Ina and Alfred’s story begins when Ina was in 8th grade. Ina met Alfred’s younger sister, Kira. Kira talked about Alfred often, but Ina did not actually end up meeting back then. Alfred knew Ina as “the Sheep Girl” because she liked doodling sheep on Kira’s class notes and homework. Fast-forward to 2006: When Ina started her freshman year at Virginia Tech where Alfred was starting his sophomore year. In an attempt to get Alfred to be more social, Kira told Alfred that “Sheep Girl” was also a student at Virginia Tech. A few weeks later, Ina and Alfred finally met and the rest is history! In summer of 2015, Alfred and Ina mutually agreed to get married, Alfred purchased a ring and they made their engagement official just after Christmas.
The two prepared for their beautiful Friday garden wedding at the Inn at Virginia Tech surrounded by their closest friends and family. Ina’s friend did her makeup as her mother looked on, beaming with pride. We moved on to Hahn Horticulture Garden where Ina slipped into her absolutely stunning Vera Wang bridal gown. The bridesmaids and groom’s woman wore aubergine and peridot dresses from Mod cloth and carried white, cream, yellow, and purple bouquets that were meticulously handcrafted by the talented folks at Stonecrop Farms.
After the wedding ceremony was complete, we sought refuge from the hot June sun under the trees of the horticulture garden where Ina and Alfred whipped out a sword to take some photos inspired by one of their favorite movies, Kill Bill. We moved on to some other beautiful locations around the campus of Virginia Tech for additional photo opportunities including the Duck Pond, Torgerson Bridge, and the Pylons above War Memorial Chapel. Finally we went to Owens Hall to join Ina and Alfred’s guests for high tea. The seating chart and table numbers were inspired by the Pokemon card series. Their centerpieces were made up of vintage tea cups with candles and tea tins filled with more beautiful flower arrangements by Stonecrop Farms.
Blacksburg Wedding Vendors
Blacksburg Wedding Photographer: Holly Cromer
Wedding Venue: Hahn Horticulture Garden at Virginia Tech
Wedding Reception Venue: Owens Hall at Virginia Tech
Wedding Gown: Vera Wang, from David’s Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: ModCloth
Groomswoman Dress: ModCloth
Groomsmen Attire: Men’s Wearhouse
Florist: Stonecrop Farms, Newport, Virginia
Officiant: Luther Alexander
Cake Baker: Courtney Hinkley at All Caked Out, Radford, Virginia
Caterer: Personal Touch Catering
Jewelers: Dominion Jewelers, Falls Church, Virginia and Jared, Vienna, Virginia
Wedding Invitations: Miki Zuckerman
You might also want to check out Ina + Alfred's Virginia Tech Spring Engagement Photos which ended up being timed so perfectly that we were able to get all of the beautiful blooming trees in the background.