Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Nikki and Chris

We just simply love it when our clients “make it their own” and enlist our help to make it all come together.  It’s what we do and it’s what we love to do!
When we first met with Nikki and Chris, they told us right up front that they were a bit “non-traditional” and wanted to make it their own.  And they did it!  We loved helping them and loved seeing what was around the next corner in Nikki’s mind as her vision was developed on their very special day.
They are big gamers and Nikki is very crafty so she made all the centerpieces, the guest favors, the table numbers AND here’s the big one, folks. . . she made her dress!  And everything was “hers” down to the smallest detail. 
We had to make the call to move their outdoor ceremony inside but we just re-created everything from outside and put it all together inside!  And gotta say that it was just beautiful and perfect for them!  Or at least that’s what they told us! A small, intimate day for very close family and friends.
The overall theme of the day was “gaming” and “Appalachian” everything which included an Appalachian Stack cake made by the amazing Kaitlyn Davidson with Events by Sherri!  Had never even heard of this kind of cake before Nikki and Chris introduced us to it but it’s something that Nikki makes regularly from scratch.  And it was delicious. . . . a mouth-watering combination of spice cake and apple butter!
We wish Nikki and Chris (and all our clients) the very best life has to offer as they move forward as Mr. and Mrs. !
Our Amazing team of vendors:
Events by Sherri – planning, coordination, some décor rentals
Doe Creek Farm – Venue and linens
Katherine Chantal – 
Stonecrop Farm – Florals
Noah Magnifico – Photographer and Photobooth
The Element Catering
Gallatin Canyon – Sam Hill Entertainment
Kaitlyn Davidson – Amazing cake!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Lindley & Eric

Lindley and Eric’s wedding day dawned with perfect weather; a little warm for us but at least we weren’t dodging storms as we had been for almost everyone other wedding weekend we had prior to this one!
Their personal touches were evident in every aspect of their day which we LOVE to see!  They opted for no First Look but did a First Touch and exchanged letters and gifts, all without seeing each other prior to the ceremony.  Such sweet, sweet pics of that personal and private time together.  And of course, we had to wait to see the pics because that was “their” time together.
Their outdoor ceremony was witnessed by sweet family and friends and was accentuated by live music and a knot tying ceremony.  And how amazing is this . . . a live painting of the ceremony that was started during the ceremony and completed and presented to Lindley and Eric later in the evening!
With a backdrop of amazing florals everywhere and equally amazing food, guests danced the night away with a band that really knew how to keep the guests on that dance floor!  Instead of shopping ‘til they dropped, they all danced ‘til they dropped!  A sparkler exit sent them off in style to their life together as Mr. and Mrs.!

Thanks to our Amazing team of vendors: 
Events by Sherri – planning, coordination, some décor rentals
Sundara – Venue
Cyrus Pace and Julee Hickox – ceremony music
Scott Obenchain, Blue Ridge Church – Minister
Tesh Parekh – Live wedding painting

Creative Occasions, Mark Frye
 – florals, tablescape and linens

Blue Ridge Catering
Noah Magnifico – Photographer and Photobooth
Jacob Dellinger, Michael’s Video – videographer
Six Stylz – Band, Sam Hill Entertainment
Mary Ogilvie – wedding cake
Prestige Limo – Rolls Royce for exit and shuttle service
Sunshine Tours – motorcoaches for guest transportation
Amy Kinsley – Hair and Makeup

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Jennifer & Chad

Chad and Jennifer opted for a small, intimate gathering of primarily family members for their special wedding celebration. 

Dodging rain again for outdoor pics, their celebration was held at their church (fortunately inside so the rain didn’t really matter at that point), a throw-back to the way things used to be done when I got married.  Jennifer was involved in every aspect of the planning and implementation of their special day.  She provided us with detailed drawings of how she wanted everything set up and they were SO good, we asked if she “hired out!”  Contrary to some opinions out there that indicate that we, as planners, want to “take over” or “do things only our way” that is far from the truth.  We love it when our clients can verbalize their vision of how they want everything done.  Now, of course, we will tell you if there is anything we think you are making a huge mistake about but it’s your day from start to finish. After all, you are hiring us for our experience to keep from making mistakes that may end up being costly to you. 
Jennifer and Chad made the antique doors that served as the backdrop for their ceremony and had 1 Corinthians 13 made into signs that we placed down the aisle.  The doors were moved to the reception area as a backdrop for pictures.  We mixed some of our décor rentals in with theirs to create Jennifer’s vision.  Top the afternoon off with amazing food, donuts for dessert and sun at the end of the day and it was just perfect! 

Monday, July 10, 2017

Elizabeth & David

We certainly are on a "dodge the rain" streak with weddings this summer! 

Elizabeth and David’s outdoor wedding at Hahn Horticulture Gardens could not have been more perfect! The sun was out and a lovely breeze was around all day!
It was clear from the moment I met with them just how in love these two were! Their wedding weekend was also a huge testament to the love that surrounds them through family and friends.

They wrote their own vows which was a beautiful moment shared between the couple and they had a close friend perform the ceremony which made it extra special for Elizabeth and David. They shared some really sweet sentiments, exchanged rings, were pronounced Mr. & Mrs. Garber and then the party started! And what a fun time it was! The cake was cut (see awesome topper down below!), and heartfelt toasts were given by the sisters of the bride and the brother of the groom . . . words full of memories and the kind that brings tears to your eyes and a smile to your lips. Truly beautiful moments throughout the entire day that will be cherished for a lifetime by all who attended. After dinner, the band kept everyone on the dance floor the rest of the night! And what would a Blacksburg wedding for Hokies be without a surprise visit from the HokieBird himself!!

They had an awesome group of vendors to help create their special day and what a blessing it was to be a part of helping it all come off without a hitch! Wishing you all the absolute best in your marriage!

Our amazing team of vendors:
Events by Sherri - planning, coordination, linens, decor rental 
Hahn Horticulture Gardens - Ceremony & Reception Venue 
Justin Craig   - Ceremony music 
Seth Lovell – Minister
Best Wishes – Girls bouquets, guys boutonnieres, flowers for centerpieces
Abby Grace – Photographer
RadioJacks – Band
Tents R Us – Tent, tables, chairs, lighting, stage, dance floor
Fresh Baked – Cake & Cupcakes
Hooptie – Wedding party transportation
Sunshine – Guests transportation
Special Appearance by none other than VT’s Hokie Bird!

These next 3 pictures were taken by Abby Grace! Follow her to see more! 

These are a few pictures EBS was able to get throughout the day!

(How adorable is this topper!!) 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Courtney & Sean

Gotta tell you that when I first met Courtney and Sean and they took me to their ceremony site location, I thought to myself “have mercy!”  I love a blank slate when it comes to event design but this place took blank slate to a whole different level. But Courtney knew what she wanted and she had a vision of what it would look like!
There was a fire pit right smack where the parents would be sitting; there was a “pole” that became the bane of Courtney’s existence and various other “challenges” with the space.  But by golly, we put our heads together and “worked over, around and upside down” all the challenges and it was one of the most beautiful outdoor weddings we have done!  And her color scheme blended just perfectly with the outdoor setting!
Courtney and Sean’s touches were apparent throughout their special day with her mom adding her special touches. This woman is a planner’s dream mom as she went completely above and beyond to ensure that everything was just perfect for her daughter.  She even deadheaded rose bushes around the reception venue!  And her dad, well, there isn’t anything the man can’t accomplish as he came with a trailer full of supplies, mulch, plants, barrels, and anything and everything else you can possibly imagine to transform the spaces! And then there were Sean’s parents, who hosted a wonderful rehearsal dinner and then just pitched right in and worked right along with everyone else!  Courtney’s Aunt Patsy made the wedding cakes and they were truly amazing!  I can truly say that this wedding was a “team” effort from beginning to end! 
A final special shout out to Dr. Courtney for helping us through having to make the decision to end our Schnauzer’s suffering by encouraging us and helping us understand what was going on with him by providing additional information over and above what our wonderful vets had given us!
Our amazing team of vendors: 
Events by Sherri – planning, coordination, linens, décor rentals
VT’s Duckpond Amphitheatre – Ceremony Venue
German Club – Reception Venue
Josh Edwards – Ceremony Musicians
Tracy Gregory – Officiant
Gates Flowers – attendants flowers
Corey Watkins/Skyryder Photograpy – Photographer
Blue Ridge Catering – Caterer
James Morrison/TMMPO – DJ – Reception Music
Aunt Patsy – Wedding cake(s)
Special Appearance by none other than VT’s Hokie Bird!
Elite Salon – Hair and makeup

As it sometimes happens, we didn't capture any of our own pictures during the day. Click here to see the stunning images from Skyryder!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Kim & Wes

Kim and Wes (and Mya) tied the knot and became a family of three in a beautifully simple, yet elegant outdoor ceremony! Kim’s daughter was involved in every aspect of this wedding as they truly became a family of three!
Kim’s touches were woven throughout the ceremony and reception with her mom and grandmother providing their very special touches as well!  Grandmother provided all the centerpiece floral arrangement as well as the arrangements out and about the venue for the ceremony and reception.  Her mother provided most of the rest of the décor which included special family mementos! And his mother took care of all the details for a very relaxed and perfect rehearsal dinner for family and friends.
We dodged rain yet again for the ceremony and while it sprinkled just a bit, the rain held off for us!  Mya served as the junior bridesmaid, flower girl and her mom’s maid of honor.  The sweet unity sand ceremony included Mya as an integral part of their new family unit.  And it was a special treat for EBS to get to work with an “old” friend (old meaning I have known her for a long time; our kids went to school together for many years) serving as the minister.
The first dances included a first dance with Wes and Mya and pretty sure there weren’t many dry eyes in the room for that sweet and very special dance.  You know the saying “anyone can be a father but it takes a very special man to be a daddy” and Wes is certainly that special man for Mya!