Amy & Brian - Patrick Henry Ballroom Wedding - Roanoke, Va

How they met - Amy and Brian were out with friends in downtown Roanoke and met at Lucky's. They were in a big group and were introduced but they didn't actually have their first date until months later,  when Brian asked Amy for coffee, on St. Patrick's Day weekend. 
Their first official date was at Local Roots. 

How he proposed – Amy and Brian LOVE Charleston, SC, so Brian proposed on the water not far from the pineapple water fountain after dinner one year before their wedding day. As luck would have it and they were looking for wedding dates,  the only one of four dates that would work for family and friends was April 14, 2018, the same date he proposed exactly one year before.

Every little detail on their wedding day had a significant meaning.

The story behind their cocktail drinks:  The bartenders, who were working at Lucky's when they fist met, mixed up their first cocktails and later on opened up their new business as traveling bartenders,  "One for the Road".  Amy & Brian's was their first wedding. They first met at Lucky's and their favorite drink was "The Cube". Their first official date was at Local Roots, where their favorite dink was "The Ginger". So they created the drink "Something borrowed" that was the perfect combination of those two drinks. "Bramble Lane" is the address of their first home. The pineapple on the drink represents Charleston.

The 40 was Brian's swimming number and the cufflinks were Amy's first gift to him made out of railroad material in memory of his grandfather, who worked for Norfolk Southern for many years! He passed during the first year they were dating. The groomsmen's ties were mix-matched and chosen to wear again based on their college undergraduate schools.

Unfortunately Amy's dad had passed. but Amy found so many different ways to remember him on her wedding day! The purple ring on Amy's right hand was the first Christmas present her dad gave to her mom. And the heart sewn inside of her dress was cut out of one his shirts with the logo of his tiling business, now owned by her brother. And the shades of peach and orange were his favorite colors.

Now that you know some of the history of their lives together, enjoy the story of their day though these images!

 

 

The wedding shower was also on March 16th, 2018 and St Patrick’s Day weekend.

Venue: Patrick Henry Ballroom

Catering: Jim Schaal's Catering

Bartenders : One for the Road

Flowers: Caroline La Rocca Event Design

Hair & Makeup : Gloss Salon

Cake & Cupcakes: Casey's Cakes

Band: Night Years

Bride & bridesmaid's dresses: Jenny Yoo

Artist that painted bouquet: Maria Osorio Driscoll Art

Rings: Finks

Photography: Patricia Giovannini & Haniel Singh with Pat Cori Photography

Special thanks to Haniel Singh , with Haniel Singh Photography for second shooting with me!!!

 

Cape Kiwanda Vintage Elopement with a Modern Twist

Cape Kiwanda Vintage Elopement with a Modern Twist

I started traveling when I was 8 with my family and my mom always made sure that we enjoyed the journey not just the arrival to where we were going and the more I travel the more I realize how much I love it and how it defined me as an artist.

This was my first trip to Pacific City, Oregon and even though, I wasn't there for long I loved it!  The views from our little hotel room, the walks on the beach, even getting stuck in the sand with our rental!!! lol 


Chelsea & Mitch - Picnic in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Chelsea & Mitch - Picnic in the Blue Ridge Mountains

You have your wedding photographer booked and it's time for your engagement portraits. So you start thinking "where should we be taking them? What will we do?!" That's when you pick up the phone and call your wedding photographer.

It's really important for me to showcase my couple's personalities and hobbies through their engagement sessions. So I always recommend doing something that they would be doing on a fun weekend.

That was the case with Chelsea & Mitch. One of their favorite thing to do is eat & enjoy a glass of wine, so why not make it a picnic in the Blue Ridge Mountains?!

Emily & Danny - Christmas Wedding - Patrick Henry Ballroom - Roanoke, Virginia

Emily & Danny - Christmas Wedding - Patrick Henry Ballroom - Roanoke, Virginia

Emily & Danny are one of a kind, kinda couple. After shooting their engagement portraits I knew their wedding was going to be unique!

While most couples getting married in December stay away from Christmas colors, Emily went all the way in! Starting with her bridesmaids dresses, her flowers and she even had snowflakes lighting throughout the ceremony!