There are venues that I love to work at again and again, but it is also nice to break out of your comfort zone and get to explore new locations! Beliveau Estates is practically in my back yard so it is kind of crazy that the first time I went there was for Justin and Jordan’s wedding. As you can see from the photos, the view out there is immaculate [and I think the route we took through Catawba might be my new favorite scenic drive when I need to clear my mind].
Justin and Jordan met at Steppin’ Out, Jordan said “We looked across a room and smiled at each other. The rest is history.” Justin proposed at a gazebo in Nellie’s Cave Park (where we took their engagement photos). He handed Jordan a bunny with a card, got down on one knee and faked her out by handing her a carrot that he had stashed in his sock. While she was distracted, he pulled out the ring and asked Jordan to be his wife.
Jordan’s “something blue” was the tag on her TOMS shoes, Justin, the groomsmen, and most of the bridesmaids also wore TOMS shoes (a company that donates shoes to kids in need whenever a pair is purchased). For something old and borrowed, Jordan wore her grandmother’s pearl necklace. Justin and Jordan’s close friends Patricia, Austin, and Josh performed live music at the reception. The entire day was an intimate celebration, very laid back and very filled with love. I brought my dear friend Eva along to assist with photographing the wedding, and I know for a fact that we both cried at a couple of tender moments we witnessed.
Blacksburg Wedding Photographer: Holly Cromer
Wedding Venue and Caterer: Beliveau Estate
Wedding Dress: Maggie Sottero; purchased at Chantilly Lace in Blacksburg, VA
Wedding Shoes: TOMS
Florist: Stonecrop Farm
Officiant: Reggie Tuck
Hair: Eclipso, Misty Queen in Blacksburg, VA
Cake Baker: bubblecake
Bridesmaid Dresses: Mix and match from J. Crew
Groomsmen Attire: Jos A. Banks in Christiansburg, VA
Wedding Invitations: BeaconLane in Chicago, IL