Mara and Reinhard met online. They are a Match.com success story, in fact, Mara was Reinhard's first date through the site. He proposed while hiking at Pandapas Pond, Mara was completely surprised!
Their wedding took place at the overlook at Mountain Lake, a short ride down a very bumpy road with beautiful tall ferns on either side. At the top of mountain everyone gathered in the shade of the trees where the florist had hung a couple beautiful strands of flowers from the branches. During the ceremony Mara's sister read "I Carry Your Heart With Me" by EE Cummings. The wedding party was made up of Mara's children and Reinhard's children. It seemed as if everyone in attendance was privy to the color scheme of the wedding - purple, pink, and blue attire, decor, and flowers were everywhere. Back at Mary's Barn next to Mountain Lake Lodge where the reception took place, the bride and groom had set up a special surprise DIY photo booth for all of their guests which proved to be a great hit after after dinner and dancing!
Blacksburg Wedding Photographer: Holly Cromer
Venue: Mountain Lake Lodge
Wedding Gown: David's Bridal
Florist: Barbara Leshyn of Virginia Tech Floral Design
Officiant: Kanta Bosniak
Hair and Makeup Artist: Jenna Galvez of Tivon Salon, Blacksburg
Cake Baker: Mockingbird Cafe
Caterer: Mountain Lake Lodge
Jeweler: Capone's Jewelry
Bridesmaid Dresses: Dessy Twist from the newfangled bride in Salem
Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse
Rentals: Aztec Rental