Wedding Wednesday: The Miller Wedding

The Miller Wedding | June 8, 2018 | Photography by KK Images

Carla Flaherty and Neil Miller met online through the dating app Bumble, and the two knew immediately that something “different” was happening between them. Their first date was coffee and donuts at the duck pond in Salem, VA. The conversation went so well that they decided to extend the date into dinner at Mac and Bobs that same evening. It was one day during a hike to the Roanoke star, that on the way down the mountain Neil stopped, saying he was thirsty. When Carla turned around he was on one knee, ready to propose. She obviously said YES.

The celebration took place at Bent Oaks Manor, and the day of the wedding was the first time the families of the bride and groom met, which they recall as the joining together of the “North and South” as Carla is from Maine and Neil is from Virginia. The bride’s father’s only request for the wedding was “really good food!” They also had three different wedding cakes to meet everyone’s dessert needs, including a raspberry butter frosted white cake, carrot cake and chocolate “Better Than Sex” cake. 

The groom’s favorite memory of the wedding was watching his bride walk up to him on the front lawn. He loved her smile, and remembers how she just couldn’t stop smiling. The bride loved having all of their family and friends in one place. The guests arrived on Thursday, the wedding was Friday evening and the celebration went on into Saturday with a walking brewery tour through downtown Roanoke and “lawn games and leftovers” at the Manor for a more laidback way to celebrate and spend quality time with guests and family. The couple recalls how having the Manor for the entire weekend allowed for more flexibility in their plans, and gave them the opportunity to enjoy and engage with all of their guests on an intimate level, rather than having a whirlwind wedding day.

Make sure to see more of the Burch wedding on page 40 of bridebook!

Photography: KK Images
Dress: David’s Bridal
Suit: Men’s Warehouse
Florist: Sam’s Club
Cake: Wildflour Café
Venue: Bent Oaks Manor
Caterer: Center Stage Catering
Planner: Brenda Taylor
DJ: Master Taylor Entertainment
Hair: Oliver’s Twist