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!