While rain can seem like an uninvited guest on your big day, wedding lore says that a sprinkling is, actually, quite lucky. Traditionally, a wedding-day rain symbolizes renewal, unity, beginnings and fertility for Mackenzie and Jason’s wedding in Vinton, Virginia (right outside of Roanoke), rain symbolized the couple’s ability to move forward and have fun. With rain threatening to come down just as the ceremony was to begin, the couple simply delayed their wedding until the clouds passed–the chairs were wiped dry and the event continued on. The couple were married under a beautiful, garlanded arch with ferns and flower petals decorating the ceremony site. The rest of wedding was as carefree as the couple, with the Harwell Grice Band entertaining guests with bluegrass tunes and light hearted donut favors from Krispy Cream (The pun-tactic signage reminded guests,” Do-not leave without a treat!”). The gold-gilded reception featured a long king table with elegant, candlelit lanterns, hearty garlands and sumptuous spray roses.
Jamie and Eric’s wedding in tones of blush and gold was romantic and elegant. The chapel where the couple held their ceremony was commiissioned by the brides grandfather and held a special meaning for many of the guests. Large peony arrangments in blush and white decorated the altar and a custom aisle runner with rhinestone accents added the extra “bling” that the bride was looking for. After the ceremony the couple travelled in a vintage Rolls Royce to the reception at Harbour View Event Center in Woodbridge, Virginia. The tables were dressed in soft pink pintuck with gold chargers and soft, round centerpieces bursting with peonies. The chairs were covered in white chair covers tied with gold satin sashes and rhinestone buckles.
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.
Samara and Kyle had a beautiful ceremony at Colonial Avenue Baptist Church in Roanoke, Virginia. The bridesmaids had long, dark purple dresses and gold lanterns were hung from the pews. After the ceremony guests travelled to the Holiday Inn ballroom. Hundreds of candles lit the room with a soft glow, creating a warm ambiance. Roy “Papa DJ” and Russell Prusak of RSP Entertainment did a fabulous job, as always, they know how to keep everyone dancing and put on a great show. The Virginia Tech wedding cake make by Kelly Cakes intrigued all of the guests, and had the most adorable cake topper of two Hokie Birds dressed as bride and groom. Congratulations Samara and Kyle, it was a pleasure to be part of such a special wedding!
Colonial Avenue Baptist Church
Holiday Inn Valley View
Bert Reed Photography