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
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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
Centerpiece
Cupcake Tower
Apple Butter Favor
Diamond Events
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Erin & Brett

Being involved with Erin & Brett’s wedding from the very beginning, looking for venues, working with vendors and putting together a complete decor and floral package that was exactly what she envisioned, was such a pleasure and so rewarding to see it all come together. After a thorough search throughout Loudoun County and the Hunt Country area, the couple chose Rose Hill Manor to host their wedding. The ceremony was held on the back patio with bright red rose petals lining the aisle and a custom chuppah made by a family friend. The bridesmaids carried white calla lilys and Erin’s bouquet of red roses and mini white calla lilies popped in front her white wedding dress. For the reception the tables were dressed in black linens with a white embroidered overlay and red satin napkins, the chairs had a black chair cover and white satin sash. The centerpieces were groupings of white hydrangeas and submerged in the water were red LED lights which created a glow on the table during dinner. Congratulations Erin & Brett, I hope your marriage is as beautiful as your wedding!

Wedding Ceremony at Rose Hill Manor Leesburg VA
Calla Lilly boutonniere
Red Rose Bridal Bouquet
Rose Hill Manor Ceremony by Diamond Events
Table setting at Rose Hill Manor
Reception Ballroom at Rose Hill Manor in Leesburg, Virgnia
Crystals on Tree
Crystal on Wedding Tree at Rose Hill Manor Leesburg Viginia
Wedding Flowers
Guestbook Frame
Wedding Rings in Rose

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

Kailyn & Michael

Throughout the entire planning process, the one thing that was in the favor Kailyn and Michael is that “Plan B” and sometimes even “Plan C” were even better than they hoped for. From the beginning Kailyn knew she wanted a country chic wedding outdoors with black and white checks and yellow accents. Originally planning on hosting the reception on her family’s property, the logistics were costly and lead to the couple searching for alternative venues to host their wedding. Since Kailyn and Michael were out of town we would they were solely basing their decision off of the videos that we took for them, leading to the final decision of the beautiful Sunset Crest Manor. The patio overlooking Bull Run Battlefields and the barn to host their reception was the perfect setting to carry out their theme.
The entire day was full of personal touches, from the “Kiss & Park” sign as guest drove up to the personalized mugs given as favors as they left, there wasn’t a detail overlooked. Instead of wedding cake the couple chooses to serve a variety of 5 different delicious pies made by Kay of The Little Apple Pastry Shop in Aldie, Virginia. Of course the get-away car followed the color scheme, Yellow Cab of Manassas provided a black and yellow Scion with a custom congratulations sign, what a fun exit for such a fun couple! Congratulations Kailyn and Michael!

Sunset Crest Manor in Chantilly Virginia
Kiss and Park sign at Wedding
Ceremony at Sunset Crest Manor
Wedding Party in adirondack chairs behind Sunset Crest Manor
Reception tables at Sunset Crest Manor
Centerpieces of Wildflowers
Reception at Sunset Crest Manor
Custom Taxi cab sign
Yellow taxi cab get away car

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

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