Sarah + Matt’s Stillhouse Manor Wedding

Hand-Made, Intimate Hillsville, Virginia Wedding

Sarah and Matt’s sweet and laid-back wedding took place at Stillhouse Manor in Hillsville, Virginia. When I met them in person for the first time over the summer for their Outer Banks engagement session, I learned that Matt had actually designed Sarah’s engagement and wedding rings and had them custom made for her. Every aspect of their wedding was very personal – the couple put together all the decor themselves and many of the vendors were friends and family members who spent a long weekend with the couple at the manor. Her matron of honor put together the bridesmaid and bridal bouquets with wildflowers. Sarah wore a bracelet with a church charm on it to honor her grandfather who was a pastor and a pair of blue lace TOMS as her “something blue”.

A little about the proposal from the bride herself:

Matt and I talked about marriage off and on for many years. After Matt’s Uncle Charles passed last June we decided we were ready to have a celebration of something we knew was going to be forever with our closest family and friends. We started planning (I actually bought my dress the day before he proposed). I had been gone for almost a week for work and when I returned, it was late and I needed to repack because we were leaving the next day to meet my matron of honor in DC. Matt made me go down to the sound by our house and proposed so we could celebrate with friends while in DC.

Wedding Vendors
Blacksburg, VA Wedding Photographer: Holly Cromer
Venue: Stillhouse Manor, Hillsville, VA
Wedding Gown: Martina Liana, purchased from Classic Bride and Formals in Davidson, NC
Officiant: Adam Huffman, Charleston, SC
Hair: Brittany Creamer, Norfolk, VA
Makeup: Nancy Wilkinson, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Catering and Cake: Cafe Lachine, Nags Head, NC
Wedding and Engagement Ring: Designed by the groom, then made by Jewelry by Gail, Nags Head, NC
DJ and Videographer: Tyler Jackson (DJ Ninja)
Bridesmaid Dresses: Mismatched bridesmaid dresses – each bridesmaid selected their own dress
Groomsmen Attire: Also mismatched, but with matching ties from J. Crew
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Rentals: Cooke Rentals, Mt. Airy, NC