I’m somewhat partial to my current hometown – especially when a couple takes the time to have their photos taken at so many landmarks. From the LOVE sign to the waterfall at Hollins Mill, this Lynchburg Virginia wedding is high on style and citywide sites. That’s one reason I decided to feature it in our current wedding issue (take a peek here). So, enjoy the story along with the fun images!
Enjoy this Lynchburg Virginia Wedding today!
When it comes to planning, some brides have ages to arrange the perfect day, but Paul and Shar had only three-and-a-half months to plan their Lynchburg Virginia wedding. “I personally loved this, because it forced me to land the plane on decisions and not belabor over menial details that tend to drive the bride crazy (and honestly…details most people don’t even notice or remember),” Shar said of the timeframe for their wedding.
The setting was important for the couple. “I was drawn to downtown because it looks very cinematic and rustic,” Shar reminisced, “There’s a certain unfinished charm about it all.” The city itself and some recognizable areas were incorporated into stunning portraits of the newlyweds. The couple took time both before and during the reception to sneak away with their photographer. “Because we were downtown, a lot of things are close together, so it was easy to walk to all of the locations. It also helped that I had on wedges and not stilettos,” recalled Shar. It’s amazing that they were able to hit so many landmarks on their wedding day, which created a lovely glimpse into the Hill City.
Several things were important to Paul and Shar for their Lynchburg Virginia wedding, so they prioritized their list of what mattered most:
- Honoring God.
- The presence of certain friends and family. (Both the best man and maid of honor lived overseas.)
- Having a skilled photographer.
- Hiring planners to ensure things ran smoothly.
Wedding Planning Advice – Narrow down the top three things that are most important to you, and plan with those things in mind. Also, the most important thing is that you and your fiancé get married; the other bells and whistles are just added bonuses.
Favorite Wedding Day Moment – When the doors opened for me to walk down the aisle, the first thing I saw was the cross and the second thing I saw was my husband. I fought back tears as God reminded me of the deep love and affection He has for me. I am reminded of that love in the way my husband loves and sacrifices for me. Our wedding day stirred my affections for Jesus in ways I never imaged it would.
Marriage Advice – If you’re like us and you and your spouse are very different from one another, it is easy to think the way they do things is wrong. But truthfully, in most cases, different is just different and that’s okay. They don’t have to conform to the way you do things. Be kind in these moments.
Lynchburg Virginia Wedding Vendors:
- Wedding Coordination – A Little Party Events
- Photography – Hope Stevens Photography
- Ceremony Site – Rivermont Evangelical Presbyterian Church
- Reception Venue – The Glass House
- Ceremony and Bridal Party Florals – The Arrangement Company
- Caterer – Innovative Catering
- Cake – Magnolia Foods
- Pies – Woodruff’s
- Videography – Hancooked Productions
- DJ – Julius Thomas (music) & Phil Thomas (emcee)
- Bride’s Dress – Becky’s Bridal
- Bridesmaids Dress – Weddington Way
- Men’s Attire – Men’s Warehouse
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