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Julie & Tyler met through mutual friends and being active in their small community of RockyMount.

Last year, for Christmas, Tyler gave Julie tickets to go see Miranda Lambert in Charleston, S.C. While there, one morning they went to Middleton Place Plantation for a fun morning and he asked a couple to take their picture. Julie was getting frustrated cause she didn’t want to walk all the way across the garden for a picture, but little did she know, halfway there was Tyler and he was down on one knee!

Tears started flowing and she was shaking with excitement, so much so that she doesn’t even remember if she said yes! She kept asking if he was serious and hugging him. He knew her answer would always be “Heck yes!!!

Here are some shots from their downtown engagement session!

Kaitlin & Chris met at Virginia Tech but it wasn’t until two years after they graduated that they re-connected and the rest was history!

One day while on a hike with their dog, Kaitlin & Chris were going down a familiar path that leads to what is normally a great view. However, that day it was really overgrown. They were bummed out but the path did have a bench where they could sit and enjoy a private moment. Kaitlin was holding the dog but he was pulling the least to sniff something nearby so she followed him. When she turned back around, Chris was down on one knee!

Kaitlin wore a gorgeous wedding dress from Allure Romance and Chris was looking sharp in his suit by Indochino.

This beautiful couple chose the sunflower to be the key flower for their special day. Kaitlin has always loved sunflowers but never thought about using them in her wedding until she was visiting her mom at her cabin. There was a fresh bouquet of sunflowers sitting in the middle of the table and they looked so bright and cheery. Kaitlin knew she wanted them to be the focal point on the tables at her wedding.

Chris had the responsibility of choosing the cake and the final result was a delicious Devil’s food cake. Their first dance was to the famous Dirty Dancing song, Time of My Life. Kaitlin always loved the song and their wedding took place down the road from where part of the movie was filmed which made it a perfect choice. They practiced with some dancing lessons in order to try and mimic some of the moves from the movie and they did such a wonderful job!

Kaitlin’s favorite moments from the day were the ceremony and the first dance. The ceremony was both unique and fun and the first dance was something she was really looking forward to and had so much fun doing it! Chris’s favorite moment was when he watched his bride, Kaitlin, walk down the aisle. Overall, this was such an incredible wedding day. I am so thankful and honored to be able to document this day for this amazing couple. Congrats!

Venue: Doe Creek Farm

Catering : The Element Catering

Event Coordinator: Brittany Vickers

Flowers: Stonecrop Farm

Makeup: Amanda McCoy with Makeup by Ravishing

Hair: Kia Walters with Bliss Salon & Spa

Dj: Castillo Dj Services

Photographers: Patricia Giovannini & Jason Collins with Pat Cori Photography

Brooklyn & Bryan met at Radford College through a mutual friend and actually didn’t like each other when they first met. They hung out together a few times, then went separate ways for about a year, until he decided to contact her again which ignited communication between the two for a few months.
One night after having dinner together, Bryan asked Brooklyn to be his girlfriend at the Mill Mountain Star!
I am so glad he did because the connection between them is so intense, as you can see in their engagement pictures that I took at Smith Mountain Lake – the place where they spend most of their time now and that they made their peaceful place.

I lived in this beautiful city for over 10 years and every time I go back, it keeps a piece of my heart. And this time I had the pleasure to shoot Ilaria & Andrea’s engagement session & wedding.

How amazing is it, that with all the people walking by around them, their connection was still so intense?

SO excited about these and I can now share them with you!


Where do I even begin with how awesome this wedding was?

Katie & Scott’s story is so sweet. They first met through a mutual friend and Katie’s matron of honor, Brooke. Scott and Brooke were coworkers and she had been telling Scott about Katie for a while. The night of Brooke’s bachelorette party, the girls were out dancing when Scott showed up with a friend and the two were introduced. Katie had no idea that Scott even existed until then. It didn’t take too long before these two became inseparable.

The proposal is definitely a memorable one. Scott’s parents own a house in Ocean Isle and the two went down for their yearly vacation. They had a nice dinner and after, drove over to “Bird Island.” It’s a super secluded place that has some absolutely incredible sunsets. They walked down the beach and up over a big dune. As Katie turned around to walk back down, there was Scott – on one knee! It was such a perfect night for the two.

Now here we are – it’s the special day! They chose gladiolus flowers for their key flower. It was an easy choice ever since Katie & Scott visited a local farmer’s market where they saw a group of women selling them. They love how simple the flowers are while still making a huge statement. Their wedding colors were a lot of neutral silvers, greys, and golds so these flowers popped out with how bright they were.

Katie & Scott were wanting their day to be special and different from all of the other weddings they had been to. They wanted to give the guests a fun experience that they would never forget. With that in mind, every detail was meticulously chosen – from the flowers, the dress, the venue, and even their exit from the reception. Everything was so special!

Rather than the standard wedding cake, these two chose to go with cupcakes of all sorts of different flavors. It was so fun watching these two take a bite from their favorite flavors: strawberry shortcake for Katie while Scott had chocolate. They shared their first dance to Boyce Avenue’s cover of  “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur. It was a perfect song choice for these two because of how much it related to the way they met. Katie literally looked over her shoulder the first time she saw Scott.

I asked these newlyweds what their favorite moments were from their wedding day. Katie loved when she turned around during the reception and saw a huge group of people in a circle with Scott dancing in the middle of them. It was hilarious! Scott loved their exit. The foam glow sticks that the guests were given were a perfect and fun way to end the night.

Congrats to this beautiful couple!

Venue: Carley Edwards with Taubman Museum of Art
Wedding Planner: Kellie Minter with Allure Weddings & Events
Caterer: Mark Baldwin with Blue Ridge Catering
Officiant: Casey W. Anderson
Getting Ready: The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
Flowers: Mary Jo Z Thompson with Gloriosa
Makeup: Jessica Hall with Lash etc.
Hair: Jordan with Crown Studio
DJ: DJ-Alan Dever with Alan Dever Entertainment
Lighting: Lighting Ninja Inc.
Photography: Pat Cori Photography

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