It was love at first email when Amanda contacted me about photographing her wedding, she is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever had the honor of meeting. And then she sent me a photo of this amazing LoveMarley by Watters/Willowby by Watters wedding dress and I was even more excited about photographing her big day! Amanda and Rob met at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia where they were both involved in Greek life. After 4 years of being in a long distance relationship after finishing up with college and two months of finally living together in Pittsburgh, Rob proposed to Amanda. He popped the question the day after her birthday, they went to a French restaurant for dinner, as they were walking home along the street they lived on talking about their future together, he got down on one knee and proposed!
The spring flowers were in bloom in bloom in Blacksburg and we had had a week of practically summer-like weather so imagine my surprise when I drove just a few minutes away up to Mountain Lake for Amanda and Rob’s wedding to find it freezing cold. Thankfully Amanda had her grandmother’s fur stole to keep her warm(ish) while we took photos following the ceremony. The Harvest Restaurant Porch at Mountain Lake was the perfect location for their intimate wedding reception – all of the guests present on that day were relatives with an additional larger reception party to follow later this summer. Their gorgeous wedding day wrapped up with a cheesy dad-joke and a sparkler send-off!
Blacksburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer: Holly Cromer
Venue: Mountain Lake Lodge, Pembroke, Virginia
Wedding Gown: Willowby by Watters (formerly called LoveMarley by Watters) purchased at Bridal Beginnings in Pittsburgh, PA
Groom’s Attire: Joseph Abboud from Men’s Warehouse
Florist: D’Rose Florist, Blacksburg, VA
Officiant: Reverend Brent Miller, Richmond, VA
Hair and Makeup: Beauty by Alli Trent
Cake Baker: Sugar and Spice LLC
Caterer: Harvest Restaurant at Mountain Lake Lodge
Engagement Ring: James Allen Co, New York, NY
Wedding Bands: Jared’s
Bride’s Shoes: Betsey Johnson Honey Pointed Toe Flats