Friday, October 28, 2016

Emily and Bo

We just love ALL of our couples and we love ALL of our weddings!  In fact, broken record here, we LOVE what we do!

Emily and Bo’s wedding was just a dream wedding from our point of view!  Such a sweet couple and so very much in love with each other.  Emily just glowed as she walked down the aisle to Bo.  Surrounded by a LOT of family and friends, they exchanged vows in a lovely older church in downtown Roanoke.

A live band at cocktail hour provided the bluegrass music that the bride’s father is really into and guests were treated to amazing food and drinks as they mingled with each other while the professional pics were being taken of the wedding party. 

Specialty lighting of special places in Roanoke such as the Mill Mountain Star and other images that had special meaning to the bride and groom were in evidence during the reception.  And after descending the wonderful staircase at the venue, they dined and mingled with their guests and then the party really started with Soul Expressions, a band that I just LOVE.  A great party band with band members that kept the guests dancing the rest of the evening.

A bride and groom who said, on their way out, that it was “perfect!”  Something we always, always, love to hear.

Thanks to the great team of vendors that all pulled together to make it special for Emily and Bo.

Enjoy some of the pictures taken by EBS during the wedding. Unfortunately we weren't able to capture any during the ceremony so you will have to follow Anna Marie (link above) to see of the wonderful images she captured!

I mean...what an entrance!! 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Molly and Aaron

To say that family pulled together for Molly and Aaron’s wedding was a bit of an understatement.  We have truly never seen that many family members all work together to just “get ‘er done!”  In fact, I asked them all if they hired out.  We had setup done in record time and it was perfect!

Molly’s mother and her aunt had a vision for their wedding day, along with Molly, and they scoured antique shops and sales, store sales, and anywhere else they could find vintage items for over a year for the simple, elegant and vintage look and feel of their entire day.  Everywhere you turned, there was a special touch but when you looked at everything together, it just came together beautifully into a cohesive vision!  So much so that we are surely hoping that they won’t want to keep all the beautiful items that were used and Events by Sherri can manage to snag some of them for our inventory to share with other clients!

Molly’s cousin performed the ceremony and family members and Greek Life friends were attendants for the couple.  They had a “dirt” ceremony, as the minister referred to it (I call it a tree planting ceremony).  There were pictures of loved ones on a remembrance table and the guest book was a lab book.  And how cute is this; the seating chart was a Periodic Table that the bride’s mother spent HOURS and HOURS putting together (Aaron is working on his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry). 

A beautiful day with picture perfect weather, gorgeous outdoor setting, a stunning sunset and a couple so much in love with each other made for a spectacular day!

Thanks to all the vendors who worked together, and the family members, to make their day truly one that we hope they will never forget!

Please enjoy some of the pictures EBS was able to capture. These do not do justice to all the wonderful details of the day. Keep up with Essential Sunshine Photography and EJF Video Productions for the amazing images and footage they captured during the day. 

Such a perfect start to the day! 

Even the cows made an appearance to the ceremony! 

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Kelsey and Joel

Kelsey and Joel’s wedding day dawned brightly and so clear, felt like you could see for miles! 

The ceremony was at Kelsey’s family church and they were surrounded by family and close friends (We were honored to have served Kelsey’s twin sister at her wedding 2 short years ago.  We LOVED seeing family and many guests again!).  A brother of the bride played the trumpet as she entered the church and after we closed the doors for her “grand” entrance, her father rang the church bell 5 times to signal her entrance.  Now THAT’S a grand entrance!  Another brother served as a reader and her other 2 brothers were groomsmen.  A true family affair!

The love shown by these two was so evident, in every detail, throughout the ceremony.  When they were pronounced husband and wife, the joy on Kelsey’s face lit up the entire church!

Then they headed to the reception with pics out and around the venue and then they were announced in!   Let the party start!  Guests and family danced the night away with original signature cocktails served throughout the evening.  Then the happy couple was off to begin the “next chapter” in their lives. . . as husband and wife! 

Enjoy several pictures EBS was able to capture and stay tuned in with Essential Sunshine Photography (link above) for more pictures from their beautiful day!