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.
An Easter wedding at Woodend Sanctuary, a property of the Audubon Naturalist Society in Chevy Chase, Maryland. The flowers were all pink with tulips as the centerpieces and large Cherry Blossom branches for the display arrangements. The bridal bouquet was all monochromatic shades of pink in peonies, David Austin roses and tulips! Diamond Events installed pink and white lanterns in the ceiling of the tent, providing soft lighting overhead throughout the entire reception. Congrats Erika & Sam, what a beautiful spring wedding!
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!
The view for Lindsey and Drew’s wedding was amazing. The soothing sounds of sailboat lines clanking against their mast and a cool September breeze blowing through the air, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. The couple picked Port Annapolis Marina to host their ceremony and reception. Located in Annapolis, Maryland along the Chesapeake Bay, the marina offers an intimate ceremony area and pavilion with striking views of the waterfront. Before the wedding the couple got to take pictures at the nearby Quiet Waters Park with photographers Andrew and Carrisa Gallo, who were great to work with and we look forward to posting some of their pictures soon!
For the reception table numbers, the couple chose movie titles (mostly Alfred Hitchcock of course) since Drew works in film. The centerpieces were simple yet elegant and put together by the bride herself. For dinner guests enjoyed a delicious buffet by Bill’s Seafood and Catering, specialty martinis and a variety of cupcakes for dessert. As guests danced the night away, paper lanterns lit the ceiling with a warm glow.