Under the Sea 1st Birthday

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Under the Sea and Mermaid 1st Birthday dessert display

Under the Sea and Mermaid 1st Birthday Cake

Mini cupcakes with seashells

Girls 1st Birthday - Aqua & Purple

What a fun celebration for a sweet little girl! The dessert table included a 2 tier lavender and aqua “Under the Sea” themed round cake with fondant circles to represent “scales”, seashells and even seaweed. On top of the cake was a mermaid cake topper.  A few of our favorite elements from this beautiful ocean party are:

The amazing cake
The aqua, lavender and purple color scheme
The tassel garlands
The “sand” under the cupcakes that was actually brown sugar
The seashell themed desserts
The tall white seahorses
And the cutie pie turning 1!

Styling by Diamond Events

Cake & Cupcakes by Sweet Blossom Cake

Elizabeth & Julio

Elizabeth and Julio married at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Roanoke, Virginia in October of 2010. Elizabeth had a very specific vision for her wedding incorporating bold tones of eggplant, burnt orange and pops of green which all came together marvelously. The reception was held at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, the style and tones of the hotel were a great addition to the wedding décor. The tables were set with burnt orange pintuck linens and tall, colorful centerpieces. The menu cards designed by Diamond Events were tucked into a square napkin folded flat at each place setting. To top off the fall theme, the soup was served in a hollowed pumpkin. The guests were entertained by three different ensembles throughout the night, a Mariachi band that serenaded guests during cocktail hour and dinner, a hot salsa band that made their way from Washington D.C. to get everyone dancing and a DJ to make sure that no one went home early! And the remarkable coordinator that pulled this all of, our very own Morgan Leonard, who did a fabulous job!

St. Andrews Catholic Church
Wedding Ceremony at St. Andrews Catholic Church
Leaving St. Andrews Catholic Chruch in Roanoke VA
Tablescape
Tablescape Two
Menu card by Diamond Events with Pumpkin Soup
Wedding cake by Wildflour Bakery
Bouquet Toss
Morgan Leonard
Photography by Holtzlander Photography

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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

Claire & Will

Claire and Will, both Virginia Tech graduates who fell in love (with each other and the area) chose to host their wedding weekend in Roanoke, Virginia. With friends and family coming from across the country, Hotel Roanoke provided the perfect location for their guests to easily access downtown Roanoke dining and shopping, while being within walking distance of the ceremony at St. Andrews Catholic church. The couple wanted to spend cocktail hour with their guests so they had their “first look” before the ceremony and went around the hotel with Jeremy Pegg of Enigma Productions and the wedding party for pictures. As their deacon, Mike Ellerbrock reassured them, “it’s just superstition anyways” to see each other before the wedding. In typical Claire and Will fashion, they finished pictures early and got the church just before a heavy storm blew through Roanoke. The ceremony went off without a hitch and the rain stopped just as the ceremony ended so everyone could gather on the front steps of St. Andrews for a group picture. Guests made their way back to Hotel Roanoke for cocktail hour, patiently waiting for the reveal of the Crystal Ballroom. One of our favorite parts of the reception is bringing the bride and groom into the room to show them how everything has come together and let them take in their centerpieces, cake and all of the details. The room looked magical; the blue glow of the centerpieces by Gloriosa looked amazing and kept everyone talking. The DJ and master of ceremonies for the evening were Matt and Matt of RSP Entertainment. Guests were dancing all night long, sometimes to the vocal accompaniment from the dance floor. As the night came to an end the couple had their last dance and made their way to their room looking forward to wonderful week in Belize. It was a joy to get to know both Claire and Will and feel honored they chose us to help make their wedding wishes come true!

Hotel Roanoke
Bridesmaid Bouquets by Gloriosa
Bridal Bouquet
Bride and bridesmaid bouquet
Pearl wreath on the front of St. Andrews Catholic Church
St. Andrews Catholic Church Wedding
St. Andrews Catholic Church Wedding
Hotel Roanoke Crystal Ballroom
Floral Centerpieces for a wedding in the Hotel Roanoke Crystal Ballroom
Wedding cake at Hotel Roanoke Crystal Ballroom

Ceremony
St. Andrews Catholic Church
Reception Venue
Hotel Roanoke
Crystal Ballroom
Wedding Coordination
Diamond Events
Stephanie Hughes
DJ
RSP Entertainment
Matt Slusher & Matt Garrett
Florist
Gloriosa Flowers
Mary Jo Thompson
Cake Baker
Lisa Link
Photographer
Enigma Productions
Jeremy Pegg
Officiant
Decon Mike Ellerbrock

Samara & Kyle

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!

Purple wedding program
Wedding Ceremony
Custom Aisle Runner
Candles on ledge at Holiday Inn Valley View
Candy Buffet
Bridal Portrait Display
Virginia Tech Hokie Bird Wedding Cake
Hokie Bird Bride and Groom cake topper
Ceremony
Colonial Avenue Baptist Church
Roanoke, Virginia
Reception
Holiday Inn Valley View
Roanoke, Virginia
Wedding Coordination
Diamond Events
Stephanie Hughes
DJ
RSP Entertainment
Russell Prusak
Photographer
Bert Reed Photography
Bert Reed
Florist
Petal Pushers
Cake Baker
Kelly Cakes
Susan Kelly

Jessica & Adam

Jessica and Adam picked the lovely Hyatt Dulles hotel in Herndon Virginia to get married. Jessica loved the outdoor patio area and hoped to make that her ceremony location, mother nature had other plans. After being delayed it was finally decided to move the ceremony into the ballroom, which made a very intimate and special location. The chuppah was beautifully decorated with purple roses and greenery by Morgan Walker of Gardens of Delight. After the ceremony guests moved into the hallway for cocktail hour with a delicious display of cheese and crackers while the couple took pictures. It wasn’t long until it was time to enter into the ballroom for the dinner and dancing. Music entertainment was provided by Raggs and the All-Stars booked through Elan Artists. The band played everything from Jessica and Adam’s first dance by Coldplay, to Frank Sinatra. The cake was made by Edibles Incredible Desserts and had a yummy chocolate ganache filling and icing.

Bridal bouquet
Wedding Programs
Outdoor ceremony area
Sealed with a kiss
Adam and Jessica
Wedding Reception at Hyatt Dulles hotel
Cake by Edible Incredibles
First Dance
Ceremony & Reception Venue
Hyatt Dulles
Mary Mecsics
Wedding Coordination
Diamond Events
Stephanie Hughes
Florist
Gardens of Delight
Morgan Walker
Cake Baker
Edibles Incredible Desserts
Band
Raggs and the All-Stars