Ann + Ian’s Claytor Lake Wedding | Southwest Virginia Wedding Photographers

Ann and Ian met at a beer festival where they were introduced by mutual friends that were dating.  He popped the question on Christmas morning.  Ann and Ian’s wedding ceremony took place at the Claytor Lake State Park Gazebo.  Their beautiful fall floral arrangements were courtesy of Stonecrop Farm in Newport.  After we were finished taking their formal photos, we took a boat to the reception at Claytor Lake’s Water’s Edge Marina where guests were lined up along the pier to welcome the newlyweds which was a first for me, more boat arrivals please!  The food was incredible; between the cake from Mockingbird Café and the amazing banana pudding from Hethwood Market I was riding a major sugar high throughout the entire reception.

Wedding Vendor Team
Virginia Wedding Photographer: Holly Cromer
Southwest Virginia Wedding Venues: Claytor Lake State Park
Wedding Dress: Oleg Cassini from David’s Bridal
Florist: Stonecrop Farm
Officiant: Derek Lester from Blue Ridge Church
Hair and Makeup: Jennifer Caldwell of Meredith’s Salon
Cake Baker: Mockingbird Café
Caterer: Hethwood Market
Jeweler: Blue Nile
DJ: EZ Entertainment
Invitations: A Little More Rosie

Derek + Sarah's Mountain Lake Wedding Photos | Virginia Wedding Photographers

Virginia Wedding Photographers | Mountain Lake Wedding Photos

Sarah and Derek met after her freshman year of college.  They have been together for nearly a decade.  He proposed to her at a winery, she was totally surprised when he popped the question!  Their wedding took place at Mountain Lake Lodge with their ceremony at the gazebo and their reception taking place at Mary’s Barn.  Sarah’s “something blue” was her wedding date embroidered into the back of her wedding dress.  Her “something old” was her grandmother’s diamond in her engagement ring.  Her “something new” was her diamond earrings.  For her “something borrowed,” Sarah held a piece of lace from her grandmother wrapped around the handle of her bouquet of red and white roses, gerbera daisies, and ferns.  Following the ceremony I was able to get the newlyweds to face their deathly fear of snakes to get some photos out in the woods.  Guests danced their butts off at the reception, if you couldn’t tell by the plethora of dancing photos.  NattieCakes in Roanoke baked their delicious marbled wedding cake.  I was happy to see that they did smash it a little bit, folks have been very polite with their cake smooshes lately and I really want to see someone get a full on Mrs. Doubtfire face full of sugar one of these days.  At the end of the night, Derek and Sarah left Mary’s Barn with a glow stick send off.

Wedding Vendors
Blacksburg, Virginia Wedding Photographer: Holly Cromer
Southwest Virginia Wedding Venue and Caterer: Mountain Lake Lodge
Wedding Gown: Essence of Australia from Studio I Do in Roanoke, Virginia
Officiant: Gerald Harper
Hair and Makeup Artist: Salon 700
Cake Baker: NattieCakes
Wedding Planner: Rachael Kieffer with Mountain Lake Lodge
Jeweler: Kays
Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal
Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Men's Warehouse

Elizabeth + Mohammed's Mountain Lake Wedding Photos | Virginia Wedding Photographers

Virginia Wedding Photographers | Mountain Lake Wedding Photos

Elizabeth and Mohammed were married in an intimate ceremony at Mountain Lake Lodge.  Following the ceremony, where they said vows to each other sans wedding officiant, they sawed through a log -  a German tradition.  It rained for part of the day, but luckily we were able to get out onto the beautiful grounds and woods at Mountain Lake for some photos of the bride and groom.  I love how colorful their wedding was.  Elizabeth found her light blue dress with colorful floral embroidery on Amazon, it looked so good with her red hair!  The coral, red, and orange rose petals that Mohammed spread for the wedding ceremony matched the flowers on her dress perfectly.

Wedding Vendors:
Southwestern Virginia Wedding Venue: Mountain Lake Lodge
Blacksburg Wedding Photographer: Holly Cromer

Chris + Shari's Fall Chateau Morrisette Winery Wedding

Shari and Chris were married on an unseasonably warm October day at Chateau Morrisette Winery in Floyd, Virginia.  The foliage was radiant that day and so was Shari in her fur stole.  They met at an Irish pub on Shari’s birthday.  Chris proposed one morning after a homemade breakfast.  Shari’s friend made her bouquet with flowers that I believe she said were dipped in porcelain, it weighed a ton, but was SO gorgeous and will be an heirloom that will last forever! When I think of cake pops I typically think of cake balls on the end of a stick that look like a lollipop so I was totally surprised to see the cake pops that Unique Sweets and Accessories brought to this wedding, they were reminiscent of the Flintstones Push Up ice cream treats that I used to eat when I was a kid!  Initially Shari had asked that I take only one photo of her and Photoshop her into the other ones, unfortunately I wasn’t able to accommodate her request, but I think it ended up being relatively painless photo experience for her.

Wedding Vendors
Virginia Wedding Photographer: Holly Cromer
Wedding Venue: Chateau Morrisette Winery, Floyd, VA
Florist: Best Wishes Flowers and Gifts, Blacksburg, VA
Hair: Stephanie Boyce
Makeup: Jessica Hall, Lash Etc., Roanoke, VA
Cake-Pop Baker: Unique Sweets and Accessories, Virginia Beach, VA
Caterer: Chateau Morrisette
Jeweler: Khames Jewelers, Virginia Beach, VA

Heather + Jason's Virginia Tech Duck Pond Wedding

Heather and Jason’s wedding took place at the gazebo at the Virginia Tech duck pond in a very small, intimate celebration.  The couple met online and his proposal took place at a lake in Colorado while they were hiking during Memorial Day weekend.  Heather surprised Jason by having their musicians perform the West Point alma mater right before she walked down the aisle.  They also payed homage to West Point with their very special ring pillow that was custom made from a West Point uniform.  It was a beautiful day for a wedding on campus and we were lucky enough to cross paths with the Corp of Cadets students running the game ball for the Virginia Tech football game the following day (which was the start of their honeymoon).  And speaking of luck and football, we also were able to get into Lane Stadium for some photographs!

Wedding Vendors
Virginia Tech Wedding Photographer: Holly Cromer
Wedding Venue: Gazebo at the Virginia Tech Duck Pond
Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal
Florist: DeRose, Blacksburg, VA
Officiant: Robert Thompson, Mechanicsville, VA
Hair and Makeup Artist: Kaylee Graves at Innovations Day Spa, Blacksburg, VA