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

Brie & Gino

Brie and Gino were married on a rainy spring day in April. The morning of the wedding the wind and rain didn’t let up for a second, forcing us to move the ceremony inside. Miraculously, as soon as it was time for the ceremony, the clouds broke and the sun shone through giving the bride and groom time for pictures outside while the guests enjoyed cocktail hour. Flowers were designed by Angela Courser of Corsair Floral & Décor.

Centerpiece by Corsair
Tall Flower Arrangment by Corsair
Centerpiece at Night
Table setup in the Blackwater Room at Mariners Landing

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
Cupcake Tower
Apple Butter Favor
Diamond Events

Betty & Manh

When we first met with Betty and Manh they were living in Northern Virginia while planning their wedding in Roanoke. During their engagement the couple moved to Houston for work, resulting in many Skype appointments and two jammed packed trips back to Roanoke to create a wedding weekend that blended Chinese and American wedding traditions. The morning of the wedding friends and family gathered at the groom’s house to form a caravan of cars before driving to the brides home to perform a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. Later in the day the couple held a traditional American wedding ceremony in the ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center with over 200 guests in attendance. Since the couple took pictures ahead of time they were able to enjoy cocktail hour with their guests. The evening continued to the sounds of RSP Entertainment while photographer Chelsa Yoder captured shots of guests on the dance floor. The five tiered Chinese flavored wedding cake was made by Cakes by Happy Eatery in Centreville, Virginia and then brought down and assembled by Diamond Events, what a task, but everyone was so appreciative it was well worth it!

Limousine decorated for Chinese Tea Ceremony
Chinese Tea Ceremony
Betty & Manh for Tea Ceremony
Brides Bouquet
Wedding Ceremony at the Roanoke Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center
Oragami Placecard Holder for Wedding Reception
Centerpieces of White Hydrangeas and Pink Roses

Jessica & Matt

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!

Deerpark Restaurant Wedding Biltmore Estate Asheville North Carolina
Ceremony chairs for a wedding at Deerpark Restaurant - Biltmore Estate - Asheville NC
Bride at Biltmore Estate Wedding
Lantern at Biltmore Wedding
Wedding cake at Deerpark Restaurant at the Biltmore in Asheville NC
Floral display at a Wedding at Deerpark Restaurant - Biltmore Estate Asheville NC
Tall centerpiece at the Sweet heart table
Wedding at the Biltmore Estate Asheville, North Carolina
Table setting at wedding - photo by Step into View Photography
Wedding at the Biltmore picture by Step into View Photography
Candy Bar

Khanh & Ryan

Khanh contacted Diamond Events just two weeks before her wedding for Day of Coordination services… without a doubt, the shortest amount of time that we have worked with a bride, but you could tell right away that Khanh was different. Having had previous experience herself as a wedding coordinator, the couple’s wedding was full of personalized details, décor and very organized. A Day of Coordinator is exactly what this bride needed to be able to enjoy her big day, but she had to find the person to pass her “baby” off to and we were honored to accept the responsibility and ensure that their day turned out just right.
Both the ceremony and reception were held at historic Whitehall Manor in Bluemont, Virginia. The wedding just happened to fall on a peak day for fall foliage in Loudoun Virginia, making a beautiful backdrop for the ceremony and pictures. The photographer was Laura Burke of Laura Ashbrook Photography, an absolute treat to work with and we can’t wait to showcase her pictures. The aisle arrangements, bouquets and corsages were designed by Holly Heider Chapple, one of Loudoun’s most talented florists. The bridal bouquet had beautiful shades of orange, as Khanh was lucky to have one of the last clippings of the gorgeous dahlias that Holly gets locally.
As the ceremony ended guests made their way inside Whitehall Manor for cocktail hour. All of the food throughout the night was delicious and prepared by Celebrations Catering. DJ, Aaron Hahn of Horizon Entertainment did a fabulous job orchestrating music throughout the entire wedding, from the second by second ceremony entrance to the flawless announcement of the wedding party, a top notch DJ can make all of the difference! The couple chose Connie’s Cake Creations for their wedding cake, a great choice! She offers one of my personal favorites, cream cheese/butter cream icing, to die for, the guests couldn’t get enough! Congratulations Khanh and Ryan on your new life together, you did a fabulous job planning your wedding and it was such a pleasure to be a part of it!

Whitehall Manor
Fall Tree at Whitehall Manor in Bluemont,Virginia
Wedding ceremony at Whitehall Manor in Bluemont, Virginia
Wedding ceremony at Whitehall Manor in Bluemont Virginia
Wedding ceremony at Whitehall Manor in Bluemont Virginia
Wedding ceremony at Whitehall Manor
Wedding ceremony at Whitehall Manor Bluemont Virginia
Bridal bouquet by Holly Heider Chapple
Hot Chocolate Mix Wedding Favors
Fall wheat centerpieces
Wedding reception menu cards
Wedding reception at Whitehall Manor Bluemont Virginia
Wedding cake at Whitehall Manor in Bluemont Virginia

Ceremony & Reception
Whitehall Manor
Bluemont, Virginia
Wedding Coordination
Diamond Events
Stephanie Hughes
Celebrations Catering
Horizon Entertainment
Aaron Hahn
Laura Ashbrook Photography
Laura Burke
Holly Heider Chapple
Holly Chapple
Cake Baker
Connie’s Cake Creations
Connie Schweizer

Glicer & Noe

Diamond Events have been working with Glicer and Noe for over a year now and it has been such an easy going experience. Glicer was so organized and ahead of schedule, not once was there a moment of panic. Glicer really focused on picking local vendors that made the experience easier for all of their wedding party, family and friends! The ceremony was held at St. Stephen-Martyr Catholic Church, just blocks from the reception, held at The Fairmont Washington D.C. The ceremony was a very traditional Spanish Catholic wedding, a beautiful blending of the two families. Afterwards guests walked to The Fairmont for a cocktail reception in the loggia. Guests impatiently waited for the reception to begin in the grand Colonnade room, rumor of the photo booth by Booth-O-Rama quickly spreading. Cute centerpieces with pink roses and orange lilly’s were created by Christi of Bergeron. Pink wire that swirled the vase came through the top of the centerpiece to hold the table number, so unique! Tables alternated with pink and orange napkins, and candy tin favors. Michael Liang of Precious Moment Wedding Photography moved around the round room capturing guests in a photojournalistic style. DJ Leon Sidbury kept everyone dancing all afternoon, lots of Salsa to show off Noe’s dance moves! As the afternoon came to an end, guests were not ready to leave, many of them reconvening downtown to continue the festivities. What a fun reception! Best of luck Glicer and Noe!

St. Stephen-Martyr Church Washington DC
St. Stephen-Martyr Church
Glicers Bridal Bouquet by Bergone's
Bridesmaid Bouquet by Bergone's
Sushi by The Fairmont Washington D.C.
Macaroni and Cheese Hors d'œuvres by the Fairmont
Pink Table setting at the Fairmont
Pink Table Setting
Orange Table Setting at the Fairmont
Wedding Cake by the Fairmont Washington D.C.
Bridal Bouqet w/the Reception in background
Toast by Best Man
Cake cutting
Last Dance

St Stephen-Martyr Church
Reception Venue
The Fairmont Washington, DC
Bob Mikolitch
Wedding Coordination
Diamond Events
Stephanie Hughes
Precious Moment Wedding Photography
Michael Liang
No Photography Shown
Bergeron’s Flowers & Events
Photo Booth
Daniel Nakamura
Ceremony Music
Virginia Virtuosi
Cake Baker
The Fairmont Washington, DC
Limousine, Inc.

Brianne & Kevin

Brianne and Kevin had a beautiful ceremony at the Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel. Best Wishes provided floral decor for both the ceremony and reception and the couple chose to use the silver candle opera and aisle décor rented from the chapel. After the ceremony, guests travelled to the Blacksburg Country Club, on the outskirts of town in Ellett Valley. Guests arrived to delicious appetizers displayed on the patio and later moved into the ballroom for dinner and music entertainment by Kerri Taylor. To end the evening, the couple left the reception surrounded by friends and family with sparklers, creating a picture perfect moment.

War Memorial Chapel Ceremony
Michael Key's waiting on the bride
Table setting
Wedding Cake
Wedding Cake from the top
Cocktail Napkins
Antipasta Display
Antipasta Display from the top
Brianne's Table Setting
Virginia Tech War Memorial Chapel
Reception Venue
Blacksburg Country Club
Natalie Smith
Wedding Coordination
Diamond Events
Stephanie Hughes
Best Wishes
Photographic Dreams
Michael Keys
Cake Baker
Our Daily Bread
Kerri Taylor