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“A homegrown, coffee-infused love story.”

That is the title of the movie featuring Annie & Travis’s story.

Annie & Travis’s wedding day was unique for sure! They included so many cool ideas, I don’t even know where to start from!

For the ceremony, they decided to put the chairs in a spiral, so that they would be surrounded by family and friends from every angle. The arbor had a huppah canopy that was signed by their guests.

Funny fact, they had a “T-Rex” as a bouncer, to make sure no one would use electronic devices during the ceremony. How cool is that for an unplugged wedding?!

Not only the ceremony was unique, but their tables at the reception were all different and each one had a different classic movie, like “Braveheart”, “Jurassic Park”, “Top Gun”!!! And each table had different favors! Their seating chart had envelopes with “tickets” to the movies table they were assigned.

They also had a board that showcased wedding traditions they incorporated in their day, from their ancestral lands!

But what made their day even more unique was their love for each other and the love that all their friends and family had for them.

Special thanks to Jason with Simple Times Photography  for always being the best partner!

Venue: Doe Creek Farm

Catering: The Element Catering

Wedding Coordinator: Brittany Vickers

Flowers: Wanda Chalmers (The mother of the bride)

Cake: Mockingbird Cafe

Live Music : The Guilty Pleasures

Photographers : Patricia Giovannini & Jason Collins with Pat Cori Photography

Cio’ che e’ destinato a te, trovera’ il modo di raggiungerti…” “What is destined to you, will find it’s way to you…”

Ilaria & Andrea met in 1991. They were part of the same group of friends. They were friends for 25 years without ever dating. Then they lost track of each other. One night, on Aug 2nd 2016,  they were at a friend’s dinner and something just clicked! January 2017, she come home from work one night and he just hugged her and without even thinking he asked “ Te, mi vuoi sposare?”

He said his favorite moment from their wedding day was seeing her walk down the aisle, seeing her smile like that was the best feeling ever!

Ilaria’s favorite moment was also walking down the aisle and seeing how Andrea was all excited and nervous. “It was like in that moment of silence, a thousand words were being said. Seeing in his eyes all the love he has for me and it was so strong that we had to hug! I will never forget that moment!”

The ceremony was held at a beautiful church in Scandicci. And the reception at Villa Castiglione. They were surrounded by all their friends and family and it truly was a beautiful day! Full of laughs and tears!

Venue: Villa Castiglione

Makeup & Hair: Francesca Raiconi

Music: Andrea Chiarugi & Gabriele Vegni

Photography: Patricia Giovannini & Paolo Salvadori with Pat Cori Photography


I met Sara almost three years ago, it was a year before she got married.. She was looking for a wedding photographer.
We had emailed back and forth and we set up a final meeting since they had chosen a date and at that point I only had one date booked for 2016. And there you go, they had picked the only date I had booked!

After one and a half year, I needed some models for a magazine shoot and they both volunteered and they enjoyed it so much that they booked a session.

We couldn’t have picked a better time! The fall colors were in full bloom and Sadie, their puppy behaved so well! Don’t puppies make sessions even better?! We seriously had the best time, as you can see in these pictures! And how can you top a session that is already amazing?!! With a beautiful rainbow!!

Roanoke – Engagement- Virginia wedding photographer – Pat Cori Photography

Kelly & Zach are such a wonderful couple. They met all the way back in high school. To make the story even better they met in a chemistry class! They shared mutual friends and eventually started dating at the end of their senior year.

The last night before Kelly moved back to North Carolina for grad school, Zach took her to their favorite spot in Blacksburg to watch the sunset. Zach was staying in Blacksburg to finish his graduate program so they knew that they would be living apart for at least six months. They sat and watched the sunset but when it was time to leave, Zach got on one knee and proposed. How romantic is that?

Now let’s talk about the wedding day. Kelly was wearing a stunning Stella York dress and Zach was dressed in Calvin Klein. They were both dressed incredibly! The key colors for this wedding were blue, green, and blush and I don’t think I could pick a better combo for these two.

Kelly & Zach ended up exchanging gifts before the ceremony. The best part of this is that they both got watches from the same store with a similar message engraved on the back. It was totally unplanned! The flowers for the wedding were all locally grown lisianthus, alias, and zinnias. The colors were just so beautiful.

The details of the reception were so touching! Most of the decorations were handmade items. The guest book canvas was hand-painted by Kelly’s sister. It made everything feel so personal and it was just perfect. For the cake, they chose to do something a little untraditional and do donuts instead. During the reception, they shared their first dance to Ed Sheehan’s Tenerife Sea. It was a magical moment for them!

I asked these two what their favorite moments from the day were. Zach loved being at the altar with Kelly, holding her hands. He felt like it was just the two of them up there and it was all meant to be. Kelly especially loved being on the dance floor with Zach and all of their friends and family. It was great that they were able to spend the day with all of their favorite people!


Venue: Doe Creek Farm

Catering: The Element Catering

Flowers: Stonecrop Farm

Coordinator : Brittany Vickers

Doughnuts: Carol Lee Donut Shop

DJ: Castillo Dj Services

Hair & Makeup: Lia’s Hairstyling

Photography : Pat Cori Photography


Katelyn & Ryan met at a friends house (kind of) “he kept staring at me and i just KNEW he was going to talk to me but he didn’t, so i went home and downloaded Tinder and THERE he was, so i just KNEW we would match but after i Swiped right….we didn’t. Then, the next morning when i woke up I saw we matched and KNEW he was going to message me….but he didn’t. I got mad and messaged him saying, “i know you want to talk to me” lol. Then it was history after that!! ”

It is pretty obvious that they are a match! Their engagement session was absolutely out of the ordinary! And because of that we had a blast!



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