Ashley & Jeremy

Recent Radford University graduates, the cute duo chose to host their nuptials at the Thrasher Memorial United Methodist Church located in Vinton, Virginia, a small town on the northeastern outskirts of the City of Roanoke. Immediately following the ceremony, the guests made their way across the street to the elegant Vinton War Memorial. The grand ballroom was decorated in colors of periwinkle, yellow and white and was matched by the simple yet tasteful glowing floral centerpieces that were created by Jim Taetz of Crystal Orchard. Ashley’s sorority sang their traditional song to her followed by Jeremy’s fraternity serenading Ashley in beautiful harmony. The mouthwatering dinner was catered by Blue Ridge Catering and the beautiful cake was created by Lisa Link. Matt and Matt of RSP Entertainment played great tunes that had everyone up on their feet. As the evening came to a close the guests formed a line outside of the front entrance and blew bubbles as Jeremy escorted Ashley to their get-away-car.
Vinton War Memorial
Vinton War Memorial Ballroom
Vinton War Memorial Ballroom
Vinton War Memorial Ballroom set for a wedding
Centerpiece at Vinton War Memorial
Centerpiece for a wedding at Vinton War Memorial
Wedding cake at Vinton War Memorial
Michael Keyes photographing Ashley as she walks down the aisle
Ceremony at Thrasher Church in Vinton Virginia

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Event Design: Winery Wedding

Winery Wedding Inspiration
Credits

In the Newspaper!

We are so fortunate to have had the pleasure of being interviewed by Katelyn Polantz, a reporter from the Roanoke Times and being featured in two articles in the business section on Sunday, January 24, 2010. Katelyn spent a busy Saturday with us, packed full of appointments. It was the perfect day to showcase all of the pieces that are involved in planning a wedding.

For richer, for poorer, wedding industry thrives
Recessions and boom times barely affect the number of ceremonies.
By Katelyn Polantz | The Roanoke Times
Florist meeting with Jim of Crystal Orchid
Wedding Planner Stephanie Hughes
Photography by Stephanie Klein-Davis
The Roanoke Times

More couples opt for fall weddings
By Katelyn Polantz | The Roanoke Times
Fall wedding aisle

Sabrina & Rob

Sabrina and Rob’s wedding was an experience no one could forget. No matter how creative or organized one is, nobody can stop Mother Nature and illness; a bride’s two worst nightmares. However, not a soul could have handled it better than this loving and relaxed couple. The morning of the wedding, Sabrina fell so ill from food poising that it kept her from having the strength to get ready for her own wedding. To add to the complications, the couple had planned on having their ceremony outside on the beautiful steps of the Jefferson Memorial, but the chance of rain was 100% with no signs of stopping. Her close family and friends were busy by her side coaxing her back to good health. With the help of Rachel Naft of RMN Photography the couple had a beautiful ceremony at Union Station (since they had a D.C. marriage license) and then went back to the Crown Plaza, in Silver Spring, Maryland for the ceremony for their guests and the reception. The impressive flowers were designed by the bride and put together with the help of a volunteer association and Diamond Events. The Groom even set up the lights himself, which were rented from Atmosphere Lighting and really enhanced the room. The DJ, Tony Gaetano of Black Tie DJ’s got the party started with fun music and amusing props for the bridal party to wear. To top the night off, the decorative and delicious candy bar opened for the guest’s to take home a box of their favorite goodies. There was nothing stopping this couple from getting married. They shall love each other in sickness or in health, rain or shine. Sabrina and Rob, you were a true joy to work with.

All Photography by Rachel Naft of RMN Photography
Wedding Dress
Wedding Rings
Bridesmaids & Bride at Union Station
Wedding at Union Station
Wedding Ceremony at Union Station
Couple kissing after wedding ceremony at Union Station
Couple Kissing
Crowne Plaza ballroom set for the Wedding Reception
Table Setting
Place cards for wedding reception
Wedding menu
Wedding centerpieces with pink orchids
Candy Buffet
Wedding Cake
Bride and Groom at Reception
Couples first dance as husband and wife

Ceremony
(Rain Plan Location)
Union Station
Washington, D.C.
Ceremony
(Original Location)
Jefferson Memorial
Washington, D.C.
Reception
Crowne Plaza
Silver Spring, Maryland
DJ
Black Tie DJ’s
Tony Gaetano
Photographer
RMN Photography
Rachel Naft
Cake Baker
Sweet Bakery Cafe
Sweet Bakery Cafe Blog
Wedding Coordination
Diamond Events
Jaclyn Koblos