Jon + Erin's Mountain Lake Lodge Wedding | Virginia Wedding Photography

Mountain Lake Wedding Photos

Jon and Erin traveled all the way from Florida to Virginia to get married at Mountain Lake Lodge.  It was the perfect venue for them as Hokies and Dirty Dancing lovers with family traveling in from all over the country to help them celebrate.  Erin told me when we first met that her dream wedding would be intimate, relaxed, fun, rustic, and romantic – mission accomplished.  The color palette for their decor was pink, blue, and gold.  Their wedding programs were cootie catchers, such a cute idea!  And I was borderline obsessed with the bridal bouquet that Mary Jo Thompson of Gloriosa created – beautiful array of peachy pinks, white, and green in these Juliet garden roses, O’Hara garden roses, gerondo gerbera daisies, rice flower, privet berries, and Jasmine vine.  Pardon me for a minute while I swoon some more over the Swiss dot details on Erin’s Augusta Jones wedding dress that she found at Allegria Bridal near Boston.

We all got Rick Rolled during the exchanging of vows which was a hilarious first for me.  Another first for me was the Virginia Tech Hokie bird’s appearance at the reception.  How have I been photographing weddings for 9 years now in Virginia without having the Hokie bird show up?!  I tried to feed him pie, but I don’t think birds are all that into strawberry rhubarb pie, his loss.  Speaking of birds, somehow Erin’s father, Jon, and his groomsman all ended up wearing navy socks with pink flamingos on them which they swore to me was purely by coincidence.  We wrapped up the reception with a sparkler send off, but before I finished packing up my gear, we saw the bride and groom sneak back in and the party continued to go strong. 

Wedding Vendor Team
Virginia Wedding Photographer: Holly Cromer assisted by Kristie Lea Photography
Wedding Venue and Caterer: Mountain Lake Lodge
DJ and Lighting: David Verde – DV Entertainment, Staunton, VA
Florist: Gloriosa, Roanoke, VA
Officiant: Manny Zayas
Hair: Lauren Metro, Love at First Curl LLC, Roanoke, VA
Makeup: Holly Jade Wells
Cake Baker: Sarah Blanchard of Fresh Baked Bakery, Roanoke, VA
Bridal Gown: Augusta Jones from Allegria Bridal, Boston, MA
Bridesmaid Dresses: Camille La Vie, Orlando, FL
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Calvin Klein, Ft. Myers, FL
Jewelers: Dunkin’s Diamond, Ft Myers, FL and Jewelry by Johan
Photobooth: Boardwalk Photo Booth Company – Shawn Cox, Virginia Beach, VA
Rentals: Aztec Rental, Blacksburg, VA
Wedding Invitations: Minted