Amy and Stephen said their I do’s in Amy’s hometown, while they held their reception in the place where her and her new hubby first met! How cute is that?! This romantic Virginia wedding was filled with purples with pops of pretty peach shades. And how perfect do her bridesmaids look in that gorgeous shade of purple? We’re obsessed!
Mixed styles in the color Grape
Q: What location did you pick to have your wedding and why did you choose this place?
“Both of our families are from the central Virginia area, so we were married in my hometown of Lynchburg. As a more traditional bride, I always wanted to get married in a Christian church with a center aisle. After searching in a city with a church on every corner, we chose Old Pate Chapel and it was perfect for our day. We chose West Manor Estate to host our reception for several reasons. One is because it is absolutely gorgeous! The other reason we chose it was because I used to work there and actually met my husband there! He was a groomsmen at a wedding that I was working and we would chat on and off throughout the evening. At the end of the night, he came up to me and asked me for my number. I froze on the spot but still gave it to him, and he ended up being the one for me!”
Q: Did you have a particular theme or color scheme? Is there a story behind this color theme and why you chose it?
“My parents’ primary color in their wedding was purple, so I knew I wanted that color to be the primary one. Also, a couple years ago, I saw a wedding in a magazine and the primary color was deep purple with hints of peach, cream, and orange. I absolutely loved it and haven’t seen anything like it since, so I used those colors throughout my wedding day.”
Q: What was the best/most memorable part of the day?
“Our ceremony was our favorite part. When the doors opened and I saw my groom, it exceeded every dream I ever had. We wrote our own vows and our pastor performed an incredible ceremony – it is something we will never forget!”
Azazie Kailyn in Grape
Q: Why did you choose Azazie for your bridesmaids?
“I knew I wanted dresses that were the same color, floor-length, and different styles for my girls, but I didn’t want them to have to pay an arm and a leg. When we discovered [Azazie], I knew that was what I had been searching for! The dresses were beautiful and such great quality and the girls LOVED them too!”
Q: Any tips or advice for anyone getting married soon?
“Don’t stress about the details, really! I would find I was worrying about little things that I knew no one would even pay attention to, so it’s important to take a step back and always try to look at the big picture. Also, remember to focus on your relationship with your fiance. After the big day is over, it’s your marriage that you want to last, so pour as much time and energy into that relationship that you can.”
Q: Did you enjoy the wedding planning process? Why or why not?
“I LOVED wedding planning and was actually sad when the process ended. Yes it was a lot to do and can become overwhelming if you let it, but I loved putting all of my ideas and thoughts into play for our wedding!”
Q: Where did you find/hear about Azazie?
“My mother actually saw it on Pinterest and sent me the link for it.”
Q: Describe your wedding in one word.
Q: Anything else you’d like to add?
“For me, my wedding was a dream – every detail was perfect, our vendors were amazing, and we had friends and family members travel in from all over the country to celebrate with us and support us. I have no regrets about our day because I know that we stayed true to who we are and had our favorite people in the world by our side.”
All photos courtesy of Sam Stroud Photography.