Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Kimberly and Ryan

I (Kaitlyn!) am really excited to share this blog post with you! (It's a little later than normal, but we wanted to respect that pictures were part of Christmas presents for parents and grandparents!)
My brother Ryan married the love of his life, Kimberly, on October 7 on a family owned field in Floyd, VA. They knew from the very beginning that they wanted to get married outside so this was the perfect spot! The mountain view was absolutely breathtaking. (Especially the sunrise that the wedding party got to enjoy while we were setting up)!

Ryan and Kimberly shared an intimate first look that began with a sweet prayer before they turned to see each other. After the first look they walked together to hop on the back of a John Deere tractor to be driven up to the ceremony site, which was beautifully adorned for the wedding I might add! While the exchanging of the rings is always a special moment, this exchanging of the rings was extra special because the FOG (my dad!) handcrafted Ryan's ring made of stainless steel with African Paduk wood inlay! During the ceremony the couple chose to include a very special foot-washing ceremony which was a great visual representation of their commitment, humility and love for one another (and there wasn't a dry eye in site!). They shared their first kiss as husband and wife and were announced for the first time as Mr. & Mrs. Davidson! (Talk about a proud sister moment!)

Family and friends gathered for a light reception that included a candy buffet and Carol Lee donuts, which are always a huge hit. The newlyweds were able to share a first dance and bite of a donut before the skies opened up for a little bit, but that certainly didn’t stop the fun.

A large group picture and romantic lavender toss exit was the perfect ending to their special day!

So many family and friends came together to make Kimberly and Ryan’s day a success. A huge THANK YOU to all who lent a hand. You were a blessing and we couldn’t have done it without you.

Our awesome team of vendors:

Events by Sherri – planning, linens, décor
Day of coordination made possible by Jennifer Davidson and Alejandro Colemenero (since big sis was in the wedding party and couldn't have done it without them!)
Tents R Us – tent, tables, chairs
Perennial Uprising – Bouquets, boutonnieres, garland
Kim and Randel – Haybales, tractor
John Altizer, Trinity Community Church – Minister  
Carol Lee Donuts – Donuts

PC for all above pictures belongs to LaDonna Cherell Photography 

EBS was so lucky to have 2 very important people helping to make the day such a success. I simply could not have done it without them.  Jennifer Davidson (we aren't related but practically sisters) and Alejandro Colemenero who came all the way from Mexico to be with us to celebrate and help make the day come off without a hitch! 

**Also another big shout out to the wedding party who was willing to start setup so early! 

Friday, November 10, 2017

Sam and Phil

On occasion, it just never works out for us to meet our couples in person prior to their wedding weekend and this was one of those situations.  But thanks to social media, we felt as though we had met.  Hugs all around for everyone prior to the rehearsal (course we are huggers anyway so nothing unusual there!)

A simple yet oh so elegant intimate outdoor fall wedding with a gorgeous color palette and GASP, the weather was perfect!  Didn’t have to dodge rain the entire day!  Sam’s dress was just perfect for her; simple, elegant and absolutely beautiful!

Sam fashioned the centerpieces and her special touches were visible in many places during their special day.  Sometimes we find out details on the wedding day that we didn’t know about that make everything fall right into place in our heads.  Sam was a VT cheerleader so there was no lack of Hokie cheers, led by the bride, while VT played East Carolina.  Of course, someone had it streaming in so everyone could keep up with the score.

There were many moments throughout the day when Sam and Phil’s love for each other was absolutely shining; a glowing reminder of why we love what we do!  Another perfect wedding day in the books for EBS!

Our Amazing Team of Vendors:

(PC: Edmiston Photography)

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Ashley and Patrick

Well, we have been dodging rain all year long for our weddings and Ashley and Patrick’s was no exception.  We had a particularly chilly, rainy fall day at the Lake to have an outdoor ceremony but we managed to squeeze it in between showers!  Our amazing photographer even managed some outdoor shots before it just simply opened up and poured.  Guests traveled from all over and the majority of their family members came from Florida to help them celebrate as the Lake holds a special significance for Ashley and Patrick as the place of their proposal.

A neutral color palette (which we love) of blush, ivory and gold along with a smaller intimate gathering of family and close friends resulted in an a relaxed and very special day for Ashley and Patrick.

The groom’s mother provided desserts; the amazing Kaitlyn knocked it out of the park with the wedding cake; Ashley’s grandfather made the table numbers and picture frames; and guest favors were s’mores.  Being from Florida, Ashley wanted some Disney for her day so she chose some ceremony songs that brought a little Disney magic to their wedding day.

Our Amazing Team of Vendors:
Events by Sherri – planning, coordination, some décor rentals
Claytor Lake State Park – ceremony, reception and cabin rentals
RSP Entertainment – Russ Prusak, Ceremony and Reception

Corey Watkins/Skyryder Photography – Photographer
Best Wishes - florals

Jeremy Caban – officiant
HazelBea Catering
Chiavari chairs – Caroline LaRocca Event Design

Sunshine Tours – Shuttle
Kaitlyn Davidson – wedding cake
Robin & Co. – Hair

Monday, October 30, 2017

Katie and Mark

From the “Save the Dates” that resembled VT football tickets to colors of maroon and orange, this was a true “Hokie” wedding from start to finish.
Katie wrote a personal note to Coach Beamer detailing their love of “all things Hokie” and how Hokie football had been such a large part of their life while at VT and invited him to the rehearsal dinner.  Coach Beamer and his wife graciously accepted, came to the rehearsal dinner and need I say, were the highlight of the evening!
On to the wedding day.  Katie had her heart set on a wedding at the Pylons at War Memorial and rainy weather threatened us all day long.  About an hour before the wedding was to have started, the skies opened up and it just absolutely poured!  We brought everyone inside and the decision was made to try to wait it out.  The rain finally let up, we quickly moved everyone up to the Pylons and Katie was able to have her outdoor wedding overlooking the Drillfield!  And the sun even came out right as the ceremony began.
Everyone then proceeded to party the rest of the evening away as they literally stayed on the dance floor until the last dance song was played.  A true sign of a good time that was had by all!
Our Amazing Team of Vendors: