterford since they had family and friends from Winchester and Northern Virginia; it was a great location in between both locations that accommodated everyone. The modern color palette of gray and yellow was a fun contrast against the countryside and stone backdrops for their pictures. Their ceremony was held in the field next to the Old School that had shepherds hooks with wildflowers lining the aisle and a white arbor and crystal chandelier as their backdrop. The day before the wedding yellow buttercup flowers popped up and covered the path leading down the aisle, how perfect is that! The guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the patio, as well as, corn hole and ring toss games in the yard, while the wedding party made their way around town taking pictures. The reception room had alternating round and square tables with gray linens, yellow napkins, gold chiavari chairs and centerpieces designed with hydrangea, spray roses, mums and snapdragons. Jenna & Chris, we wish you health and happiness in your life together, we absolutely loved coordinating your wedding and doing your flowers!
Flowers, Decor & Coordination by: Diamond Events
Venue: Waterford School House
Caterer: Market Salamander
Photographers: The Photography Smiths
This wedding definitely deserves the “fairy tale” title. Christina and Ed were married at Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, Virginia in the spring of 2013. The couple met while in school at Virginia Tech and even though Ed graduated and moved on to pursue his career in the NFL, their love stayed strong with constant Skyping and long distance phone calls. Their over the top wedding was a great example of the love that the two shared for each other, there was not one detail that was overlooked from the custom monogrammed button up shirts for the bridesmaids, the five tier wedding cake, to the plush lounge furniture that transformed the dance floor for the reception, guests were continually being wowed! Congratulations Christina & Ed, it was such a pleasure to make your wedding dreams a reality!
Photography by: Hyon Smith Photography
Flowers, Decor & Coordination by: Diamond Events
Venue: Westfields Marriott
Quickly recovering from the wind storm the tore across Virginia the day before the wedding, you would have never known that tent poles had snapped in half, stacks of dishes fell over and strands of lights came apart. The weather the day of the wedding was perfect (although hot) and you could see storms dancing all across the mountain tops around us. Guests stayed at Olde Mill Resort (without power because of the storm) and were transported to the venue on buses giving them the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. The wedding was held at Heavens Holler Bed and Breakfast, owned by John and Linda Franklin, parents of the bride.
As the buses arrived, guests were greeted by cocktails and cold beverages on the front porch of the house and yard games to keep everyone entertained. Once it was time for the ceremony to begin, everyone made their way through the gardens and took their seat. The beautiful mountain views of Floyd Virginia in the background, was a breathtaking backdrop. The bride made her way down the stairs of the cottage and down the rose petal covered aisle with flower arrangements in mason jars were hanging on shepherd hooks along the edge.
After the ceremony the mason jar arrangements were moved to the guest tables to be placed in a grouping with two other vases in varying sizes. The flowers were hydrangeas, dahlias, coral roses, yellow button mums and lilies picked from the mom’s garden and arranged by Diamond Events. Other unique décor included a ceiling covered in string lights and rustic wooden tables that belonged to the bride were used for the guestbook display, cake, family, dessert and food display tables. The menu was very customized and included many dishes that incorporated the grooms Venezuelan background and traditions. Under the wedding cake were strands of ribbons, so that all of the single ladies could surround the cake and whoever pulled out the ribbon that had a charm on the end, received a special gift from the grooms mother.
Just before midnight the wedding party appeared in festive party gear to start the La Hora Loca, which is a lively transition to keep guests dancing and energized until the wee hours of the night. At midnight a delicious snack buffet opened with Arepas and Chupe Criollo and was very well received. Congratulatons Greta & Alejandro, what a great time!