Ashley & Ryan

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!!

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Wedding Flowers & Decor:
Diamond Events

Photographer:
Bekah Kay Photography

Venue:
Bluemont Vineyard

Allison & Josh

Is it really August already, were has this summer gone??  We have been oh so busy and have lots of great weddings to share, starting with the wedding of Allison and Josh. It is always such an honor when someone’s parents choose you to coordinate their daughter’s wedding but the flattery that follows when they choose you to coordinate both of their daughter’s weddings is the ultimate compliment.  Three years earlier we had the pleasure of working with Allison’s sister, Bethany, whose wedding had some similarities but like most sisters, they were very different.

Allison & Josh married at the beautiful St. James’ Episcopal Church in downtown Warrenton, Virginia.  The weather couldn’t have been more perfect as guests walked towards the church to be greeted by the big red doors & the sound of hymns.  The couple took the time to pray together (without seeing each other) before the wedding, it was such a sweet moment that they shared together and captured beautifully by their photographer, Michelle Lindsay.

After the ceremony guests made their way to Airlie for the cocktail hour and reception.  Café lights hung over the walkway and the sound of the live band welcomed guests as they entered the pavilion.  The flowers and decor were in fall tones of ivory and burgundy with gold accents.  We enjoyed working with Wedding Muse to provide the flowers while Diamond Events provided the decor rentals and coordination, between our two mega inventories we were really able to bring Allison’s wedding vision to life.  It was such a fun evening of dancing, sentimental toasts, surprise performances and not to forget the delicious desserts.  Allison & Josh both love cheesecake and opted for a variety of them for guests to choose from, all of them incredibly delicious and not an easy decision to make, in fact all of the cakes made by Gateau are delicious!!  To light the way back to their room, mini lanterns were displayed for guests to take home at the end of the night.

Congratulations to Allison & Josh!!

 

Ceremony:
Saint James’ Episcopal Church

Reception Venue:
Airlie

Photographer:
Michelle Lindsay Photography

Wedding Coordination & Decor:
Diamond Events

Bohemian Soiree

Morgan and David’s fall wedding at Chantilly Farm was the epitome of bohemian chic. The eclectic event featured bold colors and vintage touches—from the bridal attire to the festive décor. Even the bride’s “something blue” shoes had that boho feel, in ethereal turquoise and gleaming silver.

The bridal party wore bright dresses and bow ties that complimented their bouquets and boutonnières, respectively. The vivid flowers held pops of red, purple, yellow and orange. During the ceremony, against a breathtaking backdrop that overlooked Floyd County, stood a birchwood arbor decorated in fall flowers. In addition to the archway, these flowers also lined the aisles on suspended hooks. In the barn reception, fun fuschia tablecloths, shimmering gold runners, and the regal navy napkins complimented the floral decor.

Equally as bohemian as the color scheme were the event’s vintage elements, which included framed family photos and colored glassware. The lightheartedness of the bohemian wedding continued in the treats that guests enjoyed. The couple celebrated their wedding with a Krispy Kreme donut cake with wooden versions of them on top. “All you need is love or maybe a donut,” proclaimed a nearby sign. As guests danced the night away, they were able to re-energize at the customizable popcorn bar.

Venue:
Chantilly Farm

Photographer:
Chelsa Yoder

Wedding Coordination:
Diamond Events

Melissa & Shannon’s House Mountain Inn Wedding

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.

Melissa & Shannon's guestbook, their framed save-the-date,

The bride's bouquet contained red roses and white calla lillies.

The bridal party carried yellow and peach roses with red hypericum berries.

The bride's superhero-themed slippers.

Jack Daniels hookahs for the late-night hookah bar.

The ceremony site featured tall, glass vases with red flower petals and white hydrangeas.

The ceremony site featured tall, glass vases with red flower petals and white hydrangeas.

The bride, Melissa, and groom, Shannon.

The superhero-titled tables with white hydrangeas and red roses.

The bride's and groom's sweetheart table.

Superhero photo props.

Photography Credits:
Skyryder Photography
Venue:
House Mountain Inn
Floral & Decor:
Diamond Events

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

Mandie & Alec

Mandie and Alec held both their ceremony and reception at the historic Vinton War Memorial outside of Roanoke, Virginia. The Marine wedding held true to its colors in red, blue and touches of gold. The centerpieces were tall arrangements with red roses and branches coming from the top and the low centerpieces were arrangements made of a variety of white mums wrapped in ribbon so guests were able to take a bouquet home with them. Guests also took home canned apple butter from Jamisons Orchard, what a delicious treat!

Ceremony at Vinton War Memorial
Ceremony Floral Arrangment at Vinton War Memorial
Pew Arrangements by Gloriosa at Vinton War Memorial
Red and White Flowers
Bridesmaid Bouquet
Grooms Marine Cap
Tall Rose Centerpiece with Branches
Centerpiece
Cupcake Tower
Apple Butter Favor
Diamond Events
www.WeddingsbyDE.com