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There is just something about a chapel wedding… the classic pews and regally high ceilings create such a lovely backdrop for a wedding. Sometimes finding “the” church to host your wedding can be difficult, and we are so excited about 701 Thomas Road, which offers both a chapel for your wedding (Old Pate Chapel) and a lovely reception venue (The Old Bottling Company). Both are full of character and history and provide two totally different looks in one area. So perfect!

Gioia and Ryan chose to add a neutral, rustic feel to their wedding, which worked so well. The details are so beautiful and well thought out. Enjoy this wedding photographed by the talented Visions by Heather, and find some inspiration for your own wedding!

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  • Shalyce - Beautiful wedding, love the details!

Weddings today include so many ideas and handmade touches. Having a handmade wedding with unique elements may seem overwhelming, but by searching shops in your own backyard, you can support local businesses while having one-of-a-kind items.

For our recent issue, we took a peek into Pastiche at Main for ideas, and we found so many! Take a peek at the plethora of ideas:

  • Chalkboard by Regeneration – available with or without chalk art, these frames make for the perfect signage for your wedding day
  • Little Paper Crane Necklace – perfect for attendant gifts, each of your bridesmaids would love a monogrammed necklace
  • Petaline Stamps – use these adorable little stamps throughout your stationery on envelopes, table markers and more
  • Leen Jean Studios Stationery – send out handmade invitations or thank you notes
  • Regeneration Bunting – this is a cute way to mark your table or use as decor on your special day
  • Honeysuckle Vintage Decor – for centerpieces or vignettes throughout your day, pepper vintage pieces around for decor
  • Pastiche Interiors Metal Letter – pick out your initials or another symbol to highlight or incorporate into your decor
  • Twenty23 Bow Tie – for the groom, groomsmen or dads, these ties turn a gift into a fashion statement
  • Out of Twig Vintage Handbag – to carry on your day or find as bridesmaids’ gifts, antique purses make a fun portable item
  • Honeysuckle Banner – a small banner is fun to incorporate into your day, plus it doubles as home decor
  • Pegged by Grace Cake Topper – have a mini, handmade replica of you and your beau on the top of your cake… adorable
  • Goosebeary Shop Doll – any flower girl would want a soft, sweet doll as a thank you gift
  • Burl & Badger Shave Set – as a gift for your groom or even for the groomsmen, this set would last a lifetime
  • Owl Ridge Farmstead Soaps – perfect for wedding favors, these soaps smell so wonderful
  • Honeysuckle Registry – no matter what state you choose, have your guests sign a keepsake for you to hang in your home
  • Regeneration Moss Letter – pick the letter of your new last name as a couple to have on display at your wedding

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Small, intimate weddings are meaningful for a couple as they are surrounded by family and friends. Both Shawn and Lindsey shy away from being the center of attention, so a cabin-in-the-woods style wedding was perfect for them! “We rented a house outside of Lynchburg in Goode, where along with our parents and closest friends, we shared a relaxing, memorable weekend together,” Lindsey offered, and her sentiments are echoed in her lovely cabin wedding images.

Lindsey’s advice to upcoming brides – Make it exactly how you envision it to be and not what anyone else expects. Stay true to yourself, and stress-free is so important.

FAVORITE MOMENTS

Shawn “The whole weekend is a good memory, especially Saturday… dancing to Blue Sky, enjoying everyone’s company, and the fact that we were happy and not stressed the whole time.”

Lindsey “Our friend Sarah, who wed us, made us a homemade book with homemade paper, exteriorly wrapped in flannel, and had each person present write a love letter to us on each page.”

PERSONAL ELEMENTS FROM THEIR DAY

  • Instead of cake they had fruit pie a la mode, which was made by Shawn’s dad.
  • Their post wedding meal was one of their favorites – shrimp and grits.
  • The family made all of the decorations, flowers and food.
  • “Moscow mule” was their signature drink, and it was served in copper mugs.
  • The quilt contained squares that her great-grandmother made over 70 years ago.

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On your wedding day you will be surrounded by those that matter most to you – especially when it comes to your attendants. From choosing dresses to getting your hair and makeup done together, your wedding party is greatly involved in your big day. We hope you find inspiration in these local wedding parties.

photo by Adam Mullins Photography

photo by Adam Mullins Photography

photo by Adam Mullins Photography

photo by Adam Mullins Photography

photo by Visions by Heather Photography

photo by Visions by Heather Photography

photo by Visions by Heather Photography

photo by Visions by Heather Photography

photo by Visions by Heather Photography

photo by Visions by Heather Photography

photo by Visions by Heather Photography

photo by Visions by Heather Photography

photo by Visions by Heather Photography

photo by Visions by Heather Photography

photo by Visions by Heather Photography

photo by Visions by Heather Photography

photo by Megan Vaughan Photography

photo by Megan Vaughan Photography

photo by Sam Stroud Photography

photo by Sam Stroud Photography

  • FocusVows - Such a sweet wedding! The wedding details are gorgeous. I absolutely love the wedding idea.

A bridal session offers a glimpse into what you will look like on your wedding day… how exciting! It’s also a way to get to know your photographer a little bit better and also capture detailed photos of just the bride. Sometimes the wedding day doesn’t allow for as many portraits as a bride would like. Giving your hair and makeup a test run is also a great idea, or you can do a completely different look altogether.

This lovely estate bridal session was captured by Karin Nicole Photography at West Manor Estate in Forest. The variety of backgrounds and options are so stunning – as is Lindsay! Take a peek at this inspirational session today.

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