Mackenzie & Jason’s Braeloch Wedding

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.

Venue:
Braeloch
Wedding Coordination, Flowers & Decor:
Diamond Events

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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
www.WeddingsbyDE.com

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

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